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TWA employee accused of possessing checks stolen in mail

A TWA cargo employee who helped load planes carrying mail from Baltimore to Hawaii was charged with possession of stolen mail after U.S. postal inspectors found 318 envelopes, all addressed to Chase Manhattan Bank credit card customers, in a closet of his Hyattsville home Saturday.

Peter B. James, also known as Peter Bamidele Adeyemi, was arrested as part of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service into stolen credit card convenience checks mailed to customers in Hawaii by American Express and 10 other financial institutions, court papers show.

James, 45, appeared yesterday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Magistrate Judge Beth P. Gesner ordered him released on electronic home monitoring pending his trial.

Assistance to be offered in paying utility bils

Baltimore City's Department of Housing and Community Development has released a telephone number that low-income residents can call to seek help with paying utility bills.

The financial assistance comes from the Electric Universal Service Program, a state fund designed to help disadvantaged Marylanders pay utility bills and weatherize their homes.

Residents will be able to seek the assistance at Department of Housing and Community Development service centers beginning July 3.

The city is taking calls from people who wish to learn more about the fund at (410) 396-5555.

In Baltimore County

Harford official named public works director

TOWSON - C. Edward Adams Jr. has been appointed director of public works for Baltimore County, effective July 10.

Adams is currently Harford County's director of public works, a job he has held since January 1999. Before that, he worked for Baltimore County for 13 years, most recently as chief of the Division of Contracts Administration. His experience includes administering construction contracts, directing the assignment of major work projects and supervising professional staff, contractors and consultants.

Adams will replace Charles R. Olsen, who is retiring.

Scale model train show planned Saturday, Sunday

TIMONIUM - "The Great Scale Model Train Show," with a large exhibit of scale model railroad items, accessories and displays, will be held Saturday and Sunday at Maryland State Fairgrounds.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults and free for children age 12 and younger.

Information: 410-730-1036 or visit the Web site,

Dinner to benefit families of Palczynski's victims

MIDDLE RIVER - A dinner and bake sale for the families of the people slain by Joseph Palczynski will be held July 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Decoy's Bar & Grill, in the 1100 block of Beech Drive in Wilson Point.

Tickets are $20.

Information: 410-687-4399.

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