In Baltimore City Woman, 48, charged in stabbing of...

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May 11, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Woman, 48, charged in stabbing of police officer in food market

A woman who is accused of stabbing a police officer Friday and who was shot by him was charged yesterday with attempted first-degree murder, a police spokesman said.

Sgt. Scott Rowe said Cecelia Blunt, 48, of the 1100 block of Bolton St. was released yesterday from Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was being held without bail at the Central Booking and Intake Center.

Police said a woman stabbed Officer Jay Harris three times in the back in an unprovoked attack at the Stop, Shop & Save supermarket in the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Ave., and Harris shot her in the leg and abdomen. Investigators said yesterday they do not know of a motive.

Trash left at City Hall to protest cleanup efforts

About 40 members of a coalition of community groups left a discarded sofa and old tire on the sidewalk outside City Hall yesterday to protest the city's neighborhood cleanup efforts.

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, a west-side group, has criticized the Department of Public Works cleanup efforts. Willie Ray of the 2800 block of Keyworth Ave. said the trash on the sidewalk was from the alley behind his residence. "They should've cleaned it up weeks ago," Ray said.

A public works spokesman said the department has cleaned up the parks requested by the group and will meet with members about their concerns in two weeks.

High school students' art will be displayed today

Local high school artists will display their work today at Jen C. Russo Arts Center, 3501 Taylor Ave. in Northeast Baltimore.

The exhibition of tactile artwork by students from the city's Carver Vocational-Technical High School and Dulaney, Patapsco and Loch Raven high schools in Baltimore County is sponsored by Maryland School for the Blind. The work features textures, curves and shapes that can be enjoyed by children who are blind or visually impaired.

Two receptions will be held, one at 11 a.m. and another at 3 p.m. Information: Sherry Thompson, 410-319-5722.

In Baltimore County

School board postpones session on special education

TOWSON -- The county school board has postponed a work session at 7 p.m. today because of scheduling conflicts.

The board had planned to discuss special education during the work session. The board will reschedule the meeting but has not decided on a date.

Kenwood takes 1st in state in acts of kindness contest

ESSEX -- Kenwood High School was honored yesterday for winning first place in Maryland in the Kindness and Justice Challenge.

The challenge was created by Do Something -- a national nonprofit group in New York City -- as a way to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and inspire students to act responsibly and ethically. Students at Kenwood committed 8,558 acts of kindness and justice from Jan. 18 to Jan. 29.

During a ceremony yesterday, state Sen. Michael J. Collins, a 6th District Democrat, presented certificates to students for participating, and the school recognized the top students and top homeroom. More than 2 million students participated in this year's challenge. Kenwood finished 31st nationally.

Top high school seniors to be honored Thursday

COCKEYSVILLE -- County public schools will honor some of the top high school seniors at 7 p.m. Thursday at Cockeysville Middle School.

Students who earned National Merit finalist and semifinalist status by scoring in the top 0.5 percent on the PSAT exams will receive certificates.

Ethics Awards also will be given to seniors who have upheld the values of the county school system. Each high school selects one senior for the award.

Pub Date: 5/11/99

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