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Authorities trying to identify teen found dead in Woodlawn

WOODLAWN -- The body of an unidentified teen-age male was found early yesterday in a cornfield. Police said he was a homicide victim.

Police said the body, which showed signs of trauma, was found about 7 a.m. off the 7400 block of Dogwood Road and was taken to the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore for an autopsy and identification.

Police said the victim -- a black male age 17 or 18 -- was dressed in light gray sweat pants, a black T-shirt with "Black Aces" in white lettering, a black skull cap, black, white and orange Nike Air tennis shoes and a light-colored coat. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-887-2198.

Health Department events to stress wellness for kids

TOWSON -- The county Department of Health will celebrate Childhood Wellness Week with events April 16-22 to promote good health among children.

The week's activities will promote healthful behavior for mothers and children from the prenatal period through childhood. Activities include child health and safety festivals at shopping malls. Each event will feature free safety information and family health tips, health screenings and drawings for prizes.

Information: 410-887-2705.

Reisterstown school takes first place in chess tourney

REISTERSTOWN -- A team from Reisterstown Elementary School captured a first-place trophy at the recent Maryland Scholastic Chess series tournament.

Avi Zaleon, a fourth-grade pupil at the school, won a tie-breaking match after four rounds to ensure the team's first-place finish. The 10-member team also won a medal and several ribbons at last week's tournament at Beth Tfiloh Community School in Pikesville.

'Dead Man Walking' author to speak April 10 at Towson

TOWSON -- Sister Helen Prejean, author of "Dead Man Walking," an account of her ministry with death-row inmates, will speak at 8 p.m. April 10 at Towson University.

Prejean's speech, "Dead Man Walking -- The Journey," will be followed by a question-and-answer session. She will appear in the Chesapeake Room in University Union.

The event is sponsored by the Catholic Campus Ministry, the Newman Club and Interfaith Campus Ministries. Information: 410-828-0622.

In Baltimore City

Health agency to open clinic for men who are uninsured

To get health care to city men who don't have insurance, the city Health Department is opening a clinic today. The Men's Health Center will provide primary care, dental services, health education, counseling and other services.

Dr. Peter L. Beilenson, health commissioner, said such men often have nowhere to go for medical care and that he wants to close the gap. The clinic is believed to be the first of its kind in the country. Two other centers are to open in a few months, co-sponsored by Park Heights Community Health Association and Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition.

The clinic, at 1515 W. North Ave., will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 410-396-MENS.

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