In Baltimore County Hannah More students to mark helmet...

City/County Digest

April 16, 2001|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Hannah More students to mark helmet bill success

REISTERSTOWN - After a two-year lobbying effort, students from Hannah More School saw the General Assembly approve legislation requiring helmets for in-line skaters younger than age 16.

Legislators, who amended the bill slightly to include scooters, passed the bill April 9. State Sen. Paula C. Hollinger, a Baltimore County Democrat, acted as a mentor to the students and will be presented with a plaque Wednesday.

Students pressed for the change after a classmate, Casey Athman, died of head injuries he suffered in an in-line skating accident. Athman was not wearing a helmet.

Community college board to meet Wednesday night

CATONSVILLE - The board of trustees of the Community College of Baltimore County will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Catonsville campus, 800 S. Rolling Road.

The board will meet in Room H-308 of the Applied Technology Center. People who want to address the trustees must sign in by 7:15 p.m. and limit their comments to two minutes.

Information: 410-869-1222.

Film on black steelworkers to be shown at college April 26

DUNDALK - "Struggles in Steel: A Story of African-American Steelworkers," a film chronicling the history of black steelworkers in the United States from 1875 through the 20th century, will be presented at 5:30 p.m. April 26 on the Dundalk campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.

After the showing, two speakers will discuss the film. Information: 410-285-9563.

Roundtable discussion set on freedom of information

TOWSON -Baltimore County Attorney Virginia W. Barnhart will lead a roundtable discussion on the county's public records and freedom of information laws at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The discussion is sponsored by Baltimore County League of Women Voters and will take place at Edenwald retirement community, 800 Southerly Road.

Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.

In Baltimore City

Police seek information in fatal shooting of man

A man fatally shot in the head early yesterday on a playground in the Pimlico section of Northwest Baltimore had been dead for several hours before a passer-by discovered his body, police said.

The body of Phillip Patterson, 33, who lived with his family in the 2500 block of Violet Ave., was found about 7 a.m. by a man walking by the playground in the 3000 block of Spaulding Ave. and called police, Detective Dave Peckoo said.

Peckoo said residents told police that they heard a gunshot coming from the playground about 3 a.m. but none of them reported it. No arrest had been made and no motive was known. Anyone with information is urged to call Peckoo at 410-396-2100.

Neighborhood cleaning for spring set for Saturday

Baltimore neighborhoods will spring clean Saturday with "Super Spring Sweep Thing II," an initiative of Mayor Martin O'Malley's office.

Volunteers will work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. sweeping, raking and cutting grass. The Department of Public Works will provide implements and debris removal.

Beginning today, the department will remove larger debris identified by the community. Registration: 410-396-4511.

Doory is elected president of female legislators group

Del. Ann Marie Doory, a Baltimore Democrat, was elected president of Women Legislators of Maryland at the group's recent annual meeting. Doory replaces Del. Sue Hecht, a Democrat who represents Frederick and Washington counties.

Doory has served in the House of Delegates since 1987 and as vice chairwoman of the House Judiciary Committee since 1995.

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