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May 16, 2001|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

17-year-old Essex girl pleads guilty in cabbie's stabbing

TOWSON - A 17-year-old Essex girl pleaded guilty to first-degree assault yesterday for stabbing a driver who had picked her up in his taxi last fall.

Denita Mitchell of the 1600 block of Rickenbacker Road faces up to 25 years when she is sentenced July 26 by Baltimore County Circuit Judge John G. Turnbull II.

Gail Green, 55, had picked up Mitchell about 7:45 p.m. Nov. 17 in Dundalk and was driving her home when she stabbed him five times in the shoulder and arm, said Assistant State's Attorney Al Webster. Green was treated at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center; Mitchell later surrendered to police.

Cause of library fire can't be determined

RANDALLSTOWN - Baltimore County fire investigators have been unable to determine the cause of a fire that severely damaged the Randallstown branch library May 5, Capt. Glenn A. Blackwell, spokesman for the department, said yesterday.

"The cause of the fire will remain undetermined," he said, adding that the investigation has been closed.

The blaze, which began in a circulation room in the back of the library, caused more than $250,000 in damage. The library is expected to be closed for at least a month.

Jerusalem mayor to speak at Chizuk Amuno tonight

PIKESVILLE - Ehud Olmert, mayor of Jerusalem, will speak at 7:30 tonight at Chizuk Amuno Congregation, 8100 Stevenson Road, as part of the Baltimore Zionist District's annual Jerusalem Day celebration.

Jerusalem Day commemorates Israel's capture of East Jerusalem in the Six-Day War of 1967.

Olmert's speech will be his only appearance during a one-day trip to the United States. Admission is free, but tickets are required and can be obtained from the Baltimore Zionist District office, 410-602-1200.

Social Security starts Web site for women

WOODLAWN - The Social Security Administration in Woodlawn has unveiled a new Web site for women.

The site - www.ssa.gov/women - provides links to Social Security information relevant to women at different stages of their lives.

The site provides links to other federal agencies that serve women, including the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services.

In Baltimore City

Schools official was finalist for Pasadena, Calif., top job

Baltimore's chief academic officer was a finalist for the job of school superintendent in Pasadena, Calif., until she dropped out yesterday.

Betty Morgan, 57, who has been a key player in reforming the schools for the past three years, said that a head-hunting firm had "presented my name as one of the finalists for the position."

"I have declined the invitation for a final interview that was to have taken place later this week in California," Morgan said. When asked whether she was a candidate for other jobs, she said she had "no comment."

Blind athletes' association sets track event Saturday

The Eastern Athletic Association for the Blind will hold its annual track and field championships from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Maryland School for the Blind, 3501 Taylor Ave.

The school will compete against schools for the blind in Virginia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York and North Carolina. Assisted by guide wires and guide runners, students will compete in several racing, throwing and jumping events, including the 1-mile run, shot put and running long jump.

The event is open to the public. Information: 410-319-5722.

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