Baltimore County Digest

BALTIMORE COUNTY DIGEST

August 25, 2006

County will give $75,000 to UMBC's legal center

Baltimore County government will contribute $75,000 to a new Legal Resource Center and related programs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, officials announced yesterday.

The money is to go to the techcenter@UMBC, the university's technology incubator, to support the Legal Resource Center and the entrepreneur-in-residence and CFO-in residence programs.

The center's legal services are available to technology center companies and other businesses. It is the only law school program of its kind in the country that is located amid technology facilities, according to the announcement.

Essex

Boy, 7, charged in stabbing

A 7-year-old boy was arrested and charged as a juvenile in the stabbing of another boy, also, 7, on the playground of an Essex apartment complex late yesterday afternoon, Baltimore County police reported.

The boys were fighting on a playground at the Hartland Park Apartments in the 1400 block of Wiinter Park Circle about 5:30 p.m. when one stabbed the other in the chest with a knife, police said.

Police said the victim was taken by a county Fire Department ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital's pediatric intensive care unit, where he was in serious but stable condition.

The assailant was taken into custody a short time after the incident, police said.

Names of the boys were not divulged.

Richard Irwin

Police Department

Grant to aid school-bus safety patrols

Baltimore County police have received a $33,750 grant as part of a state police school-bus safety program, the state police announced.

The grant is part of a package of more than $500,000 in grants awarded to police agencies throughout the state. The grant money is to be used for overtime for officers on school-bus patrols.

Officers are to be on the lookout for drivers who fail to stop for flashing red lights and for other traffic violations related to school bus safety.

Public meetings

Comment sought on waste plan

A series of public meetings has been scheduled to allow the public to comment on Baltimore County's 10-year solid waste management plan.

Topics to be discussed include recycling, waste to energy and landfills.

Meetings are scheduled: Sept. 5 at the Arbutus Library; Sept. 13 at the Rosedale Library; Sept. 26 at the Cockeysville Library; and Oct. 3 at Summit Park Elementary School.

The meeting at Summit Park Elementary is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Other meetings are 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Information, including drafts of the plan: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/recycling.

For questions, contact Laura Greaver at 410-887-2790 or lgreaver@co.ba.md.us.

Library

Branches set to expand their hours

Baltimore County public library branch hours will be expanded starting next month.

Beginning Sept. 5, all branches will open an hour earlier, at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday.

In addition, Hereford Library hours have been extended to match those at every other branch, except for the Loch Raven Library, county library officials said.

The new hours for all libraries except Loch Raven are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Loch Raven Library's hours are: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Sunday hours will remain the same.

Towson Library is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays year-round. From Sunday, Oct. 1, to Sunday, April 29, the Catonsville, Cockeysville, North Point, Pikesville, Randallstown and White Marsh libraries will be open.

Information: 410-887-6196.

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