In Baltimore CityParking fine penalty to rise to $12 a...

City/County Digest

June 30, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Parking fine penalty to rise to $12 a month beginning tomorrow

The Department of Public Works advises motorists that penalties for unpaid parking fines in Baltimore will increase from $8 a month to $12 beginning tomorrow.

The ordinance authorizing the increase, signed in March, is not retroactive and affects penalties accrued beginning tomorrow.

Penalties go into effect 15 days after a motorist has received a notice of an unpaid parking fine.

Police find no leads in separate shooting deaths

Police reported no arrests or leads yesterday in the shooting deaths of two people Monday in separate incidents on opposite ends of the city.

Police found the body of Robin Norma Thompson, 21, about 1 a.m. in the basement of a home in the 800 block of Arnold Court, a few blocks from her home in the 1500 block of Lester Morton Court in the Somerset Homes public housing complex in East Baltimore. Thompson, whose body was found sitting on a couch, had been shot in the head.

About 5: 15 a.m., police found Shawn Anderson, 28, who had been shot in the 3300 block of W. Belvedere Ave., five blocks from his home in the 5100 block of Nelson Ave. in Northwest Baltimore. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Sinai Hospital.

Business executive Tufaro to announce run for mayor

Republican David F. Tufaro, a business executive, was to announce his candidacy for mayor at 10: 30 a.m. today outside the Northern District police station at 34th Street and Keswick Road.

Tufaro, 51, is a Yale University graduate and former attorney. He will leave his job as executive vice president of Summit Properties, a building firm, to campaign for mayor.

In Baltimore County

3 at bus stop struck by car; two are seriously injured

PIKESVILLE -- Two women and a teen-age girl were injured last night, two of them seriously, when they were struck by a car while waiting for an MTA bus in the 1500 block of Reisterstown Road, county police said.

Traffic Officer James Wickless said a driver lost control of a late-model Toyota about 9: 10 p.m after he turned right onto southbound Reisterstown Road from Old Court Road, and struck the three, who were sitting on a bench.

Wickless said two of the victims suffered serious leg and pelvic injuries and were being treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. The other had a minor head injury and was treated at Sinai Hospital. Their names were not released. The driver was not hurt.

County Council expected to approve park contract

TOWSON -- The County Council is expected to approve a $256,857 contract Tuesday for preliminary site work for the future Meadowood Regional Park at Falls and Greenspring Valley roads.

Site Resources Inc./Greenman-Pederson Inc. Joint Venture of Phoenix will draw up plans for seven athletic fields, a tot lot, lights, a comfort station and hiking trails at the 98-acre site.

Plans for the park cleared a major hurdle two weeks ago when a Baltimore County Circuit Court judge dismissed a suit filed to prevent the county from acquiring the site.

3,400 taking classes as summer school starts

TOWSON -- The county's summer school session started this week, with about 3,400 taking classes for credit and review at 20 elementary, middle and high school campuses, said Abe Price, alternative education facilitator.

Elementary school pupils will learn about world cultures, Price said. At the end of the session, July 30, they will sponsor a festival with international music and food. Middle school pupils will focus on themes that include the millennium. Cost per elementary and middle school pupil is $160.

High school students will take math, English and earth science classes, he said. Some are taking the classes to earn extra credits. Others are making up classes they failed during the school year. Cost per student is $250 for credit courses and $125 for review.

Mays Chapel Elementary site plan to be discussed

COCKEYSVILLE -- The county Department of Recreation and Parks will present plans for the Mays Chapel Elementary School-Recreation Center site tomorrow.

The concept plans involve the development of permanent recreation facilities at the site. The ideas were created from community input at two other meetings.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Cockeysville Middle School, 10401 Greenside Drive. Information: Steve Heinbach, 410-887-7734.

Pub Date: 6/30/99

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