In Baltimore CountyMeeting scheduled next week on ways to...

City/County Digest

January 29, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Meeting scheduled next week on ways to save Todd House

TOWSON -- County officials will meet Tuesday with east-side business leaders and historians to map a strategy to rescue the Todd House, a pivotal part of the Battle of North Point during the War of 1812, that sits rotting and damaged by vandals.

Michael Davis, assistant to County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger, said he will attend to "see how the Todd House might be revived, how it would fit into the broader picture of the east-side revitalization and where real money could come from."

Estimated costs of refurbishing the house range from $600,000 to $2 million. Davis said county and state officials want to identify a qualified group that could direct restoration and eventual conversion to a historical site and museum.

Play at Goucher College to examine stereotypes

TOWSON -- Goucher College will present "Between Sisters: Healing the Wounds Between Black and White Women," a play that examines race and stereotypes, Feb. 11-14 at the Meyerhoff Arts Center on campus.

The two-act play was written by two students at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and presented there in 1996. Goucher is the first place outside of that campus where the play has been presented.

Tickets are $5 and $2 for college students. Information or ticket reservations: 410-337-6331.

Library branch to offer income tax assistance

REISTERSTOWN -- Volunteers will provide income tax assistance in three sessions next month at the Reisterstown library at 21 Cockeys Mill Road.

Sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 11 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 12.

Appointments: 410-887-1165.

In Baltimore City

Police officer wounds man on South Augusta Avenue

A police officer shot a man late last night in Southwest Baltimore when the man allegedly pointed a handgun at him, police said.

Police said the officer confronted the gunman in the 100 block of S. Augusta Ave. about 11 p.m. When the officer ordered him to drop the weapon and he refused, the officer fired at least one shot, hitting the gunman. Police said the gunman was undergoing surgery early today at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

The name of the officer, who is assigned to the Southwestern District, was not released.

Undercover police arrest 30 in drug sting in Rosemont

Undercover police officers posing as drug dealers arrested 30 people yesterday at an intersection in Rosemont, ending a two-week initiative by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City.

HABC officers, city police and federal agents participated in the operation at Ellicott Driveway and North Longwood Street. Police said they arrested 20 people in the previous week.

Police said those arrested live in the city and most of the surrounding counties. The arrests followed a weeklong cleanup that involved 250 municipal workers. "We feel the community has been reclaimed by Rosemont and Ashburton residents," said HABC Police Chief Hezekiah Bunch.

Man charged with murder; shooting victim identified

A man was arrested yesterday in the shooting Wednesday night of a man whose body was found on a Southeast Baltimore street, a police spokeswoman said.

Marcus Johnson, 22, of the 3400 block of Mount Pleasant Ave. was charged with first-degree murder and was being held last night at the Central Booking and Intake Center awaiting a bail hearing, said Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes.

Cook-Hayes said David Lee Sanders, 22, of the 3100 block of Fleet St. was shot shortly before 11 p.m. in the 3400 block of Leverton Ave. She said detectives believe the shooting was drug-related.

Pub Date: 1/29/99

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