Police holding 'person of interest' in killing of
Baltimore City police said last week that they were
holding a "person of interest" in the April 17 stabbing of
student Christopher Elser, who died the next day. The
20-year-old junior was attacked while sleeping in the Sigma
Alpha Epsilon fraternity house on the southwest corner of
St. Paul and 30th streets.
The person, who is in custody on unrelated charges, is
believed to be the man seen in lengthy surveillance tapes
taken that night in the Charles Village neighborhood.
Detectives had released footage last month and subsequently
received "about eight" tips on the subject's identity,
according to The Baltimore Sun. There is a $50,000
reward being offered for information leading to the
conviction of Elser's attacker.
'Something the Lord Made' receives nine Emmy
Something the Lord Made — the HBO film
chronicling the story of Johns Hopkins physician Alfred
Blalock and his assistant Vivien Thomas, who together
pioneered "blue baby" cardiac surgery — has received
nine Emmy nominations. The announcement was made July
In addition to its nod for outstanding
made-for-television movie, the film garnered outstanding
lead actor nominations for both Alan Rickman and Mos Def.
Other nominations were for outstanding writing, directing,
casting, cinematography, single-camera picture editing and
single-camera sound mixing. The Emmy winners will be
announced in September.
SPH signs agreement to access extensive health care
Researchers at the
Bloomberg School of Public Health have signed a
multiyear agreement with PharMetrics Inc. to acquire data
from the company's proprietary Anonymous Patient-Centric
Database. The database, which includes health care
information from more than 50 million Americans, is the
largest and most complete of its kind. The information will
help researchers enhance the Adjusted Clinical Groups
Case-Mix System, which allows health care providers,
insurers and health maintenance organizations to manage
funds more efficiently and effectively.
Developed by the Bloomberg School, the ACG System is a
computer-based program that assesses the health of people
enrolled in a given health plan. The plans, in turn, use
the ACG System to help predict the need for their future
health care services.
Adjusted Clinical Groups are a series of mutually
exclusive, health-status categories that are defined by
morbidity, age and gender. Based on the premise that the
level of resources necessary for delivering appropriate
health care to a population is correlated to the illness
burden of that population, they are used by more than 175
health care organizations worldwide.
Theatre Hopkins sets open call for actors and
On Saturday, July 31, Theatre
Hopkins will hold an open call for actors and
technicians. Actors interested in auditioning should bring
a resume, photograph and at least one prepared piece.
Those interested in technical work should bring a resume
and other pertinent materials.
Theatre Hopkins' 83rd season will include both classic
and contemporary works. All performers and technical and
production staff members receive monetary compensation. To
schedule an individual appointment between 1 and 3 p.m.,
those interested should call 410-516-7159 between 1:30 and
5:30 p.m. weekdays after July 20.
SAIS selects International Reporting Project Fellows for
Eight U.S. journalists have been awarded International
Reporting Project Fellowships at SAIS. The four-month
fellowships, part of a program aimed at increasing the
quality of international news in the U.S. media, begins
The program began in 1998 as the Pew International
Journalism Fellowships. Now renamed the IRP Fellowships, it
combines 10 weeks of study in Washington, D.C., and five
weeks of individual overseas reporting.
The fellows choose their own overseas project and
offer the stories they produce to their news organizations
or to other media.
The fellows for fall 2004, their affiliations at the
time of selection and the countries on which they will
focus are Kurt Achin, a freelancer producer in Hong Kong,
Korea; Oscar Avila, a reporter for The Chicago
Tribune, Bolivia; Julie Goodman, a reporter for The
Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., Lebanon; Sam Jaffe, a
reporter for The Scientist in New York, Tanzania;
Evan Ratliff, a freelance reporter in San Francisco,
Bangladesh; Yoruba Richen, an associate producer with
ABC News in New York, South Africa; Candace
Rondeaux, a reporter for The St. Petersburg Times,
Georgia; and Anita Srikameswaran, a reporter with The
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Egypt. They were selected by
distinguished journalists from newspapers, television and
Summer Learning Day held in cities across the
Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins organized a Summer
Learning Day on July 15, when schools, universities and
summer camps across the country hosted events emphasizing
the importance of summertime studies for primary and
secondary school students.
Baltimore participants, who committed to enhancing the
quality of academic enrichment available to young people
over the summer months, included the Mayor's Office,
Baltimore City Public Schools, Recreation and Parks, Enoch
Pratt Free Library, Police Athletic League, Parks and
People Foundation, YMCA of Central Maryland and faith-based
and parent groups.
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