A 6-year-old boy shot Sunday evening while walking to the...

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July 02, 1996|By From staff reports

TOWSON — A 6-year-old boy shot Sunday evening while walking to the store with his grandmother has been released from University of Maryland Medical Center, police said yesterday.

Davon Privette, who lives in West Baltimore, suffered a graze wound to the left side of his head and a wound to his left arm. Police said he was shot about 7: 45 p.m. while walking in the 1500 block of W. Baltimore St.

Detectives said the gunman was shooting at Dontavian Hicks, 18, also of West Baltimore. After hitting Davon, police said, the shooter chased Hicks and shot him in the back. Hicks was in good condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a hospital spokeswoman said. Police had made no arrests yesterday.

Mill Hill children volunteer at retirement community

Children from the southwest city neighborhood of Mill Hill will work as volunteers at Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville as part of a program that began yesterday.

The Mill Hill Campaign was launched by Charlestown resident Betty Powell to address drug dealing and other problems among youths in the neighborhood, which abuts Charlestown.

The children will assist in the nursing care center, tend the grounds and work on a 1,500-foot nature trail on the 110-acre Charlestown campus. Powell, a retired teacher, and her husband, Art, have collected books and sports equipment, which they will donate for use by Mill Hill youths.

TOWSON -- A plan to build a two-story office building on 1.3 acres at 6500 Falls Road, at the intersection with Old Pimlico Road, has been approved by a county hearing officer over the objections of several area residents.

Lawrence E. Schmidt, who made the ruling, also approved a variance for the building to be 85 feet from a residential zone line instead of the required 100 feet.

The decision was announced Thursday in favor of property owner Frederick H. Klaunberg Jr. and developer Thomas Koch, who produced testimony from neighbors who approved of the proposed 3,320-square-foot building, which will occupy the northwest quadrant of the intersection. Protesters complained about potential damage to nearby streams.

2 Applebee's restaurants to open in Baltimore area

TOWSON

TOWSON -- Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, a popular chain in the South and Midwest, is making a move into the Baltimore area with two casual-style restaurants.

The first is to open Aug. 13 on U.S. 40 West in Catonsville. And, in an announcement made last week, the company plans to build a 5,400-square-foot brick restaurant at Joppa and LaSalle roads near Towson Marketplace.

Plans call for the 198-seat restaurant, featuring an all-American menu, to open in early 1997. It is expected to purchase the liquor license of the defunct Golden Arm restaurant at a July 15 liquor board hearing.

Indoor athletic complex to open in old factory

WHITE MARSH

WHITE MARSH -- A complex of indoor athletic fields is scheduled to open July 15 in what formerly was an idle factory.

Freestate Indoor Sports will feature three fields that can be used for soccer, lacrosse or roller hockey, said Gerard Novak, president of the partnership that renovated the former Coastal Manufacturing Corp. facility on Allender Road. The arena also has batting cages for baseball and softball, a dance studio and facilities for gymnastics, he said.

Novak said local recreation leagues and youth groups have signed up to play soccer at the complex. Registration has begun for roller hockey players, he said. Information: 335-6400.

Pub Date: 7/02/96

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