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August 26, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Fallston teen-ager named Farm Bureau queen for 2002

TIMONIUM -Hannah Amoss, 18, of Fallston has been named 2002 Maryland Farm Bureau queen, a title that awards $6,500 in cash and scholarships and requires prize-awarding duties at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium.

Amoss was chosen Friday from 21 competitors ages 16 to 19. A 2001 graduate of Fallston High School, she is a sophomore at York College of Pennsylvania in York, Pa. She lives on her family's dairy and hay farm, where she milks cows, feeds calves and plants crops.

As Farm Bureau queen, she will be present at the State Fair until it ends Sept. 2. She will award prizes and mingle with visitors. Throughout the year she will take part in state agricultural activities.

Executive candidates to discuss seniors' issues

PARKVILLE - The three Baltimore County executive candidates will meet in a forum focused on senior citizens' issues at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The forum, featuring Douglas B. Riley, a Republican from Towson; James T. Smith Jr., a Democrat from Reisterstown; and Joseph P. Walters Jr., a Democrat from Bowleys Quarters, will be held at Parkville Senior Center, 8801 Harford Road.

Information: 410-823-6432.

Towson professor named to education committee

TOWSON - A Towson University professor was appointed to a National Council of Teachers of English committee that monitors teacher preparation and certification developments.

Pamela Williams Morgan, a visiting assistant professor of elementary education, was appointed to the group's Standing Committee on Teacher Preparation and Certification.

She also will offer advice on upholding the standards for teacher certification and on ensuring high quality in teacher training programs.

Department of Aging seeks volunteers for 2 programs

TOWSON - Baltimore County Department of Aging is seeking volunteers for two programs as part of its Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

Seniors are needed to help develop and coordinate a program that will teach participants how to prepare and respond to an emergency. Volunteers can give presentations, assist with mailings, develop publicity materials, and coordinate, schedule and promote programs.

The county also is seeking people to serve as tax aide volunteers during next year's tax season as part of AARP's Tax Aide program. All volunteers receive comprehensive training with the Internal Revenue Service on pertinent laws. Training sessions will be offered for new volunteers at the end of the year. Information: 410-887-2059.

In Baltimore City

Shooting near Clifton Park leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

One man was killed and another seriously wounded late Saturday in an attack by an unknown gunman near Clifton Park, city police reported.

Kevin Hargett, 18, of the 1600 block of E. 31st St. and Ivan Cousins, 21, of the 1700 block of E. 30th St., were walking in the 2800 block of Hillen Road near Hugo Avenue about 11:30 p.m. when each was shot multiple times by a gunman who fled on foot, police said.

Both were taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where Hargett died a short time later. Cousins was in serious condition yesterday.

Anyone with information about the slaying is urged to contact Detective Sean Jones at 410-396-2100.

Candidates forum planned Wednesday in 43rd District

A Meet the Candidates night for the 43rd Legislative District will be held Wednesday at Northwood Appold United Methodist Church, Loch Raven Boulevard and Cold Spring Lane.

Candidates running in the primary Sept. 10 include state Sen. Joan Carter Conway; Dels. Michael V. Dobson, Ann Marie Doory, Maggie L. McIntosh and Kenneth C. Montague Jr.; and Curt Anderson, Beatrice M. Brown, the Rev. John A. Heath and Morning Sunday. The candidates are vying for three delegate seats.

The event from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. is being sponsored by the HARBEL and NECO community organizations.

Goodwill to hold career fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday

Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake will hold a career fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the organization's main career center and headquarters, 222 E. Redwood St. in Baltimore.

Local employers will be there recruiting, among them MBNA Corp.; Struever Bros., Eccles & Rouse; Stella Maris; and Catholic Charities. Job openings include entry-level and managerial positions; some training opportunities are available.

People with limited skills or work experience may inquire about Goodwill's training programs. Resume assistance also will be provided.

Information: 410-837-1800, Ext. 114.

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