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November 22, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Board OKs $9 million in parking bond funds to enlarge garage

The Board of Estimates approved yesterday using up to $9 million in parking bond money to help a private development group expand a garage at East Lombard Street and Market Place.

The developers, who would pay off the bond debt over 24 years, want to add 430 spaces to the six-story, 740-car Harbor Park garage by early 2003. The garage will accommodate new headquarters for Constellation Energy Group Inc., the parent company of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. Eighteen stories of office space are being built on top of an electric substation at 750 E. Pratt St.

The development company - Harbor Park Limited Partnership LLC - is a joint venture of Willard Hackerman, president and chief executive of Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., and Leonard R. Sachs, chairman of Maryland Office Interiors Inc.

Block of N. Collington Ave. renamed to honor Bea Gaddy

The 100 block of N. Collington Ave. was renamed Bea Gaddy Way yesterday in an afternoon ceremony attended by public officials, neighborhood residents and the family of the late City Council member. City Council President Sheila Dixon said the symbolic gesture was a commitment to area residents to continue Gaddy's efforts for the needy and homeless.

"She was a tremendous woman who had a vision to help those who are sometimes not thought of in our community," Dixon said. "She took her situation of being homeless and hungry, and when she reached another level, she still continued to give back."

Gaddy's annual Thanksgiving dinner starts 11 a.m. today at Dunbar High School, 500 N. Caroline St. Gaddy died of cancer Oct. 3 at age 68.

Man charged with murder in death of home remodeler

Detectives with Warrant Apprehension Task Force arrested a 24-year-old man yesterday in the shooting death in 1998 of a Timonium home remodeler who was found dead in the front seat of his pickup truck in North Baltimore.

Police said Peter Adams of the 400 block of E. Preston St. was charged with first-degree murder in the death of James T. Piche, 35, of the 2200 block of Chapel Valley Lane. Piche was found slumped over the steering wheel of his pickup truck Dec. 16, 1998, in the 5200 block of Alhambra Ave.

Detective Joe Phelps of the homicide unit said a witness identified the gunman. Adams was arrested at his home about 10 a.m.

In Baltimore County

Man shot, woman injured in Carney domestic dispute

CARNEY - A man was shot in the stomach and a woman struck in the head with a shotgun by an intruder who forced his way into a Carney home yesterday, Baltimore County police said.

Police described the incident as a domestic dispute. They said an intruder entered the house in the 8500 block of Oak Road about 9:30 a.m. and shot Robert Timlin, 43. He then struck Timlin's girlfriend, Dawn Surdi, 47. Timlin was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center last night. Surdi refused medical treatment.

Cpl. Vickie Warehime, a police spokeswoman, said a suspect was arrested in North Baltimore. Warehime said the suspect is related to one of the victims and that police were withholding his name until he is charged.

Second arrest in attack on gas station manager

REISTERSTOWN - Baltimore County police have arrested a second suspect in the shooting and attempted armed robbery Nov. 5 of a gas station manager.

Kerwin Jones, 42, of the 4900 block of Palmer Ave. in Pimlico was arrested this week and charged with first-degree assault, attempted robbery and using a handgun in the commission of a felony, police said yesterday. He is being held in the Baltimore County Detention Center without bail.

Jones is charged with shooting the manager of a Crown station in the 1500 block of Reisterstown Road as he was walking to the bank. Police arrested the first suspect, who they think was the getaway driver, Nov. 9.

Neighborhood group given grant to rehabilitate park

TOWSON - Burkleigh Square Community Association has been awarded a $9,979 grant by Baltimore County to renovate a neighborhood park.

The Community Conservation Action grant will be used to purchase playground equipment, picnic tables and surfacing materials. Benches and tables will be repaired.

"Burkleigh Square deserves a safe, clean recreation area," said County Councilman Wayne M. Skinner, a Towson Republican.

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