City/County Digest


January 03, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Man, woman found fatally shot near Clifton Park identified

A man and woman found fatally shot in a car near Clifton Park on New Year's Day were identified yesterday by city police, but investigators released few details about the killings -- the first of 2003.

The victims -- Dennis Dunlap, 26, of the 2000 block of Kennedy Ave. and Tresha Letez Jackson, 23, of the 2600 block of Aisquith St. -- were found dead in the car with multiple wounds about 1:45 a.m. by officers responding to a report of a shooting in the 2100 block of Cliftwood Ave. near North Chester Street, police said.

Detectives had made no arrest in the killings. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Irv Bradley at 410-396- 2100.

Medical groups sponsoring essay contest on violence

The Maryland Foundation for Psychiatry and MedChi, the state medical society, both based in Baltimore, are sponsoring an essay contest for Maryland high school students on the subject of violence.

The contest, open to ninth- and 10th-graders, calls for essays of up to 750 words on "When Not to Keep a Secret." The top three entries will be awarded savings bonds and entered in the American Psychiatric Association Alliance's national contest.

The deadline for entries is Jan. 10. Information and applications: 410-539-0872.

Insurance questions to be answered Monday

People with questions or complaints about insurance coverage can speak with a Maryland Insurance Administration representative Monday at the State Office Building in Baltimore.

The representative will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Room 206 at 301 W. Preston St. No appointment is necessary.

Information: 800-492-6116.

In Baltimore County

Tougher enforcement set against bus law violators

TOWSON -- Baltimore County police will step up enforcement against motorists who pass school buses that are discharging or picking up students, the department announced yesterday.

State law requires drivers to come to a complete stop when a school bus is stopped and has its alternating flashing lights on and stop sign displayed. Motorists on both sides of the street must stop if no physical barrier divides the road.

The increased enforcement will begin next week, police said.

Councilman plans meeting on Towson-area concerns

TOWSON -- Baltimore County Councilman Vincent J. Gardina will hold a meeting on issues concerning the Towson area at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at Carver Center.

The meeting is open to residents or business owners interested in discussing their concerns. The session is sponsored by the Center Baltimore County Democratic Club.

The Carver Center is at Lennox and Jefferson avenues in East Towson. Information: Margie Brassil, 410-377-6488.

Musicians to perform for pupils, families Jan. 10

LUTHERVILLE -- Two award-winning musicians from Texas will perform chamber music concerts for pupils and their families Jan. 10 at Lutherville Laboratory for Science, Math and Communication, 1700 York Road.

Besides performing for the pupils, Ann Heiligman Saslav and Isidor Saslav will also invite the children on stage to read music and play instruments.

The concerts, at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., are sponsored by the elementary school PTA's Cultural Arts Committee, with support from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Hittman Family Foundation.

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