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April 18, 2001|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Jury selection delayed for trial in officer's killing

BEL AIR -- Jury selection for Richard Moore, who could be sentenced to death in last year's killing of Baltimore County police Sgt. Bruce A. Prothero during a robbery, was postponed yesterday because Moore was ill.

Harford County Circuit Judge Emory A. Plitt Jr. postponed proceedings after Moore complained of digestive problems and his lawyers requested the delay. Plitt said jury selection is expected to begin today.

Maryland law guarantees Moore the right to be healthy enough to assist his lawyers during jury selection. The trial was moved to Harford County at Moore's request.

New Towson police station to be dedicated today

TOWSON -- Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan and County Executive C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger will dedicate the new Towson precinct station at 10 a.m. today.

Community leaders, business owners, elected officials and residents will be allowed to tour the 17,500-square-foot building, at 115 W. Susquehanna Ave. The $5.1 million facility is two stories and includes seven holding cells, with bail hearing, fitness, roll call and intoximeter rooms. It houses 115 employees.

The former station house, at 308 Washington Ave., closed in January. The new owners plan to convert it to office space.

Corporate sponsors sought for Boumi Temple circus

TIMONIUM -- Boumi Temple is seeking local corporate sponsors for this year's Boumi Temple Shrine Circus from May 31 through June 3 at Maryland State Fairgrounds.

Corporate sponsorship packages range from $500 to $3,000. Information: Philip C. Goldrick, 410- 825-3111.

Senior center schedules sewing session for hospital

EDGEMERE -- Edgemere Senior Center, 6600 North Point Road, will hold a "Sew-a-thon" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today to benefit the Helping Hands program at Mercy Medical Center.

Helping Hands provides wigs and turbans to cancer patients free of charge. Participants in the event will prepare or sew fabric for turbans. Information: 410-887- 7540.

In Baltimore City

Prayer service for peace in Middle East set Sunday

Representatives of Maryland's religious communities will gather at 4 p.m. Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church in City Hall Plaza to pray for peace and justice in the Middle East, especially for reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis and among Jews, Muslims and Christians.

The event is a response to a request from the leaders of several U.S. churches to gather for monthly interfaith prayer services. Maryland's religious leaders have agreed to assemble the 22nd of each month for an ecumenical liturgy.

Sponsors include Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland's Justice and Peace Committee, and the Episcopal Bishop of Maryland's Advisory Committee on Jewish-Christian Relations.

RTKL's Fells Point plan for building to be discussed

Plans for Bond Street Wharf, the proposed headquarters of RTKL Associates in Fells Point, will be the topic of discussion at a free public forum at noon today at the Johns Hopkins University Downtown Center, Charles and Fayette streets.

Raymond Peloquin, a vice president of RTKL, a design, planning and engineering firm, will present the plans. The forum is sponsored by the Baltimore Architectural Foundation.

New Web site introduces visitors to city living

A new Web site -- -- will be launched today by Live Baltimore Marketing Center.

The Web site will help visitors get acquainted with city living in Baltimore. The interactive site highlights the history and character of more than 100 neighborhoods and provides information on all city home-buying incentives, such as "Live Near Your Work," a program for employers, and city tax credit programs.

Live Baltimore Marketing Center is a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 to promote the benefits of city living. Information: 410-539-1369.

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