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November 16, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Pregnant woman, 19, killed by car while crossing Eastern Ave.

EASTPOINT -- A pregnant, 19-year-old East Baltimore woman was struck and killed by a car yesterday evening as she darted across Eastern Avenue in front of Eastpoint Mall, police said.

Latna E. Makell of the 2500 block of Federal St., who was in her seventh month of pregnancy, was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Authorities said doctors delivered but were unable to save the baby, a boy.

Police said Makell ran into the path of a westbound 1996 Ford Mustang about 6 p.m. The driver will not face charges, they said.

Meeting to discuss plan to redevelop land near port

DUNDALK -- County residents will have the chance to comment on a state plan to redevelop land around the port of Baltimore at a public forum Nov. 27 at the Dundalk campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.

The state Department of Transportation has been working with Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties and Baltimore City on a master plan for the port for several years. Information on that plan will be presented at the Dundalk meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Center for Business and Industry, Police Academy Room, 7200 Sollers Point Road.

Information: Brenda Baker, 410-865-1236.

College campus to mark 30th anniversary Nov. 30

DUNDALK -- The Dundalk campus of the Community College of Baltimore County will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a reception Nov. 30.

Tickets are $20 and include refreshments and an open bar. Alumni and friends of the college -- formerly known as Dundalk Community College -- are asked to respond by Monday.

The reception will be held at Del Capri Restaurant, 302 German Hill Road in Dundalk. Information: 410-285-9681.

In Baltimore City

Man is killed, relative hurt in northeast shooting

A man was shot to death yesterday -- on his 22nd birthday -- and a relative was wounded as they stood outside their home in the Homestead-Coldstream-Montebello section of Northeast Baltimore.

The homicide was the 225th in the city this year. Police had hoped to limit the number of homicides all year to that number.

The victims, Antonio Woodard and his cousin, Alonzo Gardner, 26, were standing in front of the house at 1517 Homestead St. about 1:50 p.m. when two men, at least one with a handgun, stepped out of nearby alley and opened fire, according to Sgt. Barry Grant of the homicide squad.

Woodard died at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Gardner was in critical condition last night. Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call Detectives Kirk Hastings or Gary Neidermeir at 410-396-2100.

Third teen-ager charged in Northern High assault

City police have arrested a third teen-age suspect in last Friday's near-fatal beating of a Northern High School student.

Dimitrius Jones, 15, of the 5500 block of Cedonia Ave., was arrested late Wednesday and charged as an adult with attempted murder in the beating of Willis Reese, a freshman at Northern who was listed in serious condition last night at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

According to police, Willis, also 15, was getting off an MTA bus about 9 a.m. when 13 young men approached him. He tried to run away, but the group caught the boy, who was kicked, punched and hit in the head with a baseball bat. Police arrested two 15-year-olds Monday and were seeking 10 other suspects.

Off-duty police officer shoots and wounds boy, 17

An off-duty city police officer shot and wounded a 17-year-old boy who was allegedly attacking the policeman's brother with a hatchet last night on a West Baltimore street.

Officer Charles Carter, who is assigned to the department's 311 phone system, was in civilian clothes and with his brother, David Carter, 48, in the 1900 block of Ridgehill Ave. about 9:30 p.m. when the youth struck the brother in the head with a hatchet, said Lt. Col. Steven McMahon, the police department's night commander.

The unidentified youth -- who was shot in the left hip -- ran a half-block before collapsing, according to McMahon. The boy and David Carter were taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where both were reported in good condition last night.

Traffic restrictions set for Thanksgiving parade

The city has announced downtown traffic restrictions for tomorrow to make way for the Cat in the Hat, Santa Claus and marching bands -- part of Baltimore's annual Thanksgiving parade.

The pageantry starts at 11 a.m. at Pratt and Eutaw streets, moves north on Eutaw Street, east on Pratt and ends at Market Place. The reviewing stand will be at Pratt and Light Streets.

Streets closed to traffic from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow will be Camden from Russell to Howard, Eutaw from Camden to Lombard, Market Place from Pratt to Water, and Water from Market Place to Frederick. Pratt Street from Paca Street to Market Place will be closed from 10:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., and the number of lanes on Russell Street from Camden to Paca will be reduced from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

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