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July 03, 2002|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Convicted city killer sentenced to life for Virginia murder

Deon Carter, the West Baltimore man who tried to evade arrest for first-degree murder by dressing as a woman and who later stabbed a Baltimore sheriff's deputy with the deputy's key after being convicted, was sentenced last week to life in a Virginia prison without a chance for parole, prosecutors announced yesterday.

Carter, 21, pleaded guilty to murder and robbery in Westmoreland County, Va., for the robbery and shooting death of Frank M. Bailey Jr., a 46-year-old bank executive from Kinsale, Va. Carter murdered Bailey a week after he fatally shot Sean Powell, 33, a Baltimore hack driver, in an apparent robbery June 30, 2000. Carter was convicted of that murder last year in Baltimore Circuit Court and was sentenced to life in prison with a chance for parole.

The departments of corrections in Maryland and Virginia will work out where Carter will serve his life sentence, prosecutors said yesterday.

Officer resuscitates girl after pool accident

A Baltimore police officer resuscitated a 2-year-old Southwest Baltimore girl who had been found by family members floating face-down in an above-ground pool yesterday, according to the patrolman. The girl was listed in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital last night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Officer Yancey Anthony was a block from the toddler's home in the 1300 block of Forest Hill Ave. when he received the emergency call, he said. When he arrived, the girl was lying on a table, was not breathing and did not have a heartbeat, he said. About five minutes earlier, her mother had pulled the child from the pool, the officer said.

He performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and by the time paramedics arrived, she was breathing irregularly on her own and a heartbeat had returned, Anthony said.

Man found fatally shot on apartment steps

A West Baltimore man was found fatally shot early yesterday in the 2100 block of Garrison Blvd., police said.

Carl Joseph Allen Jr., 23, who lived in the 1200 block of Edmondson Ave., was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:10 a.m. when medics arrived, police said.

Allen was discovered on the rear steps of an apartment complex, according to investigators. Police said they know of no suspects.

In Baltimore County

Police identify victim of fatal car crash

HALETHORPE - State police have identified the victim of a fatal car crash on Interstate 195 near the I-95 connecting ramp Monday evening.

Oral Rookwood, 28, of the 1600 block of Northgate Road in Baltimore died when his Volkswagen Golf was hit from behind by a Honda Accord driven by Francis Cole, 24, of the first block of Seminole Ave. in Catonsville, said Tfc. David Johnson of the Golden Ring barracks. Rookwood's car, which was headed west, burst into flames, Johnson said.

Alfred James, 56, of the 700 block of Westhill Parkway in Baltimore was a passenger in the Volkswagen and suffered severe burns. He was in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said. Cole suffered minor burns on his fingers when he tried to rescue Rookwood, police said.

CNN show to air live from retirement community

TOWSON - A segment of the CNN show American Morning with Paula Zahn will be broadcast live this morning from Pickersgill Retirement Community.

The segment, to air about 8:20 a.m., will feature an interview with singer/celebrity Donna Greenwald after she performs the national anthem for Pickersgill's Independence Day Bicentennial Breakfast.

The retirement community said the singer invited CNN to broadcast from Pickersgill after learning about its historical ties to Mary Pickersgill, the Baltimore woman who sewed the flag flying over Fort McHenry in 1814 that inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner." Information: 410-842-0421.

Farmers' market opens at Eastpoint Mall today

EASTPOINT - The weekly farmers' market at Eastpoint Mall opens for business today with fresh fruits and vegetables, and cut flowers. The market runs through October.

Last year, the market drew as many as 1,000 shoppers a day. In response to customer requests, it will open an hour earlier this year. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday.

The market also will move to the parking lot facing Eastern Avenue.

Gubernatorial candidates asked to meet with seniors

TIMONIUM - The Baltimore city and county commissions on aging have invited all gubernatorial candidates to a meeting with senior citizens July 11 at the Vista Room at the Maryland State Fairgrounds.

The candidates will be asked their views on issues such as transportation, prescription drugs, housing and Medicaid. More than 250 seniors are expected to attend.

The forum will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Free transportation will be provided, and free parking will be available at the fairgrounds. Information: 410- 887-2040.

Forum to feature program promoting Mideast peace

A forum being conducted by directors of an educational program that promotes peace and understanding between Arabs and Jews will be presented Monday at Congregation Beit Tikvah.

Nitzan Gordon and Mirvat Hamidi will discuss their educational program, Beyond Words. The two are training Arab and Jewish educators in Israel to help Israeli and Palestinian children confront their fears.

The forum will be held at 7:30 p.m. at 5802 Roland Ave. Information: 410-486-6307.

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