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March 21, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Council members see dirt bike speeding; operator arrested

Two City Council members out riding with police Saturday night are being credited with spotting a dirt bike speeding up Walther Avenue and alerting the officer who made an arrest.

Maj. Michael Tomczak, commander of Northeastern District, said Councilwoman Lois A. Garey of the 1st District and Robert Curran of the 3rd District saw the infraction about 9: 30 p.m. The cycle had been reported stolen March 17 in Baltimore County.

Officer Bradley Crossley arrested the operator and recovered the cycle. Julio Hernandez, 19, of the 5400 block of Hillburn Ave. in Northeast Baltimore was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, police said.

Art by blind students on display at City Hall

Art created by Maryland School for the Blind students will be on display today through April 28 at City Hall.

A reception will be held at 5 p.m. today at City Hall's Circle Gallery with Mayor Martin O'Malley.

The exhibit features art by 18 students at the school, 3501 Taylor Ave. in Northeast Baltimore. Information: 410-319-5722.

Homicide suspect awaits extradition from N. Carolina

A 21-year-old Northwest Baltimore man sought on a murder warrant is awaiting extradition after he was arrested Friday in North Carolina, Sgt. Scott Rowe, a police spokesman, said yesterday.

Jermaine Laster, 20, of the 2400 block of Loyola Northway, has been charged in the death March 1 of Roosevelt Booker, 21, who was fatally shot in front of his home in the 2900 block of Oakford Ave.

U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force members found Laster hiding in a garage at a relative's farm in Raleigh, N.C.

In Baltimore County

Civic project will hold meeting on county policies

TOWSON -- Project 98 (2000), a group of civic activists, community organizations and residents seeking changes to county policies affecting quality of life, will hold a general meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Guild Room of Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Alleghany Ave.

Items for discussion include a conflict-of-interest law for county elected officials regarding zoning and development to eliminate special interest financing of zoning and development. Also to be discussed is a proposal for a neighborhood open space program in older communities.

Information: 410-825-6961 or 410-668-2520.

Conference set for Saturday on community conservation

TOWSON -- The eighth Baltimore County Community Conservation Conference will be held Saturday at Towson University. It will focus on the theme "The Quality of Our Lives."

The conference is organized by the Community Conservation Action Group and is designed to provide assistance and resources to the county's designated conservation areas. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The program runs all day.

Workshop topics include Understanding the County's Development Process, Creating Walkable Communities and Developing a Community Plan for Your Area. Registration is $12. Information: 410-668-2580.

Roads agency to hold meeting on North Point Blvd. work

EDGEMERE -- The State Highway Administration will hold a public meeting on proposed improvements to North Point Boulevard at 7 p.m. today.

The proposed project includes roadway resurfacing; median, "streetscape" and landscape improvements; curb and gutter upgrades, and utility relocations. The project would affect North Point Boulevard between Interstate 695 and Wise Avenue.

The meeting will be in the Sparrows Point High School library, 7400 North Point Road. Information: 410-321-2780, or 800-962-3077.

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