Baltimore County Digest

BALTIMORE COUNTY DIGEST

August 09, 2007

Man waives right to bail review in fatal stabbing

A 49-year-old Woodlawn man charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend waived his right to ask for bail yesterday, authorities said.

Bennie Fullard is being held on a first-degree murder charge in the death of Satya Duana Long, 39. She was found dead with multiple stab wounds about 10:35 p.m. Monday in the couple's apartment in the first block of Cedar Heights Court, Baltimore County police said. The killing appears to be related to a domestic dispute, police said.

Fullard was denied bail and waived his right to a bail review yesterday by a judge in Towson District Court.

Police said they received a call from Fullard's family saying he told his mother he had just killed his girlfriend.

Officers found Fullard on Monday night near Park Heights and Belvedere avenues, police said.

A man with the same name and born in the same year as Fullard has at least three previous convictions, including first- and second-degree assault and battery and resisting arrest, court records show.

Josh Mitchell

Schools

Orientation planned for new teachers

Baltimore County public schools will hold the annual New Teacher Orientation program to welcome about 700 teachers to the county's classrooms.

The three-day orientation, beginning Tuesday, welcomes new teachers and introduces them to the county schools and curriculum, assessment, reading and other aspects of teaching in the county.

Teachers will talk with vendors and be greeted by many of the system's administrators, representatives of the teachers' association, and other educators.

This year's theme is "Building a Community of Learners," and speakers during the three-day event will include state Superintendent of Schools Nancy S. Grasmick, Baltimore County Superintendent Joe A. Hairston and Harry Wong, author of the book The First Days of School.

The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Randallstown High School, 4000 Offutt Road. The final day of orientation will feature daylong professional activities at the teachers' schools. Information: 410-887-6400

Police

Aviation unit featured on cable TV

The county police aviation unit is featured in this month's edition of Police Report, the Baltimore County Police Department's cable TV program.

The program, broadcast through Sept. 7, also includes an introduction to the new police chief, Jim Johnson, a 29-year veteran of the department.

The show is aired on Comcast Channel 25 at 8:30 p.m. Mondays, 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

Auditions

Symphony seeks new members

The Maryland Youth Symphony and Preparatory orchestras will hold auditions for new members from Aug. 25.

The auditions, which will run until Sept. 8, will be held at the Community College of Baltimore County's Catonsville campus, 800 S. Rolling Road. Information: www.myso.info.

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