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March 15, 2002|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Ex-Catholic school teacher is charged with sex offense

TOWSON -- A former teacher at a Baltimore Catholic school has been charged in a Baltimore County warrant with inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl he was tutoring, county police said.

The warrant charges David A. Czajkowski, 38, of the 3000 block of Bayonne Ave. in Baltimore with a third-degree sex offense. Police said Czajkowski, who had taught at St. Thomas Aquinas School, was tutoring the girl at her home in the county.

Czajkowski was arrested yesterday in Baltimore and is being held at Central Booking and Intake Center. He also faces sex-offense charges involving four other girls.

In an unrelated incident involving an allegation of illegal sexual conduct by a Catholic high school teacher, the Archdiocese of Baltimore confirmed the firing of a teacher at the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore.

Raymond P. Kempisty, spokesman for the archdiocese, said he did not know details but was able to confirm television news reports that a teacher at the girls' high school was fired Wednesday for alleged sexual relations with a student. The school's president, Sister Mary Fitzgerald, told television reporters that information about the allegation was turned over to "the appropriate authorities."

House OKs bill to allow setting of cell phone rules

ANNAPOLIS -- The Baltimore County school board will be allowed to make its own rules regarding cellular telephones, pagers and similar devices under a bill approved overwhelmingly yesterday by the House of Delegates.

The measure -- sponsored by Del. Michael J. Finifter, a county Democrat -- removes Baltimore County from the 1989 state law banning personal communication devices on school grounds.

Last year, the General Assembly lifted that prohibition for 16 school systems, but Baltimore, Baltimore County and six Eastern Shore systems asked to be left out. The bill still needs approval from the Senate.

Police Department set to promote 5 people today

TIMONIUM -- The Baltimore County Police Department will promote four officers and one civilian at ceremonies this morning.

Cpl. Deanna L. Chemelli is to be promoted to sergeant and assigned to the Eastern Patrol Division; Cpl. Alan C. Hamby to sergeant and assigned to the Western Patrol Division; Officer Danny E. Goldsmith to corporal and assigned to the White Marsh Precinct; and Officer Peter J. Grippi to corporal and assigned to the Wilkens Precinct. Also, Patricia K. Kirkpatrick will be promoted to forensic services technician.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Vista Room of the Administration Building at the Maryland State Fairgrounds.

Community college board to hold Catonsville meeting

CATONSVILLE -- The board of trustees for the Community College of Baltimore County will hold a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Catonsville campus, 800 S. Rolling Road.

The meeting is open to the public, but the public will not have an opportunity to comment. The board will meet in Room H308 of the Applied Technology Center.

Information: 410-869-1222.

In Baltimore City

Energy consumers invited to apply for aid at expo

Consumers are invited to learn about energy bill management and conservation and apply for assistance grants at LifeStyle Expo 2002 this weekend at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Representatives from the Office of Home Energy Programs, the state Public Service Commission and People's Counsel, and Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. will offer advice to consumers. They will also take applications for the state's energy assistance programs from those who bring proof of identity, residency, household income, energy supplier and account number, a copy of a utility bill or turnoff notice, and, for renters, a copy of the lease or rent receipt.

The exposition, sponsored by Radio One Inc., is open from noon to 8 p.m. tomorrow and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, and features demonstrations, seminars, fashion shows and entertainment. Admission is $8. Information: 410-396-5555 or 800-352-1446.

Students' research projects on view at Morgan State

Research projects by children in grades six through 12 from the city and surrounding counties will be on public display from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at Morgan State University's 22nd annual Science-Mathematics-Engineering Fair in the Hill Field House.

The fair is sponsored by the university's Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education in affiliation with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Monetary prizes and trophies will be awarded after the public viewing.

Information: 443-885-3134.

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