In Baltimore City Associated campaign surpasses fund...



In Baltimore City

Associated campaign surpasses fund total from previous year

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore announced yesterday that it has raised nearly $27.5 million for its 2000 campaign, surpassing last year's record amount.

The campaign also attracted 1,800 new gifts, campaign chairman Howard E. Friedman said at the organization's annual meeting. Last year's campaign, with 1,400 new gifts, raised $26.8 million.

The organization, which funds Jewish agenices locally and in Israel, also presented Gov. Parris N. Glendening with its Lester Levy Humanitarian Award, named after the Baltimore civic leader and longtime officer of the Associated. The award is given to a person who exemplifies the Jewish ideals of "pursuing justice and improving the human condition."

Fire damages 1 occupied, four vacant rowhouses

A three-alarm fire damaged five rowhouses yesterday in Northwest Baltimore, including one occupied by a family, fire officials said.

The fire was reported about 3 p.m. in the 4700 block of Delaware Ave. It spread along the common attics of the houses, all but one of which had been condemned and boarded up, the officials said.

Three firefighters suffered minor injuries; the second floor and attic of the occupied house were damaged. Cause of the fire has not been determined.

Police say slaying has no known suspect, motive

An unidentified young male was shot in the head and killed shortly after 3 p.m. yesterday in the 2200 block of Callow Ave. in Reservoir Hill, said Sgt. Scott Rowe, a police spokesman.

Rowe said police had no suspect and knew of no motive for the slaying.

In Baltimore County

Cardin's town hall meeting rescheduled for Aug. 1

OVERLEA - Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin's town hall meeting scheduled for Monday at the Overlea-Fullerton Senior Center has been canceled because of the closing of all Baltimore County offices for the Fourth of July holiday.

Cardin, a Baltimore Democrat, has rescheduled the meeting at the senior center, 4314 Fullerton Ave., at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 1.

Six students appointed to two service academies

LUTHERVILLE - Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., a Republican who represents Baltimore County, has announced service academy appointments for county residents.

Naval Academy appointees for the Class of 2004 are Stephanie Noelle Fick, a graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory; Matthew Joseph Hahn, Loyola Blakefield; Mia Jin, Parkville High School; and Cory David MacCumbee, Loch Raven High School. Richard Lee Adrian, Towson High School, and Amy Elizabeth Dwyer, Dulaney High School, received appointments to the Air Force Academy.

Jazz Caravan to perform at Night Concert Series

TOWSON - The 16th annual Towson at Night Concert Series will continue at 7 p.m. July 9 in the Towson Court House Plaza with Baltimore-based Jazz Caravan.

Admission is free, and light refreshments will be available for purchase at the concert.

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