The Board of Estimates yesterday approved a...


The Board of Estimates yesterday approved a $20 million expenditure for the second phase of a planned 800-megahertz radio communication system for the fire, police and public works departments.

The money will be used for engineering, design, training, programming and construction of a communications center and a computer-aided dispatch system. Last year, the board approved $16.6 million for phase one, which included construction of broadcast towers and purchase of radio equipment for the Fire Department.

Total cost of the project is estimated at about $65.7 million.

N.Y. law professor to lecture at Maryland law school

Berta Esperanza Hernandez-Truyol, an author and professor at St. John's University School of Law in New York, will deliver a lecture at 4: 30 p.m. today in the law library's Brune Room at the University of Maryland law school in the 500 block of W. Baltimore St.

Hernandez-Truyol has practiced law at two firms, written several books and worked in the antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Her lecture will touch on several topics, including civil rights, identity politics, cultural paradoxes and the Latino community.

Mercy High School to hold 1997 Alumnae Weekend

Mercy High School, 1300 E. Northern Parkway, will celebrate its 1997 Alumnae Weekend tomorrow through Sunday with class reunions, a liturgy and brunch, alumnae awards and the Alumnae Educators Event.

Sister Lourdes Sheehan, a director for the National Catholic Education Association in Washington, will give the keynote address at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow. A family liturgy will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday and will be followed by brunch. Information: 410-433-8880, Ext. 23.

Cook fatally stabbed at Phillips Harborplace

A cook was fatally stabbed in the kitchen of Phillips Harborplace Restaurant during an altercation with the kitchen manager last night, police said.

Detective Lynette Nevins said the men were arguing about 9: 20 p.m. when the stabbing occurred. Nevins said the victim, who was in his mid-20s, died shortly before 10 p.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Police were searching for the assailant. Few customers were in the restaurant at the time.

ESSEX -- Two of Baltimore County's high schools and its community colleges are among six institutions in the state to be recognized nationally for their technical programs, effective relationships with industry and labor, and high academic standards in occupational courses.

Eastern Technical High School, Sollers Point/Southeastern Technical School and the Community Colleges of Baltimore County have been selected as exemplary sites for their work-study programs by the National Skills Standards Board and the National School-to-Work Office.

Also recognized were North County High in Anne Arundel County, Worcester County Career and Technology Center and Wor-Wic Community College.


Medical center taking part in depression screening day


TOWSON -- St. Joseph Medical Center is participating in this year's National Depression Screening Day, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today in the medical center's Noppenberger Auditorium.

The free program includes a brief discussion and video presentation. Participants can complete an anonymous written survey for depression and will have an opportunity to talk to a mental health professional. Information: 410-337-1479.

Dundalk job fair to offer more than 25 employers


DUNDALK -- More than 25 employers will take part in Dundalk Community College's fall job fair at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the College Center Bookstore Lobby.

Employers in fields such as health care, telecommunications, light industrial and data entry will have representatives available to speak with applicants.

Information: 410-285-9927.

Pub Date: 10/09/97

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