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April 19, 2001|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Consultant hired to aid search for transportation chief

The city is having such a tough time in its national search for a transportation director that it is hiring a consultant to help find one.

The Board of Estimates approved a $48,000 contract yesterday with U.S. Alliance Group, an Arlington, Va.-based recruiting firm, that includes $16,000 when the company finds a finalist and another $16,000 when a job offer is made. The company specializes in recruiting and placement of former military personnel.

"I wish we could have found the right person right away, but we couldn't," Mayor Martin O'Malley said at the board meeting.

Belevedere to clean up, celebrate on Saturday

The Belvedere Improvement Association's annual SpringFest will be held Saturday, starting with a community cleanup from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Residents who want to participate in the cleanup should meet at the tot lot at East Belvedere Avenue and Clearspring Road, or at East Belvedere and Henderson avenues.

The celebration of the Northeast Baltimore neighborhood will be held from noon to 3 p.m. and will include a free showing of the film "Baraka" at the Senator Theatre.

Postmark commemorates Civil War anniversary

The U.S. Postal Service's Baltimore office is commemorating the 140th anniversary of the first bloodshed of the Civil War with a postmark featuring the faM-gade of the historic President Street railroad station, now home to the Civil War Museum.

Union troops on their way to Washington were attacked here April 19, 1861, by Southern sympathizers. In the fighting, 21 soldiers and civilians died and more than 100 were wounded.

The postmark will be available from noon to 3 p.m. today at the museum at 601 President St. and will be applied without charge to any item bearing first-class postage. Mail-order requests for the cancellation may be obtained by writing PW&B Railroad Station, Main Office Window Services, USPS, 900 E. Fayette St., Baltimore, 21233-9715. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Mailed requests must be postmarked no later than May 19.

In Baltimore County

Two-day fair on careers in health care set in Essex

ESSEX -- More than 1,000 county high school students are expected at a health career fair that will include a talk by Dr. Patch Adams, the unconventional physician made famous in a Hollywood film, starting tomorrow at the Essex campus of the Baltimore County Community College.

Adams was portrayed by actor Robin Williams in the movie "Patch Adams," a story about the importance of human interaction to medical treatment. Adams will speak at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow. Other events include presentations from Franklin Square Hospital Center employees and a mock disaster Saturday that will include county firefighters and paramedics.

Information: 443-777-7486 or 410-780-6477.

Care of elderly relatives to be discussed at seminar

CATONSVILLE -- The Baltimore County Department of Aging's Program for Family Caregivers will present a free seminar April 26 on caring for elderly loved ones who exhibit difficult behavior.

Jessica Rowe of Jewish Family Services will discuss ways to deal with problems. The seminar will begin at 6:45 p.m. at the Catonsville Senior Center, 501 N. Rolling Road. Dinner, for a nominal fee, will be served at 6 p.m., and must be reserved and paid for one week in advance.

Registration and information: 410-887-2594.

Softball game is benefit for elementary's playground

PIKESVILLE -- Parents, teachers and adult friends of Summit Park Elementary School, 6920 Diana Road, will play softball at 4:30 p.m. Sunday to raise money for the school's playground.

The Summit Park team will play a team from MIX 106.5 FM radio.

Information: Ray Ellen Fisher, 410-484-2494.

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