In Baltimore County Police Department to promote 11 in...

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March 19, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Police Department to promote 11 in ceremony today

TIMONIUM -- The Baltimore County Police Department will promote 11 members at ceremonies at 2 p.m. today in the Administration Building at the Maryland State Fairgrounds.

The promotees, their new ranks and assignments are: Capt. Randall B. Russin, major, Support Operations Division; Lt. Gordon R. Skinner, captain, Operations Bureau; Lt. Mark J. Warren, captain, School Resources Section; Sgt. David J. Folderauer, lieutenant, Wilkens Precinct; and Sgt. Paul D. Martin Jr., lieutenant, Wilkens Precinct.

Also, Cpl. Thomas O. Meseke, sergeant, Woodlawn Precinct; Cpl. Kurt R. Nuffer, sergeant, Towson Precinct; Cpl. Thomas E. Reagan, sergeant, Wilkens Precinct; Officer Robert E. Carman, corporal, White Marsh Precinct; Officer Robert Griffith, corporal, Essex Precinct; and Officer Jon N. Krieger, corporal, Wilkens Precinct.

31 Pikesville students to perform at the U.N.

PIKESVILLE -- A group of 31 students from Wellwood International School will perform French songs and dances at the United Nations in New York City tomorrow.

The French Embassy in New York invited the students to perform as part of a celebration of the French language and those who speak it. Wellwood has a French language immersion program that teaches students to speak and write in French. Information: 410-887-1212.

High school student named young woman of the year

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Commission for Women has named Valerie Gail Cummins, a senior at Eastern Technical High School, young woman of the year.

The award is presented annually to a resident who has made significant contributions to the community. Cummins is a volunteer at Johns Hopkins Hospital's newborn center and has planted trees on Hart-Miller Island. She is a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions and has a 3.75 grade point average.

Cummins received her award this month in a ceremony at the Hilton Garden Inn in White Marsh. Information: 410-887-4600.

In Baltimore City

Woman shot at carryout on east side dies at Hopkins

A woman who was shot Saturday night in East Baltimore died early yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said.

Towanda Harris, 40, of the 4800 block of Bowleys Lane was approached by two men about 9 p.m. inside Wah Hung Chinese Carryout in the 1800 block of N. Montford Ave., police said. One of the men pulled a handgun and shot Harris at least once in the stomach.

Police said they knew of no suspects or motive. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Kevin Buie at 410-396-2100.

Pride of Baltimore captain to get award from group

The Colonial Society of Maryland has named Jan C. Miles, long-time captain of the Pride of Baltimore II, its "Marylander of the Year."

Miles has sailed Pride of Baltimore II to Europe four times, to the Far East, the Caribbean and along both coasts of the United States. Wherever he sails the reproduction of an 1812-era topsail schooner, he and the ship's crew spread information about the port of Baltimore, Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay region.

The award will be presented Sunday at Maryland Day ceremonies at the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse. Past honorees include Walter Sondheim Jr., Cardinal William H. Keeler, Tom Clancy, Bea Gaddy and William Donald Schaefer.

March of Dimes walk to be at Inner Harbor

For the first time in 18 years, the March of Dimes of Maryland will hold its annual fund-raising walk at Baltimore's Inner Harbor rather than Towson. The event is April 29 in the city and in four surrounding counties.

More than 6,000 are expected to participate in WalkAmerica 2001 to help raise the chapter goal of $720,000, which will go to local efforts to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality.

Information: 410-752-7990.

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