In Baltimore City
Police identify man fatally shot during weekend
A man shot to death during the weekend in West Baltimore was identified yesterday by city police as 31-year-old Terry Fryson, whose last known address was in the 1600 block of Bruce Court.
Fryson was hit in the back by a bullet as two gunmen jumped out of a burgundy Jeep in the 1800 block of W. Franklin St. about 11 a.m. Saturday and opened fire, said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman. "This wasn't random," he said. Fryson had a criminal record that included convictions for gun and drug possession, according to court records.
Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call Detective Vernon Parker at 410-396-2100.
Wave of fatal shootings topic of `solutions summit'
City and community leaders will gather tonight to discuss the recent wave of fatal shootings in Baltimore.
Mayor Martin O'Malley and State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy are among those scheduled to participate in the "solutions summit" organized by City Councilman Kenneth N. Harris Sr.
Harris said he hopes the three-hour session will produce a specific plan to fight crime. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the War Memorial Building across the plaza from City Hall.
Frankford association to hold candidates forum
The Frankford Improvement Association and the umbrella HARBEL organization, which serves the Harford-Belair roads community, have scheduled a forum for candidates for state office at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 4414 Frankford Ave.
Invited to the forum were gubernatorial candidates Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and their running mates, as well as candidates for comptroller, attorney general, state senator, the House of Delegates and city state's attorney.
The forum will be moderated by Cheryl D. Glenn, community political education coordinator for the Frankford Improvement Association.
In Baltimore County
Glass-block windows OK, judge rules in group's suit
TOWSON - A Baltimore County judge ruled yesterday that two Catonsville-area homeowners may keep the glass-block windows that their civic association says violate design standards specified in community covenants.
The Academy Heights Civic Association sued Tonja Marie Stevens and James I. Bryant in Circuit Court, alleging windows in their homes in the 300 block of Whitfield Road violate standards established when the brick townhouse community was built in the 1940s.
But Judge Thomas J. Bollinger Sr. ruled that the association failed to show that the standards had the required approval of 50 percent of the homeowners. Oren Saltzman, the association's lawyer, said the group might appeal.
Workshops planned to help prospective homebuyers
EASTPOINT - The Eastern Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce will hold workshops this month and next for people who would like to buy a home.
Prospective homebuyers must attend one of the sessions to participate in the Baltimore County Settlement Expense Loan Program and the low-interest mortgage program offered by the state.
Workshops will be held today, Aug. 15 and 27 and Sept. 3, 12, 17 and 27. All workshops will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Suite 302, Atrium Offices at Eastpoint Mall, 7835 Eastpoint Ave. Reservations and information: 410-282-9100.
County police schedule community picnic at park
WOODMOOR - Baltimore County police are holding a community picnic at Gwynn Oak Park from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The picnic, also featuring a magic show, is part of the HotSpot program, a designation given to neighborhoods that receive state grant money to improve quality of life and reduce crime, domestic violence and substance abuse. The program involves the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, county police and health departments, First Step Youth Services, and Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland.
The park is at 6010 Gwynn Oak Ave. Information: 410-298- 2150.