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May 28, 2002|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

College student, 19, fatally shot in possible robbery try

Rio-Jarell Tatum, a Polytechnic Institute graduate home from his first year at Pennsylvania State University, was killed Sunday night, apparently on his way to a nightclub in downtown Baltimore.

Officer Troy J. Harris, a police spokesman, said Tatum was shot once in a possible attempted robbery as he was walking in the 400 block of N. Paca St. about 10:30 p.m. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died. Authorities would not release further details about the investigation or possible suspects.

Tatum, who turned 19 last month, was the winning pitcher when the Poly Engineers baseball team won last year's city conference A title. He lived in the 1500 block of Northgate Road in Baltimore.

Institute offers support to AIDS researcher

Dr. Robert Siliciano, an AIDS researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will receive an annual budget of $1 million from the Howard Hughes Institute to continue his research into the disease.

Siliciano and 11 other scientists were named yesterday as Howard Hughes investigators by the Chevy Chase-based institute, one of the nation's richest philanthropic organizations. It supports about 320 investigators at medical centers across the country.

In 1998, Siliciano discovered that patients who are successfully treated with anti-viral drugs continue to harbor HIV -- the virus that causes AIDS -- in their bodies. He is searching for ways to eliminate the virus from the body, which would enable patients to stop taking medication.

Crossroads School plans open house for tomorrow

An open house for parents interested in sending their children to a new middle school in East Baltimore will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow and June 6.

Organizers of Crossroads School, which will be run by Living Classrooms Foundation, received approval from the Baltimore school board to open in the fall with 50 sixth-graders.

The open houses, at which parents will be able to meet the principal and teachers, will be held at the foundation's Weinberg Education Center, 802 S. Caroline St. The school will be open to children attending City Springs, Commodore John Rodgers, General Wolfe and Thomas G. Hayes elementaries.

Crossroads will accept applications until June 15. Pupils will be selected by lottery.

In Baltimore County

County police promote 10 officers, 1 civilian

TIMONIUM -- The Baltimore County Police Department promoted 10 officers and one civilian at a ceremony Friday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds.

Those receiving promotions and new assignments were: Sgt. Wayne T. Crawford to lieutenant, White Marsh Precinct; Sgt. Dennis J. Delp to lieutenant, Wilkens Precinct; Sgt. Nelson W. Parker to lieutenant, Towson Precinct; Sgt. James J. Pianowski to lieutenant, Cockeysville Precinct; Cpl. Sherman T. Buchanan Jr. to sergeant, North Point Precinct; Cpl. Anthony L. Russell to sergeant, named fair practices liaison.

Also, Cpl. Michael E. Steinebrunner to sergeant, North Point Precinct; Officer Steven M. Hlavach to corporal, North Point Precinct; Officer Michael A. Norris to corporal, North Point Precinct; Officer Marcy L. Schwartz to corporal, Garrison Precinct; and Judith E. Jones to office assistant.

School board to meet about personnel matters

TOWSON -- The Board of Education will meet today in the Educational Support Services Building, 6901 Charles St.

The board will meet at 4:30 p.m. in a closed session to consider personnel matters relating to appointments and resignations. Board members will reconvene at 7:30 p.m. for an open session. The public is invited to open sessions.

Heart-risk screening is free at St. Joseph

TOWSON -- A free heart-risk screening will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Joseph Medical Center on Osler Drive.

The screening includes assessments of blood pressure, cholesterol, body weight and composition, smoking status and exercise status. A counselor will review results and make recommendations before participants leave.

The program will be held in the hospital's Canticle Room. Appointments: 410-337-4478.

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