Baltimore County police today were...


October 01, 1997|By From staff reports

CATONSVILLE -- Baltimore County police today were investigating the slaying of an unidentified man found shot to death last night near the 100 block of Winters Lane, police said.

Police said residents of the immediate area reported hearing gunshots about 11 p.m. Moments later, several Wilkens Precinct officers responding to the call found the man lying near Winters Lane and Shipley Avenue. A county medical crew pronounced (( him dead at the scene. No arrest had been made, and police said they knew of no motive for the slaying.

State officials reject 2 group homes for 16 teens


GRANITE -- A proposal to build two group homes for 16 troubled teens at Dogwood and Old Court roads has been scrapped by state juvenile justice officials.

Hours after Bruce E. Bertell presented his plan to county officials yesterday, Walter G. R. Wirschling, assistant secretary of the Department of Juvenile Justice, said the state has decided not to support it. The department will concentrate instead on a proposal for the House of Good Shepherd in Halethorpe, Wirschling said.

Bertell, president of Family Advocacy Services Inc. of Woodlawn, RTC wanted to use $668,000 from the state's capital budget, matched by an equal amount from his company, to build the group homes.

Two high school principals are runners-up in contest


TOWSON -- Two county high school principals will be honored the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals as runners-up in this year's Principal of the Year competition.

Barry Williams of Randallstown High School and Margaret Spicer of Sparrows Point High School will receive the awards at the group's conference in March. They will be the only two educators statewide to be named runners-up, according to the county school administration. Spicer is president of the group this year.

The winner of the competition is Marian White-Hood of Kettering Middle School in Prince George's County.

A Baltimore housing group has been recognized as one of the most effective housing agencies in the nation in helping to arrange home financing for low- and moderate-income clients.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore Inc. ranked fifth in a national survey of 117 groups established to help working families acquire housing. The survey was released last week in Washington by NeighborWorks Campaign for Home Ownership, a group formed in 1993 to help working families buy homes.

The Baltimore group has helped 513 families and individuals buy homes during the past 4 1/2 years. The average house cost $57,369.

Woman shot in the head at her home dies at hospital

An East Baltimore woman, who was shot in the head Monday night when she answered a knock at her door, died at 11 a.m. yesterday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, a police spokeswoman said.

Angelique Cook-Hayes, the spokeswoman, said when Jean Cash, 32, of the 1200 block of Rayleigh Way in O'Donnell Heights answered a knock at her door about 10: 20 p.m. Monday, an assailant fired at least two shots at point-blank range, striking Cash at least once in the right side of the head.

Police have no suspect and know of no motive in the incident, Cook-Hayes said.

Group awarded $262,000 to investigate housing bias

Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc., a group that investigates discrimination in housing, has been awarded a $262,000 federal grant to investigate discrimination in Harford and Carroll counties.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant will pay for satellite offices in both counties and for investigators to check on whether discrimination is present in the sale and leasing of homes. The grant will run for two years.

BNI, which has offices at 2217 St. Paul St., will use about one-third of the funds to ensure that homes being built in the counties are accessible to the handicapped.

Pub Date: 10/01/97

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