Man found fatally shot on apartment steps A West...

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July 03, 2002|By SUN STAFF

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 have no suspects, and they did not know why Allen was near the apartment complex.

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. Greenwald, a resident of Columbia, is known for singing the anthem at every major league baseball park over a seven-year span.

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. "We've made a few minor changes from last year to meet the customers' and vendors' requests, including hours of operation and logistical adjustments," said Lisa Scarda, director of marketing for the mall.

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