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March 21, 2001|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Federal Hill bar to be allowed to hold parking lot parties

The city's zoning board cleared the way yesterday for a Federal Hill bar to hold parties on its patio.

The Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals repealed a zoning citation issued to Mother's Federal Hill Grille in the 1100 block of S. Charles St. The bar was cited in August for holding parties on its parking lot in violation of the city zoning code, said David C. Tanner, the zoning administrator. The law requires Mother's to provide parking for its patrons, he said.

Tanner said the situation was remedied when Mother's owner David C. Rather leased a lot across the street from the bar for customer parking. Rather said he plans to hold a party on the Purple Patio -- named for the Baltimore Ravens colors -- April 2, the opening day of the baseball season.

Man charged in killing of officer held without bail

The man accused of fatally shooting a police officer -- and who was wounded during a gunfight with another officer -- is being held without bail at the booking center, police said yesterday.

Howard T. Whitworth, 26, of the 4900 block of Crenshaw Ave. was shot seven times in both shoulders and a leg during the gunfight March 12 with Officer Ronald Beverly and was released Monday from Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said Lt. Richard Fahlteich of the homicide squad. Also Monday, Beverly, who was shot in the ankle and leg, was released from Johns Hopkins Hospital, Fahlteich said.

Fahlteich said Whitworth is charged in warrants with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the incident in which Agent Michael J. Cowdery Jr. was killed in the 2300 block of Harford Road.

Adult literacy program to hold celebration

The Greater Homewood Adult Literacy and English as a Second Language Program will hold a celebration for its volunteers and students at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Union Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 201 E. University Parkway.

The meeting is open to the public, especially those interested in volunteering as tutors in reading, writing, math or English.

Information: 410-261-3524.

In Baltimore County

Shooting kills man, leaves woman injured

ESSEX -- A man shot his fiancee and then turned the gun on himself yesterday evening at the Gulf Hartland Run apartment complex, county police said. Cpl. Vickie Warehime, a police spokeswoman, said police and paramedics responded about 5 p.m. to an apartment in the 1400 block of Clearstream Road and found Chanique Deborrah Sims, 25, and Edward Maurice Rich Jr., 24, both with gunshot wounds to the head.

Warehime said Rich was pronounced dead at the scene and Sims was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police said the investigation was continuing, but it appeared the couple had a history of domestic disputes.

Edgemere man killed in collision with truck

SPARROWS POINT -- An Edgemere man died yesterday about three hours after his pickup truck collided with a tractor-trailer hauling spools of sheet steel from Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s plant.

Walter Shirk, 78, of the 2600 block of Maseth Ave., was driving a 1973 Chevrolet pickup north on Wharf Road about 11:26 a.m., police said. They said Shirk entered Bethlehem Boulevard eastbound and the pickup was struck by the tractor-trailer and at least one of the two multi-ton spools that rolled off the rig.

Shirk died about 3 p.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, police said. The crash is being investigated.

Women's health is focus of conference

HUNT VALLEY -- The latest information on breast cancer, diabetes, the benefits of exercise, cosmetic surgery and other issues will be presented at the Speaking of Women's Health conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn.

The conference will provide an opportunity to hear local and national health experts. Medical screenings also will be available.

Tickets are $25. Proceeds will benefit women's health programs and Maryland Public Television, which will play host to the event. Tickets can be obtained by calling 1-800-873-6154.

Anemia foundation to hold fund-raiser

TOWSON -- The Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation will hold a fund-raising party from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow at That's Amore restaurant, 720 Kenilworth Drive.

All proceeds will benefit medical research and patients with aplastic anemia and MDS, or myelodysplastic syndromes. Information: 1-800-747-2820.

Author to give reading at Goucher on March 28

TOWSON -- Author and playwright Pearl Cleage will give a public reading at 8 p.m. March 28 in the Van Meter Hall faculty lounge at Goucher College.

Cleage's visit is part of the 17th annual Women Writing about Women competition, which draws more than 400 entries from high school students throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Information: 410-337-6333.

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