A memorial candlelight vigil for Tiffany Smith, 6, who was...

City/County Digest

July 13, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON — A memorial candlelight vigil for Tiffany Smith, 6, who was killed in a drug dealers' cross-fire on July 9, 1991, will be held 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Westwood and Rosedale streets. A brief in yesterday's newspaper gave the wrong day.

The Sun regrets the errors.

Memorial planned for girl killed in 1991

The Western Cluster Coordinating Council plans to join with St. Matthews Gospel Tabernacle 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday for a candlelight vigil to memorialize shooting victim Tiffany Smith at Westwood and Rosedale streets.

Tiffany, 6, was caught in drug dealers' cross fire on July 9, 1991, while playing in the 1800 block of N. Rosedale St.

FOR THE RECORD - CORRECTION

Bishop Thomas, from St. Matthews, said, "This is an attempt to draw more attention to the kids. We are trying to say that we will not tolerate another child-killing in our community."

TOWSON -- County police have put extra patrols on two county roads after finding both showed a pattern of accidents related to drugs and alcohol.

Liberty Road and Eastern Avenue began receiving additional attention July 2, police said. Officers are targeting drivers behaving erratically, and are pulling over anyone who is weaving or driving unsafely.

The extra patrols will continue through Saturday, police said.

Schools get award for financial report

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TOWSON -- The county school system has won two major awards for the preparation and issuance of its comprehensive annual financial report.

The Association of School Business Officials International has given the school system an award of excellence in financial reporting, awarded to those school systems that have met or exceeded the standards set by the association.

The district's Division of Fiscal Services also received a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

Dundalk man, 24, dies after he's struck by truck

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EASTPOINT -- A 24-year-old Dundalk man who was walking along Eastern Boulevard near Diamond Point Road was killed late Saturday when a 1998 Dodge Ram struck him, Baltimore County police said.

Scott Michael Ackerman of the 7400 block of Alvah Ave. was struck about 11: 30 p.m. and was pronounced dead a short time later at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Police arrested the driver of the truck, Robert Jenkins, 35, of the 4800 block of Crosswood Ave. and charged him with driving while intoxicated.

But police also blamed the accident in part on pedestrian error because, they said, Ackerman was walking in the road. The case is being reviewed by the state's attorney's office.

A 40-year-old Baltimore man has been sentenced in Baltimore Circuit Court to two consecutive life sentences without parole and an additional 50-year consecutive sentence for three arson deaths in 1996.

Kevin Michael Johnson of the 2600 block of E. Madison St. was sentenced Thursday by Judge Paul A. Smith. A jury convicted Johnson on May 1 of burning down a house in the 1800 block of Ashland Ave. on Dec. 13, 1996, because his ex-girlfriend, who lived there, would not reconcile with him.

Killed in the fire were Carolyn Flowers, 34; her boyfriend, Darryl Johnson, 32; and Parrish Williams, 2, a neighbor who they were baby-sitting.

Pub Date: 7/13/98

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