In Baltimore City Undercover officers arrest 48, seize...

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January 11, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Undercover officers arrest 48, seize drugs in citywide operation

A citywide drug raid Tuesday led to the arrests of 48 people on charges of drug distribution and the seizure of cocaine, heroin and marijuana with a street value of more than $4,000, police said.

Investigators said undercover officers posing as dealers entered areas known for chronic drug trafficking Tuesday evening and made arrests after citizens solicited narcotics.

In the raid, a .38-caliber revolver was seized. All suspects were being held in lieu of bail of from $2,500 to $10,000.

Organization given $5,000 with which to aid homeless

Health Care for the Homeless Inc. has received a contribution of $5,000 from the Abell Foundation to provide emergency support to people in need. The money will be used to pay for emergency housing and related services for individuals with disabilities who have no place to call home.

Health Care for the Homeless is a private, nonprofit organization that provides medical, mental health and addiction treatment and social services to homeless people.

Contributions to the emergency fund may be sent to Health Care for the Homeless Inc. Harold Haddix Emergency Assistance Fund, 111 Park Ave., Baltimore 21201.

Community Fellowship applications being taken

The Open Society Institute-Baltimore has announced the fourth round of its Community Fellowships Program to provide up to 10 awards to people who wish to perform community service in the city.

The program was established to assist artists, professionals and craftsmen who want to use their skills in service to disadvantaged communities.

Fellowship awards are $48,750 for 18 months. Applicants may either apply for a fellowship to work at a nonprofit organization or apply for a fellowship to start a project. The deadline is March 12. Information: 410-234-1091.

In Baltimore County

Police fund to recognize founder Behan at breakfast

TIMONIUM -- Former Police Chief Cornelius J. Behan will be honored by the Police Assistance and Relief Fund of Baltimore County at a breakfast Jan. 26.

The fund, founded by Behan in 1988, provides financial grants to officers and their families who are in need or facing a crisis. The grants are funded with contributions from the private sector and disbursed on the recommendation of an independent board.

The breakfast will be from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Select Timonium. Tickets are $30 and can be obtained by calling Rick Prothero at 410-668-7377, or writing to the relief fund at 9304 Harford Road, Baltimore 21234.

Congressman to discuss tax plans at chamber dinner

ROSSVILLE -- Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. will discuss the GOP administration's tax proposals in a speech at the 55th annual dinner meeting of the Eastern Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 24. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. at Martin's Eastwind, 9000 Pulaski Highway.

Ehrlich, a Republican from Timonium, is a member of the House Commerce Committee.

Also on the dinner agenda are awards to Allison Transmission, Southern Management Corp., Democratic County Councilman John A. Olszewski Sr. of Dundalk and H. Edward Parker, retired principal of Sollers Point/Southeastern Technical High School. Information: 410-282-9100.

Schmoke to talk at service on Martin Luther King Day

BROOKLANDVILLE -- Former Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke will speak during a Martin Luther King Day chapel service at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's School.

The event is sponsored by the school's Multicultural Awareness Club as part of a program that will also include student workshops Wednesday dealing with topics such as "Hate Groups and Hate Crimes in Society" and "Racial Profiling: Is It Necessary?"

Information: 410-825-4400.

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