Authorities have ruled that a woman found...


September 11, 1996|By From staff reports

OWINGS MILLS -- Authorities have ruled that a woman found dead in her bedroom with a knife in her chest Aug. 29 committed suicide.

JoAnne Bonicker, 26, of the first block of Chins Court was found dead by her husband, Michael, 27. She had a single stab wound. The house showed no sign of forced entry, and the bedroom where Bonicker was found was not disturbed.

County police spokesman Bill Toohey said the state medical examiner ruled the death a suicide based on an examination, evidence found at the scene, and interviews with family and friends.

Greek national captured after fleeing INS authorities


CATONSVILLE -- A Greek national scheduled to be deported escaped from authorities yesterday and was quickly captured.

Stavros Pasamichalis, 38, was being processed for deportation yesterday morning by the Immigration and Naturalization Service at its facility on Caton Avenue when he escaped on foot, officials said. Benedict Ferrow, the department's district director, said Pasamichalis was captured within an hour about a mile away by Baltimore County police.

Ferrow said Pasamichalis had been detained earlier in the day after entering the country illegally. He said Pasamichalis had previously been deported in connection with convictions for armed robberies he committed in Maryland.

Discussion to focus on financial partnerships


TOWSON -- A round-table discussion is being held from 6: 30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Towson public library to provide information to community groups interested in forming partnerships with financial institutions.

Speakers will include Elizabeth Scott, executive director of the Baltimore Housing Roundtable; Mariana Donisi-McCann, executive director of the Development Corp.; Regina Buker, director of the Harbel Housing Partnership Program; Julie Seward, a community reinvestment officer; and several bank officials.

The meeting, sponsored by the Baltimore County Housing Coalition, is free, but registration is required. Call 771-0258 and leave name, organization and number of people planning to attend.

An 11-year-old boy was in very critical condition last night at Sinai Hospital after being struck by a taxicab near Greenspring Middle School.

Brian Butler of the 3800 block of Roland View Ave. suffered severe head and leg injuries when the vehicle struck him shortly after school in the 4700 block of Greenspring Ave.

Police cited pedestrian error as the cause of the accident, and said no charges would be filed against the driver.

Religious leaders from city travel to South Korea

African-American and Korean-American religious leaders are touring South Korea this week to promote understanding between their two communities.

The Baltimore leaders -- including the Rev. Chang Chong You D. Min, president of the state's council of Korean churches; the Rev. Frank Reid III, pastor of Bethel AME Church; and the Rev. Norman Handy, a 6th District City Council member -- left Monday morning from City Hall, according to an itinerary. They are to tour Seoul, visit the 38th parallel, and attend seminars on Korean history and culture.

Last month, Korean-American pastors and their families took an Afro-American History Tour, visiting the Baltimore headquarters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Afro-American History Museum. Participants in the trip and tour said they want to build bridges between their communities and reduce tensions, particularly between Korean-American merchants and black communities they serve.

Arts panel names Bismark to development position

The Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture yesterday appointed Claudia Bismark, former head of special events at the Walters Art Gallery, as the committee's new director of development. She will begin work Monday.

Bismark will be in charge of fund raising for the committee's programs, including Artscape. The group also announced that Jane Vallery-Davis, who had been director of development and public relations, will become director of external affairs. She will be responsible for sponsorship, marketing and public relations.

Pub Date: 9/11/96

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