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City/County Digest

January 24, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

School panel to hear plan to limit public speech at meetings

Orators beware: The city school board might soon cut you off.

The board will hold a hearing at 5: 30 p.m. tomorrow on a proposal to limit the length of time for public input at its regular biweekly meetings. Some parents and civic leaders are angry at the notion of setting time limits on their speech.

Those who wish to address the board should sign up between 4: 30 p.m. and 5: 30 p.m. tomorrow at the first-floor boardroom at the school headquarters, 200 E. North Ave.

Woman's exchange receives $125,000 for renovations

The Abell Foundation has pledged $125,000 to launch a $1 million capital campaign for Baltimore's Woman's Industrial Exchange.

The exchange, one of eight left in the country founded in the 19th century during a national movement to help women earn a living, is planning a renovation project that includes creating six upscale apartments on the upper floors of the building at 333 N. Charles St.

Plans include a restoration of the exchange's gift shop and tearoom and a new roof for the building.

Man killed, second injured in East Baltimore stabbings

A man was fatally stabbed early yesterday in East Baltimore in what police believe was a neighborhood dispute.

Octavio Flores-Palestino, 20, and Hector Tores, 18, were stabbed during an argument with a group of men about 2: 30 a.m. in the 100 block of S. Regester St., said Detective Darrell Townsend of the homicide unit. Palestino died a short time later at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where Tores was in critical but stable condition, Townsend said.

He refused to release the addresses of the victims and said the incident is being investigated.

In Baltimore County

Flu clinic at health center rescheduled because of snow

TOWSON -- A flu clinic that was postponed because of snow last week will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at Towson Health Center, 1046 Taylor Ave.

The cost of a flu shot is $8, which is covered by Medicare. The county Department of Health recommends the shots for people older than age 65, children or adults with chronic medical conditions, residents of nursing homes or other long-term care facilities, and anyone who works with or cares for people in these high-risk groups.

Information: 410-887-2705.

Archaeologist to discuss the Battle of North Point

ESSEX -- Susan B. M. Langley, archaeologist for the Maryland Historical Trust, will discuss the Battle of North Point at 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday at the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River.

Langley, a specialist in underwater archaeology, will talk about projects relating to the War of 1812 battle.

The heritage society is at 516 Eastern Blvd. Information: 410- 574-6934.

Police release name of man killed in truck accident

HALETHORPE -- Warren Keith Stewart, 31, of the 4300 block of Washington Blvd. in Halethorpe was identified by police yesterday as the man hit by a pickup truck and killed Saturday night.

Stewart was walking east on Washington Boulevard near Hannah Avenue about 8: 30 p.m. when he was hit by a truck that was also traveling east on Washington Boulevard, police said. He died a short time later at St. Agnes HealthCare.

Police said a preliminary investigation showed that Stewart was walking in the center of the intersection when he was hit. The driver of the truck was not charged, police said.

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