In Baltimore City Service fellowships worth $48,750...

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February 01, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Service fellowships worth $48,750 offered to help needy areas

The Open Society Institute's Baltimore office is accepting applications for its Community Fellowship Program, which provides 18-month fellowships for individuals to pursue projects that will help needy city communities.

The goal of the program is to encourage public and community service careers, create role models for youths and empower communities. A fellowship has an award of $48,750.

Applications are due March 13. Information or to request an application: 410-234-1091.

Schools to open 2 hours late to allow monitoring of roads

Baltimore public schools will open two hours late today so officials can monitor road conditions after Sunday's storm.

Students who take Mass Transit Administration buses to school should present Ticket A -- found at the back of the January 2000 ticket book -- when boarding. Books of transit tickets for this month will be distributed in schools today.

Also, today is Day 2 of the first semester exam schedule for high school students. Tomorrow is the exam makeup day.

Police arrest man accused in killing of 20-year-old

A man charged in a warrant with first-degree murder in a shooting Wednesday in East Baltimore has been arrested.

Vernon Lee Pope, 51, was arrested about 7: 30 p.m. Friday at his home in the 1800 block of N. Durham St., police said. Pope is charged in the death of Dameon Wheeler, 20, of the 3500 block of Elmley Ave. in Northeast Baltimore, who was shot in the chest about 7: 30 p.m. in the 1800 block of N. Washington St. A motive was unknown, police said.

Pope also is charged with illegal possession of two handguns and possession of narcotics, police said, and is being held without bail at Central Booking and Intake Center.

Man's trial in killing delayed while his co-defendant tried

The murder case against Antonio Fowlkes, accused in the killing of Edward Carlton Valentine, continued yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court. But he will not stand trial for several weeks, his attorney said.

Assistant Public Defender Robert A. Cohen said prosecutors have decided to take Fowlkes' co-defendant to trial first. A trial date for Fowlkes is pending.

Fowlkes admitted shooting a man in the buttock three years ago and received an 18-month sentence. Lawyers are arguing about what evidence will be used at his second trial.

Unidentified man found killed inside west-side liquor store

An unidentified man in his early 20s was found fatally shot Sunday night in a West Baltimore liquor store, and police had no suspect and knew of no motive yesterday.

Sgt. Andre Bonaparte of the homicide squad said police, responding to a report of a man shot about midnight Sunday in the 2200 block of W. North Ave., found the victim with a fatal gunshot wound to the head inside Fireside Liquors.

The liquor store was open at the time, and Bonaparte said police were trying to learn if the man entered the store to escape an assailant before or after he was shot.

In Baltimore County

1,000 students to shadow school employees on the job

TOWSON -- Baltimore County public schools will launch National Groundhog Job Shadow Day at 9: 45 a.m. tomorrow with a ceremony at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, 6701 N. Charles St.

About 1,000 Baltimore County students will shadow school employees tomorrow, watching as they perform their jobs and learning more about the kind of training and education they need to be hired.

Besides the school system, other groups participating in the event include Baltimore County Career Connections, the State Department of Education, Junior Achievement, the National School-to-Work Office and the American Society of Association Executives.

Community college to extend registration for spring

CATONSVILLE -- Because of the recent storm, Community College of Baltimore County is extending registration for the spring semester through Friday.

Registration will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Spring classes began yesterday.

Information: Catonsville campus, 410-455-4555; Dundalk, 410- 285-9801; and Essex, 410-780-6363.

State police identify woman killed in traffic accident

CARNEY -- State police have identified a woman who died in a car crash on Baltimore-Washington Parkway on Sunday as Esli Han, 45, of the 9100 block of Satyr Hill Road in Carney.

Han was a passenger in a 1999 Lincoln Navigator that skidded on ice at West Nursery Road near Linthicum about 7 p.m. Han was partially ejected from the vehicle, which overturned on her, police said. The driver and a second adult passenger were not injured.

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