City/county Digest


January 16, 2003|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Traffic delays likely today for funeral of ex-mayor Burns

Traffic delays are expected this morning during the funeral procession for Clarence H. Du Burns, the city's first African-American mayor and City Council president, the city Office of Transportation said.

A funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St., followed by a procession to New Cathedral Cemetery, 4300 Old Frederick Road.

The route will take mourners north on Charles Street, west on Northern Parkway, south on Interstate 83, west on North Avenue, south on Hilton Parkway, and west on Old Frederick Road to the cemetery.

Man convicted of killing former witness against him

A city Circuit Court jury convicted a Baltimore man of murder yesterday in the shooting of a former witness against him, the state's attorney's office announced.

Andre Lamont "Turtle" Chavis, 23, of the 2300 block of Anoka Ave. killed Adrian "Tony" Jenkins on Dec. 8, 2001, at close range with a bullet to the face after driving him to Leakin Park in West Baltimore, according to prosecutors. Chavis carried out an 18-month-old threat to kill Jenkins as retaliation for his identifying Chavis as a gunman in a 1999 shooting, prosecutors said.

Jenkins never testified in the shooting case. It had been dismissed after Jenkins failed to show up in court and could not be located. Chavis also was convicted yesterday of attempted murder in the wounding of Noah Rich, a friend of Jenkins', in the same incident in Leakin Park. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 20.

Friedman to step down as Associated president

Darrell D. Friedman, a nationally known fund-raiser who built Baltimore's federation of Jewish charities into one the most successful in the country, will serve the Jewish community in an international role when he leaves his post as president in June.

Friedman, who has served as president of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore for 16 years, will become a special consultant to the New York-based American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee beginning in August.

The responsibilities in his new role with the international relief organization include managing foundation relationships, professional staff training and mentoring, and implementing strategic initiatives.

In Baltimore County

Smith renominates chiefs of aging, environment

Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr. said yesterday that he will seek reappointment for the current heads of the county's departments of aging and environmental protection and resource management. The nominations go to the County Council for approval.

Arnold J. Eppel was deputy director of the Department of Aging for 12 years until the death of longtime director Charles L. Fisher Jr. in September. Since then, he has served as acting director, overseeing operations of the county's senior centers, nutrition sites and senior transit services.

David A.C. Carroll has been director of the Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management since February 2001. He has served in a variety of environmental posts during the past 30 years, including a stint as secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment.

King celebration at school is scheduled for Jan. 24

TOWSON - Former Baltimore City Councilman Carl F. Stokes will be the speaker at a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration service at 9 a.m. Jan. 24 at Loyola Blakefield School at Charles Street and Chestnut Avenue.

Alumnus Kenneth C. Montague Jr., named secretary of the state's Department of Juvenile Justice last week and a member of the school's board of trustees, will receive the 2003 Frank Fischer Award. It is presented annually to an alumnus who helps provide opportunities for minority students to attend Loyola Blakefield. Fischer was a Jesuit and a teacher there in the 1960s and 1970s.

The service will be held in the Knott Hall Performance Gymnasium and will include music by students, reflections of King's life and a performance by the drama department. Montague, a former member of the House of Delegates, will receive the award at a brunch after the service.

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