In Baltimore County
Free flu shots to be made available early next month
TOWSON - St. Joseph Medical Center will offer free influenza vaccinations next month to anyone age 13 and older.
A flu shot is important for nursing-home residents; healthy senior citizens; people with chronic cardiopulmonary disorders or with chronic metabolic diseases such as diabetes; and health-care workers and family members exposed to high-risk patients.
The shots will be offered from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at St. Joseph Church, 8420 Belair Road, Fullerton; from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at Hampden Family Center, 1104 W. 36th St., Baltimore; from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at Hampden Family Center; and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church Hall, 5502 York Road. Information: 410-337-1682.
Man gets suspended term for procurement violation
TOWSON - A former state contractor hired to provide computer training to state workers was sentenced to an 18-month suspended term and three years' unsupervised probation yesterday after he pleaded guilty to violating state procurement laws.
Baltimore County Circuit Judge Thomas J. Bollinger Sr. also ordered Lawrence E. Slavin of White Marsh to pay court costs and not to seek future state contracts.
Slavin, 40, admitted that he lied in 1997 on a sworn affidavit when he said that he had never been convicted of theft. He had been convicted of a felony theft and given a suspended sentence in Harford County Circuit Court in 1992, according to a spokeswoman for Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr.
Md. Prepaid College Trust plans information meetings
TOWSON - The Maryland Prepaid College Trust program has scheduled a series of information nights for Baltimore County parents who are considering a college education for their children.
Programs will be held tonight at Deer Park Magnet Middle School; tomorrow at Dumbarton Middle School; Thursday at Loch Raven Academy and Hereford Middle School; Friday at Woodlawn Middle School; and Monday at Ridgely and Perry Hall middle schools. All meetings begin at 7 p.m.
The trust program was created to make college more affordable for Maryland families. Information nights, where applications will be provided, are open to parents of children in 10th grade and younger. Information: 888-463- 4723.
In Baltimore City
Man dies in shooting police call drug-related
A man was fatally shot early yesterday near his home in the Druid Heights section of West Baltimore in what police said was a drug-related incident.
Michael Hunt, 34, was shot at least once in the chest during an argument with an unidentified man on a bicycle about 12:20 a.m. in the 400 block of Bloom St., witnesses told police. The bicyclist rode off in an unknown direction.
Hunt, of the 2100 block of Division St., died about 30 minutes later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman.
Zoo to hold interviews for holiday positions
The Baltimore Zoo is holding an open house from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to interview potential candidates for holiday season jobs at the Druid Hill Park attraction.
Interviews will be conducted in the zoo's Mansin House/Administration Building for various positions, including supervisors, cashiers, food and beverage employees, ticket sales and parking lot attendants.
Information: Marie Gentile, 410-396-7175.
Church leaders to discuss managing social projects
Associated Black Charities of Maryland and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are sponsoring a conference Thursday to teach church leaders how to manage social projects.
The conference, "Faith Academy: Tools for Social, Economic and Human Development," will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the headquarters of the Baltimore Urban League, 512 Orchard St. It will cover the basics of starting a nonprofit organization and will launch a series of workshops to be held during the next several months.
Information: 410-962-2520, Ext. 3038.