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April 22, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Lawyer imprisoned for failing to obey terms of probation

A disbarred Baltimore lawyer convicted of stealing more than $90,000 from a boy whose mother was murdered was sent to prison for five years yesterday by a circuit judge who said she had grown tired of his failure to comply with probation terms.

Lawrence W. Shavers, 45, pleaded with Judge Mabel H. Hubbard for one more chance to complete 1,900 community service hours and pay restitution. According to his probation agent, Shavers has paid $140 since his conviction in October 1994.

Shavers, originally given a five-year suspended sentence, was convicted of violating probation once before after failing to comply with conditions of his home-monitoring program, but did not receive prison time.

Homicide victim was shot trying to fight off robber

A 38-year-old man killed late Sunday while sitting in a parked car on a West Baltimore street apparently was the victim of a robbery and was shot while trying to fight off an attacker, city police said yesterday.

Dwayne Green of the 400 block of N. Denison St. was shot about 11: 10 p.m. as he sat in the driver's seat of his 1995 Nissan Sentra at Denison Street and Edmondson Avenue, police said. A male passenger in his car was not injured.

Police said the two were talking when two gunmen -- one standing on each side of the car -- tried to rob them. Both fought back, and police said the gunman standing at the driver's side fired two shots. Green was pronounced dead at 2: 17 a.m. yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Group seeking to buy Forrestal wants donations

A group of Vietnam veterans announced yesterday that it has received tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service for a nonprofit corporation that will seek donations to bring the veterans' old home to Baltimore -- the 60,000-ton aircraft carrier USS Forrestal.

The group, incorporated under the name USS Forrestal Museum Inc., is seeking to raise $8 million to renovate the decommissioned Cold-War era ship into a floating museum. The ship would be docked in Baltimore and billed as a tourist attraction.

Cluster zoning is OK'd for White Hall development

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TOWSON -- The county zoning commissioner yesterday approved a plan that uses cluster zoning to develop 34 luxury homes on 173 acres in White Hall, a rural farming community near the Pennsylvania line.

Commissioner Larry E. Schmidt ruled that the plan for Graystone Farms Estates is sound and does not violate the county's master plan. Clustering would concentrate all the houses in one part of the tract while most of the property remains open space -- a controversial development method under review by the County Council.

The subdivision was opposed by W. Clay Peterson, a beef cattle farmer whose property abuts Graystone Farms Estates.

County reverses May 12 ban of oversized trash cans

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TOWSON -- Reversing a decision to ban use of oversized residential trash cans by May 12, the county says residents may use any size can, as long as the trash inside doesn't weigh more than 50 pounds.

Michael H. Davis, spokesman for County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger, appealed for common sense. Haulers can avoid injury -- and workers' compensation claims -- by not emptying cans too heavy for one person to lift, while residents can get trash emptied by not loading cans too heavily.

The county received complaints because trash workers have been putting stickers on larger-than-normal cans, regardless of weight, warning that they will not be emptied starting May 12.

Good Neighbor Week to mark community unity

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TOWSON -- Home repairs, poster contests and school activities will mark Good Neighbor Week from Friday through May 4.

The observance, a celebration of unity and fellowship among neighborhoods, is the initiative of a group of county religious leaders, many of whom will take part in pulpit and choir exchanges.

Six groups have been cited as leaders in the event: Community Assistance Network, Jewish Vocational Service, Methodist Board of Child Care of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church Inc., the Catholic Community of St. Francis Xavier, Fontana Village Community Association and the Baltimore County Christian Work Camp.

Pub Date: 4/22/97

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