City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

November 11, 2006

Unidentified man found fatally shot in Curtis Bay

A man was shot and killed yesterday in Curtis Bay, city police said. His body was found in the 4500 block of Pennington Ave. about 5:39 a.m., said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman. Authorities did not release the man's identity or any other details of the incident last night.

Annie Linskey

Baltimore: Schools

Board to meet at Digital Harbor

The Baltimore school board will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday at Digital Harbor High School, rather than at school system headquarters. Board members say the meeting is the first in a series that they plan to hold at school sites to improve communication with the communities they serve. Digital Harbor is located at 1100 Covington St. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast live on Education Channel 77.

Sara Neufeld

Cosby lecture to air on city channel

The city school system has produced Fatherhood Works, a 90-minute television program featuring the actor Bill Cosby sharing his views on fatherhood with a live Baltimore audience. Cosby has been touring the country in recent years lecturing on fatherhood and other issues affecting African-Americans. The program will premiere at 7 p.m. Monday on the city's Education Channel 77.

Sara Neufeld

Pratt library

British literature series set today

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is hosting a series on British literature from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the central library, 400 Cathedral St. Groups that include the Six Napoleons of Baltimore, Watson's Tin Box, the Carlton Club and the Baker Street Irregulars will discuss literature as part of the library's 27th Saturday with Sherlock Holmes. Actors will portray the rule of Holmes and other characters. Information: 410-727-5020.

Children's Book Week set to start Monday

The Enoch Pratt Free Library to set to celebrate Children's Book Week from Monday through Saturday, with the theme of "More Books, Please!" The week will end with a celebration at the central library, 400 Cathedral St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18. The free event for children will allow them to make books, have fun with balloon animals and play games. Children ages 6 and up can meet two author/illustrators -- Marjorie Pricement, whose book Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride was a Caldecott honor book, and Judith Jango-Cohen, who has produced many science and nature-related books. All of the branches will offer activities for children during the week. For more information, visit a local city library, call 410-396-5494 or go to www.epfl.net/events/kids.html.

UM

Law school screens films

The University of Maryland School of Law is presenting an afternoon of silent movies Nov. 16 at Westminster Hall at Fayette and Greene streets in Baltimore. Organist Michael Britt will play background music. The movies are to start at noon and will be Two Tars featuring Laurel and Hardy and The Blacksmith. The event is free and open to the public and is part of the Lunch Under the Pipes series.

Maryland: Global award

Transportation police honored

The Maryland Transportation Authority police have won a first-place award at the 113th annual International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Boston. The agency won in the IACP's National Law Enforcement Challenge Awards Program for its work targeting speeding and impaired drivers. The authority police force patrols the state's international airport, port facilities, tunnels, bridges and parts of many highways.

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