Trial postponed for accused killer of undergraduate Linda
The trial for Donta Allen, the accused killer of
undergraduate Linda Trinh, has been postponed from Jan. 17
to April 25.
Trinh, a 21-year-old
engineering major and former president of her sorority,
was found dead on Jan. 23, 2005, in her residence in the
Charles Apartments, a privately owned building across
Charles Street from the Homewood campus.
Allen, a non-Hopkins affiliate described by Baltimore
City police as a "close friend" of one of Trinh's sorority
sisters, was arrested on March 23. He was 27 at the time of
his arrest. The charge is first-degree murder.
NASA Television to cover live New Horizons spacecraft
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, bound for the planet
Pluto, is scheduled for launch today, Jan. 17.
The first space probe to visit Pluto, New Horizons was
built at Johns Hopkins'
Applied Physics Laboratory, which also is managing the
mission for NASA.
NASA Television, which is available on many cable and
satellite television systems, will provide live coverage of
the launch and of pre- and post-launch news conferences.
Among those from APL scheduled to present at Sunday's
pre-launch briefing were Dave Kusnierkiewicz, the mission
systems engineer; Hal Weaver, New Horizons project
scientist; Andrew Cheng, principal investigator for the
mission's LORRI instrument; and Ralph McNutt Jr., principal
investigator for the PEPSSI instrument.
Coverage of the launch is scheduled to begin at 11
a.m. and conclude about one hour after liftoff from Launch
Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Launch
time is targeted for 1:24 p.m. Should the liftoff be
postponed, the next available time is from 1:16 to 3:15
p.m. on Wednesday. The launch window remains open through
A post-launch news conference will also be carried
live. It is expected to begin about two hours after launch,
or as soon thereafter as data on spacecraft status is
APL's New Horizons Web site is located at pluto.jhuapl.edu.
Next pickup for Professional Clothing Drive will be Jan.
Just after the holidays, when many people have
received clothing as gifts, is anticipated to be a good
time for Hopkins affiliates to donate new or gently used
professional clothing to others through the JHU
Professional Clothing Drive. Apparel is donated to area
shelters to help formerly homeless men and women get back
into the work force.
For site and coordinator information, go to
www.jhu.edu/~hr1/fsrp/clothing.html or contact Matt
Smith at 410-516-0345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donors should call the appropriate contact to verify
drop-off arrangements, and be sure to deliver clothing in
advance of the Jan. 26 pickup date.
Men's and women's clothing must be bagged separately
to facilitate delivery.
Center for Talented Youth alums net top academic
Alumni of the Johns Hopkins Center
for Talented Youth program were among the winners of
the most prestigious academic awards given in 2005. Among
those who had participated in the enrichment program for
gifted and talented children were:
Six out of 32 American recipients
of the 2006 Rhodes Scholarship, announced in November.
Three of the top 10 finishers in
the March 2005 Intel Science Talent Search, including the
winner of its first-place $100,000 scholarship.
Two of the winners in the
2005-2006 Siemens Westinghouse Competition, announced in
"We're enormously proud of these CTY alumni and their
achievements," said Lea Ybarra, executive director of CTY.
"They illustrate why it's so important to identify academic
talent early, then develop the abilities of students of
great promise to help them reach the highest levels of
Six lacrosse players named to Preseason All-America
The Johns Hopkins
men's lacrosse team had six
players named to the 2006 Inside Lacrosse/Faceoff Yearbook
Preseason All-America Team, it was recently announced.
Sophomore midfielder Paul Rabil, junior attackman Jake
Byrne, senior defenseman Matt Pinto and junior goalie Jesse
Schwartzman were all named to the second team, while senior
midfielder Greg Peyser and sophomore attackman Kevin
Huntley garnered third team honors.
Rabil, Byrne, Pinto and Schwartzman are coming off
seasons in which they earned STX/USILA All-America
Theatre Hopkins presents reading of Carroll family
Wrapped up under the title "Your Affectionate Father,"
letters from the Carroll family, who built Homewood House,
will be presented in two dramatic readings by Theatre Hopkins.
The performances will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on
Friday, Jan. 20, and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21,
at Homewood House Museum.
The letters illuminate the relationship between
Charles Carroll Jr.; his wife, Harriet Chew Carroll; and
his father, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, and tell the
story of Homewood's construction. The program is offered in
conjunction with the focus exhibition "...as I write to
you..., currently on display in the historic house.
Following the readings, Madeira and tea will be served in
the wine cellar.
Tickets are $25 non-members; $20 members and JHU staff
and faculty. Pre-registration is required; call
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