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January 08, 2001|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Grocery store worker killed by gunshot in robbery attempt

An employee of his brother's grocery store southwest of downtown was fatally shot yesterday during an attempted robbery at the business, police said.

Varinder Singh, 39, was shot at least once in the upper torso by a gunman who entered Shop & Go Grocery in the 700 block of Washington Blvd. in Ridgely's Delight, about 5:30 p.m. and demanded money, said Kevin Enright, a police spokesman.

Singh, of the 6700 block of Brentwood Ave. in Dundalk, died at 6:20 p.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said Detective Chris J. Bieling. It was not known if the gunman escaped with any money.

65 percent more trash collected by crews in 2000

The Department of Public Works reported picking up 65 percent more trash last year from city streets, parks, alleys and lots.

City work crews collected 74,236 tons of debris in 2000, compared with 45,095 in 1999, according to public works officials.

The city attributed the increased collection to initiatives started by Mayor Martin O'Malley and widespread support of volunteers.

City's first official parade for King holiday to be Jan. 15

The first city-sponsored parade to celebrate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday will be held at noon Jan. 15.

The parade's route will run along Martin Luther King Boulevard from Eutaw to Russell streets. High school marching bands, community bands, floats, equestrian units, balloons and choirs will be featured and activists who knew or worked with the civil rights leader are expected to participate.

Information: 410-837-4636 or at www.baltimoreevents.org.

Police identify victim in fatal west-side shooting

Clarence Sneed, 35, whose last known address was not available, was identified by police yesterday as the man fatally shot Saturday in West Baltimore. Sneed was shot at least once in the head about 7:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of N. Carey St., police said.

Two charged in stabbing of man in light rail train

Two Baltimore residents have been charged in the stabbing of an acquaintance on a light rail train Saturday morning, Baltimore County police said.

Harry Everett Pence Jr., 49, of the first block of Powderock Place, was charged with attempted murder and Annetta Courts, 48, of the 1300 block of Bonsal St., was charged as an accessory in the stabbing of Michael Rocco Savero, 43, of the 4700 block of Sipple Ave.

Savero approached an officer shortly after 7 a.m. at the Falls Road station to report that he had been stabbed between Lutherville and Falls Road stations. Savero was treated at Sinai Hospital and released, police said.

In Baltimore County

Troopers slightly injured when car strikes cruiser

WHITE MARSH - Two state troopers suffered minor injuries yesterday after their police cruiser was rear-ended on Interstate 95 here, state police said.

About 9 a.m., the troopers, whose names were not released, had finished placing traffic cones in the roadway to warn motorists of an accident ahead. They were seated in their 1999 Ford Crown Victoria cruiser - parked with its emergency lights on in the fast lane of southbound I-95 between the White Marsh Boulevard and Baltimore Beltway exits. The cruiser was struck by a 1997 Kia Sephia. Both cars were damaged extensively.

The troopers were treated at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore and released. Police said the Kia's uninjured driver, whose name was not released, was speeding.

Towson Business Association schedules networking lunch

TOWSON - Towson Business Association will hold a brown-bag networking lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at its offices, 23 W. Chesapeake Ave.

Appetizers, dessert and beverages will be provided. Nonmembers will be asked to contribute $10.

Information or reservations: 410-825-1144 by Jan. 17.

Alternative medicine seminar to be held Jan. 19 at center

OVERLEA - Acupuncture, chiropractic treatment, herbs and nutritional supplements will be among the topics covered during a seminar on alternative medicine at 10 a.m. Jan. 19 at Overlea Senior Center.

The guest speaker will be Charlotte Elipoulous, a specialist in holistic and chronic-care nursing. The program is free and no advance sign-up is required.

The center is at 4314 Fullerton Ave. Information: 410-887-5220.

Class to be offered in `do-it-yourself' divorce

TOWSON - The Family Law Assistance Project will hold a "do-it-yourself" divorce class at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the grand jury room of the Baltimore County Courts Building.

The class is for people of low or moderate income who need information on divorces that do not involve custody, property or pension disputes. The class explains the process of getting divorced in Maryland, using sample pleadings and other forms.

To register, call the Family Law Assistance Project from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays at 410-547-6537.

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