In Baltimore CityDarrah drops from mayoral race, endorses...

City/County Digest

August 10, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Darrah drops from mayoral race, endorses O'Malley

Democratic mayoral candidate Richard A. Darrah said yesterday he has withdrawn from the race and is supporting City Councilman Martin O'Malley's bid to become the city's 47th mayor.

Darrah said O'Malley "fully grasps the range of problems facing Baltimore" and his candidacy has gained credibility because of strong support from such state lawmakers as Del. Howard P. "Pete" Rawlings and Sen. Barbara A. Hoffman.

Although Darrah is not actively running for mayor, it is too late to remove his name from the Sept. 14 primary ballot. His withdrawal reduces the mayoral field to 25.

Homicide victims identified by police

Police identified two homicide victims yesterday who were slain in unrelated incidents.

Travis Loyal, 18, of the 500 block of N. Streeper St. in East Baltimore, was fatally shot Sunday afternoon in the 2200 block of E. Biddle St., said Sgt. Scott Rowe, a police spokesman. He said the shooting grew out of an earlier altercation with an unknown assailant.

Stephanie Junetta Foster, 35, of the 100 block of E. 22nd St. in the Barclay section, was found dead in her apartment Thursday. Detective Roscoe Lewis said her death was a homicide, but that the cause had not been determined. He declined to release details of the case.

In Baltimore County

Cardin to visit PAL center, substation, housing office

HILLENDALE -- Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, a Democrat who represents Maryland's 3rd District, will tour several sites during a visit tomorrow.

Cardin will visit the Hillendale Police Athletic League recreation center at 1111 N. Halstead Road, which opened in October. He will also tour a police substation in Hillendale Shopping Center and the Neighborhood Housing Services office on Taylor Avenue.

All three have received federal money as part of an effort to revitalize older neighborhoods.

In Baltimore County

Police open summer camp for children on east side

EDGEMERE -- The county Police Department opened a summer camp for children on the county's east side yesterday.

The camp offers educational and recreational activities, including meeting officers assigned to the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, police said.

Camp begins at 8: 30 a.m. and ends each day at 3 p.m. A barbecue for campers and their families will be held at the end of the week.

Pub Date: 8/10/99

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