In Baltimore City Half-price admission at Baltimore Zoo...

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January 10, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Half-price admission at Baltimore Zoo this month and next

Admission to the Baltimore Zoo in Druid Hill Park will be half-price this month and next.

Discounted admission will be $4.75 for adults and $2.75 for children and seniors through Feb. 29. Children younger than age 2 are admitted free. The Baltimore Zoo, off Exit 7 of the Jones Falls Expressway, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Zoo officials say many of their animals, including snow leopards, arctic foxes, Siberian tigers and polar bears, are more active during winter months. Information: 410-366-LION.

Police have no suspect in west side fatal shooting

A man was shot several times early yesterday in West Baltimore and died a short time later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

Dorian McFadden, 26, of no fixed address was shot about 2 a.m. in the first block of N. Fremont Ave. and died about 30 minutes later at Shock Trauma, police said.

Police had no suspect and knew of no motive in the killing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Robert Cherry at 410- 396-2100.

Northeast community group schedules meeting Jan. 22

Northeast Community Organization and 3rd District City Council members are holding a Neighborhoods Town Hall Meeting on Jan. 22 at Northwood Appold Education Center, 4417 Loch Raven Blvd.

The meeting's theme is "Building Partnerships to Get Results," and it will be held from 10 a.m. to noon.

Meeting coordinator Linda C. Janey said business and community leaders will address problems such as area shopping centers, restoration of Herring Run and Chinquapin watersheds, community policing, schools, recreation and youth, community and economic development, housing, and sanitation. Information: 410-433- 5377.

Learning center to hold pre-GED and GED classes

South Baltimore Learning Center is enrolling students age 18 and older for its spring classes in Adult Basic Education, pre-GED and GED instruction. Individual tutoring is available for beginning readers.

Classes are free, with the exception of General Educational Development classes, which cost $35. Instruction is available at three locations: 28 E. Ostend St., Brooklyn Public Library and Harbor Hospital Center. Classes begin Jan. 18.

Volunteers are needed for the spring program. Opportunities include adult literacy tutors, classroom assistants and career mentors. Information: 410-625-4215.

In Baltimore County

Cornell University Glee Club to sing at St. Paul's School

BROOKLANDVILLE -- Cornell University Glee Club, one of the oldest groups of its kind in the country, will perform at 5: 30 p.m. today in the chapel of St. Paul's School. The concert is free and open to the public.

The glee club was founded in 1868 and has performed throughout the United States and 20 other countries. The first half of the concert will be songs from different cultures. Then the group will present arrangements of popular music.

St. Paul's is at 11152 Falls Road. Information: 410-825-4400.

Groups hold essay contest for students on nonviolence

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Medical Association and the Maryland Foundation for Psychiatry are co-sponsoring an essay contest for ninth- and 10th-grade Baltimore County students. The topic is: "What can we do to stop the violence?"

Essays should be 750 words or less. The deadline is March 1. Awards to the top three entries include savings bonds and gift certificates. Information: 410-296- 1232.

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