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April 12, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Police identify body found in Inner Harbor as Randallstown man

Rendell Lewis Maxwell, a Baltimore County resident who had been missing for at least a week, was identified by police yesterday as the man whose nude body was found Sunday floating in the Inner Harbor off the 2300 block of Boston St.

Sgt. Frederick Bealefeld of the homicide squad said Maxwell, 27, of the 3900 block of Noyes Circle in the Woodbridge Apartments in Randallstown, was identified through fingerprints.

Bealefeld said Maxwell's death has been ruled questionable. He said the body had no obvious signs of trauma, and police are awaiting results of toxicology tests.

Anti-violence rally scheduled at Mondawmin Mall

A rally to stop violence in the city and launch a mentoring program for at-risk youths will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Mondawmin Mall in West Baltimore.

Steven T. Mitchell, a city prosecutor active in the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, said Mayor Martin O'Malley and State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy are expected to attend the event, along with radio disc jockey Randy Dennis, television actress Mo'Nique and recording artist Jazz from the group Dru Hill.

"Stop The Violence" will be the theme of a campaign that includes a mentoring program sponsored by the fraternity, Mitchell said.

Patricia J. Payne sworn in as housing commissioner

Mayor Martin O'Malley swore in Patricia J. Payne as commissioner of housing and community development in a ceremony at City Hall yesterday.

Payne succeeds Daniel P. Henson III.

Council President Sheila Dixon also participated in the swearing-in of Payne, a former state housing secretary.

In Baltimore County

Free summer job fair set for students in Towson

TOWSON -- A summer job fair for high school and college students will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 at Towson American Legion Hall, 125 York Road.

Sponsored by the county Office of Employment and Training, the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce and the Maryland Job Service, the fair is free to county residents 16 and older. Employers will conduct interviews and take applications.

Information: 410-887-4256.

Arbutus church schedules Slavic festival Saturday

ARBUTUS -- Patronage Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Church will sponsor a Slavic food festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church, Linden and Highview avenues.

Traditional homemade dishes, including stuffed cabbage, potato pancakes, desserts and pies will be available. Information: 410-247- 4936 or 410-859-1285.

Department of Aging seeks public feedback at hearings

TOWSON -- The county Department of Aging will hold public hearings to help the agency address the needs of residents and develop a budget for the next few years.

The hearings, which begin at 2 p.m., are scheduled April 20 at Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.; April 27 at Cockeysville Senior Center, 10535 York Road; and May 4 at Liberty Senior Center, 3525 Resource Drive.

Written comments will be accepted until May 9. Information: 410-887-2594.

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