In Baltimore City Towson man charged with drug...


April 05, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Towson man charged with drug violations in city investigation

A Towson man was arrested yesterday and charged with several drug violations, the result of a drug investigation into cocaine sales in South Baltimore and parts of West Baltimore.

Detective David Jones of the city's Central District drug enforcement unit said city and Baltimore County police raided an apartment at Fellowship Court Apartments in the 600 block of Hillen Road and arrested Dante Williams, 28. Police seized $4,000, cocaine, marijuana and Williams' 1994 Chevrolet Blazer.

Williams was charged with drug possession and was being held without bail at the county detention center.

Mayor's assistant for development quits

J. Kirby Fowler Jr., special assistant to Mayor Martin O'Malley for economic and neighborhood development, is leaving City Hall to join the litigation department of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP, city officials said.

Fowler, 35, will work in the firm's Baltimore office. His last day, after 15 months in O'Malley's office, is April 12.

Among other projects, Fowler shepherded the city's nomination of two arts and entertainment districts for state designation and also oversaw infrastructure projects at Fells Point and Hopkins Plaza.

MS Society plans walks in area to raise funds

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold its annual fund-raising walk in Baltimore on April 13 and in Towson on April 21.

Volunteers will be asked to walk from five to eight miles and collect contributions to help pay for programs for Maryland residents with multiple sclerosis and to help find a cure for the disease.

In other Maryland communities, walks will be held April 14 in Annapolis; April 20 in Bel Air, Westminster and Ocean City; and April 21 in Columbia, Frederick and Salisbury. Information: 410- 527-1770.

In Baltimore County

Students, faculty offered free quit-smoking program

ESSEX -- A free program to help students and faculty stop smoking is being offered this month at the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.

Funded by a $15,000 grant from the county, smoking cessation and prevention supplies and plans will be offered. Tom Kemp, professor of health education, is the project director. Leslie Tinios, dance professor, will provide yoga classes.

Information: 410-780-6515.

Workshop on retirement set for Catonsville campus

CATONSVILLE -- A workshop on retirement strategies, including care for the elderly, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 18 at the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, 800 S. Rolling Road.

Douglas Berger, an official from the Charlestown Retirement Community, will lead the group on such topics as exploring housing options for an aging parent or loved one.

The cost to the public is $8; $6 for alumni. Information: 410-869- 1146.

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