Baltimore County Digest

BALTIMORE COUNTY DIGEST

October 12, 2006

Second pedestrian dies in Perry Hall accident

A pedestrian accident Friday night in Perry Hall has claimed a second life, county police said yesterday.

Anne Dauria. 77, of the first block of Guinevere Court near White Marsh died Tuesday night at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

Dauria and companion Anne Silk, 69, of the 1600 block of Martha Court in Bel Air were struck by a northbound Dodge van while crossing the 9600 block of Belair Road about 9 p.m. Silk died that night at Shock Trauma, police said.

The 45-year-old driver was not injured, and the accident remains under investigation, police said.

Richard Irwin

Brooklandville

School head to be installed

Monica M. Gillespie will be installed as the eighth head of St. Paul's School for Girls during a ceremony beginning at 8:15 a.m. tomorrow in the performance gym on the Brooklandville campus.

Mary Louise Leipheimer, head of school at the Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Va., will be the guest speaker.

Gillespie, who was head of school at St. Luke's Lutheran School in Culpeper, Va., has been working at St. Paul's since July, when she moved to Baltimore with her husband, John, and three children.

A published author and educational consultant, she is also an experienced teacher, coach and administrator. Gillespie completed her undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Virginia, where she also received a doctorate.

St. Paul's School for Girls is a private, college preparatory school of 477 students in grades five through 12 in Baltimore County.

Catonsville

Tolerance is focus of meeting

The Baltimore County Ethnic Diversity Advisory Council and the county Office of Fair Practices and Community Affairs will host their first multi-ethnic community outreach meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Catonsville Senior Center, 501 N. Rolling Road.

"The Ethnic Diversity Advisory Council is interested in soliciting ideas from Baltimore County residents on how our county government can change its policies and practices to be more responsive to issues affecting various racial, religious and ethnic groups," said Dunbar Brooks, council chairman. "We want to serve as a direct link between county government and the diverse communities that comprise our county."

Residents who want to attend the meeting are asked to respond by Monday at 410-887-5557.

Workshop on finances set

The Community College of Baltimore County Office of Financial Aid will present a two-hour workshop designed to assist students, faculty and the public in financial management and identity theft protection.

The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. until noon Wednesday in the Q Building on the Catonsville campus, 800 S. Rolling Road.

The first segment, "Ultimate Money Skills: Scholars, Dollars, Budgets and Bills," will emphasize how the choices that students make about money in college can have a direct impact on their future financial success.

The second segment will focus on identity theft. According to a 2005 report by the Federal Trade Commission, Baltimore has the highest number of reported cases of identity theft in the state, with 896 cases reported annually.

The event is free and open to the community. Information: Larry Aaronson at 410-455-6914 or laaronson@ccbcmd.edu.

Towson

GBMC to open SAFE suite

Greater Baltimore Medical Center will open its new Sexual Assault Forensic Examination suite on Monday.

The suite, with nurses trained to help victims of sexual assault, will have private and confidential office and examination space, room for detectives to work, and facilities for evidence processing, GBMC officials said.

The nurses assigned to the SAFE unit had been using whatever space was available in the main emergency department for their exams and interviews.

The new, four-room SAFE suite, dedicated solely to caring for sexual assault cases, includes an exam room, a bathroom where patients can shower, a room for law enforcement officers to interview patients and complete reports, and office space, officials said.

GBMC has been operating the SAFE program, one of 19 statewide, since 1988 and is the only hospital in Baltimore County with a unit dedicated to treating victims of sexual assault who are age 13 and older, GBMC officials said.

Towson

Harvest festival scheduled

Cromwell Valley Park Council will present its Fall Harvest Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Cromwell Valley Park, Willow Grove Farm, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road.

The family festival will include local crafters and artisans; a blacksmith demonstration; hayrides; farm animals; farm exhibits; cider pressing, and a seed-spitting contest.

Cost is $5 per car. For information, call 410-887-2503.

Events or news items for the Baltimore County Digest may be submitted to baltco.news@baltsun.com. Information should be sent at least 10 days in advance of the event.

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