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January 31, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Man fatally shot in his car leaving club on The Block

A 31-year-old man was fatally shot in his car on a downtown street early yesterday after leaving a nightclub on The Block, the city's adult entertainment area, city police reported.

Floyd Wendell Porter of the 5300 block of Denmore Ave. was driving north on Commerce Street about 2 a.m. when he was hit by a shot fired through an open window of his Mitsubishi Mirage, police said, adding that he appeared to have suffered a chest wound. The Mitsubishi crashed into two parked cars.

Porter died about a half-hour later at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said. Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call Detective Thomas Martin of the homicide unit, 410-396-2100.

City seeks extradition of man charged in death

The city state's attorney's office said yesterday that it is pursuing extradition of a Northwest Baltimore man arrested in Indiana on rape charges, who has been sought here since 2000 on murder charges in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

Police have alleged that Anthony Curtis Weddington, 42, of the 3500 block of Reisterstown Road killed and robbed his girlfriend, Nadine Hill, 41, in her Reservoir Hill apartment Feb. 25, 2000. Hill, of the 2300 block of Linden Ave., was shot, and her body dragged a block into an alley in the 2200 block of Brookfield Ave.

Details of Weddington's arrest in Indiana could not be obtained last night.

Lawyers service offers help with tax preparation

The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service with the Maryland State Bar Association is offering free income tax preparation, including free electronic filing, for low-income taxpayers Saturdays, beginning this weekend.

The service will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a downtown site. It is geared to taxpayers who qualify for the Earned Income Credit, although all low-income taxpayers are eligible. A family of three earning up to $31,419 would qualify for the free help.

For an appointment and the location of the service, which also will be available Feb. 9, 16 and 23, call 410-547-6537 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. In Baltimore County

Police ask public to help find suspect in robbery

TOWSON - Baltimore County police are seeking the public's help to find James Doty, a 33-year-old Dundalk man charged in a warrant with armed robbery and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance.

Police said a man entered the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, displayed a handgun and asked for money Dec. 19. He left the store in the 200 block of Wise Ave. with an undisclosed amount of cash and prescription medication, police said.

Anyone with information on Doty, a resident of the 2500 block of York Way, is asked to call police at 410-887-2198.

Panel gives schools money for repairs; more is sought

ANNAPOLIS - Baltimore County Superintendent Joe A. Hairston asked the Maryland Board of Public Works yesterday for $1.3 million in extra money to replace boilers in six county schools.

Based on staff recommendations, the board awarded the county $11.4 million for new roofs, mechanical systems, boilers and windows yesterday.

The board is expected to decide in May whether the county will get the extra $1.3 million. Comptroller William Donald Schaefer, a board member, called the county's request "very reasonable."

Central-area chief retires after 30 years with schools

TOWSON - JoAnne V. Koehler, executive director of Baltimore County's central-area schools, has retired from the school system after 30 years. She is moving to Birmingham, Ala., where her husband has a new job.

Koehler, who began as a teacher at Hillendale Elementary School (now Halstead Academy), was principal at Rodgers Forge, Woodbridge and Edgemere elementary schools, worked in the offices of personnel and student data, and ran the office of food and nutrition services.

"I want to take this opportunity to thank JoAnne," Superintendent Joe A. Hairston said when he announced her retirement at Tuesday night's school board meeting.

No permanent replacement has been chosen. In the interim, Hairston's chief of staff, Merle J. Audette, will oversee central-area schools.

From staff reports

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