Defiant Robert Clay says county...

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June 25, 1998|By From staff reports

CATONSVILLE -- A defiant Robert Clay says county complaints about the two large "Eileen M. Rehrmann For Governor" signs on his property at U.S. 40 west and Lincoln Avenue are politically inspired. And the Rehrmann supporter argues the county law banning campaign signs until 30 days before an election is unconstitutional and says he has no immediate plan to remove them.

County inspectors have issued three zoning citations against the Republican campaign, totaling $4,800 in fines, based on complaints about the signs.

County Council Chairman Stephen G. Sam Moxley, a Catonsville Democrat who lodged a complaint, denied a partisan political motive, saying that all candidates should be held to the same standard, and that any allowed to violate it get an unfair advantage.

Police charge woman in death of elderly man

TOWSON

TOWSON -- A 28-year-old Turners Station woman was charged with first-degree murder yesterday in the death of an elderly man whose body was found by neighbors in his home Monday with a blow to the head.

Baltimore County police say Linda Weirs of the 500 block of New Pittsburg Ave. killed 77-year-old Clarence Grover Shipp-Bey of the 500 block of Main St. Because money Shipp-Bey usually carried was missing, police believe robbery was the motive.

Towson Farmers' Market starts 19th season today

TOWSON

TOWSON -- The Towson Farmers' Market kicks off its 19th season at 11 a.m. today on Allegheny Avenue between Washington Avenue and the roundabout.

Opening ceremonies will be at noon, with guests including County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger and County Councilman Douglas B. Riley, a Towson Republican. More than 20 farmers and vendors will offer produce, flowers, plants and baked goods until 3 p.m.

The weekly market, sponsored by the Towson Business Association, will continue Thursdays through October.

The 30th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act -- the part of the 1968 Civil Rights Act prohibiting racial discrimination in most of the country's housing -- will be marked Saturday during the Greater Baltimore Community Housing Resource Board's annual Fair Housing Forum.

The forum is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Morgan State University's McKeldin Center at Cold Spring Lane and Hillen Road. Speakers will include the Rev. Vernon Dobson of Baltimore's Union Baptist Church and Eva M. Plaza, assistant secretary for fair housing in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Information or registration: 410-453-9500.

Teen fatally shot on steps of his East Baltimore home

A teen-age boy was fatally shot last night while sitting on the front steps of his East Baltimore rowhouse, and police arrested a suspect and were seeking another.

Tyree Wright, 16, of the 1700 block of E. Federal St. was sitting on the steps about 10: 30 p.m. when two men, one with a handgun, came out of a nearby alley. The armed man shot Wright at least once in the upper body, police said. Wright died a short time later at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Acting on a witness' descriptions of the men, police arrested one a short distance away and were seeking the other. Charges were pending against the man in custody, police said.

Police identify man shot Tuesday in Pimlico

Police yesterday identified Quentin Milton Matthews, 31, of the 3500 block of Lucille Ave. as the man who was shot to death Tuesday night in the 3000 block of Woodland Ave. in his Pimlico neighborhood.

Matthews was shot once in the head about 10: 20 p.m. and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. They knew of no motive for the slaying and had no suspects in custody last night.

Pub Date: 6/25/98

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