In Baltimore County
14th wellness center based in county school to open at Chesapeake
DUNDALK -- State and county officials will celebrate the opening of Baltimore County's 14th school-based wellness center at Chesapeake High School today.
The county school system's Wellness Center program provides primary health care services to students who have inadequate health insurance or don't have access to a primary care physician. Parental consent is required before students can receive treatment.
The program is a partnership of the school system, the Baltimore County Department of Health, MedStar Health Care and Bank of America. Information: 410-887- 4214.
Operetta to help elementary begin education week today
PARKVILLE -- Pupils, teachers and parents at White Oak Elementary School will watch a performance of "The Three Little Pigs: An Operetta" by members of the Baltimore Opera Company today to begin American Education Week.
American Education Week, a national celebration intended to encourage parents and community members to get involved in schools, runs through Friday. During the week, county schools will hold events such as White Oak's opera day.
Association's teen council to collect food donations
RANDALLSTOWN -- Stevenswood Improvement Association's Teen Council will collect nonperishable food donations from residents from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, in the latest of the youth group's service projects.
Residents are asked to leave nonperishable items in blue plastic bags on their doorsteps for collection by the youth group. Donations will be delivered to Irona Pope of South and South East Development Organization for distribution to the needy.
College trustees meeting set for Wednesday evening
ESSEX -- Trustees for the Community College of Baltimore County will meet at 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday at the Essex campus, 7201 Rossville Blvd.
The board will meet in Rooms C-213, 214 and 215 in the College Community Center. Anyone who wants to address the board must sign a register outside the meeting rooms by 7: 15 p.m.
In Baltimore City
School board to discuss policy on public participation
The Baltimore City school board will hold a public hearing from 5 p.m. to 6: 30 p.m. Thursday to discuss a proposed change in how the public participates in school board meetings.
The meeting will be held in the first-floor boardroom at 200 E. North Ave. The board will take a final vote on the issue Dec. 14.
Police have no suspects, don't know motive in killing
Police said yesterday they had yet to determine a motive and had made no arrest in the killing of a woman whose body was found behind a house in the Patterson Park section of East Baltimore last week.
The body of Audrey Gail Johnson, 40, of the 2400 block of E. Oliver St. was found about 1 p.m. Wednesday in the back yard of a vacant house in the 200 block of S. Washington St., said Detective Ray Jones.
After an autopsy Thursday, the state medical examiner ruled Johnson's death a homicide. Police declined to reveal the cause of death. Anyone with information is asked to call Jones at 410-396- 2100.