In Baltimore County Burglary trial for city officer...


November 15, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Burglary trial for city officer delayed until March

TOWSON - The trial of Joseph P. Comma Jr., the city police officer charged with burglarizing a secret police internal affairs office, has been postponed until March 19.

The trial was to begin this month in Baltimore County Circuit Court, but lawyers asked for more time to gather documents from city police.

Schools holding career fair in Essex for county students

ESSEX -Baltimore County public schools are sponsoring a "School to Career Fair" from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.

The fair, the first in the county, is designed to help parents and students learn about preparing for high-skilled, high-wage careers and career opportunities. Career counselors, business leaders and recruiters will be on hand for presentations, consultation and questions.

The fair, at the college Community Center off Rossville Boulevard, is free and open to the public.

Sept. 11 grief counseling offered at Stella Maris

TIMONIUM - The Center for Grief and Loss at Stella Maris Hospice is offering drop-in support counseling for anyone affected by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.

The group session will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The public is invited.

Stella Maris is at 2300 Dulaney Valley Road. Information: 410-252-4500, Ext. 291.

Official will discuss open-meetings laws

TOWSON - William Varga, of the State Open Meetings Compliance Board, will discuss open meetings and "sunshine laws" Tuesday at a meeting of the Baltimore County League of Women Voters.

The meeting will be at 4 p.m. at Edenwald Retirement Community, 800 Southerly Road. Information: 410-464-1902.

In Baltimore City

Mass to honor eight killed in El Salvador in 1989

A memorial Mass for six Jesuit priests and two companions murdered in El Salvador in 1989 will be offered at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 740 N. Calvert St.

The homily will be given by the Rev. Eugene M. Geinzer, S.J., rector of the Jesuit community at Loyola College in Maryland.

After the Mass, the Rev. Mario Useda of San Vincente, El Salvador, will discuss the continuing social, political and economic challenges in El Salvador.

Driver shot by officer listed in fair condition

A driver who was shot by a city police officer Tuesday afternoon on a busy street outside Johns Hopkins Hospital was listed in fair condition there yesterday.

The man - identified as Tony D. Snyder, 29, of Dundalk - was driving a Buick automobile bearing a stolen license tag when police tried to stop him in the 1800 block of E. Monument St. Instead, police alleged, he gunned the engine and hit Detective Peter M. Haduch with the vehicle before the officer shot him.

Haduch, a 14-year veteran working with an auto theft task force, has been assigned to administrative duties pending the outcome of an investigation of the shooting, police said.

St. David's Episcopal to hold Christmas Bazaar

St. David's Episcopal Church, 4700 Roland Ave., will hold its Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The bazaar will feature children's activities, including face-painting, games, a "make and take" table and photographs with Santa Claus. Items for sale include books, wreaths, ivy topiary and boxwood trees, fine china, needlework and jewelry.

Proceeds benefit local outreach and church projects. Information: 410-467-0476.

Stop-smoking walk, panel discussion today

The American Cancer Society celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Great American SmokeOut campaign with two area events today.

At Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, a "Path to Health" walk will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. and information on quitting smoking will be provided from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. At Sinai Hospital, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Cancer Institute Conference Room, a panel will discuss why people smoke and how they can stop.

Both events are open to the public. Registration is required for the Sinai talk: 410-601-9355.

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