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In Baltimore County

Grant applications being accepted for improvement projects

TOWSON - Baltimore County is accepting applications for the Community Conservation Action Grant program, which provides money to nonprofit groups and community associations to pay for improvement projects.

Grants are as large as $10,000 and require that applicants provide a 25 percent match in cash and/or volunteer labor.

An information meeting on the fiscal 2002 program will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 4 at the Office of Community Conservation in the Investment Building, 1 Investment Place. Information: 410-887-5969, or 410-887-2288 in eastern Baltimore County; 410-887-6064 in the central area; 410-887-3898 in the northwest area; and 410-887-2909 in the southwest area.

Domestic violence program receives wireless phones

TOWSON - The Family Violence Unit hot line of the Baltimore County Department of Social Services is the recipient of 40 wireless telephones and airtime to help victims of domestic violence and their advocates.

The donation, made yesterday by Sprint PCS and Motorola, is part of Call to Protect, a national effort of the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association's Wireless Foundation, Motorola and CTIA member carriers.

The wireless phones will give domestic violence victims instant access to 911, access to around-the-clock advocate support and the ability to reach nearby relatives without having to return home, a Sprint PCS spokeswoman said.

Judaism, gender program to feature 4 women

PIKESVILLE - Four prominent Jewish women will share the role spirituality and gender have played in their lives at "Gender and Judaism: Women as Agents of Change" at 7 p.m. Thursday at Beth Tfiloh Congregation, 3300 Old Court Road.

The guest speakers are Shoshana Cardin, vice president of the Jewish National Fund and Israel Projects; Rebecca Hoffberger, founder and director of the American Visionary Arts Museum; state Sen. Barbara A. Hoffman, chairwoman of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee; and Susan Weidman Schneider, founder and editor of Lilith magazine, a Jewish women's publication.

A dessert reception will be held. Admission is $10. Information: Karen Wilkowsky, 410-486-1900, Ext. 232.

County's Web site grows to include daily events list

TOWSON - Baltimore County's Web site has been expanded to include a daily calendar of public events, meetings, programs and hearings.

The calendar can be called up by logging on to and clicking on the calendar button in the left border of the home page.

In Baltimore City

Police find man fatally shot on Edmondson Avenue

A Northeast Baltimore man died early yesterday after he was shot several times in West Baltimore, police said.

Stephen Smith, 49, of the 4100 block of St. Georges Ave., was found by police about 1:30 a.m., lying in the 2200 block of Edmondson Ave. Detective Ray Laslett said he died about a half-hour later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Anyone with information about the killing is urged to call Laslett or Detective Mark Hughes at 410-396-2100.

HERO AIDSWalk scheduled for June 3

The annual HERO AIDSWalk will take place at 9 a.m. June 3 at City College, The Alameda and 32nd Street. Registration starts at 7 a.m.

The event is one of Maryland's largest AIDS fund-raisers. Over the past 13 years, the walk has raised more than $2.5 million for AIDS services and programs.

The walk is organized by Health Education Resource Organization Inc. (HERO), which provides help for more than 200 children and 500 families affected by HIV/AIDS. Information: 410- 685-WALK.

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