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August 17, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Charges expected to be dropped in shooting of bus driver

Attempted murder and other charges are expected to be dropped this morning in Baltimore District Court against a city man arrested in the wounding of an MTA bus driver last month, prosecutors said.

According to prosecutors, there were no reliable witnesses who could identify Anthony Jackson, 30, of the 2200 block of Whittier Ave. as being the gunman who fired on driver Eartha Collins-Harrison, 49.

Police say the intended target was a man who was getting on the bus at 1 a.m. July 20 in the 2400 block of Reisterstown Road. Collins-Harrison was wounded in the right hand and right thigh. Jackson, who was being held without bail, is expected to be released from custody today, prosecutors said.

O'Malley to hold forum with public tonight at school

Mayor Martin O'Malley is scheduled to host his monthly "open dialogue" with the public at 7 tonight at Harford Heights Elementary School.

The question-and-answer forum will provide the public with an opportunity to voice concerns to O'Malley and get answers from members of his Cabinet, who also will attend.

Harford Heights Elementary School is at 1919 N. Broadway.

Free symposium is planned for caregivers Saturday

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a Baltimore Democrat, will hold a free symposium Saturday to help people who are caring for adults in their homes and assisted-living environments learn about various services.

The symposium, titled "The 2004 Caregivers Guide to Understanding the Role of Health Care Providers when Caring for Adults," will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Frederick Douglass High School, 2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway.

Specialized health care providers in such areas as social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, and nursing home administration are expected to be available.

Information: 410-685-9199.

In Baltimore County

Villa Julie announces new staff appointments

STEVENSON - Jeffrey F. Dudley has been named director of development at Villa Julie College. Dudley previously served as director of the sports campaign and major gifts at Towson University. He is a graduate of Towson University and McDaniel College.

The college also named Frances Bergin Gunshol as director of major gifts and planned giving. She previously was executive director of development at Baltimore City Community College. Gunshol is a graduate of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

Donna Tivald, formerly Villa Julie's director of major gifts and planned giving, was named director of corporate and foundation relations.

Baltimore County Code is now available online

TOWSON - The 2003 Baltimore County Code has been placed online at the county's Web site, www.baltimorecountyonline.info (click on the "Baltimore County Code" logo).

The County Code is a complete listing of laws pertaining to local matters such as historic preservation, permits and licenses, and pet ownership.

Access to the documents is free.

Baltimore Philatelic Society to hold stamp exhibition

HUNT VALLEY - The Baltimore Philatelic Society will be the host for a stamp exhibition from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 3-4 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, at Interstate 83 and Shawan Road.

A number of national and international philatelic societies, including the British North America Philatelic Society and the British Caribbean Study Group, will be represented.

The collections to be displayed are valued at several million dollars, according to organizers. Admission to the show is $4 for a three-day pass. Children younger than 18 will be admitted free.

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