In Baltimore County Veterans cemetery to get $14,000 in...

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June 09, 2000

In Baltimore County

Veterans cemetery to get $14,000 in cleanup funds

GARRISON FOREST - The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs awarded an emergency contract of $14,250 yesterday to stop erosion and plant grass at more than 1,000 muddy and deteriorating graves at the state's Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery in northwest Baltimore County.

Chris Hobbs, assistant secretary in the department, said the winning low bidder for the work was the Brickman Group Limited, a company of landscape architects, contractors and horticulturists that will grade the 4 acres of graves, lay topsoil, plant seed and lay straw, starting Monday.

The contract was awarded on orders from Gov. Parris N. Glendening.

Relay for Life events set today through Sunday

TOWSON - The American Cancer Society will hold four Relay for Life events in the Baltimore area today through Sunday. Relay for Life is an overnight event in which teams of 10 to 15 people set up campsites and take turns walking or jogging around a track.

The events will take place today and tomorrow at Towson University and Community College of Baltimore County, Essex, and tomorrow and Sunday at Owings Mills High School and CCBC, Dundalk.

Information: 800-787-4337.

Police seek information about shooting of man

TOWSON - Baltimore County police are seeking information about the shooting of a 22-year-old man May 18.

The man was attacked early in the morning at Baker Avenue and Putty Hill Avenue. Someone approached the victim as he was in his car, punched him in the head, shot him in the stomach and stole his wallet. The victim suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. Witnesses said they saw a man running away from the intersection.

Anyone with information should call Baltimore County police at 410-887-2198 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888.

Design funds approved for Eastern Regional Park

CHASE - The state Board of Public Works has approved $150,000 in Department of Natural Resources Program Open Space funds for design of Eastern Regional Park along Eastern Avenue, which will serve families in eastern Baltimore County.

Once completed, the 4-acre property adjacent to Chase Elementary School Recreation Center will include ball fields, a 15,000-square-foot indoor recreation building, a parking lot, a playground, community gardens and a trail system that will be linked to trails traversing Dundee Village Open Space, Dundee and Saltpeter Creeks Park, and the Gunpowder Falls State Park's Hammerman area.

In Baltimore City

Panel OKs plan to grant landmark status to church

The city Planning Commission unanimously approved yesterday a proposal to grant historical landmark status to a century-old Hampden church building, planning director Charles C. Graves III said.

The former Grace Methodist Episcopal Church on West 36th Street - the thoroughfare known as "The Avenue" - was badly damaged by fire last year and is being remodeled for use by an advertising agency.

Graves said the proposal will be sent to the City Council for action.

Leon Day Park ceremonies scheduled for tomorrow

The opening of the Leon Day Park- named for Negro League great and Hall of Famer from Baltimore - will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the park, 1200 North Franklintown Road.

Events at the West Baltimore park will include a parade and autograph-signing by other former Negro League players.

Day, a pitcher whose winning percentage was .708 and whose 16-year professional career included stints with the Baltimore Black Sox and Baltimore Elite Giants, died at 78 in 1995, six days after his election to the Hall of Fame. "I know his spirit's still around, and he's a proud man to know Baltimore thought enough of him to name a park after him," his widow,

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