In Baltimore County Boy, 2, injured critically in fall...

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May 19, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Boy, 2, injured critically in fall from townhouse window

TOWSON -- A 2-year-old boy fell from the second floor of a two-story townhouse in Essex yesterday and was in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital last night, Baltimore County officials said.

The boy, whose name was not released, was staying with his baby sitter at his home in the 1200 block of Sugarwood Circle. Officials said the boy was on the second floor when he leaned against the window screen and fell out, landing head-first on the sidewalk.

Stemmers Run pupils win stock market competition

ESSEX -- An all-girl team of stock market investors from Stemmers Run Middle School has won first place for the North Central region of the Stock Market Game Competition, sponsored by Provident Investment Center Inc. and the Council on Economic Education in Maryland.

The pupils will attend an awards ceremony Tuesday at Towson University. The Stemmers Run team earned $41,086 in game money during the competition.

Chief of relocation effort at Tall Trees resigns

TOWSON -- Deb Walters, responsible for leading the relocation of several thousand residents of the Villages of Tall Trees apartment complex in Essex, has resigned from her job after six weeks.

"There was great pressure in the job, and she didn't expect it," said Mary Harvey, director of the Office of Community Conservation. Harvey said Walters will return to the private sector to work in multifamily housing.

Harvey said the resignation last week will not hinder the job of helping 600 families relocate from Tall Trees, a complex of 105 run-down buildings that will be purchased by the county and demolished for a public park. Harvey hopes to appoint a successor within several weeks.

In Baltimore City

Man sentenced to 20 years for killing acquaintance in bar

A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a man in a Northeast Baltimore bar in a dispute over a woman, the city state's attorney's office said.

Chaz Jason Johnson of the 4400 block of Parkside Drive was sentenced Tuesday. His sister, Pauletta Johnson, was arrested in the courtroom and charged with assaulting the girlfriend of Larry McShine, the murder victim.

McShine's girlfriend testified that she had sex with Chaz Johnson and that he taunted McShine about their affair, prosecutors said. Circuit Judge Clifton J. Gordy gave Chaz Johnson concurrent sentences of 30 years on the murder charge, with 10 years suspended, and 10 years on a handgun charge.

Police Athletic League sets dance for youths tonight

The Police Athletic League will hold a spring dance for members from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at Robert C. Marshall PAL Center, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave.

The event is free for youths ages 12 to 17 who are enrolled in Baltimore PAL, said Agent Ragina L. Cooper, a police spokeswoman.

The dance will have a 1970s theme, and youths attending are urged to dress in attire of the era. Disc jockey Damond DeGross of Blue Productions will provide music, and Max's at Camden Yards will provide food and refreshments, Cooper said.

Christian choirs to perform `Apocalypse 2000' tomorrow

Revelations Music Ministry will present "Apocalypse 2000: A Night of Radical Praise," featuring several Christian choirs and musical groups, at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Sacred Zion Full Gospel Baptist Church, 20 W. North Ave. Information: 410-791-8040.

Movie festival to honor Baltimore-area filmmakers

A movie festival to benefit Baltimore-area filmmakers will be held Sunday at the Senator Theatre. The event will honor the late Bruce Crockett, an artist who created the 60 sidewalk blocks outside the movie house at 5904 York Road that commemorate movie premieres and special events held there.

Beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, the Senator will screen "Red River," "Casablanca" and "An Affair to Remember." Tickets are $20 for all three shows, or $7 for one.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Bruce Crockett Baltimore Film Grant, which will be awarded annually at the city's Artscape festival to a local filmmaker. Information: 410-435-1440.

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