In Baltimore City
Coppin State College student is selected for journalism award
The Freedom Forum has selected Coppin State College student Keith Henry as Chips Quinn Scholar for its fall program for college journalism students of color.
Henry, of Baltimore, is an intern at the Oakland Tribune in California, and at the end of his internship he will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Arlington, Va.-based Freedom Forum.
The year-round program to train young journalists of color was begun in 1991 in memory of John C. "Chips" Quinn Jr., who was managing editor of the Poughkeepsie Journal in New York when he died in a car accident at age 34.
Fire Department to stage emergency drill today
The Baltimore Fire Department will sound emergency sirens in the Wagners Point, Curtis Bay and Brooklyn neighborhoods at 10:30 a.m. today as part of an annual hazardous materials practice drill.
Fire officials urge people to remain calm and not call 911 when the alarms sound. Firefighters will practice battling an ammonia leak at Farring Baybrook Park, in the 4300 block of W. Bay Ave.
Students at Curtis Bay Elementary School are participating in the drill and will be told to stay inside with windows closed to avoid what would be dangerous vapors.
Forum set to explore retirement communities
Trends in the design of retirement communities will be the subject of a free forum at noon today at the Downtown Center of the Johns Hopkins University, Charles and Saratoga streets.
David Segmiller, senior vice president of the architectural firm of Cochran, Stephenson and Donkervoet, will lead the discussion. CS&D specializes in the design of housing and health care centers for elderly residents.
The forum is sponsored by the Baltimore Architecture Foundation.
O'Malley to speak tonight at NAACP voter banquet
"Seize the Moment: Race To Vote" is the theme of the Unity Banquet sponsored by the Baltimore branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at 7 o'clock tonight at Martin's West, at Interstate 695 and Security Boulevard. Mayor Martin O'Malley will be the featured speaker.
In Baltimore County
Police seek help finding suspect in store, bank thefts
TOWSON - Baltimore County police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man wanted in the robbery of one convenience store and the attempted robbery of another Monday night, as well as a bank robbery Sept. 27.
Police said the man entered a 7-Eleven store in the 8000 block of Belair Road about 8 p.m. Monday, told the clerk he had a gun, then struck the clerk, grabbed money from the cash drawer and ran. An hour and 15 minutes later, a man fitting the same description entered the Royal Farm store in the 8200 block of Harford Road and attempted to rob the store, but fled with no money.
Police said they believe the suspect is the same man who robbed the Harbor Federal Savings Bank in the 7900 block of Harford Road on Sept. 27. Anyone with information is asked to call county police at 410-887-2198.
Recreation Council taking Tiny Tots applications
LOCH RAVEN - Applications are being accepted for 4-year-olds for the 2000-2001 school year at the Tiny Tots program run by the Greater Loch Raven Recreation Council.
The preschool program offers free play, crafts, music and story time, computers and other activities. The 4-year-old class meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Loch Raven Recreation Center, 1801 Glen Keith Blvd.
Information: Cathy Baker at 410-661-7177.
`Faculty Follies' Friday at Overlea High School
OVERLEA - Teachers and staff members at Overlea High School will perform "Faculty Follies" at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the school auditorium.
The performance will include skits and talent acts by 50 faculty members. Tickets will be available at the door and cost $3 for adults, $2 for students. Information: 410-887-5292.