City/County Digest


March 24, 2003|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Hearing to focus on levels of lead in schools' water

A public hearing to address concerns about high lead levels in Baltimore public schools' drinking water is being held this week at City Hall.

City Council President Sheila Dixon called for the hearing, scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, in council chambers. The hearing will bring together school leaders, and Health Department, public works and Environmental Protection Agency representatives, as well as officials from the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning.

Information: Caprece Jackson-Garrett, 410-396-4804.

Authorities release names of two men fatally shot

The names of two men who were fatally shot Friday afternoon while standing on the front porch of a West Baltimore rowhouse were released yesterday by city police, but no arrest had been made and a motive remained unknown.

Patrick Nore, 22, of the 2100 block of Rupp St. in West Baltimore and Reginald Adger, 28, of the 1000 block of Pleasant Oaks Road in Hillendale, Baltimore County, died shortly after the shooting in the 1600 block of N. Smallwood St., said Sgt. Darryl Massey of the homicide squad.

Two other men suffered multiple wounds but survived the attack. Massey declined to identify the wounded men, one of whom remained hospitalized.

Working families' finances are topic of seminar tonight

A free seminar on investment strategies for working families will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral St.

The Baltimore Cash Campaign, a group of community organizations, nonprofit groups and businesses, set up this and other events to teach financial literacy. The Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Pratt are co-hosts of tonight's event.

A panel discussion will be moderated by Karen Gibbs, co-anchorwoman of Wall Street Week with Fortune. Panelists will include Julius Westheimer, a financial analyst for WBAL-TV and Maryland Daily Record; Deborah Owens, author of Everywoman's Money: Confident Investing; and Alison Yonas, coordinator of the Baltimore Cash Campaign.

In Baltimore County

School board to discuss New Town boundary lines

TOWSON - The Baltimore County Board of Education is scheduled to consider boundary lines for New Town High School, which opens in the fall, when it meets at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Educational Support Services Building, 6901 Charles St.

New Town, the first high school built in the county in 25 years, will alleviate crowding at Randallstown and Owings Mills high schools. During New Town's first year, ninth- and 10th-graders will attend. Classes will be added until the school reaches its capacity of 1,350 students in the 2005-2006 school year.

The public is invited to tomorrow's meeting.

Education Job Fair slated Wednesday at Towson U.

TOWSON - Towson University will hold its annual Education Job Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the university's Towson Center.

About 85 recruiters will interview applicants majoring in education and other disciplines where teachers are especially needed, such as math and sciences, special education, speech pathology and occupational therapy. Recruiters will include public and private school systems from Maryland and around the country.

Applicants should bring copies of their resumes and portfolios and can sign up for interviews beginning at 8:30 a.m. Information: 410-704-4841.

Collection of yard waste to resume in county April 1

TOWSON - Baltimore County will resume collecting yard waste April 1 for more than 150,000 single-family homes and townhouses.

Acceptable waste includes grass, leaves and small brush. Branches and limbs will be picked up if they are no longer than 3 feet, no larger than 3 inches in diameter, and tied in bundles weighing 30 pounds or less. All waste will be composted.

Collection days are marked with a "Y" on schedules distributed to residents. For schedules or information on obtaining free compost: 410-887-2000.

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