In Baltimore City Board vote expected tomorrow on plans...


March 12, 2001|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Board vote expected tomorrow on plans to close dozen schools

The city school board is expected to vote tomorrow on recommendations to close up to 12 schools at the end of this year.

Schools on the proposed closure list are: Arundel, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Edgewood, Eutaw-Marshburn, Harbor View, Lafayette, Madison Square, Mildred Monroe and Park Heights elementaries; Luther Craven Mitchell and Malcolm X primaries; and Frankford Intermediate.

The nine-member board will meet at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at the school system's administrative headquarters, 200 E. North Ave.

Unidentified man found fatally shot on east side

A man believed to be in his 20s was fatally shot yesterday in East Baltimore, and police were seeking to identify him through fingerprints.

An Eastern District officer was inside a house in the 1500 block of N. Montford Ave. about 7:30 p.m. when he heard at least five gunshots, said Detective Donny Bradshaw of the homicide unit. Bradshaw said the officer raced from the house and found a black male dead of multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and the head, outside a tavern on the block that had gone out of business.

The victim carried no identification, and the body was taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy and identification through fingerprints.

SPCA plans walk-a-thon March 25 to raise funds

The Maryland SPCA will hold its annual fund-raising walk-a-thon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 25 at the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus.

In addition to a 1.5-mile walk, games such as "Canine Musical Chairs" and "Pet Celebrity Look-a-Like" will be held. Activities will include an agility course for dogs and magic tricks with pets.

Walkers can pick up pledge sheets at the Maryland SPCA, 3300 Falls Road; Baltimore-area Giant Food stores; Food Lion stores; Baltimore County public libraries; and branches of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Information: 410-243- 7692, Ext. 1, or visit the SPCA Web site at

In Baltimore County

Joppa man critically injured when car, motorcycle collide

DUNDALK - A Joppa man was in critical condition yesterday after he was struck by a car while riding his motorcycle on Lynch Road.

William Watkins of the 1000 block of Old Joppa Road was traveling on Lynch Road toward Wise Avenue about 12:20 p.m. when a Chevrolet Corsica turned left, crossing into the motorcycle's lane, Baltimore County police said. The vehicles collided.

Watkins was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The driver of the Corsica wasn't injured, police said.

Middle River school plans science fair Wednesday

MIDDLE RIVER - Pupils enrolled in the gifted and talented program at Middle River Middle School will hold a science fair from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

About 40 exhibits will be on display with pupils competing in three categories: chemistry, environmental science and Earth science. An awards ceremony will be held at 11:15 a.m.

The event will be held in the library at the school, 800 Middle River Road. Information, 410-887- 0165.

MADD to hold meeting March 21 in Towson

TOWSON - The northern Maryland chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving will hold a general meeting at 5 p.m. March 21 at the MADD office, 7400 York Road.

The speaker will be Capt. Wayne Tome of the county Fire Department's Emergency Services Division.

The meeting is open to the public. Information: 410-321-6233.

Student panel discussion set at Principals Breakfast

WHITE MARSH - The 12th annual Principals Breakfast, featuring a student panel discussion of the eastern Baltimore County revitalization plan, will be held at 7:30 a.m. Friday at Hilton Garden Inn, 5016 Campbell Blvd.

The event, sponsored by Essex-Middle River-White Marsh Chamber of Commerce, encourages business people and educators to meet and exchange ideas. Tickets are $6 for educators, $11 for others.

Information: 410-686-2233.

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