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October 31, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Former partner in Wyndholme Village has assets frozen

A Baltimore Circuit Court judge signed an order yesterday freezing assets of Stuart C. "Neil" Fisher and his company, NADIF of Wyndholme, that relate to Wyndholme Village, a community for the deaf proposed for a 24-acre site in Southwest Baltimore.

The assets were ordered frozen until settlement of a lawsuit against Fisher alleging fraud. The suit was filed Monday by Wyndholme's original owner, James M. Lancelotta, who lost the property through foreclosure.

Fisher, Lancelotta's former partner, bought the property for $4.6 million at auction in April. Lancelotta then returned dozens of $10,000 deposits to people across the country who had wanted to live in the community. Soon after, Fisher defaulted on his purchase contract. The property will be sold at auction again on Friday.

Bookstore, cafe to open tomorrow at Canton site

The ground floor of the American Can Co. complex in Canton will be open for business again tomorrow with a bookstore and cafe.

The Book Market, a discount bookseller based in Knoxville, Tenn., will operate in the former home of the bankrupt Bibelot bookstore, and One World Cafe will be housed in the section that had been occupied by a Donna's coffee bar and restaurant. The combined store-cafe space has been dark since the spring.

Both new tenants have leases through January but could sign long-term deals, said Jamie Lanham, director of real estate for Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse Inc., developer of the American Can Co. Lanham said the interim tenants were rushed in so they would be open for the Christmas season.

Police identify victim in Greenmount shooting

A man fatally shot Monday night in the 1000 block of Greenmount Avenue was identified by city police yesterday as Morris Graham, 23, of the 1900 block of Perlman Place.

Graham was near the corner of Greenmount and Eager Street, near the state prison system's pre-release facility, when someone stepped out of an alley and began shooting at him about 9 p.m., said homicide Detective Roscoe Lewis. Graham was hit several times and died about 30 minutes later at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call Lewis or Detective George Jefferson at 410-396-2100.

Community college to hold open house tomorrow

Baltimore City Community College will hold an open house from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at its Liberty Campus, 2901 Liberty Heights Avenue.

The event in the campus' physical education center will feature information on the college's degree and certificate programs -- including information technology, teacher education, and health and human services. College officials will be present to discuss the application process and financial aid.

The open house will also include refreshments and live music, and free parking is available. Information: 410-462-8300.

In Baltimore County

Woman slightly injured when her car strikes bus

OVERLEA -- A woman was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with minor injures yesterday morning after her car, which was traveling south on Interstate 95, struck a Greyhound bus near the Hazelwood Avenue overpass, state police said.

The accident occurred about 11:15 a.m. when the car hit a tractor-trailer before colliding with the bus, which was slightly damaged, police said. None of the 31 passengers on the bus was injured. Two infants in the car also were unharmed, as was the driver of the truck. Police said the woman's name was not available.

The accident slowed traffic on southbound Interstate 95, where one lane was closed while police cleared the scene.

Civil rights panel leader to speak at college

TOWSON -- Mary Frances Berry, chairwoman of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, will speak at 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at Towson University's University Union.

The lecture, which is open to the public, will launch the 2001-2002 Distinguished Black Scholar Series at the university.

Berry is expected to discuss civil rights and multiculturalism as they relate to the country's recovery from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Domestic violence seminar scheduled Sunday evening

CATONSVILLE -- TurnAround Inc. will hold a seminar on domestic violence from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Salem Lutheran Church, 905 Frederick Road.

TurnAround is a nonprofit organization that helps victims of rape, sexual abuse, assault and domestic violence. Sunday's presentation is free and no registration is required.

Information: Irene Amoros, 410-747-0720.

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