In Baltimore CountyObjective of seminar is attracting...


In Baltimore County

Objective of seminar is attracting blacks to independent schools

OWINGS MILLS -- The McDonogh School and the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust are sponsoring a seminar Saturday for black students interested in attending independent schools.

Participants will be able to talk to black students who attend McDonogh and will hear from admissions officers and teachers who will try to address the perception that private schools enroll only white, wealthy children.

The seminar will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at McDonogh's Ceres M. Horn Theatre. Information or registration: 410-752-2225.

County to sponsor workshop for caregivers of the elderly

TOWSON -- Baltimore County Department of Aging will sponsor a free workshop for caregivers of the elderly Nov. 6 at Bykota Senior Center, 611 Central Ave. in Towson.

The workshop, which will be held from 9: 30 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m., will feature seminars on caring for a relative with dementia, legal issues involving the elderly, and how to choose housing for senior citizens. A free continental breakfast will be served. Lunch will be available for $4.

Registration: 410-887-2594.

Star Spangled house director will tell story of flag makers

TOWSON -- Sally Johnston, director of the Star Spangled Banner Flag House, will use old letters, receipts and newspaper advertisements to tell the story of America's flag makers at a meeting of the American Association of University Women, Towson branch.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at Towson Presbyterian Church's Thompson Hall, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave.

Information: 410-667-1037.

In Baltimore City

Architecture group to hold forum on Hopkins buildings

The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions' two new buildings for cancer research and treatment will be discussed at a forum at noon today at Hopkins' Downtown Center, Charles and Saratoga streets.

The $125 million Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Building was dedicated Monday and will begin receiving patients in January. The $59 million Bunting-Blaustein Cancer Research Tower will be dedicated Dec. 6.

The forum, sponsored by the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, is free and open to the public.

Belgian police officials visiting to study programs

Police and government officials from Antwerp, Belgium, are spending a week in Baltimore to study community policing and other crime-fighting strategies, said Agent Ragina L. Cooper, a Police Department spokeswoman.

Tony Dyck, Antwerp's police commissioner, heads the group that arrived yesterday to tour and discuss programs such as the Police Athletic League, Citizens on Patrol and Block Representative Program.

Teen boy found fatally shot on Madison Park porch

The body of a teen-age boy who had been shot at least once in the chest while asleep was found early yesterday on the front porch of a house in Madison Park in central Baltimore, police said.

Michael D. Washington, 16, was shot while sleeping on a living room sofa in a house in the 500 block of McMechen St. near Druid Hill Avenue, police said. He made it outside and was found on the porch by Central District police responding to a report of an injured person.

Washington, of the 3500 block of Reisterstown Road, who was recently released from a state juvenile facility, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police knew of no motive for the shooting and had no suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective John Geipe at 410-396-2100.

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