In Baltimore County Information meetings are scheduled...

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January 17, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Information meetings are scheduled for college trust program

TOWSON -- The Maryland Prepaid College Trust Program has scheduled two information meetings this week for Baltimore County parents considering a college education for their children.

The meetings will be held Wednesday at Sudbrook Magnet Middle School, 4300 Bedrock Road, and Thursday at Ridgely Middle School, 121 Ridgely Road. Both meetings start at 7 p.m.

The state program was created to make college more affordable through tax incentives and tuition plans and payment options. The program can be applied to expenses at any Maryland public college and most private and out-of-state colleges.

Health Department offering flu shots for $8 Thursday

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Department of Health is offering $8 flu shots Thursday at Towson Health Center, 1046 Taylor Ave.

No appointment is necessary, and the center has free parking. Medicare will cover the cost of the shots for those covered.

The Health Department advises shots for at-risk groups, including those older than age 65, children or adults with chronic medical conditions and anyone living in a long-term care facility or nursing home.

University teleconference will address race, health

TOWSON -- Towson University will hold a teleconference Wednesday on race, class and health.

Scheduled for 1: 30 p.m. to 3: 30 p.m. at Cook Library, Room 500C, the event is sponsored by the university's College of Health Professions, the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the PBS/Adult Learning Service.

The teleconference will bring together researchers examining the connections between race, poverty and health, and is free and open to the public.

In Baltimore City

Assistant city solicitor named to public works post

Public Works Director George L. Winfield appointed an assistant city solicitor and former deputy comptroller last week as his second in command, his first key appointment since taking the job Jan. 4.

Shirley A. Williams, an executive assistant to the public works director from 1988 to 1992, is the first female deputy director of the department.

Williams was a vice president-partner of Fort McHenry Contracting Co. before she began working for city government in 1988. From 1992 to 1996, she was deputy comptroller, and she worked in the city law department from 1996 until taking the new post.

Free, anonymous HIV testing is available by appointment

Mercy Medical Center offers free, anonymous HIV testing and counseling from 9 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Name, Social Security number or other personal information need not be given to be tested. Testing offices are in Room 100 on the first floor of the Burk Building at 301 St. Paul Place in downtown Baltimore.

Hours are by appointment. Appointments or information: 410- 332-9400.

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