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September 01, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Bishop Murphy admitted to Mercy Medical Center

Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop P. Francis Murphy, 66, who has been fighting cancer since January, has been admitted to Mercy Medical Center, where his condition is deteriorating, according to officials of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

A recent CT scan revealed a regrowth of tumors in Murphy's liver, which indicates a sudden reversal in the effectiveness of his chemotherapy, the bishop said in a statement released yesterday.

Other tests revealed cancer cells in Murphy's spinal fluid and in the lining of his brain, which are not treatable through chemotherapy. "I am most grateful for your thoughts and prayers," Murphy said, "and will keep you informed about my condition."

Golf tournament planned for Hispanic Heritage Month

Sponsored by Centro de la Comunidad in East Baltimore, the second annual Hispanic Heritage Month Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 12 at Greystone Golf Course in White Hall.

The event coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) and raises money for Centro de la Comunidad's Latino Center, which provides services to the city's Hispanic population. Co-chairs are Kweisi Mfume, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and Raul Yzaguirre, president of the National Council of La Raza.

The entry fee is $100 and includes 18 holes of golf and a dinner. Information: 410-675-8906.

Identity unknown of man found dead from gunshot

An unidentified man was found shot to death Monday night in Northeast Baltimore. Police said yesterday they have no leads in their investigation.

Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a department spokeswoman, said officers responding to reports of gunfire found the body about 8: 20 p.m. in an alley in the 1600 block of Shadyside Road.

Police said the victim had a single gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. Cook-Hayes said detectives found no identification and have been unable to identify the man.

2 men, one a city employee, arrested on cocaine charges

After investigating alleged drug deals made over a public telephone in the 5700 block of Harford Road, police arrested two men -- one a municipal employee -- at undisclosed locations yesterday and seized a large quantity of cocaine.

Timothy Graham, 25, of the 5600 block of McClean Blvd. and Kevin Gasque, 27, of the 3300 block of Roberton Ave., a city sanitation worker, were charged with possession of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, said Detective Michael Pratt of the Northeastern District drug enforcement unit. They were processed at the Central Booking and Intake Center.

Pratt said cocaine valued at $24,800 was recovered from two vehicles.

In Baltimore County

Catonsville center plans fall registration for seniors

CATONSVILLE -- Catonsville Senior Center will hold registration for fall classes next week.

Courses include exercise, fine arts, music, creative writing, stained glass, dance, computers, sewing, investments, current events, tennis and ceramics. Most classes have a $12 fee for a 10-week session. Classes begin the first week of October.

Information: 410-887-0900.

Danny and the Juniors to perform at Essex fair

ESSEX -- The 22nd Annual Essex Day Festival will take place Sept. 12, offering food, entertainment and arts and crafts.

Rock 'n' roll act Danny and the Juniors will headline the main stage, and country singer Sheila Yeager will perform on the Mace Avenue Stage. A gospel music stage on Margaret Avenue has been added this year.

The festival will run 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Eastern Boulevard, between Mace Avenue and Woodward Drive. Admission is free.

Libraries, offices to close for Labor Day holiday

TOWSON -- All libraries and the administrative offices of the county public library will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. Special Delivery and Read Rover, the mobile libraries, will not be in service.

All libraries and offices will reopen Tuesday.

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