In Baltimore City Participants sought for free summer...

City/County Digest

April 17, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Participants sought for free summer meal program for children

The city Department of Recreation and Parks is seeking to register children for a free summertime breakfast and lunch program.

Any nonprofit organization, church, day camp, community group or city agency may qualify to become a Summer Food Service site.

The Summer Food Service Program will run Monday through Friday from June 19 to Aug. 18. Applications or information: Leslie Murphy, 410-396-0537.

Police identify victims of fatal east-side shootings

Police identified yesterday two men who were fatally shot in a car Thursday night in the parking lot of an East Baltimore apartment complex.

Anthony Evans, 21, of the 200 block of E. Chase St. and Marlow West, 19, of the 100 block of N. Streeper St. were shot by an unknown assailant about 11: 50 p.m. in the 1500 block of Lester Morton Court.

No arrest had been made, police said.

Mercy Medical volunteers to clean Preston Gardens

Volunteers from Mercy Medical Center will clean Preston Gardens, across from the hospital in the 300 block of St. Paul Place, from 8: 30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and April 27.

The city Bureau of Parks will supervise and provide tools and equipment for cleaning and weeding, and planting shrubs and flowers. A dedication ceremony for the refurbished Preston Gardens, which opened to the public in 1919, is tentatively planned for next month.

In conjunction with the cleanup, efforts to benefit the homeless, who occasionally seek refuge in the gardens, are being planned, said Sister Helen Amos, executive chairwoman of the board of trustees of Mercy Health Services.

Victim of shooting dies of wound two days later

A man who was shot inside a West Baltimore carryout restaurant last week died of his wound Saturday, police said yesterday.

Brian Davis, 27, of the 4300 block of Rokeby Road in Southwest Baltimore and another man were inside Po Shan Carryout in the 2700 block of Pennsylvania Ave. about 12: 40 a.m. Thursday when they were shot by a man with whom they had been talking, police said.

Davis was shot in the head and died at 1: 30 p.m. Saturday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said. The other man, 34, was shot in the left leg and remains hospitalized. Police did not release his name because he is a witness.

In Baltimore County

Pupils at Rosedale school win library promotion contest

TOWSON -- A group of pupils from St. Clement Mary Hofbauer School in Rosedale has won a contest sponsored by Baltimore County Public Library to create a public service announcement about the library system.

Linda O'Donnell's group of fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders developed the best announcement -- called "The Library Doesn't Bite" -- which will be played on WLIF-FM to promote library use among students.

The winners -- selected from 300 contestants -- received a computer Friday from Graymar Business Systems Inc. in Timonium.

Hazardous waste collection planned April 29 in Arbutus

ARBUTUS -- The county will hold a hazardous waste collection day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 at Western Acceptance Facility, 3310 Transway Road.

The recycling facility will accept paint, motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, cleaning solvents, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, swimming pool chemicals, mercury thermometers and other hazardous waste. Staff from the county Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management will collect the items.

Information: 410-887-4066.

Pupils learn entrepreneurship at Exchange City laboratory

OWINGS MILLS -- Junior Achievement of Central Maryland has set up an educational learning laboratory called Exchange City in an Owings Mills industrial park to help pupils learn about free enterprise.

Six schools from Baltimore County participated recently in a pilot program at Exchange City -- an indoor town of shop facades, a park and cafe -- as part of a six-week program that teaches fifth-graders the value of money and entrepreneurship.

Pupils elect a mayor and judge and apply for jobs such as newspaper editor and postmaster. After they've learned about economics in the classroom, they spend six hours in Exchange City putting their knowledge to work. To participate: 443-394-7211.

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