In Baltimore County
Cars hit, kill woman; 2 drivers face charges of drunken driving
A 36-year-old woman died yesterday when she was struck by two cars as she attempted to walk across Putty Hill Avenue, and both drivers were arrested on charges of drunken driving, county police reported.
The victim, Mary Carol Kaifer of the 4300 block of Horner Lane in Belcamp, Harford County, was crossing the 2600 block of Putty Hill Ave. in front of Parkville High School shortly after 2 a.m. when she was struck by the two westbound cars.
Police said Kaifer was struck first by a car driven by Erika Lee Boram, 26, thrown over its hood, and then run over by the car driven by Dwaine Matthew Shannon, 29.
Boram, of the 3000 block of Edgewood Ave. in Parkville, and Shannon, who had addresses listed in the 7400 block of Kimbark Court in Rosedale and the 1700 block of Judy Way in Edgewood, both were charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while impaired, according to police and District Court records.
Winter commencement set Jan. 8 at Villa Julie College
STEVENSON - Villa Julie College will hold winter commencement exercises at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 in the college gymnasium.
The college says it expects about 100 of the nearly 140 members of the December 2002 graduating class to participate. A reception for graduates, their families and guests will be held before the ceremony in the Student Union.
The commencement address will be given by Jo-Ellen Turner, professor of English, language and literature, who was the recipient of the college's Outstanding Teacher Award in the spring. Turner has taught at Villa Julie, a private, coeducational college, for 25 years.
County Humane Society is looking for volunteers
REISTERSTOWN - The Humane Society of Baltimore County is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, groom cats, answer phones, and help with fund-raising and other events.
Volunteers must be at least age 18 and are required to attend a two-hour orientation session. The next session will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Windswept Building on the grounds of the society, 1601 Nicodemus Road.
Registration and information: 410-833-2387.
Career counseling slated at library branch Jan. 8
PIKESVILLE - Career counseling will be available from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 8 at the Pikesville library.
The "First Step" program allows those seeking information on careers to meet with counselors from the Career Center at Jewish Vocational Services, who can answer questions about employment needs.
Participants can register by visiting the library, 1301 Reisterstown Road, or by calling 410- 887-1234.
In Baltimore City
Youth, 18, shot on birthday dies of wounds in hospital
A man wounded six times in a shooting on his 18th birthday Saturday night in a neighborhood near Clifton Park died a few hours later at Johns Hopkins Hospital, city police reported.
Officers responding to a report of a shooting in the 1700 block of Cliftview Ave. about 8:25 p.m. Saturday found Ronnell Hamilton lying on the ground - shot in the head, back, arm and thigh, police said. He was pronounced dead shortly after 11 p.m.
Police said they knew of no motive and had no suspects in the shooting. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Ron Ciraolo at 410-396-2100.
Interfaith service planned tomorrow at St. Ignatius
A New Year's Eve Interfaith service will begin at 8 p.m. tomorrow at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, Calvert and Madison streets.
The Very Rev. Archimandrite Constantine Moralis, dean of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, will preach. Among the participants will be Rabbi Jon Konheim of Beth Am Congregation and Iman Bashar Arafat of the Baltimore Islamic community. Mayor Martin O'Malley also will speak.
The 10th annual service will include groups representing the city's medical, arts, educational, social, media and other professions. The event is free. Reservations: 410-727-3848.
Church gospel, jazz concert to celebrate the new year
Douglas Memorial Community Church is offering a New Year's Eve gospel and jazz concert, "After Midnight: A Watch Night Worship Celebration," that will feature performances by singers Dontae and Mashica Winslow.
The concert, which is open to the public and begins at midnight tomorrow, will take place after a prayer and worship service at the church, 1325 Madison Ave. Also performing will be the Douglass High School jazz band.
The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock will lead the celebration, which will pay tribute to Freedom's Eve, the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863. Information: 410-523-1700.