A women's art exhibit at Morgan State University has been...

City/County Digest

March 06, 1998|By From staff reports

PARKVILLE — A women's art exhibit at Morgan State University has been delayed while school officials review the management of the James E. Lewis Museum of Art, a spokesman said yesterday.

The opening of the 10-artist show has been postponed until an inventory of the museum's 3,000 artworks is finished. The exhibit, which was to run from Sunday through the end of the month in honor of Women's History Month, "probably" can open by the middle of next week, said Wiley Hall, director of communications.

Morgan abruptly closed the museum last week and changed the locks, noting security and management concerns.

Grocery store allowed to keep selling liquor

The Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals voted unanimously this week to allow the operator of a neighborhood convenience store to continue selling liquor.

Chang's Mart, on the ground floor of Marlborough Apartments at 1701-19 Eutaw Place, has long been the subject of complaints by members of the Mount Royal Improvement Association, who claim the convenience store operates solely as a liquor outlet.

Chang's Mart, which has a license to operate as a grocery store and deli with accessory liquor sales, was cited in August with a zoning violation for operating primarily as a liquor outlet. That violation was corrected this year, according to Donna Johnson, chief of zoning enforcement.

Authorities investigating fatal stabbing of inmate

State police and correctional officials were investigating yesterday the fatal stabbing of an inmate at the Baltimore City Detention Center in the 400 block of E. Eager St.

Purnell Barnes, 33, was arguing with an inmate about 6 p.m. Wednesday in an East Wing housing unit when he was stabbed several times in the back, said Peter Piringer, a state police spokesman. He said Barnes, who was serving time for drug violations, died a short time later at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Md. Historic Trust panel OKs Original Northwood request

A Maryland Historic Trust panel has unanimously approved the application of the Original Northwood neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

"It was one of the finest presentations we have had. It was very carefully documented," said state archivist Edward C. Papenfuse, who sits on the panel that approved the application Tuesday.

Original Northwood, which includes homes and one of the earliest garden apartment developments, was a project of Roland Park Co. and contained many buildings designed by Baltimore architect John Ahlers. The National Register of Historic Places is maintained by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

PARKVILLE -- A Baltimore City firefighter was killed last night when the pickup truck he was driving on Harford Road south of Interstate 695 struck two utility poles and burst into flames, county police said.

Police said the man, whose name was not released, was driving southbound in the 8900 block of Harford Road about 8: 30 p.m. when he lost control of the pickup and struck a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. pole, cutting it in half. The truck then struck a second pole and burst into flames, police said.

Angela Walters, a BGE spokeswoman, said that electric service to customers was not interrupted and work crews were replacing the poles.

Women's rights movement to be panel's topic March 18


DUNDALK -- Two women with careers in education and administration will lead a panel discussion on the women's rights movement at 12: 15 p.m. March 18 at Dundalk Community College.

Donna Hart, director of the University of Maryland Statewide Equity Resource Center, and Jacqueline Rhoden-Trader, executive director of the Mentoring Resource Center in Baltimore, will address the theme "Living the Legacy of Women's Rights."

Information: 410-285-9774.

Senior citizen prom is tonight in Towson


TOWSON -- Towson High School's Student Government Association and Sunrise of Towson will hold a senior citizen prom tonight, at which 65 Towson High students are expected to dress up and bring flowers for their dates.

The high school's jazz band will provide music, and Segall-Majestic will donate its services for pictures at the prom.

The dance will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the senior citizen residential community.

Pub Date: 3/06/98

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