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March 11, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Public is invited to panel's hearing on elderly housing

CATONSVILLE - A federal commission examining the housing needs of the elderly will hold a public hearing today at a Catonsville retirement community.

The U.S. Commission on Affordable Housing and Health Facilities Needs for Seniors in the 21st Century will conduct the hearing as part of an effort to assess programs and services nationwide.

Members of the public are invited to address the commission after testimony from expert witnesses and remarks from Nancy Hooks, co-chairwoman of the commission, and U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Baltimore. The hearing begins at 9:15 a.m. at Charlestown Retirement Community, 701 Maiden Choice Lane.

Dance to benefit Hopkins to be held Thursday

RANDALLSTOWN - Hernwood Elementary School will hold the 10th annual Hop for Hopkins, a dance to benefit the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, on Thursday.

The event, coordinated by music teacher Anita Rozenel and Kids Helping Hopkins, will run from 6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. and feature music, dancing, door prizes and more. Kids Helping Hopkins, a program in dozens of schools, began at Hernwood after the first Hop for Hopkins, which was held in memory of Amanda Bradel, a kindergartner who died of cancer.

Admission is $2.50. The school is at 9919 Marriottsville Road.

Historic landscapes topic of workshop Friday morning

TOWSON - "Landscaping in the Baltimore countryside" is the topic of a workshop Friday sponsored by Valleys Planning Council at Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane.

Landscape architects and experts on native plants will discuss preservation of historic landscapes. A question-and-answer session about appropriate planting choices will be held.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. The workshop costs $15. Information: 410-337- 6877.

Applicants to be tested for auxiliary police team

TOWSON - The Baltimore County Auxiliary Police Team will administer examinations Saturday for those interested in joining the team.

Auxiliary police help with security and traffic at public events and are sometimes called on in emergencies, such as floods or snowstorms. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a high school diploma or its equivalent, and be a U.S. citizen.

The test will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, 700 E. Joppa Road. Information: 410-887-2587.

In Baltimore City

City man, 19, charged in fatal shooting of brother

A Northwest Baltimore man remained in custody yesterday at Central Booking and Intake Center after being charged in the death of his brother Friday morning.

Police said Clarence Moore, 19, of the 1700 block of Gwynns Falls Parkway in Parkview-Woodbrook and his brother, John Beckford, 23, of the 5100 block of Cordelia Ave. in Pimlico, were arguing inside Moore's house about 2:30 a.m. when Beckford was shot multiple times. The nature of the argument was not disclosed.

Western District officers responding to the shooting arrested Moore at the scene and recovered a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun, believed to be the gun used in the killing. He was charged with first-degree murder. Police said Beckford was taken by ambulance to Sinai Hospital, where he died a short time later.

Lecture to focus on help for former juvenile inmates

The services that juvenile offenders receive after release will be the subject of a lecture at University of Maryland's School of Social Work.

David M. Altschuler, principal research scientist at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies and adjunct associate professor of sociology, will lecture on "Reintegration and Community Aftercare Services for Adolescent Offenders." Altschuler is director of a federally funded project that has trained teams in eight states in intensive post-release programs.

The free lecture is set for 11 a.m. March 18 in the School of Social Work's auditorium, 515 W. Lombard St. The event is open to the public, but seating must be reserved in advance. Information: 410-706-5354.

Rally against sexual assault set April 11 in Mount Vernon

TurnAround Inc. will hold its annual Take Back the Night Rally against sexual assault at 6 p.m. April 11 at Washington Monument in Mount Vernon.

The rally is to raise awareness of sexual assault and to stop violence against women. Marc Steiner of WYPR-FM's Marc Steiner Show is scheduled to speak.

In the event of rain, the rally will be held at First Unitarian Church at Charles and Franklin streets. Information: 410-377-8111.

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