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In Baltimore County

Meeting scheduled tonight on proposal to expand main jail

TOWSON - County Councilman Wayne M. Skinner, a Towson Republican, has scheduled a community meeting tonight to discuss a proposed 1,000-bed expansion of the main county jail on Kenilworth Drive.

The meeting is to begin at 7 p.m. in the council work session room on the second floor of the Old Courthouse, 400 Washington Ave.

This month, county administrators announced plans to more than double the size of the detention center to relieve inmate crowding. Neighbors of the facility have criticized the decision, asking why other locations have not been considered.

Information hearing set next week for new school

OWINGS MILLS - The county education department will hold a community information meeting on New Town High School at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at Owings Mills High School.

Representatives from the architectural firm of Grimm and Parker, the division of physical facilities and the northwest area superintendent's office will answer questions about the school, which is scheduled to open in fall 2003.

The public is invited. Information: 410-887-6324.

Cardin to discuss prescription drug coverage

OVERLEA - Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin will hold a town hall meeting on Medicare and prescription drug coverage Tuesday at the Overlea-Fullerton Senior Center.

Ninety-nine percent of Americans with private insurance have a prescription-drug benefit, according to Cardin, a Democrat representing the 3rd Congressional District, but Medicare recipients do not. Congressional leaders have said they want to provide seniors with such coverage. Cardin will discuss options under consideration.

The meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. at the center, 4314 Fullerton Ave.

In Baltimore City

Police identify victim of weekend stabbing

Sherolene Franklin, 37, of Barclay House Apartments in the 3400 block of Oakfield Road in Northwest Baltimore was identified by police yesterday as the stabbing victim who was found behind a school early Sunday.

Franklin was found about 4 a.m. behind Grove Park Elementary School in the 5500 block of Kennison Ave. by Northwestern District police responding to an assault call. She was pronounced dead less than an hour later at Sinai Hospital, said Detective Ray Laslett of the homicide unit.

Laslett said Franklin was identified through fingerprints. He said police knew of no motive for the attack and had no suspects.

Kids'obstacle course race scheduled for tomorrow

The Metropolitan Obstacle Course Race for children age 13 and younger will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Clarence H. Du Burns Arena, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave.

Participants will have two opportunities to run the course. Obstacles include a trampoline, a tunnel, a tree house, a ball pit, a pool and hurdles. The course ends with a 45-foot water slide.

Participants must pay a $4 fee. All entrants will receive a certificate, and winners will receive plaques and T-shirts. Information: Mike Woodard, 410-396-4202.

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