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January 05, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Man, 22, charged in police shooting is released from hospital

A man accused of shooting a city officer who was attempting to arrest him for discharging a firearm early New Year's Day and was himself wounded by police has been released from a hospital, police said.

Renardo Lynch, 22, of the 3600 block of Spaulding Ave. is accused of firing a handgun in the 900 block of N. Montford Ave. about 12:30 a.m. Thursday to celebrate the new year and firing at several Eastern District police officers arriving in the area in response to the shots.

Officer John Dolly Jr., 29, was wounded in the right hip. The other officers returned fire, wounding Lynch in the left leg. Dolly was released yesterday from Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Lynch, charged with shooting Dolly and attempting to shoot four other officers, was being held at Central Booking and Intake Center after his discharge from Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said.

City to hold clinic today for nasal flu vaccinations

The Baltimore Health Department will hold a clinic to provide FluMist, a nasal flu vaccine, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Clarence "Du" Burns Center at 1301 S. Ellwood Ave.

Healthy individuals ages 5 to 49 years old are eligible. There is a $20 charge for the vaccine. Information: 410-396-9534.

I-895 ramp to O'Donnell St. to be closed for repairs

The Maryland Transportation Authority plans to close the northbound ramp from Interstate 895 to O'Donnell Street tomorrow night to repair guardrails.

Weather permitting, the exit will be closed from 7 p.m. tomorrow to 5 a.m. Wednesday. Motorists will be detoured to Boston Street.

Australian musical group to perform throughout city

An Australian musical group will be performing a series of concerts next week throughout the city.

The Wollongong Conservatorium of Music's Senior Flute Ensemble from Wollongong, Australia, has 18 members including 14 flutists, two pianists, one vocalist and one cellist.

The ensemble will perform at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.; at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art; and at 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at the City Hall Rotunda. All performances are free and open to the public.

In Baltimore County

Police to look for motorists who pass stopped buses

TOWSON -- With schools reopening today after winter break, Baltimore County police say they will be on the lookout for motorists who pass school buses that are stopped to pick up or discharge students.

State law requires that motorists on both sides of the street stop when a bus has its alternating flashing lights on and its stop sign displayed.

Police say they will be patrolling throughout the county looking for violators.

Free State Montessori plans open houses at school

FORK -- Free State Montessori School will hold a series of open houses this month for prospective parents.

The sessions will allow parents to see school in session and to meet teachers. The head of school and Free State parents also will be present to answer questions.

The open houses are scheduled at 1 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. Jan. 22 and 9 a.m. Jan. 29. The school is at 12536 Harford Road.

Villa Julie orchestra plans concert Jan. 16

STEVENSON -- The Greenspring Valley Orchestra at Villa Julie College has rescheduled its annual winter concert for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 in the college's Inscape Theater.

Directed by Villa Julie faculty member Robert Suggs, the orchestra includes musicians from the college, other schools and several local communities.

Tickets for the original concert, canceled Dec. 5 because of snow, will be honored. Tickets also can be purchased for $7 for general admission, $6 for senior citizens and students, and $5 for Villa Julie students. Information: 410-602-7433.

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