In Baltimore County United Way contributors raised...

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March 17, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

United Way contributors raised $581,025 in 1999

TOWSON -- Baltimore County contributors donated $581,025 to the United Way of Central Maryland's campaign last year, United Way officials said.

County government ran the largest campaign in the county, collecting $261,594. Other top donors in the county were the school system, which collected $240,827; Raytheon, which collected $23,233; AAA-Maryland, which collected $13,475; and First Data Resources Inc., which brought in $11,444.

Notre Dame Prep students to perform `Godspell'

TOWSON -- Students at Notre Dame Prep will present three performances of "Godspell," the rock musical about Jesus Christ.

Shows will be at 8 p.m. March 31 and April 1, and 3 p.m. April 2. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. All performances will be in the school auditorium.

Reservations: 410-825-6202.

Agriculture project holds events for the public

PROVIDENCE -- Farmers at the Community Supported Agriculture Project at Cromwell Valley Park will present a slide show, farm tour and hayrides from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The events are designed to help the public learn more about the project, a partnership between farmers and consumers.

Information: 410-363-3631.

In Baltimore City

Fire damages buildings scheduled for renewal

A three-alarm fire severely damaged last night the facades of former Northwest Baltimore businesses -- including the liquor store and bar once owned by former Baltimore Colt Hall of Fame offensive lineman Jim Parker -- whose interiors were gutted for a renewal project.

The fire at Liberty Heights Avenue and Garrison Boulevard was reported at 6: 37 p.m. and brought under control in less than an hour, said Michael Maybin, assistant public information officer for the Fire Department. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

13-year-old dies of injuries suffered in crash Monday

A 13-year-old boy died Wednesday of injuries he suffered in a fiery two-car accident Monday at Denison Street and Gwynns Falls Parkway in West Baltimore, police said.

Theodore Logan of the 1000 block of N. Ellamont St. died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said. Logan was a passenger in a 1991 Dodge Intrepid that collided with a 1996 Isuzu, and both cars caught fire, police said.

The Dodge was driven at a high speed by an unlicensed driver, police said. The driver, Montes Macklin of the 800 block of N. Augusta Ave., is in critical condition at Shock Trauma, and the driver of the Isuzu, Ann Keck-Shaw, 36, of the 2800 block of Chelsea Terrace, is in serious condition at Sinai Hospital, police said.

Man fatally stabbed in fight; police arrest his girlfriend

A Northwest Baltimore man was fatally stabbed early yesterday during an argument with his girlfriend at the home they shared, police said.

Vernon Stepney, 57, was stabbed in the chest with a kitchen knife about 3 a.m. at home in the 3900 block of Groveland Ave. in West Arlington, near Seton Industrial Park, and died a short time later at Sinai Hospital, police said.

Priscilla Conaway, 40, was arrested at the home and charged with first-degree murder, police said. Conaway was being held yesterday at Central Booking and Intake Center, awaiting a bail hearing.

Man, 20, shot to death in front of apartments

A 20-year-old man was fatally shot Wednesday in front of the Oakridge Apartments in the 1500 block of E. 36th St., police said.

Kevin Johnston, who lived in the building, was shot in the head and leg about 11: 20 p.m and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, police said. Johnston's assailant fled in a minivan.

Police said yesterday they knew of no motive or suspect.

Poet, writer Grace Paley to deliver Hopkins lecture

Grace Paley, the acclaimed American poet and short-story writer, will give the annual Joshua Ringel Memorial Lecture at 3 p.m. Sunday in Mudd Hall at the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles St.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Information: 410-516-0251.

Police Athletic League center is scheduled to reopen today

Robert C. Marshall Police Athletic League Center in the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Ave. in West Baltimore was to reopen today after it was closed in September because of damage caused by Hurricane Floyd, said Vanessa Milio, deputy executive director of the city's PAL program.

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