A Circuit Court jury awarded $617,852 yesterday to a...

City/County Digest

October 22, 1997|By From staff reports

TOWSON — A Circuit Court jury awarded $617,852 yesterday to a Baltimore woman who sued her plastic surgeon for injuries suffered after he performed breast reduction surgery on her.

A jury of six women also determined that Dr. Denis Franks, a Baltimore physician, was negligent when he reduced Deborah Warehime's breasts at Maryland General Hospital on Nov. 10, 1988.

Testimony before Judge Ellen M. Heller showed that Franks took three hours on a procedure that should have taken six hours and that Warehime, 39, required 11 follow-up operations as a result, said Jay D. Miller, Warehime's lawyer. Franks' medical license was suspended by state health officials in May.

Marshals arrest man accused of slaying retired officer

A suspect in the slaying of a retired city police officer 11 years ago today was arrested at his East Baltimore home yesterday, said Detective Charles Gilbert.

He said Marshall Hall, 28, of the 100 block of N. East Ave. was arrested about 1 p.m. by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder in the slaying of Clarence Murphy, 87, who was shot in an Oct. 22, 1986, robbery at his home in the 4300 block of Springwood Ave. Murphy retired in 1949 after a 20-year career.

Gilbert said Hall's arrest came after police developed new information and reinterviewed a witness. Hall was being held without bail at the Central Booking and Intake Center.

Chuck Thompson to speak to senior housing coalition

The South East Senior Housing Initiative is inviting the public to celebrate the diversity of Southeast Baltimore at a community meeting from 10: 30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Tiffany East Catering Hall, 4116 E. Lombard St.

Chuck Thompson, longtime Orioles play-by-play announcer, will be the keynote speaker.

The initiative is a nonprofit coalition that offers financial counseling and emergency grants to help older residents continue to live in their homes and in the community. It was founded in 1989.

TOWSON -- Historic preservationists and a builder's representative will debate development in Baltimore County's northern valleys -- "Is It Sprawl?" -- during a bus tour of Caves, Green Spring and Worthington valleys that will leave at 8: 30 a.m. Saturday from the Valley Inn, 10501 Falls Road.

The tour is sponsored by the Baltimore County Historical Trust. Jack Dillon, a retired county planner who is executive director of the Valleys Planning Council, will lead the tour. The fee is $20 for trust members and $25 for nonmembers. Information: 410-832-1812.

Audition registration set for recycling commercial

EASTPOINT

EASTPOINT -- Third,- fourth- and fifth-graders who want to be featured in a county-sponsored television commercial on recycling may register for auditions that will be held Saturday at Eastpoint Mall.

The county recycling division of the Public Works Department is accepting a limited number of registrations through Friday. Call the Bureau of Sanitation at 410-887-2000 and press "0," from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Each child will be given a short script and an audition time, and those who audition will get a photo of themselves and a small prize. Filming will take place Nov. 23 at Rocky Point Park.

12 bus passengers injured in collision

PIKESVILLE

PIKESVILLE -- Twelve Mass Transit Administration bus passengers suffered minor injuries yesterday when the bus they were riding on collided with a car at Reisterstown and McDonogh roads just before 3 p.m., authorities said.

A county Fire Department spokesman said the passengers were treated at Sinai Hospital and Northwest Hospital Center. He said one passenger was treated for an asthma attack and another for an injury related to her pregnancy. No one in the car was hurt.

Police said the accident was being investigated.

Pub Date: 10/22/97

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