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City/County Digest

February 15, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Redevelopment plans for Memorial Stadium to be presented

Three redevelopment proposals for Memorial Stadium in Baltimore will be presented during a community meeting starting at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the auditorium in City College, 3220 The Alameda.

The proposed uses include affordable housing for the elderly, a technology research and office park, and a residential and commercial development featuring movie theaters with "stadium seating."

Two of the proposals call for at least partial preservation of the stadium, while a third calls for the 29.5-acre site to be cleared for development. City officials say they hope to select a developer within several months.

Size of the City Council to be forum topic Feb. 23

The issue of whether the 19-member City Council is too large will be the subject of a forum at 7: 30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Grace United Methodist Church, Charles Street and Northern Parkway.

Sponsored by the Baltimore City League of Women Voters, the forum will be moderated by Councilwoman Helen Holton. Panelists will be Councilwoman Stephanie Rawlings, Holton's colleague from Northwest Baltimore's 5th District; Anthony J. Ambridge, the city's real estate officer and a former councilman; Antero Pietila, a Sun editorial writer; and Kevin B. Kamenetz, chairman of the Baltimore County Council, which has seven members.

Information: 410-464-1901.

Police seek car driven in fatal shooting, robberies

Police said yesterday they are seeking a late-model white Dodge Intrepid with tinted windows used in the fatal shooting last week of a man in Northwest Baltimore.

Detective Donald Kramer said Mark Jevan Terry, 26, a resident of a halfway house in the 1400 block of N. Caroline St., was in the 2800 block of Ridgewood Ave. about 11: 30 p.m. Wednesday when he was fatally shot by one of two men during an attempted robbery. The men were seen driving away in the wanted car.

Kramer said the men also are suspected of robbing two other men within two hours of Terry's death and that the Dodge Intrepid was used in the robberies. Anyone with information should call the homicide squad at 410-396-2100.

In Baltimore County

Green developments topic of workshop at college

CATONSVILLE -- A workshop on green developments that maintain environmental integrity while returning profits to builders and investors will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in Building H, Room 308 at Catonsville Community College.

Speakers will include William Browning, the director of Green Development Services at the Rocky Mountain Institute, and Mike Watkins, director of town planning for the Kentlands community in Gaithersburg.

The registration fee is $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Information: 703-553-0886. The event is sponsored by Virginia Housing and Environment Network, the Urban Land Institute, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Home Builders Association of Maryland.

Villa Julie College given $200,000 for professorship

STEVENSON -- Villa Julie College has received $200,000 for an endowed professorship from the PHH Foundation.

The Jerome W. Geckle Professorship in Information Technologies honors the former chief executive officer and president of PHH, who is chairman of Villa Julie's board of trustees. He has been a member of the board for 15 years.

College officials said interest from the gift, presented recently by Robert D. Kunish, another former CEO of PHH, will be used to recruit and retain faculty in the information technologies field.

Police taking applications for crime-prevention grants

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Police Department is accepting applications for crime prevention and youth activities grants through March 19.

Crime-prevention funds are available for citizens on patrol groups and other neighborhood organizations, police said. Youth activities eligible for grant money include early intervention and behavior-modification programs -- but not substance-abuse programs, private businesses or security groups.

Interested groups should write the Baltimore County Police Department Grants Management Team, Sixth Floor, 700 E. Joppa Road, Towson 21286-5501, or contact the precinct's community outreach officers.

Pub Date: 2/15/99

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