In Baltimore City Two shooting victims identified

City/County Digest


March 14, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Two shooting victims identified; no one arrested in killings

Two people fatally shot Sunday in separate incidents were identified yesterday by police. No arrests had been made in either case and police said motives for the shootings were unknown.

John M. Simmons Jr., 19, of the 2300 block of W. Lafayette Ave. was shot about 7: 30 p.m. in the 2300 block of Winchester St. and died at 9: 30 p.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said. He was a student at Baltimore City Community College.

Gloria Jeffries, 48, of the 700 block of E. Madison St. was shot about 6 a.m. in the 2400 block of E. Biddle St., police said. She staggered to a nearby coin-operated laundry, where she was pronounced dead by a city ambulance crew, police said.

Free home buying workshop is scheduled for Saturday

Garwyn Oaks Housing Resource Center will sponsor a free home buying workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the center, 2610 Garrison Blvd. in West Baltimore.

The workshop will provide information on mortgage and closing costs programs, special purchase and rehabilitation loans and the basics for buying a home.

Information: 410-542-9050.

Baltimore architecture is topic of Hopkins lecture

Charles Duff, president of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, will discuss "300 Years of Baltimore Architectural History" during a free lecture at noon tomorrow at the Johns Hopkins University's Downtown Center, Charles and Saratoga streets.

Duff's lecture is based on his experience as a tour guide and authority on Baltimore history. The talk is part of a series of noon lectures on Baltimore architecture presented each Wednesday at Hopkins' Downtown Center.

In Baltimore County

Parkville High senior wins Legion oratorical contest

PARKVILLE -- Robert Chiles, a senior at Parkville High School, took top honors at the American Legion High School Oratorical Contest for Maryland in Annapolis.

Chiles placed first among seven regional champions who competed for a $2,500 scholarship and the chance to represent Maryland in the national competition next month in Indianapolis.

Chiles' winning speech was called "The American Constitution: A Blueprint for the New Millennium."

Literacy program conducted by retirees accepting students

CATONSVILLE -- A free literacy program conducted by retired teachers who live at the Charlestown retirement community is accepting new students.

The program offers individual tutoring to adults and foreign-born students who are learning English as a second language. Math tutoring for adults is available.

Sessions are available by appointment and students must provide transportation. Charlestown is at 719 Maiden Choice Lane. Information: 410-918-4295.

Students to participate in model congress today

TOWSON -- Loch Raven High School will sponsor a model congress at Harry C. Ruhl Armory in Towson today. High school students will take part in legislative committee work, draft bills and try to win passage of them from their peers.

The event, based on the Princeton Model Congress national program, will include a keynote speech by Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, 3rd District Democrat.

The model congress is expected to draw participants from 15 high schools, including 130 freshmen.

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