The city's Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission has...

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June 23, 1998|By From staff reports

CATONSVILLE — The city's Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission has approved three more candidates for a forthcoming vacancy on the city Circuit Court.

The commission voted by secret ballot to place Stuart R. Berger, George M. Lipman and John B. Sinclair on a list of approved judicial candidates. They join a pool that includes Nancy E. Gregor, William S. Little and Susan M. Marzetta.

The vacancy will occur July 17 when Judge Robert I. H. Hammerman retires. The names of the candidates were forwarded to Gov. Parris N. Glendening, who will make the selection.

Police identify victim of Sunday night shooting

A man who was shot and killed Sunday night was identified by police yesterday as Wayne Lester Murray Jr., 25, of Northeast Baltimore.

A police officer responding to a shooting call about 7: 15 p.m. Sunday found Murray in back of his residence in the 2400 block of Halcyon Ave. He had been shot at least once in the head and was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Police said they knew of no motive or suspects.

Man drives car into harbor and dies in apparent suicide

A 25-year-old parking lot attendant at the Inner Harbor was killed early yesterday when he drove his car off a pier near the Columbus Center in an apparent suicide, Baltimore police said.

Gerald James Capel of the 5400 block of Montbel Ave. in Haywood Heights, Baltimore County, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said they pulled his 1995 Mercury out of the harbor about 2 a.m., and Fire Department divers recovered his body about 4 a.m.

A police report says Capel drove to the Pier 6 parking lot, told a lot attendant "to tell his wife that he loved her," then drove off the pier as several people watched.

CATONSVILLE -- A professor at Catonsville Community College and another Baltimore-area educator have been awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to further prepare college graduates for science careers.

Diane Jones and Judy Brown, of the Center for Marine Biotechnology in Baltimore, will address concerns that college graduates frequently lack practical skills required for entry-level laboratory assistants and technicians.

The grant will establish an associate of applied science degree in biotechnology at Catonsville and will coordinate statewide biotechnology education in high schools and community colleges. Information: 410-455-6948.

Honeygo project is topic of development meeting

PERRY HALL

PERRY HALL -- A community meeting to discuss a master plan for the second phase of development at Honeygo Stream Valley Park is scheduled for Thursday at Perry Hall Elementary School.

The public is invited to propose recreational uses for the 185-acre park, which is largely undeveloped. The meeting is scheduled for 7: 30 p.m. in the activity room at the school at 9021 Belair Road.

Information: 410-887-5187.

County receives award for homebuyer assistance

TOWSON

TOWSON -- The county has received the John J. Gunther Blue Ribbon Best Practices Award for outstanding management of programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, for its work in homebuyer assistance.

The award, given at a recent meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Reno, Nev., honors the county's Settlement Expense Loan Program. The program offers basic homebuyer education, counseling and deferred-payment loans of up to $5,000 to low- to moderate-income residents who purchase homes in designated areas.

Pub Date: 6/23/98

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