City/county Digest


January 21, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Man shot in head, killed while getting into taxi

A man was fatally shot in the head early yesterday while getting into a cab in the 5300 block of Barbara Ave. in Northeast Baltimore, city police said.

The victim, who was not identified, was shot by an assailant who walked up to the cab and opened fire about 12:30 a.m., near Frankford Avenue, police said. Police also said they have no suspect and know of no motive, but believe the shooting was not random.

The shooting is the 14th homicide in the city this year, compared with 13 at this time last year.

Foundation awards grant to renovate home for boys

The Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Foundation has awarded a $40,000 grant to a nonprofit home that houses boys from troubled neighborhoods and sends them to private schools.

The grant will help the organization that runs the home, Boys Hope Girls Hope Baltimore, renovate the third floor of the Highlandtown home, a former convent, to make room for four more boys.

The home, which opened in May, holds six boys and three live-in staff members, who help with homework, food preparation and transportation for the youths.

Zoo to hold job fair Feb. 1 seeking summer workers

The Baltimore Zoo is holding its annual summer job fair Feb. 1 to fill nearly 125 part-time positions, ranging from food and beverage staff, ride attendants, tram drivers, main-gate cashiers and custodial and gift shop workers.

Since the jobs are for the summer only, high school seniors, stay-at-home mothers and teachers are encouraged to apply. As they interview each potential employee, hiring officials will seek "people-friendly staff members who help make every zoo visit memorable," said Carrie Singer, training and recruitment manager.

The fair will be run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the porch of the Mansion House. Information: 410-396-7175.

Balto. County show focuses on smallpox, winter safety

TOWSON - The current edition of the public affairs cable television program Hello, Baltimore County features updates on the county's regional role in smallpox vaccinations, an overview of snow removal operations, and household safety tips for the winter heating season.

Among the guests are Dr. Christa-Marie Singleton, county director of public health emergency preparedness; Tim Burgess, head of the county's highway division; and Capt. Glenn Blackwell of the Fire Department.

The show airs on Comcast Channel 25 through Feb. 7 at 9 p.m. Mondays; 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays; 11 a.m. Wednesdays; 7 p.m. Thursdays; and 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Fridays.

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