New Windsor runoff vote scheduled for May 22


May 12, 2007

The town of New Windsor in Carroll County will hold a runoff election May 22 between incumbent Councilman Steve Farkas and career firefighter Byron Welker, who tied in the May 8 municipal election.

Farkas and Welker each received 76 votes in the election, tying for the third seat on the five-member Town Council.

Incumbent Kevin Null and telecommunications technician F. Tracey Alban II were elected to the other two seats.


: Health

Cold-weather deaths declined last winter

The number of people who died in Baltimore because of cold weather declined 55 percent this past winter, city health officials announced this week.

FOR THE RECORD - Because of incorrect information provided by the Baltimore Health Department, a city/county digest item in Saturday's editions misstated the number of people who died of cold weather- related causes last winter. The correct number is nine.
The Sun regrets the errors.

Eight hypothermia deaths were reported from Sept. 1 to March 31, compared with 18 during the same period of the 2005-2006 winter, health officials said.

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Baltimore's health commissioner, credited the decline to expanded services for the city's homeless during the winter. This past winter marked the first time the shelter was kept open each day. From Nov. 15 to March 31, the city's shelter provided overnight housing for an average of 229 people per day.


Ritz Chamber group to give free concert

Making up for a February date that was canceled because of snow, the Ritz Chamber Players are scheduled to give a free concert at 7 p.m. May 22 in the Schaefer Ballroom of the Baltimore School for the Arts, 712 Cathedral St. The concert will feature guest artists from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, including violinist and concertmaster Jonathan Carney, cellist Ilya Finkelshteyn and violist Karin Brown. The Ritz Chamber Players participated in residencies at the school this year and last year, working side by side with students. For more information, go to or call 410-625-0403.

Notre Dame

Registration open for English classes

Registration is open for this summer's day classes at the English Language Institute at the College of Notre Dame. The 8-week session - set to run from June 4 to July 27 on the college's campus, 4701 N. Charles St. - includes beginning through advanced classes on topics that include writing and grammar, reading and discussion, listening and speaking, vocabulary, pronunciation, American culture and a preparation course for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Classes, which are both full- and part-time, are available from 9 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Registration continues until May 29. To register or for more information, call 410-532-5566 or go to

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