City/County Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

January 23, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Harford Rd. pizzeria heavily damaged in morning fire

CARNEY - A fire caused major damage yesterday morning at a pizza restaurant in the 10000 block of Harford Road, a block from where a house fire caused serious damage Monday.

It took about 30 firefighters nearly an hour to extinguish the blaze at Pizza Days, said Capt. Glenn A. Blackwell of the Baltimore County Fire Department. The origin and cause of the fire, which began about 6:30 a.m., are under investigation.

One firefighter suffered a minor injury battling the flames and smoke, Blackwell said. An estimate on damage was not immediately available. The restaurant will remain closed until health and building inspectors can tour the site.

Forum on women's rights internationally scheduled

TOWSON - The Towson branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a forum Saturday at the Goucher College Alumnae House to discuss "Human Rights are Women's Rights."

The discussion will feature panelists from Iran, Russia, Korea, the Philippines, Liberia and another African nation to be announced, who will talk about the struggle for women's rights in their countries.

The discussion will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. An informal discussion will follow at a nearby restaurant for those wishing to have lunch together. Information and registration: Joan Taavon, 410-823-1181.

County taking applications for seasonal jobs at parks

TOWSON - Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks is accepting applications for jobs at Rocky Point and Oregon Ridge beaches, and Loch Raven Fishing Center.

Positions include lifeguard, beach assistant manager, park attendant and cashier. All jobs are seasonal, with full- and part-time opportunities available.

Application and information: 410-887-3873.

In Baltimore City

State group to discuss race as factor in juvenile arrests

The Maryland Juvenile Justice Coalition will discuss whether race plays a role in juvenile arrests in the city at its monthly meeting Tuesday.

Col. Edward Jackson of the city Police Department will speak at the meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave.

Light refreshments will be served. Reservations: Cameron Miles, 410-547-9200, Ext. 3002.

Business group to review report on city's economy

The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore will discuss the city's economy at a breakfast Jan. 30. The conference will present an overview of downtown business by examining key findings from the 2002 State of Downtown Baltimore Report.

The meeting will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 300 Light St. The meeting is free for members and $20 for nonmembers.

Among topics to be discussed are: job growth; the makeup of the downtown work force and residential population; and an analysis of local investment. Reservations: 410-605-0456 or www.GoDowntownBaltimore. com.

Zoo to hold job fair Feb. 1 to find 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.

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

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