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September 08, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Free passes offered for grandparents and grandchildren

Thirteen museums and attractions around the city will offer free admission to grandparents and grandchildren tomorrow -- a day designated locally and nationally as Grandparents' Day.

Free admission is offered at the Baltimore Zoo, Public Works Museum, Civil War Museum and Museum of Industry, Evergreen House and Homewood House museums, Baltimore Museum of Art, Walters Art Museum, Great Blacks in Wax Museum, Babe Ruth Museum, Maryland Historical Society, B&O Railroad Museum, and World Trade Center's Top of the World observation level.

Police pick up second man for questioning in shootings

A second man wanted for questioning in a mass shooting Memorial Day in East Baltimore that left one person dead and 11 wounded was arrested last night by federal agents on warrants charging him with drug and handgun violations, city police said.

U.S. marshals and city homicide detectives arrested Charles Byers, 23, at an undisclosed location in the city about 9:15 p.m. Darryle Robertson, 20, was picked up Tuesday afternoon on similar charges and for questioning in the shootings.

New complaint ordered in minority hiring case

A federal judge hearing the latest challenge to Baltimore's minority contracting goals ordered the Associated Utility Contractors of Maryland Inc. yesterday to file a new complaint detailing how the city's affirmative action efforts have hurt its members.

U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis, however, signaled a willingness to allow the lawsuit by the public works contractors to go forward. A challenge by the same group led to Davis' 1999 ruling that forced Baltimore to stop enforcing a law requiring 23 percent of city contracts to go to businesses owned by minorities or women.

Man charged in killings that occurred in 1995

Baltimore police have arrested a 25-year-old man charged in a 1995 double killing, after detectives in the Warrant Apprehension Task Force tracked the man down in Harrisburg, Pa., police said yesterday.

Police had been tracking Kareem O. Morgan for six years, but several times seemed to miss arresting him by only hours as the fugitive moved across the country and even to Jamaica, said Maj. George Klein, who heads the task force. Morgan has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of two men on Nov. 10, 1995, in the 1700 block of Dundalk Ave.

In Anne Arundel

Guilty plea in tax case stems from business theft

ANNAPOLIS -- A former controller for a Prince George's County business has pleaded guilty to falsifying his 1998 and 1999 state income tax returns -- by failing to report money he stole from the business.

Cresencio C. Castelo, 56, of Bel Air tried to evade $6,431.95 in taxes on money stolen from Compucel Service Corp., the Maryland attorney general's office said. He entered the plea Tuesday in Anne Arundel Circuit Court.

In Baltimore County

W. Baltimore man charged in stabbing death of friend

TOWSON -- Baltimore County police have charged a 52-year-old West Baltimore man with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a friend.

Richard Craig Schweinsberg of the 3200 block of Milford Ave. was arrested late Thursday and charged with the fatal stabbing of Claudia Ann Gegorek, 49, in her Westview apartment.

Cpl. Vickie Warehime, a police spokeswoman, said Schweinsberg and Gegorek had "several drinks" inside the apartment in the 1600 block of Ingleside Ave. on Wednesday night. Schweinsberg called police Thursday morning and said he found Gegorek's body on the living room floor, Warehime said. Schweinsberg is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

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