City/County Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

April 21, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Food collection drive gathers 28 percent more than last year

A recently concluded Baltimore-area food collection drive -- part of the Harvest for the Hungry campaign -- took in 182,513 pounds, a 28 percent increase over last year's drive, an organizer said.

Contributors dropped off nonperishable items at the post office or left them near their mailboxes to be picked up by letter carriers and Boy Scouts. This year's drive initially trailed last year's -- during which about 140,000 pounds were donated -- but met its goal after it was extended.

The collection benefits area food banks and pantries.

Police name 19-year-old as victim in fatal shooting

City homicide detectives have identified the victim of a fatal weekend shooting as a 19-year-old Northeast Baltimre man.

Northeastern District officers investigating a report of gunshots in the 3200 block of Fenwick Ave. about 12:15 a.m. Saturday found the body of Tyrone Twan May. The victim, who lived in the 2800 block of Pelham Ave., had a bullet wound to the chest and possibly a second to the neck, police said.

No arrest had been made, and anyone with information about the slaying was urged to call Detective Todd F. Corriveau at 410-396-2100.

Magazine correspondent to speak on Iraq at college

James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly magazine, will deliver a lecture tomorrow at Loyola College on how the United States plans to govern Iraq after the defeat of Saddam Hussein.

Fallows will speak at 7 p.m. in McGuire Hall on the college's North Charles Street campus. He originally was scheduled to speak last month but postponed the event to travel to and report from the Middle East.

Fallows recently was named a finalist for a 2003 National Magazine Award for his cover story "The Fifty-First State?" examining the role of the United States in Iraq after the war.

In Baltimore County

County Board of Education to meet tomorrow evening

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.

`Drug Free Kids' seminars set to begin this week

TOWSON -- The Office of Substance Abuse Education at Sheppard Pratt Health System is accepting registrations for a six-hour program for preteens, teens and parents called "Drug Free Kids."

The program consists of four 1 1/2 -hour evening sessions of classroom instruction and a parent workshop. "The program provides young people with the tools needed to resist the pressure to use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs," said Michael M. Gimbel, director of substance abuse education and prevention services at Sheppard Pratt.

The first four-week session begins Thursday at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center. Participants pay a moderate fee. Information: 410-938-3102.

Congressman sponsoring contest for art students

TIMONIUM -- Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger is sponsoring the 22nd annual Congressional Art Contest for high school art students in the 2nd Congressional District.

Entries will be accepted in a variety of media and will be judged by a panel of three professionals from the art community. The winner will spend a day with the congressman in Washington, and the winner's work will hang in the Canon Building tunnel to the U.S. Capitol.

Entries must be delivered to Ruppersberger's Timonium district office, 375 W. Padonia Road, Suite 200, by May 5. Contest details are available at www.house.gov/hooley/artshow. html. Information: Jill Matusky, 410-628-2701.

From staff reports

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