City / County Digest


January 19, 2007

4 area students semifinalists in talent search

Four Baltimore-area students are among 300 teens nationwide selected this week as semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search competition, which is known as the "Junior Nobel Prize."

The local winners are: Emma Call of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Afton Vechery of Glenelg High School, Danna Thomas of Broadneck Senior High School in Annapolis and Anna Cyganowski of Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson.

The students were selected from 1,700 applicants.

Sara Neufeld

Metro area: Religion

Leaders to hold ecumenical service

Leaders from eight Christian denominations will worship together Tuesday at a service sponsored by the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council and the clergy of the Lutherville area. Bishop Suffragan John L. Rabb of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland will deliver the sermon. The service is to be held at Havenwood Presbyterian Church in Lutherville. Rabb is chairman of the Ecumenical Leaders Group, an organization of leaders of Central Maryland's denominations. The fourth annual service, part of the international Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, will begin at 7 p.m. Information: 410-467-6194.

Baltimore: Citywide

Census of homeless to be held Jan. 26

Baltimore Homeless Services is to count and interview homeless people during the 2007 Homeless Census, which will be held Jan. 26 during a 24-hour period, as required by federal officials. In 2005, the last time the city conducted a census of the homeless, volunteers counted 2,943 people who said they were without regular shelter. It is estimated that between 6,522 and 7,023 city residents are homeless at some point during the year. Information: Maureen Sarver at maureen.


Spring registration held through Jan. 27

Baltimore City Community College is holding registration for its spring classes through Jan. 27 at its Liberty and Harbor campuses. Registration is available Mondays through Thursdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prospective students also my register online at or by phone at 410-462-8300.

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