City/county Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

December 31, 2005

Lawyer to head Pratt Library's trustees

Sandra P. Gohn has been elected chairwoman of the Enoch Pratt Free Library board of trustees and president of its board of directors, the library announced this week.

Gohn - a partner with the law firm DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary - has been on the Pratt board since 1996, and also serves on the boards of the Baltimore Cancer Support Group, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and Marjorie Cook Foundation.

Gohn also has experience with libraries - she has a master's degree in library science and during the mid-1970s she worked as an elementary school librarian, according to Pratt officials.

Baltimore: West side

Two teens shot outside liquor store

Two 17-year-old boys were shot outside a liquor store in West Baltimore last night and were in critical but stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police said that two men approached the boys outside the Cut Rate liquor store near Lexington and Fulton streets at 9:05 p.m. and opened fire. The shooters fired several times before running east in the 1700 block of W. Lexington St., said Agent Donny Moses, a Police Department spokesman. Moses said one victim was shot in both legs and suffered a broken bone. The other victim was shot in the left eye, he said.

City delegation

Hearing is set on law enforcement

Baltimore's state delegates and senators are planning a hearing on law enforcement strategies in the city from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The lawmakers are hoping that top city officials, as well as community leaders, law enforcement officials and residents, will testify during the hearing. The hearing will be held at the War Memorial Building, 101 N. Gay St.

Northwest

Meeting on Scouts to be held Monday

A town hall meeting on Boy Scouts in the African-American community is set for Monday at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria of St. Ambrose School, Park Heights Avenue and Sumter Avenue. The meeting is sponsored by the Roots of Scouting Inc.

Maryland: Education

Funds offered to repay college loans

Applications are being accepted by the Maryland Higher Education Commission for the Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program. The program provides up to $7,500 a year to repay college loans for lawyers, nurses, nurse faculty, physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants, social workers, speech pathologists and teachers. To qualify, a person must be providing service to low-income, under-served residents. For an application, go to www.mhec.state.md.us and click on the financial aid application section.

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