In Baltimore City Free tax help offered by lawyer...

City/County Digest

January 12, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Free tax help offered by lawyer groups to low-income residents

Low-income taxpayers can receive free help with their tax returns next month from the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and the Tax Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

Help will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 12, 19 and 26 at the volunteer lawyers' service at 520 W. Fayette St. To qualify, a family of three may earn up to $27,933.

Appointments are required, and can be scheduled by calling 410-547-6537 on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Trial for man accused of beating seniors begins

Opening statements were set for today in city Circuit Court in the murder trial of Michael Patrick Stewart, who police say severely beat and robbed seven elderly residents in four neighborhoods in 1998. Two victims died of their injuries.

It took about three hours yesterday to select a nine-woman, three-man jury to hear Stewart's case. Prosecutors Roberta G. Siskind and Doan Lawrence are seeking life in prison without parole for Stewart, who is being represented by attorney Melissa Richards.

Judge Gary I. Strausberg is presiding at the trial, which is expected to last about a week.

Teen shot outside store dies during surgery

A teen-ager was shot outside a convenience store in East Baltimore last night and died during surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said.

Terrance Price, 18, of the 800 block of N. Kenwood Ave. was shot once in the chest by a gunman about 9: 10 p.m. outside the store in the 2700 block of E. Monument St., said Detective Michael Johnson. Price, who was on an errand to buy cigarettes for his mother, died at 9: 55 p.m. at Hopkins.

In Baltimore County

Woodlawn High to hold stadium fund-raiser concert

WOODLAWN -- Woodlawn High School will present a concert featuring the Woodlawn High School Honors Chorale, Minister Luke Saunders and the Sensational Stars at 6 p.m. tomorrow.

The concert will take place at the school auditorium, 1801 Woodlawn Drive. Tickets cost $6 in advance or $7 at the door. All proceeds will go to the Woodlawn High stadium project.

Meeting to discuss ideas for Loch Raven designs

LOCH RAVEN -- A community and business meeting to discuss preliminary ideas for the Loch Raven design standards will be held at 8 a.m. tomorrow at the Crackpot Restaurant, 8102 Loch Raven Blvd.

The discussion will focus on how redevelopment in Loch Raven should look. Area planner Laurie Hay and architect Anne Roane from the county office of planning will make a presentation and answer questions at the meeting, sponsored by the Loch Raven Business Association.

Bagels and coffee will be served. Information: Donna Spicer, 410-665-4322.

Officials to study dredging to check effect on vegetation

MIDDLE RIVER -- County, state and federal environmental officials will examine several dredging projects to check for impact on underwater vegetation.

Dredging projects to be studied are at Frog Mortar Creek, Chestnut Cove and Greyhound Creek.

Dredging along those waterways will continue. The studies will determine if the work will cause long-term damage to vegetation, such as grasses.

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