City/county Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

Baltimore & Region

November 29, 2005

Baltimore: Employment

Jobs open house set for veterans

An open house for veterans seeking employment is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Catholic Charities' St. Jude's Employment Center, 19 W. Franklin St. The fair is open to veterans and people interested in veterans affairs.

Education

School board forum to focus on safety

The Baltimore school board will hold a public forum on school system safety issues from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at the Polytechnic Institute, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane. The school system police chief and other system officials are expected to attend and be available to answer questions. Information: 410-396-8709.

Baltimore County: Catonsville

5-year-old girl hit by car near school

A 5-year-old girl was struck by a car as she crossed the street in front of Johnnycake Elementary School yesterday morning, police said. The girl, who was not seriously hurt, was taken to a nearby hospital for observation, said Cpl. Mike Hill, a county police spokesman. The driver of a sport utility vehicle, about to make a left turn from the 5900 block of Craigmont Road about 8:30 a.m., stopped for a crossing guard, and the driver of a car behind the SUV went around the SUV and hit the girl, Hill said. He said no charges had been filed.

Laura Barnhardt

Maryland: Rockville

D.C. suburb officials support Duncan

More than 50 current and former elected officials from the Washington area suburbs announced yesterday that they are endorsing Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan's campaign for governor. Duncan joined nearly 30 supporters on the steps of his Rockville office at an endorsement that featured such supporters as Rep. Chris Van Hollen and Isiah Leggett, the former chairman of the state Democratic Party. Others supporting the Democrat in his primary bid against Mayor Martin O'Malley next year include Rep. Albert R. Wynn, who did not attend, former Rep. Michael D. Barnes, nearly 30 state legislators and five County Council members.

Doug Donovan

Anne Arundel

Pasadena man, 49, found drowned

The body of a Pasadena man was found by a rocky shoreline at Down's Park on Sunday morning, authorities said. The state medical examiner's office said the man drowned, Maryland Natural Resources police said. The victim was identified as William Peter Palo Jr., 49, of the 1800 block of Poplar Ridge Drive. Palo was last seen Saturday night leaving his home , Anne Arundel County police said. His boat was found with the motor running about a mile north of where the body lay, Natural Resources police said. There were no signs of foul play, police said.

Jamie Stiehm

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