A man sought in the fatal shootings of two women in their...

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

November 05, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON — A man sought in the fatal shootings of two women in their East Baltimore home Tuesday was arrested early yesterday and is being held without bail at the Central Booking and Intake Center, police said.

Homicide Detective John Thanner said Northeastern District police, acting on a tip, spotted Timothy Van Engram, 38, at 32nd Street and Hillen Road about 12: 05 a.m. and arrested him without incident.

Thanner said Engram, of the 600 block of E. 36th St. was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his girlfriend, Tamara Chester, 38, and her daughter, Tiffany Skinner, 20, who were shot in their home in the 1500 block of N. Eden St. He said Engram was due to be tried Nov. 17 on charges of assaulting Chester.

School commissioners panel to hold community meeting

The New Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners will hold a community meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at Garrison Middle School in the 3900 block of Barrington Road.

Board members and education officials will be available to answer questions on issues such as curriculum, safety and discipline, special education and school conditions.

Information: 410-396-8709.

Public invited to celebrate Marine Corps anniversary

The public is invited to a memorial service commemorating the 223rd anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Marine Corps at 10: 30 a.m. Tuesday at Baltimore National Cemetery, 5501 Frederick Ave.

Brig. Gen. Frances Wilson, commanding officer of the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va., will speak. Color and honor guards and a Marine Corps band will participate.

TOWSON -- County Board of Elections officials today will begin counting about 6,300 absentee ballots to determine the winner in the race for county sheriff -- a contest in which former deputy Anne K. Strasdauskas holds a strong lead over Republican incumbent Norman M. Pepersack.

With all precincts reporting late Tuesday night, Democratic challenger Strasdauskas, a political unknown two months ago, led the two-term incumbent by 5,112 votes.

High School Magnet Fair to be held at Lansdowne

LANSDOWNE

LANSDOWNE -- The county school system will hold its annual High School Magnet Fair from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Lansdowne High School, 3800 Hollins Ferry Road.

The fair will give students, parents and the community the chance to learn more about high school magnet programs in the county. The application deadline for magnet programs is Jan. 15.

The county high schools expected to be represented at the fair include Carver Center, Eastern Technical, Kenwood, Lansdowne, Milford Mill, Overlea, Parkville, Patapsco, Randallstown, Sparrows Point, Towson, Western and Woodlawn.

Sheppard Pratt gets $10,000 for violence prevention

TOWSON

TOWSON -- The Will Smith Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the Card For Kids Fund at Sheppard Pratt Health System. The funds will be used to set up a violence prevention program for young people.

Modeled after a violence prevention curriculum that Sheppard Pratt created for an after-school program in some Baltimore schools, the program will provide similar services to the 2,500 children and adolescents treated by the health system.

The foundation -- established a year ago by actor Will Smith and his wife, actress Jada Pinkett-Smith -- supports programs to give opportunities to urban youth and families.

Pub Date: 11/05/98

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