Baltimore County Digest

Baltimore County Digest

July 20, 2006

Ehrlich appoints two to county school board

The Baltimore County school board will have to select a new coordinator for a group of community advisory panels because its former leader is taking a new post.

Carney community leader and education activist Meg O'Hare has been named to the school board. She served as chairwoman of the Northeast Area Educational Advisory Council for five years before the county school board named her as coordinator of the area councils, she said.

Her children graduated from the county school system and she has grandchildren attending schools here, O'Hare said.

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. appointed O'Hare to a five-year term, taking the at-large seat vacated by Tom Grzymski.

Ehrlich also appointed H. Edward Parker Jr. to fill the seat left vacant by Luis Borunda, who resigned in April. Parker also serves on the county's Planning Board as the chairman of the committee that reviews capital improvements.

Parker said he plans to keep both positions as long as he has enough time to do both jobs well. Neither position is paid.

A retired principal of Sollers Point Technical High School, Parker has five adult children, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He lives in Dundalk with his wife, an auditor for the county school system.

Liz F. Kay

Timonium

Pair charged in burglary

Two people have been arrested and charged in connection with a burglary in Timonium, Baltimore County police said yesterday.

Nicole Lynn Moran, 22, and Daniel Jerome Bailey, 35, each with no fixed address, were arrested in the Patterson Park area of Baltimore, police said. The two are suspects in other county burglaries, police said.

According to police, a male and female would drive up to houses, where one of them would jump out of the car, enter a yard or garage and grab items before returning to the car and driving away.

Moran has been charged with second-degree burglary, police said. Bailey has been charged with first-, second- and fourth-degree burglary and petty theft, police said.

Bailey was being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $32,500 bail, police said. Moran was scheduled to appear before a court commissioner yesterday, police said.

Nick Shields

Countywide

Back-to-school drive for the needy

The Preston Mitchum Jr. Foundation has begun its third back-to-school campaign, collecting clothing, school supplies and other items for children living in shelters.

Clothing for boys and girls ages 5 to 17 and new supplies such as book bags, lunchboxes, notebooks, pencils and personal hygiene items can be dropped off through Aug. 19 at many locations, including all branches of Eastern Savings Bank, State Employees Credit Union and Harbor Bank of Maryland. A list of drop-off sites is available on the foundation's Web site, www.pmjfoundation.org/givingback.html.

Materials will be distributed to more than 500 children at 10 shelters in Maryland. Donations can be sent to the foundation at P.O. Box 20301, Baltimore 21284.

Oregon Ridge

Democrats set crab feast for Aug. 6

The Central Baltimore County Democratic Club is planning its annual crab feast featuring Democratic candidates from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Arts and Sciences Pavilion at Oregon Ridge Park, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville.

Food includes hot dogs, hamburgers, roast beef and salads in addition to crabs. Live music is planned. The cost is $40 for adults ages 21 and older; $20 for 13- to 20-year-olds, and free for children ages 12 and younger.

Tickets can be purchased at www.cbcdc.org or by check addressed to CBCDC, 600 Dunkirk Road, Baltimore 21212.

Information: 410-592-3003.

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