In Baltimore City
Hopkins to offer students inoculations for flu, meningitis
The Johns Hopkins University is offering students at the school's Homewood campus inoculations today against meningococcal meningitis and influenza. No outbreak of meningitis has been reported at Hopkins and the shots are preventive.
Shots will be given in the Clipper Room of Shriver Hall and the reading room of Alumni Memorial Residence One between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The cost is $75 for the meningitis vaccine and $10 for the flu shot. No appointment is necessary.
Two from Schmoke's staff have accepted new positions
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke's chief of staff and another aide are leaving for jobs in the private sector and federal government.
Lynette W. Young, the mayor's top aide, has accepted a job as vice president of Carnegie Morgan, a Baltimore financial management group, a Schmoke spokesman said yesterday. Young is on leave until November.
Wendell Sutton, the mayor's assistant for fiscal and administrative affairs, plans to join the U.S. Department of the Interior within the next few weeks. Sutton said he will leave before Schmoke's term ends Dec. 7.
Fatal shooting appears drug-related, police say
The fatal shooting of a Northeast Baltimore man on a downtown parking lot Tuesday night appeared to have been drug-related, police said yesterday.
Zzeene Hilton Edward Stukes, 23, was standing on the parking lot in the 300 block of W. Baltimore St., next to Crazy John's restaurant, about 10: 10 p.m. when a gunman shot him in the upper torso at least twice, then ran north toward West Fayette Street, police said.
Stukes, who resided in the 1500 block of Gorsuch Ave. in Waverly, was pronounced dead 30 minutes later at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.
Residents' input sought for recreation programs
The Department of Recreation and Parks is asking residents to visit their local recreation center between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. today to share ideas on how to expand and improve programs. Information: 410-396-7900.
In Baltimore County
Police seek car that belonged to man found dead after fire
TOWSON -- County police are asking for the public's help in locating a car that belonged to a Turners Station man found dead earlier this week after a townhouse fire.
The car belonged to George Koval Jr., 62, whose body was discovered in a burning townhouse Monday. Police said Koval was dead before the fire at 102 Willow Court, but how he died has not been determined.
The 1995 four-door Dodge Neon is either teal or light purple, police said, and has Maryland tags EGR 632 and one "donut" spare. Anyone with information about the car should call 410-887-2198.
Park School sets conference on early childhood education
BROOKLANDVILLE -- Hundreds of educators are expected to participate in the Park School's eighth Early Childhood Education Conference at 11 a.m. tomorrow.
The keynote speaker will be Patricia Ramsey, author and director of Mount Holyoke College's Gorse Child Study Center. Ramsey's work focuses on social development, early attitude development and multicultural education.
Educators who attend the free event can receive teacher training credit. Information: 410-339-4130.