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January 05, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Flag House Courts housing complex to come down Feb. 10

The city has set Feb. 10 as the date for the controlled demolition of the vacant Flag House Courts public housing complex in East Baltimore, housing authority spokesman Zack Germroth said yesterday.

Flag House Courts will be the sixth high-rise public housing complex to be demolished in the city in the past 5 1/2 years, following Lafayette Courts, Lexington Terrace, Murphy Homes, Hollander Ridge and Broadway Homes, Germroth said.

Lafayette Courts on the east side and Lexington Terrace in West Baltimore have been redeveloped into mixed-income communities. The Board of Estimates deferred a vote Wednesday on spending $6.9 million for the redevelopment of the Murphy Homes site in West Baltimore.

City man, 20, being sought in killing of county man

A 20-year-old West Baltimore man is being sought in the death of a Baltimore County man, who was shot in September 1999 and died in August, city police said yesterday.

Courtney Noakes of the 2300 block of Bryant Ave. has been charged in a warrant with first-degree murder and a handgun violation, police said.

Daniel E. Gales, 37, of the 6500 block of Harrison Ave. in Middle River, was shot in the 800 block of Jack St. in southern Baltimore, police said. Gales was in critical condition for almost a year at Maryland Shock Trauma Center before he died. Anyone with information is asked to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

Christmas tree collection gets under way tomorrow

The city will begin its annual Christmas tree collection service tomorrow. The discarded trees will be converted to mulch.

City residents may take their Christmas trees to the Polytechnic Institute parking lot at 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday.

Beginning Monday, trees will be picked up on the second trash collection day of the week through Feb. 3. Information: the Department of Public Works at 410- 396-5916.

Halethorpe man dies in Baltimore traffic crash

A 63-year-old Baltimore County man died yesterday after he ran a red light and his Dodge pickup truck slammed into a tractor-trailer in southern Baltimore, police said.

Jerome F. Savaliski Sr. of the 4000 block of Annapolis Road in Halethorpe was driving west on Hawkins Point Road about 9:30 a.m. when he ran a red light at Quarantine Road and struck the tractor-trailer, which was making a left turn onto Quarantine, police said.

Savaliski died at the scene. No one else was injured, police said.

In Baltimore County

Humane Society programs teach how to care for pets

REISTERSTOWN - The Humane Society of Baltimore County is sponsoring free presentations on animal behavior for people considering getting a pet.

Society volunteer H. F. Rogers will present "Cat Care and Psychology: Tips from an Expert" at 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at Bibelot in the Woodholme Shopping Center, 1819 Reisterstown Road in Pikesville.

Rachel Lachow, owner of Positively Obedient, will present "How to Have a Well-Balanced Dog: Tips from an Expert" at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Bibelot in the Timonium Crossing Shopping Center, 2080 York Road in Timonium. Information: 410- 833-8848.

Irvine Nature Center seeks program volunteers

STEVENSON - The Irvine Nature Center is seeking adult volunteers to lead programs on various topics.

Volunteers are needed to lead nature walks and to be workshop leaders with Natural Connections, an urban outreach program. Other programs cover topics such as maple sugaring, animal survival and stream life.

Volunteers must be available on weekdays; no previous experience is necessary. Training begins later this month.

Information: Erin at 410-484- 2413.

Workshop to address teens' chronic illnesses

TOWSON - A workshop for teen-agers with chronic illnesses and for their parents will be held from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, 6501 N. Charles St.

The program will address such topics as taking charge of and managing chronic illnesses; explaining illnesses to others; juggling everyday activities, and knowing what to expect for the future. The day also will feature breakout sessions for teen-agers and parents.

Information and pre-registration: 800-777-0934.

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