City/County Digest


March 19, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Man, 42, charged in fatal stabbing of his teen-age nephew

A 42-year-old Baltimore man is accused of fatally stabbing his nephew Monday after the nephew tried to stop a fight between his uncle and a woman.

Steven Ferrell, 19, of the 1600 block of St. Paul St. was stabbed once in the chest about 10:20 p.m. Monday outside his uncle's home in the 1400 block of Cypress St. in Brooklyn. He died about 11 p.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. His uncle, Terrance Perry, has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon, said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman. Police did not release the woman's name.

Police said Perry is accused of lunging to strike the woman with a knife and stabbing Ferrell instead.

Worker found dead at construction site

A construction worker was found dead yesterday morning by co-workers reporting for work, and Baltimore police are treating the case as a questionable death.

Carlos Flores, 33, of the first block of Aigburth Road in Towson was found dead about 7 a.m. in a trailer at a construction site in the 1500 block of Thames St. in Fells Point.

No signs of foul play were found, said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman. Police are awaiting results of an autopsy.

Priest's talks to present biblical view of Iraq war

The Rev. John R. Donahue, a professor at St. Mary's College & Seminary, will present a series of three talks, beginning tonight, looking at the conflict in Iraq from a Biblical perspective.

The series, "Father Forgive Them: The Love Commands of Jesus in an Age of Hatred," will begin at 7:30 p.m. for the next three Wednesdays at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 740 N. Calvert St.

Tonight, Donahue will address "The Founding Vision of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount." On March 26, he will speak on "The Gospel of Luke: The Enemy as Neighbor and Teacher." The topic on April 2 is "Jesus on the Cross and the New Story of God."

Poet, children's writer to read at Loyola College

Poet and children's writer X.J. Kennedy will give a public reading today at 5 p.m. at Loyola College's Knott Hall.

Kennedy's works include the recently published The Lords of Misrule: Poems, 1992-2001, a volume of poetry for adults, and a new book of children's poems called Exploding Gravy.

The free event is sponsored by the English department and Center for the Humanities. Information: 410-617-2418.

In Baltimore County

Agency seeks donations for children to attend camps

TOWSON -- The volunteer office of the Baltimore County Department of Social Services is seeking donations to send children to day and overnight camps this summer.

Through scholarships and reduced fees, youngsters can attend two weeks of day camp for as little as $10 and overnight camp for $345. The children, many of whom have suffered physical or emotional abuse or the loss of a parent, or have special medical needs, are referred to the county by social workers.

Donations may be made to the Fund for Social Welfare and sent to the Drumcastle Center, 6401 York Road, Suite 1028, Baltimore 21212. Information: 410-853-3021.

Department of Aging plans seminars for caregivers

COCKEYSVILLE -- The Baltimore County Department of Aging's caregivers program has scheduled the first in a series of evening seminars at 5:45 March 26 at Cockeysville Senior Center.

Mary Catherine Saporito, education coordinator of the Alzheimer's Association, will speak about "Memory Impairment: Responding to Challenging Behaviors." The program is free. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. for a small fee. Payment is required a week in advance.

Information and reservations: 410-887-2594.

Members of congregation to tutor middle school pupils

WOODLAWN -- Volunteers from Baltimore Hebrew Congregation in Pikesville have agreed to work in classrooms and provide other help at Woodlawn Middle School.

Volunteers will help prepare pupils for quarterly algebra tests, work with small groups on math and vocabulary, and tutor pupils.

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