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July 26, 2002|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Casey Foundation gives $1 million for east-side renewal

The Annie E. Casey Foundation, which works to improve the lives of disadvantaged children, has deposited $1 million at Harbor Bank of Maryland to encourage community development and revitalization in East Baltimore.

The Baltimore foundation will accept a below-market interest rate of 2 percent on the money for two years to allow it to generate loans to residents, businesses and nonprofits in the area.

Harbor Bank, which has more than $200 million in assets and seven locations, also will conduct "economic literacy seminars" for low-income residents as part of its partnership with Casey.

Man sought in shooting of 3 children, 2 adults

Police have identified a 30- year-old West Baltimore man as a suspect in the shootings July 19 of five people, including three children, at Gilmor and Baker streets and arrested a woman in connection with an assault linked to the incident.

Sought and charged in warrants with five counts of attempted murder is Mark Alonzo Canty of the 1500 block of Mountmor Court. Police said a gunman entered the intersection about 8:30 p.m. while a woman and another man argued and began firing either a pellet gun or shotgun, slightly wounding two men and three children.

Police said Nacihia Carter, 22, also of the Mountmor Court address, was arrested Wednesday and charged with assaulting one of the victims before the shooting.

Rowhouse destroyed in Curtis Bay blaze

One rowhouse was destroyed and three adjoining homes were damaged early yesterday in a three-alarm blaze in the city's Curtis Bay neighborhood.

Four families were displaced by the fire, which was reported shortly after midnight in the 1600 block of Hazel St. No one was injured, and the cause of the blaze remained under investigation, the city Fire Department said.

St. Ignatius pastor, priests to be feted at Sunday Mass

The Rev. William Watters, pastor of St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church in downtown Baltimore, will be honored at 11 a.m. Sunday on his 50th anniversary as a member of the Society of Jesus religious order.

The Rev. James Storms, head of the Maryland Jesuit Province, will preach at Mass, which also will mark the Feast of St. Ignatius. The church is at 740 N. Calvert St.

Also to be honored on their anniversaries are the Revs. Robert Braunreuther, Frank McGauley, John Henry, Edgar Graham and Bernard Suppe, chaplain at Mercy Medical Center. A reception in the Center Stage lobby will follow the Mass.

In Baltimore County

Jury clears plastic surgeon for releasing patient photos

TOWSON -- A Baltimore County Circuit Court jury has cleared a Pikesville plastic surgeon of wrongdoing for releasing photos of a former patient for publication in Baltimore magazine.

The jury of four women and two men determined that Dr. Stanley A. Klatsky did not breach his contract with Esther Goelman, 54, of Miami by releasing before-and-after photos to the magazine that showed the benefits of a facelift and surgery on her eyelids and nose. The photos were published several years after the procedures in a 1996 article about plastic surgery and did not identify Goelman by name.

Klatsky's lawyer, Michael Mann, argued that Goelman signed a consent form allowing use of her photos for educational purposes and that numerous surgeons submitted similar photos for the article. Jurors deliberated about an hour after a two-day trial before Judge Robert E. Cahill Sr.

Police seek man wanted in three bank robberies

TOWSON -- Baltimore County police are seeking a man wanted for robbing three banks in the past two weeks.

In all three cases, police said, the man entered the bank, approached the teller and demanded money after displaying a handgun in his waistband. Provident Bank in the 4100 block of E. Joppa Road in Carney and First Union Bank in the 8000 block of Woodgate Court in Milford Mill were robbed July 12. Westview Federal Bank in the 1200 block of Race Road in Rosedale was robbed Wednesday.

Anyone with information is asked to call county police, 410-307-2020, or Metro Crime Stoppers, 410-276-8888.

County fire captain wins magazine's heroism award

DUNDALK -- Capt. Joseph P. Griebel of the Baltimore County Fire Department has been named the winner of a Firehouse Magazine 2001 Heroism and Community Service Award. He was recognized for his fund-raising efforts to build a playground in honor of four stepbrothers who died in a Dundalk house fire Sept. 3, 1999.

Six people died in the Williams Avenue fire -- the mother, father and four boys. In January 2000, Norwood Elementary School and community residents began to raise money to build a playground in memory of the boys, two of whom attended the school. The Jamison-McCready Memorial playground, which cost $34,000, was dedicated April 17, 2001, and Griebel was described as an instrumental part of the project.

Fire Chief John Hohman will present the award at 10 a.m. Monday at the Dundalk Fire Station, 2815 Sollers Point Road.

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