In Baltimore City IRS representatives to offer tax...

City/County Digest

February 14, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

IRS representatives to offer tax assistance on commuter trains

Internal Revenue Service representatives will be on board Maryland Rail Commuter service trains traveling between Baltimore and Washington through March 17 to answer questions and distribute tax forms.

The representatives will ride the trains Wednesday and Friday mornings to explain overlooked deductions and help taxpayers determine which form and filing status is appropriate.

Information: 410-962-3330.

1 man killed, another hurt in East Baltimore shooting

A man was fatally shot and another wounded early yesterday in East Baltimore. Police knew of no suspect or motive.

Reginald Allen, 28, of the 500 block of N. Streeper St. died at 2: 41 a.m. at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where Antonio Mays, 22, of the 1800 block of E. 30th St. was in critical condition, police said.

Police said the victims were in the 3200 block of Pulaski Highway at Loneys Lane about 2: 10 a.m. when each was shot several times by an unknown assailant.

Death at soil processing firm was an accident, police say

The death of a worker at an East Baltimore soil processing company Saturday has been ruled an accident, police said yesterday.

Jose Vasquez, 28, of the 100 block of N. East Ave., an employee of Safe Soil Inc. in the 4600 block of E. Fayette St., was operating a machine that removes contaminants from soil about 4: 30 a.m. Saturday when he became entangled in numerous paddle-like devices and was killed, said Lt. Elmer Finkenbinder of Southeastern District. Vasquez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Finkenbinder said that Maryland Occupational Safety and Health ruled the death an accident. He said MOSH and the company were investigating to determine how the accident occurred.

In Baltimore County

Alumni association to hold shrimp feast fund-raiser

PARKVILLE -- Parkville High School Alumni Association will hold a shrimp feast from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 19 at Parkville Heritage Gardens.

The event will feature music by "Wild Bill" Sauter and include a hot and cold buffet, beer and door prizes.

Tickets are $25 for alumni association members, $27 for nonmembers. Proceeds will benefit the alumni association. Information: 410-995-7484.

Author Dean Myers to speak at Towson library tomorrow

TOWSON -- Author Dean Myers, who writes fiction and nonfiction books for teen-agers, will speak at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Towson branch of Baltimore County Public Library.

Myers gets most of the ideas for his books from his childhood experiences growing up in Harlem. During his talk, Myers will discuss the ups and downs of being an author.

The Towson library is at 320 York Road. Information: 410-887- 6166.

Charlestown to present Valentine's Day dance today

CATONSVILLE -- The Community Concert Series at Charlestown Retirement Community will present a Valentine's Day dance from 7: 30 p.m. to 10 p.m. today in the Conference Center at Cross Creek Station.

Music will be provided by the Zim Zemarel Orchestra. Admission is $3.

Information: 410-247-3400, Ext. 8577.

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