City/County Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

September 27, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Essex man, 30, hospitalized after he's hit by police car

BOWLEYS QUARTERS -- A 30-year-old Essex man was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday after being hit by a Baltimore County police cruiser.

Troy Ivey of the first block of Running Court was hit about 11 p.m. Saturday near Bowleys Quarters and Glenwood roads, Baltimore County police said. Officer Pearin Holt was responding to a call when Ivey stepped into the road, according to police.

Police said an initial investigation indicated that pedestrian error was the primary cause of the accident.

Lecture on public polling scheduled for tonight

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County League of Women Voters will present "Public Opinion Polling: Method and Impact," a lecture by Patrick Gonzales, president of Gonzales Research & Marketing, at 6 p.m. today at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center.

Subsequent lecturers in the series will include Nobel laureate Peter Agre; Barry Rascovar, a former Sun journalist; Stanley F. Battle, president of Coppin State University; Shelley Rigger, associate professor of East Asian policy at Davidson College; and Byron L. Warnken, director of judicial internship at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

The cost is $50 for the six-lecture series and $90 for two members of the same household. The cost is $10 for a single lecture. Reservations: 410-377-8046.

Author-educator to speak tomorrow at Park School

BROOKLANDVILLE -- Vivian Gussin Paley, an author and educator, will speak at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Park School, 2425 Old Court Road.

Paley, who has been a kindergarten and nursery school teacher for 37 years, is the author of 11 books. She will speak on the importance of imaginative play for children in early childhood. After the lecture, Paley will sign copies of her book A Child's Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play.

Tickets are $5. Information: 410-339-4133.

In Baltimore City

City officials to attend benefit screening of movie

Mayor Martin O'Malley and his fire chief will join the cast of the film Ladder 49 for a screening of the movie to raise money for the Baltimore City Fire Foundation.

Actors John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix are scheduled to appear at the $200-per-seat screening at the Senator Theatre on York Road.

O'Malley and Fire Chief William J. Goodwin participated in the filming of scenes for the movie, which shot on location throughout Baltimore during the past year. O'Malley had a small speaking role during a scene depicting an award ceremony at the War Memorial building. The fire foundation was established to help the city raise money to purchase equipment and to upgrade facilities.

Author of city's book for 2004 to visit libraries

Jacqueline Woodson, author of Miracle's Boys, will speak this week at two branches of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Miracle's Boys, the story of three orphan brothers from New York, has been selected as Baltimore's Book for 2004.

Woodson will discuss the book and sign copies at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Northwood branch, 4420 Loch Raven Blvd.; and at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Forest Park branch, 3023 Garrison Blvd.

Gospel concert to raise money for 2 organizations

A gospel concert to raise money for the Baltimore Police Athletic League and the Northwood Football League will be held Sunday at Morgan State University.

The concert will feature Detrick Hadden, Norman Hutchins, and the singing groups Rizen, the Church of the Redeemed of the Lord Mass Choir, and the Glorified Praise and Drama Mime Ministry.

Ticket prices range from $35 to $45 and can be purchased at Upward Way, 5648 The Alameda; and Lifeway Christian Supplies, 7631 Belair Road.

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