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November 11, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Man changing flat on I-795 struck by dump truck, dies

OWINGS MILLS -- A Reisterstown man was killed yesterday when he was struck by a dump truck while changing a flat tire on northbound Interstate 795, a state police spokesman said.

Matthew Douglas Shenton, 38, of the first block of Candor Court died at the scene of the 1: 30 p.m. accident on the I-795 shoulder near the McDonogh Road overpass, said Pete Peringer, the spokesman. Shenton was changing a tire on his 1994 Ford F-250 pickup truck when he lost his balance, fell backward into traffic and was struck by the truck.

Peringer said the truck is owned by Daniel G. Schuster Inc. of Owings Mills.

Divorce workshop offered at community college

DUNDALK -- A free workshop, "Divorce Laws in Maryland," will be held at 5: 30 p.m. Tuesday, at the Dundalk campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.

Single parents and displaced homemakers can learn more about finances and joint custody at a workshop and follow-up meeting Nov. 22. Both sessions will be in Room 123 of the college's Learning Resource Center.

Information: 410-285-9808.

`To Kill a Mockingbird' set for Oldfields School

GLENCOE -- Students at Oldfields School, a private school for girls in Baltimore County, will perform a play based on Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" starting today.

Recently, the principal at Owings Mills High School, a public school in Baltimore County, decided against producing the play because of scenes and language she believed might offend members of the audience.

Oldfields officials have invited private and public schools in the Baltimore area to attend the performance at 11 a.m. Monday. Information: 410-472-4800.

Woodlawn man finds wife dead in their house

WOODLAWN -- A man found his wife dead in their home here last night, police said.

The man arrived home in the 7100 block of Fairbrook Road about 7 p.m. and found his wife, 55, lying on the living-room floor, said Cpl. Vickie Warehime, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman. She said the house showed signs of having been ransacked.

Warehime said the man suffered chest pains and was treated at Northwest Hospital Center and released. The couple's names were not released.

In Baltimore City

1 man killed, 1 wounded in shooting on west side

Two men were shot, one fatally, yesterday in West Baltimore, and police said they knew of no motive and had no suspect.

The victims were in the 500 block of Kirby Lane near the 1800 block of Edmondson Ave. about 1: 20 p.m. when a man came up from behind and shot one in the back and the other in the upper body, said Detective Don Gordon.

One victim died at the scene, and the other was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Gordon said. Their names were withheld pending notification of family.

Man fatally shot near Southeast Baltimore home

A Southeast Baltimore man was fatally shot early yesterday near his home in 1700 block of Nome St., police said.

Cody Chambers, 28, was walking near his O'Donnell Heights home about 12: 15 a.m. when he got into an argument with an unknown assailant and was shot, police said. Chambers ran several blocks to the 6500 block of Holabird Ave., where he collapsed in a parking lot.

Chambers was pronounced dead at the scene. Neighbors told police they heard loud voices before the gunfire. Police said they have no suspect.

Network, synagogue sponsor group for interfaith couples

The Jewish Outreach Network, in conjunction with the Bolton Street Synagogue, is sponsoring a discussion, education and support group for interfaith couples.

Topics to be addressed include raising children, celebration of holidays and life-cycle events.

The first group will meet at 7: 30 p.m. Tuesday. Advance registration is required. Information and meeting location: Rabbi Mona Decker, 410-542-4067.

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