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August 12, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Johns Hopkins-led consortium receives $127 million grant

A consortium led by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health has received a five-year, $127 million federal grant to use mass communications as well as theater and song to improve public health in developing nations.

The group, which includes universities and nongovernmental organizations, works with local radio and television stations, theater groups and hot lines to promote nutrition and family planning and prevention of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.

The grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development goes to a group that includes Hopkins' Center for Communications Programs, Tulane University and the University of North Carolina, along with the Academy for Educational Development, Save the Children and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.

Celtic performance Friday to benefit watershed group

Celtic musicians will present a concert in Wyman Park at 7 p.m. Friday to raise money for a nonprofit organization that cleans and maintains North Baltimore streams.

Chris Norman, whose recordings include an appearance on the soundtrack for the film Titanic, will be joined by Andy Thurston on guitar, James Blachly on base and Simeon Chapin, percussion. The ensemble has toured and recorded since 1997, performing in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

The event, on the Wyman Park field adjacent to University Parkway between Tudor Arms Avenue and San Martin Drive, is open to the public, with a recommended donation of $10. Proceeds will go to the Jones Falls Watershed Association.

Salvation Army accepting requests for holiday help

The Salvation Army of Greater Baltimore is accepting applications for holiday assistance.

Low-income families may be eligible for food, toys or monetary assistance.

To schedule an appointment or more information: 410-783- 2920.

Woman found fatally shot in West Baltimore home

City police were investigating the fatal shooting of a woman whose body was found last night in a West Baltimore rowhouse.

Responding to a 911 call about 9:05 p.m., uniformed Western District officers entered the two-story home in the 500 block of N. Pulaski St. and found the body in a bedroom.

The woman -- whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives -- had been shot in the chest, police said.

In Baltimore County

Agency is offering grants for anti-tobacco programs

TOWSON -- Baltimore County's Health Department plans to award $384,000 in grants to community groups for anti-tobacco programs, with grants of up to $24,000 per group from December to March.

Applicants are encouraged to create imaginative approaches to tobacco prevention. Any community group that offers counseling or medical services is urged to apply. The county also seeks groups that target anti-tobacco programs at racial and ethnic minorities, adolescents or pregnant women.

Applications may be obtained by calling the county Bureau of Disease Control at 410-887-2717 and must be received no later than Sept. 6.

Chamber of Commerce sets membership luncheon

ESSEX -- The Essex-Middle River-White Marsh Chamber of Commerce will hold a membership luncheon at Bill's Terrace Inn at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Speakers Tim Sanders of Sanders Design and Chris McCollum of the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development will focus on community remodeling.

The event will include discussions about real estate, tax credits and business improvement loans.

The luncheon costs $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Bill's Terrace Inn is in the 200 block of Eastern Blvd. in Essex. Reservations are expected via facsimile at 410-687-9081.

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