In Baltimore CitySchaefer fund-raiser postponed because of...

City/County Digest

June 06, 1999

In Baltimore City

Schaefer fund-raiser postponed because of Snoops' death

A fund-raiser scheduled for Tuesday by Maryland Comptroller William Donald Schaefer has been postponed indefinitely because of the death of his longtime companion, Hilda Mae Snoops.

The $250-a-head breakfast was to be at the Best Western Hotel at the Baltimore Travel Plaza, 5625 O'Donnell St.

Services for Mrs. Snoops will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Man shot by police officer found at county hospital

A man who was shot in Baltimore Thursday by a police officer trying to stop a car with stolen license plates was found at a Baltimore County hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to his pelvis, city police said Friday.

Andre Deshawn Handy, 22, of the 800 block of N. Bentalou St. was found Thursday at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown, police said. He was charged with attempted murder, for allegedly trying to run down an officer, and several counts of assault.

In Baltimore County

Obese man lifted from room by crane, taken to hospital

ESSEX -- A man whose obesity had made him a prisoner in his second-floor bedroom was freed yesterday and taken to a hospital for tests and observation, fire officials said.

Fifty firefighters, a crane truck and a sling were used to move the man, estimated to weigh between 680 and 800 pounds, to Franklin Square Hospital Center, said Baltimore County Fire Department Battalion Chief Mark Hubbard. The man's identity was not released by fire officials.

"We had to remove a partition wall between the living room and his bedroom, where he was lying on the floor on a mattress," Hubbard said. The operation took 5 1/2 hours, he said.

Pub Date: 6/06/99

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