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September 05, 2001

In Baltimore City

Public Works urges residents to cut weeds, avoid fines

City officials are urging residents to take out their frustration with weeds by giving the unwanted plants a good whack.

This is the time of year when weeds tend to grow quickly, according to the Department of Public Works, which is urging residents to tend to their curbs and sidewalks.

Residents are responsible for maintaining their sidewalks and alleys. Fines for high grass and weeds start at $50 for residences and $100 for businesses, the city agency said.

Police seek teen charged in shooting of 10-year-olds

City police were seeking a 16-year-old boy yesterday charged with attempted murder in the wounding of two 10-year-old girls outside a rowhouse in Southwest Baltimore on Monday.

The youth -- Kevin A. Brown of the 1800 block of Poplar Grove -- has been charged as an adult in an arrest warrant with attempted first-degree murder in the shooting, police said. Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call the Warrant Apprehension Task Force at 410-637-8970.

The girls were standing on a sidewalk with a group of people when someone ran from a nearby alley and opened fire. Neither was seriously injured. Police said the incident stemmed from a neighborhood dispute and the girls were not the intended targets.

Klein to be instituted as Mount Calvary rector

The Rev. John W. Klein will be instituted this evening as the 14th rector of Mount Calvary Episcopal Church, a 158-year-old parish on North Eutaw Street.

The institution ceremony and Mass, which will be celebrated by Bishop John L. Rabb, is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the church at 816 N. Eutaw St. The Rt. Rev. William Wantland, retired bishop of Eau Claire, Wis., will deliver the sermon.

Klein comes to Baltimore from LaCrosse, Wis., to lead Mount Calvary, an Anglo-Catholic parish that maintains High-Church ritual and conservative theological views.

Hopkins to give Turner humanitarian award

The Johns Hopkins University has named Cable News Network creator Ted Turner as this year's recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal for Humanitarianism.

The award, established in 1986 by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in New York, recognizes service to humanitarianism. Among other things, Turner will be recognized for his 1997, billion-dollar pledge over 10 years to the United Nations Foundation.

The Schweitzer Gold Medal, named for medical missionary, theologian and musician Albert Schweitzer, was established in New York in 1986 by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Hopkins administers the foundation's Gold Medal, which will be awarded at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in Shriver Hall, on the university's Homewood campus.

In Baltimore County

Unidentified man killed in single-car accident

WESTVIEW -- An unidentified man was killed early yesterday when the car he was driving hit a concrete barrier, crossed the center line, struck another barrier, then spun around and smashed into a metal pole, Baltimore County police said.

Cpl. Vickie Warehime, a police spokeswoman, said a 1993 Lincoln Town Car was traveling west on Baltimore National Pike, near Johnnycake Road, when the accident occurred about 3:30 a.m.

The driver, who has not been positively identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. Warehime said a preliminary investigation revealed speed was a factor in the accident.

Fieldstone to celebrate its historic designation

RANDALLSTOWN -- The Fieldstone community will celebrate its designation as a Baltimore County historic district with the unveiling of a marker at 3 p.m. Sept. 16.

The neighborhood is the county's first historic district with early- and mid-20th century homes. The houses were built by stone mason Seymour Ruff.

The County Council approved the historic designation last month. The marker will be unveiled during Fieldstone's annual community picnic in the 3600 block of Stoneybrook Road.

Fire Museum plans event to mark 30th anniversary

LUTHERVILLE -- The Fire Museum of Maryland will celebrate its 30th anniversary Saturday with a Founder's Day celebration.

Festivities will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include a display of miniature fire apparatus, an antique car show, fire engine rides, birthday card making and story time. Food will be sold.

The museum is at 1301 York Road. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for ages 3 to 18 and free for children younger than age 3. Information: 410-321-7500.

St. Paul's to dedicate new middle school Friday

BROOKLANDVILLE -- St. Paul's School will dedicate its new middle school at 10 a.m. Friday.

Many of the classrooms in the 32,000-square-foot building are designed to include computer terminals enclosed in traditional school desks. The desks will be used for research, word processing and other tasks and are an alternative to laptops and computer labs. The technology was studied during a pilot program at the school last year.

St. Paul's School is at 11152 Falls Road in Brooklandville. Information: 410-825-4400.

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