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September 17, 2001|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

23 American flags stolen from houses on Little Italy street

Little Italy residents are furious about the reported theft of 23 American flags from their neighborhood. The silk flags, which were on display in front of homes in the 1000 block of Stiles St., have been missing since Saturday night.

"How could anyone do this, steal an American flag at a time like this?" said resident Philomena Abruzzese, 73. "It makes me cry."

Abruzzese said the Stiles Street residents placed the flags in planters and mailboxes after President Bush declared Friday a national day of prayer and remembrance. By 10:30 p.m. Saturday, all but one flag were gone, she said.

Police search for car of man killed in shooting

Baltimore homicide detectives are looking for the car Hugh James Brice was driving before he was killed Thursday night.

Brice, 35, of the 6500 block of Eberle Drive was found shot to death in the 3200 block of Burleith Ave., police said. Police believe he was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier with Maryland license plate JFV 380.

Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide unit at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888. If the call leads to the arrest and indictment of a suspect, the caller might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. The initial call must be placed with Metro Crime Stoppers to qualify for the reward.

$35,000 grant to help people with brain injuries

Baltimore-based League for People with Disabilities has been awarded a $35,000 grant by the Verizon Foundation to provide literacy and vocational services to people with brain injuries.

According to an announcement by the league, the grant will enable more people to receive computer training and finance the setup of a program for adults recovering from head injuries.

The league provides programs in cognitive retraining, vocational services, adult literacy and rehabilitation.

Registration begins for basketball tournament

Sign-up has begun for a three-on-three basketball tournament planned for 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the main campus of Baltimore City Community College, 2901 Liberty Heights Ave.

The registration cost is $50 a team. The admission fee for spectators is $5.

Proceeds from the tournament will go to scholarships for youths involved with Community IMPACT! Baltimore, a nonprofit group that works at the neighborhood level to support young people and their education. Information: 410-366-6409 or 410-366-6444.

In Baltimore County

Assault survivor to speak at Towson about date rape

TOWSON - Katie Koestner, a date-rape survivor and activist for the prevention of sexual assault, will discuss her experiences Thursday at Towson University.

The free presentation begins at 7 p.m. in Stephens Hall Auditorium, 8000 York Road. Information: 410-704-3307.

School board meeting rescheduled for Thursday

TOWSON - The Baltimore County Board of Education, which postponed Tuesday night's school board meeting after the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center, has rescheduled the meeting for Thursday.

The meeting will begin with the board's Building Committee at 4:15 p.m., followed by a closed session. The board's regular business meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at school board headquarters, 6901 Charles St. in Towson.

Input on skateboard park welcome at Sept. 26 forum

DUNDALK - The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks will hold a public meeting Sept. 26 to hear community input on construction of a skateboard park in the Dundalk area.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of General John Stricker Middle School, 7855 Trappe Road.

Information: John Weber, 410- 887-3806 or Neil Magness, 410-887- 7161.

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