City/County Digest

City/County Digest

February 11, 2003|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Teen shot Sunday in front of rowhouse dies at hospital

A 17-year-old youth died yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, nearly 24 hours after he was shot in front of an East Baltimore rowhouse, police said.

The victim, Davon Alexander Lindsey of the 2900 block of Harford Road, was found lying on the pavement about 3:45 p.m. Sunday by Eastern District officers investigating a reported shooting in the 900 block of N. Chester St. He had wounds to the head and upper body, said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman.

No arrest had been made. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Detective Gary Neidermeier at 410-396-2100.

Study looks at benefits to city from biotech parks

The proposed East Baltimore biotech park and a similar, smaller west-side development by the University of Maryland could generate an estimated $229 million in purchases of supplies, according to a study released yesterday.

The study, commissioned by the Empower Baltimore Management Corp. and conducted by the Jacob France Institute of the University of Baltimore, said that "expanding the currently limited base of city suppliers is essential if the city is to experience the full economic benefits" of the development of the two parks.

Opportunities for small businesses will exist in building maintenance, repair and security and in the development of retail and service establishments around the parks, said the study.

Portion of Falls Road to close today for a month

A portion of Falls Road between northbound Maryland Avenue and Lafayette Avenue will be closed to through traffic for about a month, the city Office of Transportation announced. The road closing is scheduled to begin today.

Detour routes will be marked. Northbound traffic will be detoured east on Lafayette Avenue, north on Charles Street, west on 25th Street, west on 29th Street, north on Sisson Street, north on Keswick Avenue and west on 36th Street back to Falls Road. Southbound traffic will be detoured south on the Jones Falls Expressway to the 28th Street exit, east on 28th Street, east on 25th Street, south on Maryland Avenue and west on Lafayette Avenue back to Falls Road.

The closing is for emergency work on a water main.

State bar group to hold forum on death penalty

The Maryland State Bar Association is presenting a free law forum tomorrow on Maryland's death penalty.

The forum will feature a debate between Chief Assistant Federal Public Defender Gary W. Christopher and Annabelle L. Lisic, senior counsel for capital litigation for the state attorney general's office. The attorneys will present their views on the issue, then take questions.

The forum will be held 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland School of Law, 500 W. Baltimore St., Room 205. Attendees may bring a bag lunch.

In Baltimore County

Elderly warned to beware of `relative' phone schemes

TOWSON - Elderly residents were warned yesterday by Baltimore County police to be cautious of criminals calling them on the telephone and pretending to be relatives in need of cash.

So far, such schemes have occurred in Essex, Dundalk, Parkville and White Marsh, police said. In each incident, the victim received a call at home from a man pretending to be a relative who needed money to pay off a debt. Then, arrangements were made for a man to come to the victim's house to collect the money on behalf of the caller.

One security measure senior citizens can take is to hang up when they receive such a call and telephone the relative, police said. Victims can call police at 410-307-2020.

Man sought in killing of ex-wife in Florida

TOWSON - A 35-year-old man with ties to the Reisterstown community is being sought by Baltimore County police and Florida authorities in his ex-wife's fatal shooting near Orlando last week.

Anthony Kirkland is charged in a warrant with first-degree murder in the shooting Feb. 3 of Yvonne Kirkland in a motel room. She died from her injuries at a nearby hospital. Baltimore County police said Kirkland might be carrying a handgun.

Anyone with information is asked to call county police at 410-307-2020.

Event planned to celebrate African-American history

WOODLAWN - A celebration of African-American History Month will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the Altmeyer Building at Social Security Administration headquarters, 6401 Security Blvd.

The theme for the event is "The Souls of Black Folks," and the keynote speaker will be poet Nikki Giovanni. Other speakers will be Col. William A. Kelly Jr., head of the Baltimore County Police Department's Human Services Bureau; Jo Anne B. Barnhart, commissioner of the Social Security Administration; and Gary Bald, FBI agent in charge of the Baltimore office.

Music will be provided by 13-year-old pianist Joseph Davis Jr. A reception will follow.

Board of Education plans meeting tonight

TOWSON - The Baltimore County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 7:30 this evening at the Educational Support Services Building, 6901 Charles St.

Among the agenda items are a report on proposed revisions to the board's telecommunications policy and a review of the recent work session on Superintendent Joe A. Hairston's proposed 2003-2004 budget.

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