In Baltimore County Lansdowne High student will...

City/County Digest

April 10, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Lansdowne High student will introduce Clinton at bill-signing

LANSDOWNE -- Jessica Fryatt, a senior at Lansdowne High School, will introduce President Clinton at a gun lock bill signing ceremony tomorrow in Annapolis.

Fryatt wrote a paper about gun control and the need for gun locks for her Government and Public Issues class at Lansdowne. She testified in the House of Delegates in favor of gun locks.

Notre Dame Prep dedicates classroom wing, science labs

TOWSON -- Students and faculty at Notre Dame Prep have dedicated a classroom wing, performing arts center, athletic field and science labs.

Money for the additions was raised as part of the school's "Miracles Happen Here" capital campaign, which collected a record $6.4 million. The additions are the most extensive since the private girls school moved to the Towson campus in 1960.

Agency offers senior citizens telephone translation service

TOWSON -- The county Department of Aging offers a telephone service to help senior citizens who speak limited English and need to set up doctor and transportation appointments.

A non-English-speaking senior citizen can call the county "Language Line" and be connected to a translator. Information: 410- 887-2594.

Baltimore City

Police seeking donations of male German shepherds

The Baltimore Police Department is accepting donations of purebred male German shepherds between the ages of 1 and 2 years for its canine unit, said a police spokeswoman.

Started in 1956, the city canine unit is one of the oldest in the United States, said Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes. Baltimore also has trained dogs for police agencies in other parts of the country. The unit has 17 handlers and 17 dogs.

Dogs accepted for the program will undergo 14 weeks of training, Cook-Hayes said. Information: 410-396-2475.

Lecture on child abuse set at UM School of Social Work

Deborah Daro, a researcher at the University of Chicago, will lecture on child abuse prevention at 9: 30 a.m. Friday at the University of Maryland School of Social Work Auditorium, 525 W. Redwood St.

Also, Myra Hettleman, a senior supervisor of adoption, foster care and children's service at Jewish Family Services of Baltimore, will be honored with the 10th annual Louise Ranier Makofsky Award in Child Welfare.

The talk and award presentation are free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Information: 410-706-7870.

Body of unidentified man found in Inner Harbor

The body of an unidentified man was found floating in the Inner Harbor in Canton about 9: 30 a.m. yesterday, police said.

A woman was walking her dog along a footpath in the 2300 block of Boston St. when she spotted the body of a nude black man floating in the water about 10 feet from shore, police said.

Police said the body of the man, who wore a gold ring on his right little finger, was pulled from the water by a police marine unit and was sent to the medical examiner's office for possible identification through fingerprints and an autopsy.

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