City/county Digest


October 31, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Record company president gives $150,000 for stadium

WOODLAWN - A Woodlawn High School alumnus who is president of Def Jam records donated $150,000 yesterday for renovation of the school's stadium.

Kevin Liles, a 1986 graduate, made the donation at a ceremony marking the $350,000 project, which will give the stadium 2,000 seats, a digital scoreboard and a press box when complete next year. Principal C. Anthony Thompson and parents hope to raise $170,000 from the community for stadium lights.

During the ceremony in the school's new gymnasium, Liles talked about his path from Woodlawn to leading a major record label and about the importance of giving to the community, Thompson said.

One killed, two injured as truck, two cars collide

RUXTON - One person was killed and two others were injured last night when three vehicles, including a United Parcel Service delivery truck, collided on Charles Street near the county's school headquarters.

The accident, which occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. in a steady rain, involved two cars, a Cadillac and a Hyundai, and the UPS truck. County police said the Hyundai ended up under the truck and was demolished.

The driver of the Hyundai, a 47-year-old Towson woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. The two who were injured were taken to Sinai Hospital. No names were available.

Farmers' market folds its tent for season today

TOWSON - Towson Farmers' Market wraps up its 2002 season today.

The market is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Allegheny Avenue between Washington Avenue and York Road. Fruits, vegetables, flowers and baked goods will be sold.

The event is sponsored by Towson Business Association. Information: 410-825-1144.

In Baltimore City

Funeral services tomorrow for father killed in arson

Funeral services for Carnell Dawson, 43, will be held tomorrow at Mount Pleasant Church and Ministries, 6000 Radecke Ave.

Dawson's wife and five of their children were killed in a fire believed to have been set in retaliation for the family's stand against drug dealers in their East Baltimore neighborhood. Angela Dawson and the children were buried last week. Carnell Dawson survived the blaze, but later died of his injuries.

A viewing will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at March Funeral Home East, 1101 E. North Ave. A wake will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow with the funeral at 11 a.m. at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

Food drive under way at 326 schools in state

The 12th annual Kids Helping Kids campaign, a project that provides nonperishable food to hungry children in Maryland, is hoping to collect 400,000 pounds of food this year.

Schools around the state collected a record 343,256 pounds last year. In all, 326 schools are participating in the program, which runs until Nov. 8.

Maryland Food Bank collects and distributes the food to those in need, 43 percent of whom are younger than age 18, said Bill Ewing, the food bank's executive director. Schools interested in participating in Kids Helping Kids can log onto the Maryland Food Bank Web site,, or call Teresa Ernst at 410-947-0404.

Lancers Club to hold walk, run for the homeless Sunday

The Lancers Club, a Baltimore youth organization, will sponsor its fourth annual Walk and 5-K Race for the Homeless on the Johns Hopkins University campus Sunday.

The event, which will benefit 10 area shelters, will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the walk and run at 9:30 a.m. at Garland Field, behind Baltimore Museum of Art.

Registration is $20 and $15 for youths. Registration: 410-467- 4139 or visit the Lancers' Web site, www.walkforthehome

Church to hold program of Halloween music

A free program of Halloween and All Saints Day music will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, All Souls' Day, at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, Calvert and Madison streets.

Selections from requiems by composers Faure, Mozart and Brahms will be featured, along with macabre songs by Franz Schubert and four arias from Faust by Charles Gounod.

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