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April 23, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Humane Society offers $500 reward targeting dogfighting

TOWSON -- Responding to the recent arrests of nine men on charges of being involved with dogfighting, the county Humane Society is offering $500 to anyone who provides information leading to an arrest and indictment on charges of dogfighting or watching a dogfight.

Anyone with information about dogfighting should call 911 immediately, society officials say. Information: 410-833-2387.

May Day celebration set for Cromwell Valley Park

TOWSON -- May Day will be celebrated in Cromwell Valley Park from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 1 at Sherwood Farm, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road.

The event will feature hayrides, nature walks, beekeeping demonstrations, house and farm tours and will culminate in a traditional community May Pole Dance. Admission is free.

After the celebration, an orientation to the community-supported agriculture project at the park will be held. Memberships for this year's growing season are available.

Arts facility at school for the blind to open today

PARKVILLE -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the opening of the Jen C. Russo Arts Center at Maryland School for the Blind, 3501 Taylor Ave., will be held at 11 a.m. today.

The arts center, which is accessible for disabled people, will be used for musical and theatrical performances.

In Baltimore City

Teens on bikes open fire on youths, wounding four

Five armed teen-agers on mountain bikes fired nearly a dozen shots into a crowd of youths gathered on the steps of an East Baltimore house last night and wounded four of them, police said.

Police said the armed youths rode into the 1500 block of N. Spring St. about 8: 35 p.m. and opened fire with unknown caliber handguns. They kept shooting until they reached East Federal and North Eden streets, two blocks north, police said.

Police said two victims were shot in the legs and one in the lower back and were treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The fourth was shot in the thigh and was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Their names were not available.

Rabies vaccination, licenses offered at park tomorrow

Rabies vaccinations and licenses for dogs and cats 4 months and older will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at Herring Run Park, Harford Road and Argonne Drive entrance.

Vaccinations will cost $6 and licenses $15. Information: 410-396- 4694 or 410-396-4695.

Schmoke vows to continue Flower Mart after this year

Flanked by organizers of the 1999 Flower Mart, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke said yesterday that he plans to find a way -- maybe by finding additional sponsors -- to continue the Baltimore tradition into the next century.

There has been speculation that this year's event, set for May 12, could be the last because of the aging membership of the Women's Civic League, its sponsor. At City Hall, Schmoke said, "I really do feel the Flower Mart will be part of our future. We can't let it die."

Officers of the Women's Civic League said yesterday this year's event -- the 82nd -- will be the last for which it is sole sponsor.

Pub Date: 4/23/99

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