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City/County Digest

November 16, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Baltimore native to oversee daily operations at NAACP

The NAACP has hired a new Chief Operating Officer to oversee daily operations from its national headquarters in Baltimore, officials announced last week.

Baltimore native Alexis C. Davis was formerly Chief Financial Officer of Spectera Inc., a Baltimore-based health service provider.

Davis, a graduate of the University of Baltimore, is a certified public accountant.

Youth's death from beating is ruled homicide by police

The death Saturday of a Northwest Baltimore teen-ager who suffered serious head injuries during a fight nearly three weeks ago has been ruled a homicide, police said yesterday.

FOR THE RECORD - The headline on a City/County Digest item in yesterday's editions gave an incorrect date for Overlea High School's annual open house. The event will take place tomorrow. The Sun regrets the error.

George Carter, who would have been 18 today, was fighting with another male about 7 p.m. Oct. 26 in the 4000 block of Boarman Ave., a few blocks from Carter's Forest Park home in the 3900 block of Belle Ave., police said. During the fight, Carter received head injuries and fell to the pavement.

Carter, who was admitted to Sinai Hospital in critical condition, died there at 3: 20 p.m. Saturday, police said. The other youth fled and has not been arrested.

Community meeting tonight on Southeast library site

The Enoch Pratt Free Library and the South East Community Organization are sponsoring a community meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Our Lady of Pompei Church Hall, 201 S. Conkling St., to discuss the future site of the Southeast Regional Library.

Community and library officials are considering sites at 3801 and 4001 Eastern Ave., and between 511 and 525 S. Conkling St. for the planned 25,000- to 35,000-square-foot library. Baltimore hopes to build regional libraries in each of the four city quadrants over the next few years.

"The libraries in this city are pretty small," said Pratt spokeswoman Judy Cooper. "It is our hope to build [satellites] to the central library so people don't have to go downtown every time they need something."

Hospital's auxiliary to mark 100th anniversary

The Auxiliary of Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital on West Belvedere Avenue will celebrate its 100th anniversary at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Woodholme Country Club in Pikesville.

A tribute will be made to the auxiliary's past presidents. The event will feature a re-creation of the former Levindale Fair and Volunteer Bake Shop, with kosher dairy desserts served in the style of the former bake shop.

Tickets are $18 per person or $100 (includes two tickets) for sponsors. Proceeds will go to the hospital auxiliary. Information: 410-664-4566.

In Baltimore County

3rd Green Spring proposal to have full review

BROOKLANDVILLE -- Developers proposing a third new office building at Green Spring Station will have to go through a full review of county agencies and a public hearing to win approval of the project.

The county's Development Review Committee told representatives of Mullan Greenspring Limited Partnership yesterday that their proposed 40,000-square-foot office building represents a "material change" the development plan that governs use of the site at Falls and Greenspring Valley roads. The developers had requested that they be allowed an abbreviated county review of their proposed building.

Area residents oppose the project as well as two others that have been proposed, saying they would add to traffic congestion.

Overlea High School to hold annual open house Nov. 4

OVERLEA -- Overlea High School will hold its annual open house at 6: 30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium, offering prospective students and their families information about activities and academic courses.

Students, parents, alumni and community members are invited. Information: 410-887-5241.

Police look for bank robber who disposed of dyed bills

TOWSON -- County police are searching for a man who robbed a Dundalk bank and disposed of the dyed, unusable bills by ripping them up and flushing them, clogging a nearby McDonald's restaurant toilet.

Police said the man approached a teller at Provident Bank of Maryland in the first block of Shipping Place at 10: 30 a.m. yesterday and handed her a note demanding money. Shortly after, employees at the fast-food restaurant in the 2200 block of Dundalk Ave. noticed a clogged toilet. In the commode were ripped bills with dye on them, said Cpl. Vickie Warehime, a county police spokeswoman.

Officials said the man stole an unspecified amount of money.

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