An article in yesterday's editions incorrectly reported...

City/County Digest

March 25, 1998|By From staff reports

DUNDALK — An article in yesterday's editions incorrectly reported the days on which the women's art exhibit at Morgan State University is open to the public.

The exhibit is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons through April 30.

The Sun regrets the errors.

Morgan State University's fourth annual women's art exhibit opened this week, delayed two weeks by an internal review of the school's James E. Lewis Museum of Art.

The exhibit, featuring works by a dozen local artists, can be seen at the museum in the Carl L. Murphy Fine Arts Center from noon to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through April 30.


The museum, which owns one of the area's largest collections of African-American art, closed abruptly Feb. 27 so university officials could conduct an inventory and review the facility's management. The inquiry continues, a spokesman said yesterday.

DUNDALK -- Local legislators trying to keep the District Court in Dundalk from going out of business next year enjoyed a slim victory this week -- but likely a temporary one.

A state Senate bill eliminating the June 30, 1999, deadline for closing the court won final approval on a 24-23 vote Monday night. But the measure probably will die in the House of Delegates, where a committee killed an identical version a month ago.

State officials have been trying to close courts in rented quarters in Owings Mills and Dundalk since 1994, when a larger courthouse opened in Towson. Officials believe courts in Essex, Towson and Catonsville are enough, though Dundalk legislators have refused to give up the effort.

Activist joins the race for House of Delegates seat


ESSEX -- Nancy Hubers, a longtime business and community activist, declared her candidacy last night for a House of Delegates seat in the 6th Legislative District.

Speaking at a gathering at Jad's Caddy Shack on Back River Neck Road, Hubers said that, if elected, she would create an alliance between area small-business owners and leaders of community associations. Hubers joins two other challengers in the race against the three incumbents. The other challengers are Adam Paul, a White Marsh community leader, and David Wilkens, a businessman from Fallston.

Police seek public's help to catch two burglars


ARBUTUS -- Two male burglars have robbed 25 houses in the southwest section of the county since New Year's Day, and police are asking the public to help find the men.

Both are white and about 6 feet tall, police said. One has reddish or blond hair, weighs 200 pounds and is age 35 to 40. The other weighs 170 to 180 pounds, has brown hair, is perhaps unshaven, and is age 55 to 60. The pair are always on foot, according to police, and break glass doors or windows to gain entry.

Police said electronics, jewelry, cash and silverware have been taken during daylight hours on weekdays, very often on Wednesdays. Residents of the Arbutus, Catonsville and Lansdowne areas are asked to call 911 if they see anything suspicious.

The State Board of Education will vote at its meeting next month on the recently completed master plan for improvement of city public schools.

Board members got their first look at the weighty document yesterday, and will review it and submit questions and recommendations to state schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick before the meeting.

Grasmick is notifying state legislators that the plan was received and initially reviewed, though not approved. Under the terms of last year's city-state partnership, Grasmick and the board must approve the plan by April 30.

Governor to help stock trout in lake at Patterson Park

Gov. Parris N. Glendening will visit Patterson Park in Southeast Baltimore on Sunday to help stock the boat lake with 250 rainbow trout.

The public is invited to fish with the governor from 10: 30 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. Bring a fishing rod and the city Department of Recreation and Parks will provide bait. Information: Bob Wall, 410-396-9392.

Man, 20, shot to death in car on east side

A 20-year-old Northeast Baltimore man was fatally shot last night while sitting in a car in East Baltimore.

Detective Marty Young said Charles Ballou of the 900 block of Lenton Ave. was in the front passenger seat of a friend's 1992 Lexus in the 1800 block of N. Bond St. about 7: 40 p.m. when several shots were fired through the passenger-side window, hitting Ballou in the upper torso.

Police said they had no suspects and knew of no motive.

Pub Date: 3/25/98

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