In Baltimore City
Boy Scouts council to present citizen award to archbishop
Cardinal William H. Keeler, Roman Catholic archbishop of Baltimore, will receive the Henry A. Rosenberg Sr. Distinguished Citizen Award from the Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America at a ceremony Dec. 9, Boy Scout officials announced this week.
The award is given to people who exhibit wide influence in the community and whose work reflects a dedication to the Scout oath and law.
Keeler, who was born in San Antonio and raised in Lebanon, Pa., was awarded the Eagle Scout badge June 15, 1951. He also received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in Baltimore in 1990, and was awarded the Silver St. George Medal by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting last year.
Death of man beaten in robbery ruled homicide
The death of a man who was beaten during a robbery Saturday has been ruled a homicide by the state medical examiner, police said yesterday.
Jessy Hill, 31, of the 2400 block of W. Cold Spring Lane was attacked by four males in the 4000 block of Park Heights Ave., police said. The attackers stole his bicycle.
Hill died of blunt force trauma to the head Tuesday at Sinai Hospital, police said. No arrests have been made in the case.
Firefighters find man's body in public housing trash bin
After extinguishing a fire in a trash bin in an East Baltimore public housing complex yesterday, firefighters found a man's body.
The fire was reported at 5: 14 a.m. at Douglass Homes in the 200 block of Beale Court near North Broadway, police said, and firefighters found the body while removing the trash bin's smoldering contents. The body, which has not been identified, was taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy and fingerprinting.
In Baltimore County
Motive, suspects sought in death of Woodlawn woman
WOODLAWN -- County police were searching yesterday for a possible getaway car, suspects and a motive behind the fatal stabbing of a woman in her Woodlawn home Wednesday night.
Barbara J. Manns, 55, of the 7100 block of Fairbrook Road was found by her husband at 7 p.m. with a butcher knife in her back and rope around her neck, according to police. The home was ransacked, and a back door was open.
Police are searching for the green Chevrolet Cavalier rental car -- with Maryland plates FSL 529 -- that Manns was using at the time of her death. Autopsy results are expected today.
Public affairs students begin studying at UMBC
CATONSVILLE -- Supported by a $500,000 grant from the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, the first class of public affairs scholars has entered the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
The 12 students, selected from among freshman class applicants, received full or partial scholarships to follow a course of study leading to careers in public service.
They begin with a freshman seminar on public involvement in problems facing the United States and the world and are expected to continue with community service, internships and research with faculty mentors.
Schools to celebrate use of Internet in classroom
TOWSON -- Baltimore County public schools will celebrate today the use of the Internet in the classroom with "Maryland NetWeekend '99," in a ceremony with county school Superintendent Anthony G. Marchione, Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger and state school Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick.
The ceremony will be held at 9: 45 a.m. at Cromwell Valley Regional Magnet School of Technology, 825 Providence Road.
NetWeekend is financed by the State Information Technology Fund and will provide 45 county schools with $97,500 to help students use the Internet.
Jewish groups to offer spiritual wellness sessions
OWINGS MILLS -- Baltimore Jewish Healing Network, with the support of Jewish Family Services, is offering "Texts That Heal," a Jewish spiritual wellness group.
The group will meet for four sessions from noon to 1: 15 p.m. Nov. 22 and 29, and Dec. 6 and 13, at Jewish Family and Community Services, 6 Park Center Court, Suite 209, McDonogh Crossroads, Owings Mills.
The fee for four sessions is $36. Information: 410-542-6300, Ext. 110.