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April 24, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

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Supreme Court denies appeal from convicted murderer

An appeal filed by Anthony Grandison, a Baltimore County drug lord convicted in two murders, was denied yesterday by the U.S. Supreme Court, a ruling that makes him one of four death row inmates whose court appeals are nearly exhausted.

Grandison was convicted of hiring Vernon L. Evans Jr. to kill two witnesses in a federal drug case against him at a Pikesville motel in 1983. Evans, who also was sentenced to death for the murders, shot a 27-year-old male clerk and a woman he thought was the wife of the witness. The woman turned out to be the sister of the witness' wife.

The Supreme Court denied an appeal filed by Evans this year.

Police identify Joppa teen as victim of one-car crash

TOWSON - Patrick James Cunningham, 17, of Harford County was identified yesterday by Baltimore County police as the youth who was killed early Sunday when the car he was driving struck a utility pole in Kingsville and burst into flames.

Cunningham of the 700 block of Old Joppa Road in Joppa was driving a 1988 Buick Electra south in the 12200 block of Belair Road about 1:25 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Barbara Fuller receives national adviser award

TOWSON - Barbara J. Fuller, regional adviser for Baltimore County schools' student councils, has been named the Warren E. Shull Advisor of the Year for Maryland by the National Association of Student Councils.

Fuller, who helps student leaders in the county represent classmates, "has made outstanding contributions ... for Baltimore County public schools," according to an award official. Fuller has worked for the school system for 18 years.

Job fair planned Saturday for students 16 and older

TOWSON - A summer job fair for Baltimore County high school and college students will be held Saturday at the American Legion Hall, 125 York Road.

Employers will hold interviews and take applications. The fair, sponsored by the Baltimore County Office of Employment and Training, Maryland Job Service and county Chamber of Commerce, is free to students ages 16 and older. Students are encouraged to bring resumes.

The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: 410-887-2008.

In Baltimore City

Special Olympics tourney set for today, Thursday

About 2,500 athletes are expected to compete in the Baltimore City Special Olympics Spring Games Tournament that will be held today and Thursday at Homewood Field on the campus of the Johns Hopkins University campus.

Today's competition begins with an 11 a.m. parade around the field. Rain dates are April 30 and May 1.

The event is sponsored by Baltimore'd public schools, No. 16 Order of the Alhambra, the city Department of Recreation and Parks, MBNA America, Hopkins, Sultans of Alcala, Coca-Cola, Bell Atlantic, the Baltimore Police Department and the Baltimore Orioles.

Police seek help finding gunman in fatal shooting

Police are seeking the public's help in locating the gunman who fatally shot another man inside a West Baltimore carryout restaurant during the weekend.

Durand Canty, 31, of the 5700 block of Bland Ave. in the Glen neighborhood of Northwest Baltimore was in the carryout in the 2200 block of N. Fulton Ave. about 1 a.m. Saturday when a gunman shot him several times in the upper body and head.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Joseph Dugan at 410-396-2100.

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