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August 16, 2002|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

18-year-old cousins indicted in shooting of police officer

A pair of 18-year-old cousins was indicted on first-degree attempted-murder charges in the shooting of Baltimore police Officer Chris Houser in West Baltimore.

Elliott T. Reed and Neil E. Glover of the 2000 block of N. Fulton Ave. were indicted Wednesday in the shooting, which occurred July 20 in the 3500 block of W. Belvedere Ave.

Houser and several other officers were arresting Reed on charges of selling drugs, police said, when a gunman fired four or five shots at the officers. Houser suffered a bullet wound to his right shoulder. Reed and Glover are scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 28.

Streets to close for concert at Pimlico this weekend

Several streets will be closed and traffic patterns changed today through Sunday during the Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Road Tour concert at Pimlico Race Course, the city Office of Transportation announced.

Each day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Bland and Key avenues and Woodcrest and Stuart avenues will be closed between Northern Parkway and Rogers Avenue, and Preakness Way will be closed between Park Heights Avenue and Northern Parkway from 11:30 a.m. to midnight. Also, Rogers Avenue will become one-way eastbound from Winner Avenue to Northern Parkway from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The office expects large crowds, and said that if traffic conditions warrant, it might close lanes along Northern Parkway, and might close right lanes from 7 p.m. to midnight on both sides of the Jones Falls Expressway.

Hip-hop themed program continues at church

A youth fellowship program with a hip-hop theme continues today and tomorrow at Douglas Memorial Community Church.

With young preachers and music, the program aims to tell youth, "It's OK to stir up and shake up and dance for Jesus," said Glenda Boone, executive assistant at the church. "We want to reach them in a way that they can understand. We want to spread a message in a way that they can hear it."

The program began yesterday with a worship service. It continues at 5 tonight with dinner, a workshop and a worship service led by Nikkia M. Green, a student at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lancaster, Pa.

A block party with DJs and bands will follow from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow. All of the events take place at Douglas Memorial, 1325 Madison Ave. The program is focused on ages 11 to 25, but all ages are welcome, Boone said.

Foundation to honor poet at Druid Hill Park event

The New York-based Aesthetic Realism Foundation will dedicate a memorial plaque in honor of the philosophy's founder, Baltimore native Eli Siegel, at 3:30 this afternoon during "Eli Siegel Day" at Druid Hill Park.

The dedication to Siegel, a prolific poet and writer who grew up here and graduated from City College, will feature music, speeches and readings of Siegel's poetry, including "Something Else Should Die," about the parallel legacies of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Abraham Lincoln.

Afternoons spent in Druid Hill Park inspired Siegel to write "Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana," a 99-line, free-verse poem that catapulted him to national attention when it beat out 4,000 to win a prestigious national poetry award in 1925. Siegel died in 1978.

In Baltimore County

19,000 gallons of sewage spill into Patapsco tributary

RANDALLSTOWN - Nearly 19,000 gallons of sewage overflowed into a stream when a power failure briefly shut down the Randallstown Pumping Station, Baltimore County public works officials said.

An alarm at the pumping station sounded immediately after the power failure about 8 p.m. Wednesday, and public works crews took a backup generator to the scene within 40 minutes, department spokesman David Fidler said.

The discharge flowed into Bens Run, a tributary of the Patapsco River. The county's Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management inspected the site and determined the impact to be minimal. The county has posted signs near the stream warning the public to avoid contact with the water for two weeks.

Road to close for repairs to Beaverdam Run bridge

TOWSON - Ridge Road, between Falls Road and Greenspring Avenue, will be closed to traffic beginning Monday while workers repair a 70-foot bridge over Beaverdam Run.

Work is expected to last three months and the affected section of Ridge Road will reopen in November. During the closure, traffic will be detoured from Ridge Road to Greenspring Avenue, Broadway Road and Falls Road.

The bridge was built in 1975 and has shown signs of deterioration, according to the county Department of Public Works.

Loch Raven church to hold back-to-school events

GLENDALE - Loch Raven United Methodist Church will hold the "Back to School Revival" at 6 p.m. each night Monday through Aug. 23 in the back parking lot of the church at 6622 Loch Raven Blvd.

The free event will offer school supplies to all school-age children accompanied by an adult.

Information: 410-825-0900.

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