City/County Digest

City/County Digest

January 07, 2003|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Shooting victim is identified as east-side resident

A man found fatally shot early Sunday on a street on the city's west side was identified yesterday as an East Baltimore resident whose family had not been in contact with him for several months, a homicide detective said.

Sylvester Fletcher, about 55, of the 400 block of Aisquith St. was seen lying in the 3800 block of Windsor Mill Road about 4 a.m. by a motorist who called police, said Detective Thomas Martin.

Fletcher was pronounced dead at the scene from bullet wounds to the head and back, and appeared to have been dead for about an hour, the detective said. Area residents told investigators they heard gunshots about 3 a.m., but none called police to report it.

Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call Martin at 410-396-2100.

No injuries reported as fire burns rowhouses

A three-alarm fire in West Baltimore extensively damaged three rowhouses last night and forced three people to flee as flames destroyed the upper two floors of their house, a city Fire Department spokesman said.

Reported at 7:40 p.m., the fire is thought to have started on the third floor of 1940 Edmondson Ave., which was vacant and undergoing renovation, said spokesman Michael Maybin.

Flames quickly spread to the second and third floors of the adjoining houses -- one occupied, the other vacant. About 75 firefighters manning 25 pieces of equipment brought the blaze under control within an hour, Maybin said. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Homewood museum to open exhibit on lighting

The Homewood House Museum on the Johns Hopkins University campus will open an exhibition this month of late 18th- and early 19th-century lighting technology.

The show will open Jan. 17 and continue through March 30. It details how 19th-century American home life was altered by artificial light and other lighting innovations.

Hours for the museum are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. It is located on the Homewood campus, off the 3400 block of N. Charles St. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for students. Information: 410-516-5589, or

Notre Dame to hold briefing on teaching degree program

The College of Notre Dame of Maryland will hold an informational session on Operation Teach, which allows college graduates to teach full time in Roman Catholic schools while pursuing a master's degree in education.

The session will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at Noyes Alumnae House on campus, 4701 N. Charles St.

Information: 410-532-5326.

In Baltimore County

Land-use counsel to speak to Parkville residents

PARKVILLE -- Baltimore County People's Counsel Peter Max Zimmerman will discuss his office's role in government Thursday at a meeting of the Greater Parkville Community Council.

The people's counsel represents the public in land-use and environmental matters, such as petitions for variances and special exceptions, and at land-use hearings.

The Parkville community meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Morningside House Assisted Living Facility, 8800 Old Harford Road. Information: Ruth Baisden, 410-668-2580.

Financial aid workshop set for students, parents

TOWSON -- The Maryland Higher Education Commission's Office of Student Financial Assistance will hold a financial aid workshop for students and their parents from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Baltimore Lutheran School, 1145 Concordia Drive.

A representative from the office will discuss how to apply for financial aid and how the state calculates scholarship and financial aid amounts. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Information: LaDonna Jordan, 410-260-4556.

Connection program helps seniors participate at center

PIKESVILLE -- Pikesville Senior Center is accepting applications from elderly residents who want to participate in the Connection program.

Connection provides services to seniors who need assistance to take part in center activities.

Information: 410-887-1245.

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