In Baltimore County No other cases of meningitis found...

City/County Digest

March 10, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

No other cases of meningitis found at Parkville school

PARKVILLE -- Baltimore County school officials received numerous calls from concerned parents who have children at Parkville Middle School, where a pupil was diagnosed on Wednesday with meningitis.

Christopher Vananzo, 14, was diagnosed with a bacterial form of meningitis that attacks the spinal cord and the outer covering of the brain. He was listed in critical condition at Sinai Hospital yesterday.

No other pupils in the school have reported contracting the disease, Charles A. Herndon, a spokesman for the Baltimore County school system, said yesterday.

Minority advisory council names Sabundayo chairman

TOWSON -- Nestor Sabundayo has been named chairman of the Baltimore County Minority Advisory Council. He will serve a two-year term.

As chairman, Sabundayo will advise the county executive on issues affecting minority group members. He will be assisted by Laila Barrouk O'Brien, a representative of the Asian-American community who was named vice chairwoman.

Sabundayo is active in the Philippine community and is president of Katipunan-an Association for Filipino-Americans of Maryland. He is also executive vice president of the Foundation for Aid to the Philippines Inc.

College Fair is scheduled at Essex and Catonsville

CATONSVILLE -- Community College of Baltimore County will hold a two-day College Fair next week featuring 125 colleges, universities and military schools.

Representatives will be present to answer questions and give out information. The fair will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the CCBC Essex campus, 7201 Rossville Blvd., and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Catonsville campus, 800 S. Rolling Road.

The free events will take place in the campus gymnasiums and are open to the public. Information: 410-455-6991, Essex, or 410-455-6991, Catonsville.

In Baltimore City

Police await autopsy results after death ruled suspicious

The death of a man found in a vacant house Wednesday in Northwest Baltimore has been ruled suspicious by police, who are awaiting autopsy results.

The body of David Emanuel Johnson, 41, of no permanent address, was found about 8 a.m. in a house in the 3700 block of W. Belvedere Ave. near Litchfield Avenue in Pimlico, said Sgt. Frederick Bealefeld of the homicide squad. Bealefeld said the body showed signs of injuries.

Stella Maris Hospice is recruiting volunteers

Volunteers are needed at Stella Maris Hospice at Mercy Medical Center, 301 St. Paul Place, and at 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium.

The hospice will train volunteers from 8: 30 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. on three Saturdays beginning tomorrow and continuing March 25 and April 1.

Information: 410-252-4500, Ext. 315.

Board members needed to review foster care cases

The Citizens' Review Board for Children is seeking city residents for openings on a committee that reviews how to protect minors from abuse and neglect.

The board reviews all cases of children who are in foster care for six months or more. Members spend one day a month reviewing cases. After completing a screening and training process, volunteers are appointed by the governor to serve a four-year term.

Information: 410-767-7771.

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