In Baltimore County Volunteers to aid in stream...

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April 05, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Volunteers to aid in stream cleaning scheduled Saturday

STEVENSON -- More than 650 volunteers will clean streams and watersheds throughout the region Saturday as part of Project Clean Stream.

Organized by the nonprofit Irvine Natural Science Center in Stevenson, volunteers will clean trash, tires and other litter from 66 sites in Baltimore City and Carroll, Howard, Harford and Baltimore counties.

Information or to volunteer: Irvine Nature Center, 410-484-2413.

Group gets $50,000 grant for online encyclopedia

HUNT VALLEY -- The Maryland Humanities Council in Hunt Valley has been awarded a $50,000 grant to develop an online encyclopedia for the state.

The grant, awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, was among the first 17 distributed under an initiative to create comprehensive encyclopedias for all 50 states, five U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

The grants will allow each recipient to develop a plan for an online publication in consultation with collaborating institutions, contributors, technical experts and potential users.

Meeting to focus on widening Owings Mills Boulevard

OWINGS MILLS -- A public information meeting will be held at 7 p.m. April 24 on plans to widen Owings Mills Boulevard, from north of Crondall Lane to Bonita Avenue.

County Councilman T. Bryan McIntire and representatives of the Baltimore County Department of Public Works will discuss the project, which involves widening the road from two to four lanes and adding turn lanes at intersections. Other proposed improvements include sidewalks, roadway lighting and a bridge over the Gwynns Falls.

The meeting will be held in the Visitors Center at Maryland Public Television, 11767 Owings Mills Blvd.

Interfaith choir to present concert at Charlestown

CATONSVILLE -- Howard County Interfaith Choir will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at Charlestown Retirement Community, 719 Maiden Choice Lane.

No tickets are required, but a collection will be taken at intermission. Information: 410-247-3400, Ext. 8577.

In Baltimore City

Unidentified man shot and killed in Harlem Park

An unidentified man was fatally shot last night in the Harlem Park section of West Baltimore. Police said they knew of no suspect or motive.

Responding to shots fired in the 700 block of N. Carey St. about 9:43 p.m., police found the man -- believed to be in his mid-20s -- bleeding from at least one gunshot wound to the head.

The man, who carried no identification, was pronounced dead at 10:08 p.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said Detective Michael Johnson.

Mercy Medical seminar to discuss diabetes

People with diabetes who want the latest information about insulin pumps, continuous glucose sensors and other developments can attend a free seminar from 7 to 9 tonight at Mercy Medical Center, 301 St. Paul Place.

Dr. Philip A. Levin, an endocrinologist and director of the Diabetes Center at Mercy, will lead the seminar with insulin pump specialist Sheila Matlak. The seminar will be held in McAuley Room III in the Sister Mary Thomas Conference Center on the hospital's first floor.

Information: 410-332-9800, or go to the Web site at http://diabetes.mdmercy.com.

Lexington Market to start concert series tomorrow

Shoppers and visitors to Lexington Market, 400 W. Lexington St., can enjoy a feast of free concerts that starts tomorrow in the East Market Arcade.

The concerts will feature jazz, pop, rock, country, Latin and other music and will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through June 30 in the arcade.

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