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October 08, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

City man accused in 2 fatal carjackings leads police to body

A man charged in two fatal carjackings in Baltimore's Clifton Park in August led police to the body of a third man during the weekend, a homicide squad supervisor said yesterday.

Javes Hall, 20, of the 1500 block of E. Chase St. was being held at Central Booking and Intake Center in the carjack killing of Anthony Rogers, 31, of the 1300 block of Kenton Ave. in Baltimore County. Rogers' body was found in the park Aug. 28. Hall was taken to police headquarters Saturday and questioned about the similar death Aug. 23 of Khjali Samateh, 40, of the 1500 block of Eastern Ave.

Homicide Lt. Errol Etting said Hall was charged in Samateh's killing, then told police about stealing another man's car and dumping a body in a wooded area in Northeast Baltimore.

Early Saturday evening, Hall directed police to the 4600 block of Denview Way, and the decomposed body of a man who had been shot. Police withheld the victim's name pending notification of relatives.

Man found shot to death outside his apartment

A 28-year-old man was found shot to death early yesterday outside his West Baltimore apartment building.

Police said they found Keenen A. Matthews in the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Ave. about 1:30 a.m. He had at least one gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Homicide detectives said they knew of no suspect or motive in the killing. It was the city's 187th homicide this year, compared with 215 at the same time last year, police said.

Three members added to Meals on Wheels board

Three new members have been elected to the board of Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, the nonprofit organization announced.

Joining the 31-member board for two-year terms are Rosalind C. Grossman of Cockeysville, human resources director at Danaher Tool's Professional Tool Division; Paula L. Rudikoff of Pikesville, director of health information management at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center; and Robin I. Weiman of Homeland, vice president of Drapery Contractors Inc.

The volunteer-based organization provides meals, personal contact and related services to the homebound, aging and those recuperating from illness or injury. Information: 410-558-0932.

In Baltimore County

Author of `Mother Jones' to lecture at university

TOWSON - Elliott Gorn, author of Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America, will discuss Jones, the early 20th-century labor activist, in a lecture tomorrow at Towson University.

The free lecture by Gorn, a Purdue University professor, will be given at 3:30 p.m. in Room 100 of Linthicum Hall.

Groundbreaking scheduled for regional park tomorrow

CHASE - A groundbreaking ceremony will take place tomorrow for Eastern Regional Park, near Chase Elementary School on Eastern Boulevard.

The park will have lighted playing fields and nature trails that will connect with waterfront trails at Gunpowder Falls State Park and Dundee-Saltpeter Nature Center.

Baltimore County Executive C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Democratic Councilman Vincent J. Gardina and county Recreation and Parks officials will be present for the ceremony at 10 a.m.

Retirement community sets fair, flea market Saturday

TOWSON - Pickersgill Retirement Community, 615 Chestnut Ave., will hold a country fair and flea market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

It will feature entertainment, food and crafts. Information: 410- 842-0420.

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