The city and the HomeOwnership Institute are sponsoring a...

City/County Digest

October 16, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON — The city and the HomeOwnership Institute are sponsoring a housing fair and trolley tours of six southeast neighborhoods from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow.

Those who take the tours will be eligible for $3,000 grants the city is offering to the first 100 buyers of homes in the Patterson Park, Butchers Hill, Canton, Fells Point, Highlandtown and Greektown neighborhoods. The grants will be provided for down payments or help with closing costs.

Prospective homebuyers should register at Hampstead Hill Elementary School, 500 S. Linwood Ave., and obtain a trolley tour ticket. Information: 888-752-7170 or www.encorebaltimore.org

10th annual conference on child care tomorrow

Dr. Ben Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, will be the keynote speaker at the city's 10th annual Child Care Conference tomorrow at Baltimore Convention Center in the first block of W. Pratt St.

The event, which begins at 8 a.m., includes seminars for parents and child care providers. Information: 410-396-4848.

Patterson Park ice rink to open for season

The city's newly renovated Mimi DiPietro Ice Rink, in the 200 block of S. Linwood Ave. in Patterson Park, opens for the fall season from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight. Door prizes and music will be featured.

Admission is $3 and $2 for skate rentals. Information: 410-396-9392.

Man fatally shot in Northeast Baltimore

An unidentified man was fatally shot last night while reportedly fleeing from several men he had encountered in an alley near Northwood Shopping Center in Northeast Baltimore, police said.

Police said residents of the 1500 block of Argonne Drive heard gunshots in the alley behind their homes about 9: 30 p.m. and called police, who found the man lying on the front lawn of a house on the street, bleeding from a bullet wound to the chest.

The victim, a man in his 20s and wearing dark pants, a camouflage army jacket, a white sleeveless T-shirt and a black watch cap, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

TOWSON -- A fall harvest festival sponsored by the county Department of Recreation and Parks will offer family activities from noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday at Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road.

HTC Nature walks, games, farm animals, children's crafts, making scarecrows, watching demonstrations by blacksmiths and more will be offered. Hayrides will be available for $2 a person.

Information: 410-887-2503.

League of Women Voters puts election details on Internet

TOWSON

TOWSON -- Voters who haven't done their homework on candidates and ballot issues may consult the county League of Women Voters information guide on the Internet, through the county library system's Web site.

In addition to information about candidates and issues, the site contains a survey of voter views prepared by the league. The address is www.BCPLonline.org/vote

Man cornered by police in Middle River kills himself

MIDDLE RIVER

MIDDLE RIVER -- A 24-year-old man fatally shot himself in front of narcotics detectives yesterday as they cornered him for questioning, police said.

Thomas Allen Harvey, of the first block of Floral Place on Wilson Point, was driving his Geo Tracker down an alley off Middlesex Road about 2 p.m. when detectives in two cars boxed him in. As the officers got out of their cars, showing their badges, they saw Harvey "pull out his gun, put it to his head and shoot himself -- no hesitation," said Cpl. Vickie Warehime, a police spokeswoman.

No shots were fired by the officers, police said.

Pub Date: 10/16/98

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