In Baltimore City Man, 21, fatally shot outside his...

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November 13, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Man, 21, fatally shot outside his home; motive is unknown

A 21-year-old man was shot several yards from his East Baltimore home yesterday and died about five hours later at nearby Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Thomas Anthony Jones was standing outside his home in the 700 block of Mello Court in the Gay Street townhouse community about 9:15 a.m. when an unknown assailant shot him once in the chest, said city police Detective Richard Purtell.

One of Jones' brothers heard the shot and found him lying in a courtyard about 35 feet from the front door, Purtell said, adding that police had no suspect and knew of no motive in the killing. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Purtell or Detective Greg MacGillivary at 410-396-2100.

Developers to mark Montgomery Park progress

Developers of Montgomery Park, the office conversion of the 1.3-million-square-foot former Montgomery Ward catalog store, will hold a ceremony tomorrow to mark renovation work at the warehouse, in Southwest Baltimore at 1000 S. Monroe St.

The eight-story white building, built in 1925 and vacant since 1985, is being turned into an office park by developers Samuel K. Himmelrich Jr. and David F. Tufaro. They expect 3,500 employees to work in the building.

Montgomery Park's first tenant, the Maryland Department of the Environment, is supposed to move its 900 employees next year. The invitation-only ceremony is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

UM Medical School to hold forum on Islam in the U.S.

An open forum on Islam in America will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the University of Maryland Medical School, 685 W. Baltimore St.

The panel of speakers includes: Al-Hajj Ghazi Khankan, director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, who will present an introduction to Islam; Jason Erb, the council's director of governmental affairs, who will discuss the history of Islamic-American relations; and Imam Siraj Wahhaj, vice president of the Islamic Society of North America, who will talk about Muslims in America in the wake of the events of Sept. 11.

The forum is sponsored in part by the University of Maryland Student Government Association and is free and open to the public.

In Baltimore County

Agency wins bronze award for refuse, recycling system

TOWSON - Baltimore County's Bureau of Solid Waste Management has won a bronze award from the Solid Waste Association of North America for its residential refuse and recycling system.

The award was presented recently at a national solid-waste exposition in Baltimore.

Library fishing for sponsors to help it buy fish sculpture

ESSEX - Essex Library is looking for a Fish Out of Water and is seeking help from Essex-Middle River-White Marsh Chamber of Commerce to make it possible.

Library manager Mollie Fein has written to the chamber seeking one or more sponsors to help the library bid on one of Baltimore's whimsical fish sculptures, which will be sold at auction Saturday at the Walters Art Museum. The library staff has contributed money to the effort.

The library is undergoing a renovation that will give it a Chesapeake Bay theme. Information: 410-887-0295, Ext. 110.

2 Loch Raven alumni get Advanced Placement honors

BAYNESVILLE - Two members of the Class of 2001 at Loch Raven High School have been named National Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board.

The award goes to students who score 4 or higher (on a scale of 1 to 5) on eight or more Advanced Placement exams.

Ed Ahn, who attends Harvard University, scored 4 or higher on two calculus exams, two English exams, biology, government and politics, physics, psychology, Spanish, statistics, and U.S. history. Ahn also earned a perfect 1600 on his SATs. Jason Marburg, who attends Williams College, had grades of 4 or higher on two calculus exams, two English exams, microeconomics, government and politics, physics, psychology, statistics, and U.S. history.

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