In Baltimore City Police report decline in complaints...

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

January 03, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Police report decline in complaints of New Year's gunfire

The number of city residents who called police to complain about firearms being discharged on New Year's Eve and early New Year's Day fell by more than half this year, police said yesterday.

Between 8 p.m. Sunday and 4 a.m. Monday, police received 216 calls. Officers also confiscated 101 guns and made 170 arrests - 86 related to firearms - during that period. At one party in the 2400 block of Callow Ave., police said they confiscated two guns and found 50 shell casings behind a building.

During the same period the previous New Year's Eve, police said, 475 people called to report celebratory gunfire.

FBI e-mail surveillance discussion set for Jan. 11

A luncheon discussion of the FBI's surveillance of e-mail and the legal ramifications of the practice is scheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 11 in the Woodland Room at the Cross Keys Inn on Falls Road.

Robert Chamberlain, chief counsel of the FBI's Baltimore office, is the featured speaker at the program, sponsored by the Maryland Press Club.

Cost is $18 for members and $23 for guests. Information: 410- 879-0715.

In Baltimore County

Flu, pneumonia shots to be given Jan. 10

TOWSON - The Baltimore County Department of Health will provide influenza and pneumonia vaccinations at walk-in clinics at each of the eight community health centers from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 10. No appointment is necessary.

The cost is $10 for flu shots and $17 for pneumonia shots.

For more information and directions to the nearest health center: 410-887-2723.

King scholarship breakfast to be held at Martin's West

WOODLAWN - The 16th Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Martin's West, 6817 Dogwood Road.

Guest speaker will be Charles Dutton, the Baltimore-born actor and film director. The Morgan State University choir and jazz ensemble will perform.

The event is sponsored by the Howard L. Cornish Metropolitan Baltimore Chapter of the Morgan State Alumni Association. Tickets are $33, and proceeds will be benefit the chapter's scholarship fund. Information: 410-461-3931.

Special education panel scheduled to meet Monday

TOWSON - The Baltimore County Citizens' Advisory Committee for Special Education will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Educational Support Services Building, school system headquarters, 6901 N. Charles St.

Information: 410-377-8936.

Chamber of Commerce plans breakfast Friday

WHITE MARSH - The Essex-Middle River-White Marsh Chamber of Commerce 2001 "Issues & Eggs Breakfast" will be held at 7:30 a.m. Friday at Red Brick Station on The Avenue at White Marsh.

The event gives Chamber members and elected officials in the area a chance to get together to discuss community issues. Cost is $15. Information: 410-686-2233.

Financial aid workshop to be held at Overlea High

OVERLEA - Overlea High School will present a college financial aid workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 5401 Kenwood Ave.

Barbara Miller, financial aid director of the Community College of Baltimore County, will discuss aid options and will help parents with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. The form, which must be completed for all students seeking federal and state need-based aid for 2001-2002, is available at county high schools.

Information: 410-887-5243.

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