In Baltimore City Hargadon chosen to fill vacancy on...

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May 16, 2002|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Hargadon chosen to fill vacancy on Circuit Court

Edward R.K. Hargadon, principal counsel for the Maryland Department of Transportation, was named by Gov. Parris N. Glendening yesterday to a fill a vacancy on the Baltimore Circuit Court.

Hargadon, 47, spent much of his career as a lawyer in the state attorney general's office. He was principal counsel for the state Motor Vehicle Administration and Port Authority. He is president of the Charles Village Community Foundation and the Charles Village Community Benefits District.

He fills the seat of Judge John Carroll Byrnes, who retired in January. To retain the job, Hargadon must run for election in 2004.

Dedication is tomorrow for animal shelter mural

A dedication ceremony for the Maryland Institute College of Art 2002 Community Mural Project will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Municipal Animal Shelter of Baltimore, 301 Stockholm St.

The mural was painted to spruce up the shelter's adoption wing and highlight efforts to find homes for animals in city custody.

The project's corporate sponsors - DMJM+Harris and American Skyline Insurance Co. - and animal lovers, mural project students and their professor, Beth Secour, are expected to join City Council President Sheila Dixon at the ceremony.

Taste of Greece showcase planned for Sunday

Greektown Community Development Corp. and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church will hold their inaugural "Taste of Greece" showcase from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 520 S. Ponca St.

The event will feature music, traditional dancing, and samples of Greek food and beverages from neighborhood restaurants - including Karpathos, Acropolis and Zorbas, despite their having been damaged in an April 27 fire. Other restaurants participating include Ikaros and Samos.

Admission is $10 and includes six food tickets. Information: 410-327-3306.

In Baltimore County

Democratic group to meet with state Senate aspirants

PARKVILLE - The 8th District Democratic Central Committee will hold a public meeting at 7:30 p.m. May 30 at the Parkville library, 9509 Harford Road, for potential candidates for the seat being vacated by Sen. Thomas L. Bromwell to submit resumes and make presentations.

Eligible candidates must be registered Democrats and live in the 8th District, which includes communities such as Overlea and Perry Hall. The selection will be made by members of the 8th District committee.

Bromwell is leaving the state Senate to become president of the Injured Workers' Insurance Fund.

Counties' libraries work to give homework help

TOWSON -The Baltimore County and Harford County public libraries have begun working together to ensure less waiting time for students seeking live, online homework help.

Yesterday, librarians from both counties started fielding questions from students in either jurisdiction who access the service at www.askusnow.org.

The Ask Us Now! live homework help is available Monday through Thursday. Baltimore County librarians are online from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Harford County librarians from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Four Holabird Middle pupils win engineering competition

DUNDALK - A group of Holabird Middle School pupils took first place in an engineering competition for creating a board game about the history of the U.S. flag.

The four-member team of Chelsea Oehler, Chris Boggs, Heather Matan and Brittany Lowe began designing the game in December. For the third year in a row, Holabird Middle placed first in the manufacturing engineering division of the annual Maryland Engineering Challenge at the Baltimore Museum of Industry last month.

The team designed and manufactured 10 dual-sided, hinged game boards to be packaged in a kit. The game includes a pupil-produced audiotape of patriotic music as part of the question cards.

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