County Council vote scheduled for last...


October 20, 1998|By From staff reports

REISTERSTOWN -- A County Council vote scheduled for last night to approve receipt of $26,000 to rebuild two baseball fields at Hannah More Park was delayed to give the Ruppersberger administration time to work out a general policy for acknowledging such gifts.

Last week, the administration proposed thanking the Orioles and area Saturn auto dealerships for the gifts by renaming the two fields "Oriole-Saturn Fields." But that raised council objections to naming public fields for private companies.

Michael H. Davis, spokesman for County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger, said the executive agrees that a policy should be worked out before a vote. He said the gift likely would be reintroduced at the next council meeting Nov. 2.

Driver of red pickup truck may be witness to fatal fight


TOWSON -- Police are searching for a driver who might have witnessed a fight in a parking lot along Pulaski Highway on Aug. 20 that fatally injured a man.

A red "step-side" pickup truck was seen in the 11400 block of Pulaski Highway about 1: 30 a.m. Aug. 20, said Cpl. Vickie Warehime of the county Police Department.

Police would like to talk to the truck driver, who might have seen a fight among three men outside a nearby bar, Attitudes 3000. Allen Eugene Ellis died the next day. Gary Lee Fischer Sr. and Gary Lee Fischer Jr. have been charged with first-degree murder. Anyone with information about the truck is asked to call police at 410-887-2198.

Nobel laureate to speak at Goucher on land-mine ban


TOWSON -- Jody Williams, the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, will discuss "The International Campaign to Ban Land Mines: A Model for Organizing Globally" at 8 p.m. today in Merrick Hall at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road.

Williams won the prize for the international campaign and for serving as the organization's founding coordinator and spokeswoman. She serves as campaign ambassador and a member of the group's coordinating committee. Information: 410-337-6000.

Two men were killed and a third seriously wounded in a shooting last night on an East Baltimore street, police said.

Police responding to a report of gunshots in the 700 block of N. Milton Ave. at East Monument Street about 9: 35 p.m. found the unidentified victims, who were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where two of them died. The third was in serious condition, police said.

Police were interviewing witnesses last night.

Pimlico man critically hurt in Delaware collision

A Northwest Baltimore man was in critical condition last night at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after he suffered a broken neck in a head-on collision on Route 13 near Cheswold, Del., said state police in Delaware.

Willy Foster, 69, of the 3700 block of Oakmont Ave. in Pimlico was driving south in the northbound lane of Route 13 about 8 p.m. Sunday when he collided with a car driven by Reginald Johnson, 52, of Bear, Del., said Trooper Joseph A. Lane. Foster was treated at Kent General Hospital in Dover and transferred to Shock Trauma.

Johnson suffered minor injures, Lane said.

$5 flu shots will be given at 33rd Street site Thursday

Flu shots will be given at Union Memorial Hospital from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in the 33rd Street Professional Building's Finney Classroom in the 200 block of E. 33rd St.

A $5 fee will be charged, except for patients who receive Medicare Part B benefits. Those interested are asked to call for an appointment. Information: 410-554-2266.

Panel on disabilities to give excellence awards

The Mayor's Commission on Disabilities will honor the winners of the commission's Excellence in Employment awards at a luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. tomorrowWednesday, Oct. 21in the Constellation Room of the World Trade Center.

The winners are Rick Nelson, a maintenance assistant at the Babe Ruth Museum, employee of the year, private; and Bob Gamble, lead worker for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, employee of the year, public.

Also, Marble Designs Ltd., a marble and custom cabinetry firm, employer of the year, private; and Social Security Administration's Selective Service Program, employer of the year, public. Information: 410-396-9944.

Pub Date: 10/20/98

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