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City/County Digest

March 03, 2000

In Baltimore City

Man who bludgeoned Guilford resident gets life sentence

Michael P. Stewart, 47, was sentenced yesterday to life in prison without parole for bludgeoning an elderly Guilford man with a telephone and robbing him of $2,500.

Stewart attacked James Chilis, 79, in his home in November 1998. Chilis died three months later of his injuries.

Stewart, sentenced in Baltimore Circuit Court, also faced charges stemming from a string of attacks on the elderly in October and November 1998 in North Baltimore, including the robbery and fatal beating of Eunice Heath of Charles Village. A prosecutor said those charges would not be pursued because the other victims agreed the sentence in the Chilis case was strong enough.

Police identify dead woman found in yard on Lanvale St.

The woman who was found dead in the back yard of a house in the 3000 block of W. Lanvale St. Tuesday was identified by police yesterday as Tanya Lynn Henry, 37, of the 2500 block of W. Baltimore St.

An autopsy showed Henry was strangled, Detective Vincent Stevenson said. Police knew of no motive or suspect.

Park Heights man dies in shooting at home

Police said yesterday that they knew of no suspect or motive in the death of a 21-year-old Northwest Baltimore man shot Wednesday night in front of his home in the 2900 block of Oakford Ave. in Park Heights.

Roosevelt Booker was found about 9: 55 p.m. by police responding to a report of a shooting. He had been shot multiple times in the upper body and died a short time later at Sinai Hospital, police said.

Woman hurt in collision in East Baltimore dies

Carolyn Kess, 45, of Randallstown died Tuesday evening at Johns Hopkins Hospital of injuries she suffered Sunday in a two-car collision in East Baltimore, police said yesterday.

Kess was driving north in the 700 block of N. Milton Ave. about 1: 30 a.m. when her 1995 Mitsubishi Mirage was struck by a 1992 Mercury that was westbound in the 2400 block of E. Madison St., police said. A passenger in Kess' car, Darlene Lide, 39, of the 100 block of Morely St., died at the scene.

The driver of the Mercury fled but was taken into custody a short time later and released after giving police a statement.

City says ice skating rink will stay open extra week

The Rash Field ice skating rink in the Inner Harbor will remain open for an extra week with operating hours through March 12, according to the city Office of Promotion.

Skating sessions at the rink, located next to the Maryland Science Center on Key Highway, are held daily. Admission for a two-hour session is $4 on most weekdays and $5 on Friday night and weekends.

Information: 410-752-8632.

Police leader is sworn in at City Hall ceremony

Baltimore's police commissioner was officially sworn in yesterday during a brief ceremony at City Hall, when he signed a city register, recording his name and title.

Both actions, required by law, were symbolic. Commissioner Ronald L. Daniel was named to his post in December and was confirmed by the City Council last month.

Mayor Martin O'Malley conducted the swearing-in during his regular Thursday news conference. He was flanked by a handful of council members and Daniel's new top deputies, Edward T. Norris and Richard P. Rieman Jr.

In Baltimore County

Broadmead to sponsor free holistic wellness fair

COCKEYSVILLE -- Broadmead, a continuing care retirement community, will sponsor a Holistic Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 20 on the Broadmead campus.

The fair will offer participants the chance to learn about alternative and complementary therapies. Lectures, demonstrations, display tables and local experts will be featured. Topics will include massage, acupuncture, cardiac yoga, dance therapy, reflexology, tai chi, aromatherapy, herbal remedies and smoking cessation, among others.

The event is free and open to the public. Information: 410-785-7723.

Seminar to discuss saving on prescription drugs

OVERLEA -- The Overlea Senior Center will present a seminar on how to save money on prescription drugs at 10: 45 a.m. March 20.

The speaker will be Pat Venable of the Baltimore County Department of Aging, who will discuss ways that Medicare recipients can save on prescription drugs. The seminar is free and open to the public.

The center is at 4314 Fullerton Ave. Information: 410-887-5220.

Bengies Chase council to sponsor craft show

MIDDLE RIVER -- The Bengies Chase Recreation Council will hold a craft show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 25 at Victory Villa Community Center, 404 Compass Road.

Craft-makers can rent space or a table for $10. Information and reservations: Recreation council office, 410-887-5939.

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