A proposal to give former Baltimore Comptroller Jacqueline...

City/County Digest

April 24, 1996|By From staff reports

TOWSON — A proposal to give former Baltimore Comptroller Jacqueline F. McLean $32,865 in back pay will be considered today by the city Board of Estimates.

The city withheld Mrs. McLean's pay three years ago when she went on leave at the beginning of a corruption scandal. Mrs. McLean, who was convicted of stealing tens of thousands of public dollars while in office, resigned without receiving her last paycheck.

City Solicitor Neal M. Janey has concluded the city has no right to continue to withhold the money from her paid leave because she was sentenced and has since repaid the stolen money with interest.

Federal hearing set May 31 on ACLU housing settlement

A hearing has been scheduled May 31 in federal court in Baltimore on the fairness of a proposed settlement that would allow more than 2,000 black city families to move from public housing to mostly white, middle-income areas.

At the hearing, plaintiffs -- black families in Baltimore's public housing -- may say whether they believe the agreement, announced April 8, is fair and adequate. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland brought the desegregation suit against Baltimore and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in January 1995.

U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis has asked lawyers for the parties to advise him whether a special master or administrator should be named to monitor the settlement.

Child molester indicted in killings of two boys

A convicted child molester was indicted yesterday in the slayings of two boys in what city police say might be part of a series of killings.

Shawn E. Brown, 27, of Baltimore is accused of slaying Marvin Wise Jr., 8, and Abdul Richards, 16, said Patricia Jessamy, city state's attorney. Mr. Brown, who will be arraigned June 5, also was indicted in the sexual assault of three boys, ages 14, 13 and 6, between July 1995 and January 1996.

TOWSON -- Seven students from Carver Center for Arts and Technology received awards this month in the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts' 1996 talent search. The nationwide program provides scholarships, grants and other programs for students who show outstanding artistic talent and skill.

The Carver students are among 22 award-winners across the state and 390 nationwide.

Randolph Stewart Albright of Reisterstown received the highest honor in photography and was nominated to the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. Other winners include Katrin Sirje Kark of Towson, for writing; Megan Lee Anderson of Baltimore, who won an honorable mention in theater; Rebecca Sarah David of Phoenix, and Mark Dorian Mavris, Zachary Liam Poff and Louis Lawton Thomas of Baltimore, who received honorable mentions in visual arts.

Towson Garden Days planned for tomorrow

TOWSON

TOWSON -- Though Baltimore's Flower Mart was canceled this year, Towson's 10th Gardens Days will go on as usual.

Tomorrow's event takes place along the plaza between the two county courthouses and on Pennsylvania Avenue from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rain date is Friday.

Plants, flowers, crafts, food and drink and music will be available. Tours include the Tinsley garden on Baltimore Avenue, open to the public only at this time, for $1. Also, several awards will be presented, including one to the Anneslie neighborhood for its tree-planting efforts, and to Campus Hills for its well-kept median strip.

Essex man found guilty in dogfighting operation

TOWSON

TOWSON -- Leonardo Graham, already serving five years in prison for trafficking in drugs, was found guilty yesterday in Towson District Court on charges that he ran an illegal pit bull fighting enterprise in the basement of his Essex home.

Graham, 29, was sentenced to three years by Judge Robert N. Dugan after a trial. Graham was arrested July 7 by federal agents and police from Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties, who raided the home in the 1500 block of Old Eastern Ave. and confiscated large amounts of cocaine and marijuana.

Yesterday, Baltimore County Detective Richard Czyzewski said as much as $30,000 was wagered in one night during dogfighting sessions at Graham's house. He said dog owners from Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee traveled to the house to have their dogs fight, usually to the death.

Pub Date: 4/24/96

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