In Baltimore County Authorities await extradition of...

City/County Digest

January 04, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Authorities await extradition of suspect from North Carolina

TOWSON -- County police are awaiting an extradition hearing in North Carolina for Cornell Holmes, 20, a suspect in the shooting Dec. 17 of a man on Winters Lane.

Holmes, of the 300 block of Suter Road, was arrested Wednesday night in Concord, N.C., after Baltimore County authorities received a tip from an informant. Holmes is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Holmes is charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault and reckless endangerment, police said.

Congressman to address Bowleys Quarters meeting

MIDDLE RIVER -- Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. will be guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Bowleys Quarters Improvement Association at 8 p.m. Jan. 13.

The 2nd District Republican will discuss eastern county issues, including extending White Marsh Boulevard, dredging sections of Middle River and environmental concerns about the Chesapeake Bay. The meeting will be held at the association hall, 1124 Bowleys Quarters Road.

Pinochle tournaments to be held at senior center

OVERLEA -- Overlea Fullerton Senior Center holds a pinochle tournament at 9: 30 a.m. the last Friday of each month. The event, open to teams and spectators, is held at the center, 4314 Fullerton Ave. Information: 410-887-5220.

In Baltimore City

Anti-drug rally planned at Southwest intersection

An anti-drug rally will be held at 6 p.m. today at Baltimore and Gilmor streets and Frederick Avenue in Southwest Baltimore.

The "Three-Corner Rally" is sponsored by Union Square Neighborhood Association, Franklin Square Neighborhood Association, New Southwest Community Association, Hollins Market Neighborhood Association and Hollins Market Merchants Association.

The purpose of the rally is to increase public awareness of open-air drug dealing at the intersection, a block north of Steuart Hill Elementary School and in a designated drug-free zone. Information: 410-947-3368.

Football athletes to speak to pupils about academics

Baltimore Raven Priest Holmes and former Denver Bronco Steve Fitzhugh will talk to city middle school pupils today about tackling educational obstacles.

Part of the state education department's Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP), the athletes will address more than 850 pupils at 10: 30 a.m. at Rognel Heights Elementary/Middle School, in West Baltimore and at 1 p.m. at Lombard Middle School, on the east side.

GEAR UP raises awareness about educational opportunities for low-income pupils whose relatives typically have not gone to college.

Dunbar High will be site of 2nd public safety forum

A second forum at which city residents can voice concerns about public safety and Baltimore police has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at Dunbar High School, 1400 Orleans St. in East Baltimore.

The first forum will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Polytechnic Institute, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane in North Baltimore.

The two forums will help the City Council decide whether to confirm Col. Ronald L. Daniel as Baltimore's police commissioner.

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