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April 09, 2001|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Holabird Middle, Catonsville High win engineering challenge

TOWSON - Students from Catonsville High School and Holabird Middle School were named state champions recently at the 2001 Maryland Engineering Challenges at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

Catonsville students Scott Ricketts and Adam Pfeifer finished first in the Cargo Airplane Challenge; Michelle Stafford, Emily Laun, Stacey Fangman, Brian Kelley and Mary Knudson were members of the championship Cargo Ship Challenge team. Holabird pupils Blair Jones, Sarah Hanley, Robby Willey, Jennifer Doyle and Hardeep Singh won first place in the Manufacturing Challenge.

The contest, which introduces students to the role of engineers, was sponsored by the Engineering Society of Baltimore, the Baltimore Museum of Industry and the Technology Education Association of Maryland.

Gardens day to feature 100 exhibitors, vendors

TOWSON - The 15th annual Towson Gardens Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 in the County Courts Plaza between Chesapeake and Pennsylvania avenues.

A flower mart will feature crafts, food and 100 exhibitors and vendors of plants. Tours of the courthouse gardens and Towson's Secret Garden will be offered.

Other highlights will include free seeds and tree seedlings, gardening book raffles and booths offering information on gardening topics. The rain date is April 27.

Historical trust to present discussion on houses

COCKEYSVILLE - Ruth B. Mascari, chairwoman of the Baltimore County Historical Trust, will give a slide presentation, "Historic Houses of Baltimore County," at 2:30 p.m. April 22 at the Baltimore County Historical Society, 9811 Van Buren Lane.

The presentation is free. Information: 410-666-1876.

In Baltimore City

East Baltimore man's death investigated as homicide

Police were investigating the death of an East Baltimore man as a homicide yesterday.

Police found William Moore Jr., 37, dead in his home in the 1100 block of Homewood Ave. about 4 p.m. Saturday, said city homicide detective Dave Peckoo. Police were called to check the home after a co-worker with the state correctional system reported that Moore had failed to show up for work, Peckoo said.

The detective would not say what led police to believe the man had been killed. Investigators, who were awaiting the results of an autopsy yesterday, had no suspects and knew of no motive, he said.

No suspect, motive known in homicide, police say

A man found shot to death in an alley in Northeast Baltimore on Friday remained unidentified yesterday, and police knew of no suspect or motive.

Police responding to a 911 call found the man dead of multiple gunshot wounds about 3:15 a.m. Friday in an alley off the 2700 block of Tivoly Ave.

Detective Dennis Raftery said that the man was shot at least four times in the back with an unknown-caliber firearm and that it appeared he was killed where he was found. Anyone with information is asked to call Raftery at 410-396-2100.

City residents sought for children's review board

The Citizens' Review Board for Children is looking for city residents to volunteer to serve on the board one weekday a month.

The board reviews cases of children who are taken from their families because of abuse or neglect and placed in homes for at least six months.

Experience in child welfare, law, health and education are considered beneficial. Successful volunteers are appointed by Gov. Parris N. Glendening to four-year terms and receive free training. Information: 410-767-7771.

Catholic High School names its president

Barbara Diane Nazelrod, assistant principal at Towson High School, has been named president and head of school at the Catholic High School of Baltimore, effective July 1.

Nazelrod, a 1968 graduate of the school in East Baltimore, is a former teacher who has been an administrator in the Baltimore County school system for 12 years.

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