In Baltimore County St. Joseph hospital to offer breast...

City/County Digest

April 12, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

St. Joseph hospital to offer breast cancer screenings April 21

TOWSON -- St. Joseph Medical Center is offering free breast cancer screenings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 in O'Dea Medical Arts Building, Suite 406.

Each participant will receive a clinical breast exam by a physician and a free screening mammogram. Participants are asked to avoid caffeine for two to three days before the test and to not use perfume, powder or deodorant under the arms or in the breast area the day of the test.

Appointments: 410-337-1479.

Compost bins sale planned at three locations

TOWSON -- Baltimore County will hold its sixth compost bin sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or until supplies run out, April 21.

The bins will be available at Ikea near White Marsh Mall, in the main parking lot of Oregon Ridge Park in Hunt Valley and at the Catonsville Wal-Mart at Route 40 and Rolling Road. The cost is $20 plus tax. The county bought the bins with a $14,500 subsidy from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

County residents can obtain a home guide to composting by calling 410-887-2000.

Household hazardous waste can be disposed of April 21

ARBUTUS -- Baltimore County will hold its spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on April 21 at Western Acceptance Facility on Transway Road.

County residents may dispose of paints, motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, cleaning solvents, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, swimming pool chemicals, mercury thermometers and other household wastes.

The facility will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: 410- 887-3745.

In Baltimore City

City man dies of wounds suffered in drive-by shooting

One of two men wounded in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night in Southwest Baltimore died yesterday as police continued to search for the gunman and car.

John Baker, 19, of the 500 block of N. Denison St. died about 4 a.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Sean Vass, 18, also of the 500 block, was released from Shock Trauma about noon yesterday.

Witnesses told police that Baker and Vass were in the 500 block of N. Edgewood St. in Edmondson Village about 10:15 p.m. when a man in a burgundy car fired several shots. Baker was wounded in the abdomen and Vass in the left arm, police said.

Microsoft representative to discuss Internet security

The Maryland Press Club will feature a discussion on Internet security and privacy by Marc Berejka, senior corporate attorney and senior federal affairs manager for Microsoft Corp.'s Washington office, at the press club's luncheon meeting April 26.

Berejka is responsible for developing and advocating Microsoft's positions on telecommunications and e-commerce policy.

The luncheon is scheduled for noon at The Sun's Community Room, 501 N. Calvert St. The public is invited. Reservations: 410- 879-0715 by April 24.

Classes for homebuyers scheduled next month

Tri-Churches Housing will offer free homebuyer education classes May 10, 17 and 24 to anyone who wants to learn about purchasing a home.

Industry professionals will explain how to qualify for a mortgage and work with a real estate agent and title company. Those who attend all three classes will receive a certificate of completion.

The classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. at St. Jerome's Head Start, 765 W. Hamburg St. Information: 410-385-1463.

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