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City/County Digest

January 27, 2003|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Carroll man released from hospital after stabbing near lot

OWINGS MILLS -- A Carroll County man who was stabbed in the back Saturday night near a Metro parking lot has been released after hospital treatment.

Justin Reese Williams, 23, of the 3300 block of View Ridge Court in Manchester was attacked about 7:15 p.m. by two men, one of whom stabbed him twice in the back during a robbery, according to police.

Williams, an electrician, said last night that he was stabbed with a black-handled serrated knife, but during a struggle he managed to wound his attacker with it in his right leg. Williams said he was told at Sinai Hospital that the knife had come within an inch of hitting his kidney.

No arrest had been made, and the attack remained under investigation by the Maryland Transit Administration police, which has jurisdiction at the Metro station property, said agency spokeswoman Suzanne Bond.

Balto. Co. music students to perform with symphony

TOWSON -- Thirty-seven music students from Baltimore County public schools will present a "side-by-side" concert Wednesday with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

The students were selected in highly competitive auditions. They have had four rehearsals to prepare for the concert, which begins at 10:30 a.m., and participated in master classes with symphony members.

The conductor will be Lara Webber, associate conductor of the symphony. Carl Oswald, a Catonsville High School student, will be a featured soloist and play an oboe concerto by Mozart. About 1,500 students from county middle and high schools will attend the performance.

Blood drive is scheduled Thursday at St. Joseph

TOWSON -- St. Joseph Medical Center will hold a blood drive to replenish critically low supplies from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Noppenberger Auditorium, 7601 Osler Drive.

Donors will be provided free cholesterol readings. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

Information or appointments: 410-337-1708.

Board of Education sets public meeting tomorrow

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Board of Education will meet in open session at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Educational Support Services Building, 6901 Charles St.

The meeting will be preceded by a closed session at 4:30 p.m., at which the board is expected to discuss personnel matters. No public business will be conducted at the afternoon session.

The public is invited to all open sessions.

In Baltimore City

Community college slates Black History Month events

Baltimore City Community College will celebrate Black History Month with activities throughout next month.

They include a day of African-American videos; "Soul Food Night"; a jazz and poetry luncheon; lectures by historians, authors and musicians; and a career day.

Discount passes will be available for the Great Blacks in Wax Museum and a performance of the Tony Award-winning musical Ain't Misbehavin' at Center Stage. Information and tickets: BCCC Student Life Office, 410- 462-8385.

Aquarium needs volunteers to aid visitors, show exhibits

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is seeking volunteers to provide information to visitors and serve as exhibit guides.

Volunteers are expected to work one 3 1/2 -hour shift a week and must be at least age 18. They will learn about marine life and marine habitat at the next training session beginning Feb. 8.

Volunteers receive free parking, gift shop and concession discounts, and aquarium membership privileges. The deadline for applications is Friday. Applications and information: 410-576-3886.

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