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June 16, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

E. Baltimore teen dies after falling into swimming pool

An East Baltimore boy who fell into the public swimming pool at Patterson Park on Monday night died at Johns Hopkins Hospital early yesterday, police said.

Police said Canvas Goods, 15, of the 2900 block of E. Baltimore St. and two other boys entered the pool about 7 p.m. by lifting a broken section of chain-link fence. Minutes later, Goods, who could not swim, fell into 8-foot-deep water and sank to the bottom, police said.

They said a neighborhood man rescued Goods and he was taken by ambulance to Hopkins, where he died at 1: 49 a.m. yesterday.

Dixon's prayer breakfast planned June 26 at church

The eighth annual prayer breakfast sponsored by Councilwoman Sheila Dixon is set for 8 a.m. June 26 at Pennsylvania Avenue African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Pennsylvania Avenue and Dolphin Street in West Baltimore.

Keynote speaker will be the Rev. Marvis P. May, senior pastor at Macedonia Baptist Church on West Lafayette Avenue.

Tickets are $25. A limited number will be available at the door. Information: 410-396-4831.

Man receives life sentence for murdering woman, 91

Circuit Judge John C. Themelis sentenced a Brooklyn man to life without parole yesterday in the June 30, 1998, fatal stabbing of a 91-year-old woman who lived a block from the defendant.

Carlos Ray Halcomb, 25, was convicted April 19 of felony murder, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon, first-degree burglary and conspiracy in the death of Leona Klimm of the 3500 block of Fourth St. Halcomb's attorney, David Solomon, said he has filed an appeal.

According to a statement from Halcomb, he and a roommate broke into Klimm's home to rob her. Halcomb acted as lookout and later found that Klimm had been stabbed in the neck, the statement said. The roommate is awaiting trial.

Kennedy Krieger offering free blood lead screenings

In observance of Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Kennedy Krieger Institute is offering free blood lead screenings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at its building at 707 N. Broadway.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Information: 410-502-9400.

In Baltimore County

Man who killed himself during standoff is identified

TOWSON -- County police identified the man who fatally shot himself on his 24th birthday early yesterday in his Westview home during a standoff with officers.

Police said Terry White of the 6000 block of Harford Ave. was arguing with his girlfriend over the phone about 7: 30 p.m. Monday when she heard a gunshot. She hung up and called police, who went to White's house. When officers arrived, White fired several shots at them and a standoff ensued.

Several hours later, police fired tear gas canisters through a window, entered the basement, found White dead from a self-inflicted bullet wound to the head and recovered a handgun near the body.

Minority students receive scholarships, summer jobs

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Minority Advisory Council and Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. have selected seven minority students to receive scholarships and summer jobs at BGE.

The students are Mark Hall Jr. of the African-American community; Sara Bagheri of the Arab-American community; Sima Mistry of the Asian-Indian community; Judy Wang of the Chinese community; Neil Lobangco of the Filipino community; Lilian Magarin of the Hispanic community; and Yong Shin of the Korean community.

This is the second consecutive year the organizations have honored minority students. The students will receive their scholarships at a ceremony at 7 p.m. tomorrow at F. Scott Black's Dinner Theatre, 100 E. Chesapeake Ave.

Sharks program at library rescheduled for June 26

RANDALLSTOWN -- A program on sharks, sponsored by the National Aquarium in Baltimore at the Randallstown library, has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. June 26.

The library is in the 8400 block of Liberty Road.

Information and tickets: 410- 887-0770.

Pub Date: 6/16/99

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