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March 06, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

National institute to accredit senior center in Catonsville

CATONSVILLE -- Catonsville Senior Center will be accredited by the National Institute of Senior Centers, a unit of the National Council on Aging.

Certification assures that the center meets all standards for operations. It also is a recognition that the center is realizing its mission.

Accreditation will be awarded at the National Council on Aging conference in Washington on March 31.

Community college appoints l earning support services dean

CATONSVILLE -- Alicia Harvey-Smith has been appointed dean of learning support systems at Community College of Baltimore County's Catonsville campus.

Harvey-Smith, formerly director of student development at Baltimore City Community College, will lead the effort to improve learning at the campus.

A doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park, Harvey-Smith holds a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University.

2-day class to help drivers age 50, older drive better

TOWSON -- A two-day classroom program for drivers age 50 and older will be offered at St. Joseph Medical Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and March 18.

Co-sponsored by the American Association for Retired Persons, the eight-hour program is for drivers interested in improving their skills. Several automobile insurance companies offer reduced premiums to program graduates.

Participants must pay a $10 fee and registration is required. Information: 410-337-1479.

In Baltimore City

Politicians sponsor forums to hear residents' concerns

City Council President Sheila Dixon will hold a series of "Dixon Days" in neighborhoods throughout Baltimore to hear from residents about improving government.

The first forum is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m. April 28 at Vagabond Theater, 806 S. Broadway in Fells Point. In addition to hearing residents' concerns, Dixon plans a walking tour of the community.

Mayor Martin O'Malley has been holding community forums -- the first was Thursday at Douglass High School -- to hear from residents about city issues. At least four times a year, he plans live-audience town hall meetings on "The Marc Steiner Show" at noon weekdays on WJHU radio.

Police arrest second man linked to killing during fight

Melvin M. Gilbert, 25, who was charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder, was arrested Friday in the 2100 block of Guilford Ave., said Matt Burke, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Gilbert's address was not available.

On Feb. 26, Arnold Jennings Jr., 28, of the 8000 block of Tapu Court in Fullerton was fatally shot and Michael Guye Jr., 25, whose address was not available, was wounded while watching a fight in the 2100 block of Aisquith St.

Dedric Garrison, 27, of the 300 block of E. 21st St. was arrested shortly after the shootings and charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder, police said.

Woman is arrested, charged in boyfriend's fatal stabbing

A woman was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing yesterday of her boyfriend in their apartment in southern Baltimore, police said.

Gerald Smith, 39, of the 300 block of S. Monroe St. and Christinia Chase, 35, were arguing in their second-floor living room about 11: 30 a.m. when Smith was stabbed in the upper arm with an unknown weapon and a main artery was severed, said Detective Lynette Nevins. Smith died a short time later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Chase was arrested several hours later in the 300 block of S. Fulton Ave., Nevins said. She was being held without bail at Central Booking and Intake Center pending a bail review hearing today.

Police seek man charged in girlfriend's shooting

Police continued to search yesterday for a Northwest Baltimore man who they believe shot and killed his girlfriend in her Reservoir Hill apartment Feb. 25.

Nadine Hill, 41, of the 2300 block of Linden Ave. was shot and then robbed of an unknown amount of cash about 10 p.m., police said. Her body was dragged one block and left in the 2200 block of Brookfield Ave.

Anthony C. Weddington, 41, has been charged in a warrant with first-degree murder in Hill's death, police said. His last known address was the 2900 block of Ridgewood Ave., according to a police spokeswoman. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Marvin Sydnor at 410-396- 2100.

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