In Baltimore City City pools open Saturday for summer...

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June 13, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

City pools open Saturday for summer season

All municipal swimming pools will open for the summer at noon Saturday.

The city Department of Recreation and Parks will open the Patterson Park Swim Facility an hour early for "The Big Splash," a festival that will include a synchronized swimming demonstration and other activities.

Admisson to all park pools is $1.50 daily. Season passes are $25. Admission to the smaller pools at recreation centers is $1 daily and $15 for a season pass. Information: 410-396-3838.

Hampden police station proposal deadline extended

The city extended the deadline yesterday for its request for development proposals for the Northern District police station in Hampden. The new deadline will be noon Friday.

The red-brick Victorian stationhouse at West 34th Street and Keswick Road was built in 1899. It is considered suitable for commercial or residential use, city officials said. The building is expected to be vacated this year.

Woman, 68, fatally shot; police detain boyfriend

A 68-year-old woman was fatally shot yesterday morning during a domestic argument in an East Baltimore house, and her boyfriend has been arrested.

Kay McCown of the 2800 block of E. Chase St. had been shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics responding to a neighbor's report of gunfire about 7:50 a.m. Police said the boyfriend was home when they arrived.

Clyde Townsend, 68, was taken into custody and was charged last night with first-degree murder and processed at Central Booking and Intake Center.

Police said they recovered a handgun from the house.In Baltimore County

UPS to give PAL $75,000 worth of sports equipment

United Parcel Service is to donate $75,000 worth of sports equipment to the Police Athletic League at a ceremony today at the Medfield PAL Center, 1501 Wood Heights Ave.

Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman, said Commissioner Edward T. Norris would accept the donation, which is part of UPS' Olympic Sports Legacy Program. The program began in 1966 and has donated 600,000 pieces of new sports equipment to organizations worldwide.

In Baltimore County

Trauma surgery center to honor former senator

CATONSVILLE -- Francis X. Kelly of Hunt Valley, chairman of the board of trustees of Community College of Baltimore County, is being honored by Maryland Shock Trauma Center by having a new trauma surgery chair named in his honor.

Kelly, a state senator from 1979 to 1991, was the primary sponsor of legislation creating the center. The endowed chair in trauma surgery, made possible with a $2 million gift from MBNA America Bank, N.A., is the nation's first, the community college said.

Cardin to sponsor meeting on Medicare drug benefit

RANDALLSTOWN -- Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, a Baltimore Democrat, is sponsoring a town meeting on reforming Medicare so that it includes a prescription drug benefit.

The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. June 26 at Liberty Senior Center, 3525 Resource Drive, Randallstown.

Information: Susan Sullam, 410-433-8886.

Wall Street Open golf for Family Tree scheduled

HUNT VALLEY -- The 12th annual Wall Street Open, a golfing benefit for the Family Tree, a Maryland child-abuse prevention agency, will be held Monday at Hunt Valley Golf & Country Club.

The event, which will start at 1 p.m., includes lunch, contest prizes and an awards ceremony. The tournament is open to men and women of all skill levels. The fee is $1,500 for a foursome and $350 for an individual.

Information: 410-889-2300.

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