A lawyer for the Department of Housing and Community...

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April 16, 1997|By From staff reports

TOWSON — A lawyer for the Department of Housing and Community Development, cited for failing to pay $3,685 in taxes, was ordered yesterday to limit her legal work to city business.

The Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission had recommended that Sheila Brooks-Tahir be disbarred for failing to pay federal and state withholding taxes for workers employed in her Salisbury practice from 1989 to 1993. The panel also noted that she has been suspended once and reprimanded twice for neglecting clients' cases.

But the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled 6-1 that Brooks-Tahir did not intend to cheat tax officials and should be permitted to work under the supervision of the city solicitor.

Police-sponsored 5-mile run to benefit Special Olympics

The Police Department-sponsored annual five-mile "Police Chase" road race, which benefits Maryland Special Olympics, is set for Sunday. A one-mile fun run also will be held.

The five-mile race starts at 9 a.m. in front of Police Headquarters at 601 E. Fayette St., winds through downtown and Little Italy and ends at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor. The winner gets $100 and a police baseball cap.

The entry fee is $15. Race-day registration begins at 7: 30 a.m. in the War Memorial building. The race is limited to 1,000 runners. Information: Sgt. Joann Voelker, 410-396-2472.

Center to hold conference on indigenous people

A daylong conference on "Indigenous Peoples: Joys and Struggles for Survival" will be held from 8: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Episcopal Diocesan Center, 4 E. University Parkway.

A panel discussion and workshops will represent views of Native Americans, Australian aborigines and people of East Timor, Uganda, Kenya, Guatemala, Liberia and other countries.

Maryland United for Peace and Justice, 327 E. 25th St., is the main sponsor. Registration is $20; for students, $6. Information: 410-363-3140.

TOWSON -- Baltimore County Circuit Judge Lawrence R. Daniels convicted a city police officer Monday of burglary and malicious destruction for breaking into his estranged wife's apartment in Baltimore County on Sept. 22.

Samuel F. Bosley, 36, had been drinking when he broke down his wife's door and entered her apartment waving his police gun, according to a statement of facts. He was given a one-year suspended sentence with 33 days to be served at a drug abuse facility. The judge also found Bosley not guilty of assault in the case.

County might aid repairs to Hampton federal park

TOWSON

TOWSON -- Hampton National Historic Site, a federal park beset by budget deficits, leaking roofs and deteriorating outbuildings, might get help from the county under the $1.5 billion county budget proposed this week.

A line item in the budget, which goes into effect July 1, calls for $750,000 to replace the Georgian mansion's damaged roof. The county will ask the U.S. Department of the Interior, which oversees the National Park Service, to match the funds, said county spokesman Michael H. Davis.

"We have a treasure right in the middle of Towson, and the federal government hasn't acted on it," he said.

Community college trustees to meet today in Essex

ESSEX

ESSEX -- Trustees of the Community Colleges of Baltimore County will meet at 7 p.m. today in the lecture hall of Essex Community College's administration building.

Among the items of discussion will be the impact of legislation passed in the General Assembly, and the continuing reorganization of the headquarters administration staff and the three campuses at Essex, Dundalk and Catonsville.

Information: 410-825-9180.

Pub Date: 4/16/97

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