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June 29, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Woodbourne group seeks volunteers for store, projects

The Woodbourne Foundation, an educational and behavioral health organization at 6212 York Road, is looking for volunteers this summer.

Volunteers are needed to sort and repair garments and perform other duties in the Woodbourne Community Store; mentor youths; and assist in community cleanups as part of Woodbourne's Days of Caring project. A minimum commitment of two hours a week is requested.

Woodbourne, one of Maryland's oldest nonprofit organizations, educates children and their families behaviorally, academically, economically and socially. Information: Stephanie Jacobs at 410-435-9300.

1 man arrested in shootings of bystanders; 1 man sought

One man was arrested and another was being sought in the shootings of two bystanders -- one fatally -- during an incident Saturday in East Baltimore, police said yesterday.

Detective Al Marcus said two men fighting over drug territory about 10 p.m. in the 1200 block of Darley Ave. pulled out guns and shot at each other. Willie Palmer, 28, of the 1000 block of Darley Ave. was shot in the right side and died at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where Janie Julius, 70, of the 1200 block of Darley Ave. was treated for a lower-back wound and released.

Marcus said Theodore Scott, 22, of the 3200 block of Elmora Ave. was charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder, and is being held without bail at the state-run city jail.

Enterprise Foundation moves and consolidates three offices

The Enterprise Foundation, a national housing and community redevelopment group, has consolidated its three city offices and moved to the Parren J. Mitchell Center, 312 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Enterprise Homes (410-332- 7400), Baltimore Program Services and Baltimore Neighborhood Transformation (both at 410-727- 8535) are on the third floor of the center.

The Enterprise Foundation, which helps to rebuild communities, was launched in 1982 by developer James W. Rouse and his wife, Patricia. It has built or renovated 100,000 housing units at more than 400 sites nationwide.

In Baltimore County

Owings Mills firm to run Hannah More family shelter

TOWSON -- The county has hired an Owings Mills-based company to run its 33-bed family homeless shelter at the Hannah More complex on Reisterstown Road.

Community Building Group Ltd., which operates an Owings Mills shelter with 23 apartments, will be paid $299,664 to operate the facility for one year beginning -July 15, said Barbara Gradet, director of the Baltimore County Department of Social Services.

The YWCA of Greater Baltimore, which runs a 24-bed family shelter on property it owns in Arbutus, had operated the Hannah More shelter for several years. But YWCA officials told county officials two months ago that they could no longer afford to run the Arbutus and Reisterstown Road facilities.

Golf tournament to benefit children and families

TOWSON -- The county Department of Social Services will hold a benefit golf tournament at 8 a.m. on July 9 at the Rocky Point Golf Course.

The tournament will benefit the Young Parent Support Center, an Essex facility dedicated to helping children and families. The $85 fee includes a sleeve of balls, 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, continental breakfast, catered lunch, door prizes and team photos.

Information: 410-887-2470.

Pub Date: 6/29/99

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