In Baltimore CountyLibrary branches to close to prepare...

City/County Digest

April 13, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Library branches to close to prepare computers for Y2K

TOWSON -- All branches of Baltimore County Public Library will be closed May 14-16 to prepare library computers for the year 2000. Books and other materials will not be due during those days.

Many remote services available from home computers or telephones will be out of service from 9: 30 p.m. May 13 to noon May 17, including Shelf Help, interlibrary loan services, and access to patron accounts, library catalogs and the Community Information File.

Internet and e-mail accounts, and the library's Internet Help Desk and Web page, will continue to be available.

Breakfast today to celebrate school-business partnership

OVERLEA -- The school system's Career Connections program will hold a breakfast this morning to celebrate 76 school-business partnerships in northeastern and southeastern Baltimore County.

The program -- part of Maryland's School-to-Career Initiative -- will thank the companies for their help in work force development and student success.

The breakfast celebration will be held from 7: 30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Overlea Caterers, 6809 Belair Road.

Gunpowder Falls State Park to celebrate Earth Day

TOWSON -- Gunpowder Falls State Park will hold its 10th annual Earth Day event at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Volunteers will have opportunities to participate in activities to help protect the Gunpowder watershed, from the Hammerman area to Hereford. The event will include cleanups, tree plantings and trail maintenance, and will be held regardless of the weather.

Information: 410-969-0139. Directions or to register as a volunteer: 410-592-2897.

In Baltimore City

Police investigate killing of man outside his rowhouse

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man outside the victim's West Baltimore rowhouse Sunday night.

John Alexander Jones, 30, of the 2700 block of W. North Ave. was found with several gunshot wounds in the head and body about 9: 30 p.m. beside his silver Nissan Maxima, Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman, said yesterday. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses heard several shots and called police. Cook-Hayes said police had no suspects and knew of no motive for the killing.

Weekend College programs offer accounting, computers

Courses leading to degrees in accounting, computer information systems and general studies are being offered Fridays and Saturdays at Baltimore City Community College's Weekend College at the downtown Harbor Campus, 600 E. Lombard St.

Students can earn an associate of applied science degree, an associate of arts degree or certificates. The cost is $60 per credit for Maryland residents.

Registration for the summer session (June 7 through Aug. 2) will be held April 19 to May 7, and May 25 to July 30 for the fall session (Sept. 10 through Dec. 18). Information: 410-462-8300.

2 charged in fatal shooting of unlicensed taxi driver

Police have charged two men in the fatal shooting of an unlicensed taxi driver during a botched robbery attempt yesterday in West Baltimore, a spokeswoman said.

Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes said Leroy Prince, 23, of the 2200 block of Pentland Drive and Cornell Williams, 22, of the 1700 block of W. Lombard St. were arrested after a brief foot chase minutes after the 12: 30 a.m. shooting at Edmondson and Warwick avenues.

Police said Elijah John Gwynn, 55, of the 700 block of Winston Ave. in Govans, Northeast Baltimore, had picked up two men -- they didn't know where -- and given them a ride. Gwynn was fatally shot in his car after one of the men demanded money, police said.

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