City/County Digest


April 08, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

5K run, 1-mile walk Saturday to aid victims of crime

Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy announced yesterday the third annual Victims' Fund Run and Walk, a charity event that raises money to aid those harmed by violent crime.

The money raised from the 5K run and walk covers victims' costs that sometimes are not covered by insurance, such as repairing broken windows and locks, emergency medical treatment and crime scene cleanup.

The event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday near the Recreation Center in Patterson Park, 2601 E. Baltimore St. A 1-mile walk begins at the same spot and is wheelchair-accessible. Last year, the Fund Run and Walk raised more than $9,800. Registration costs $15 before Saturday and $20 the day of the race. Information: 410-396-1897.

Council bestows blessing on reservist leaving for Iraq

On the eve of his departure for Army Reserve duty in the Middle East, Damond K. Davis spent quality time last night with his mother, brother and fiancee - at the City Council meeting.

Davis will go from delivering letters as a U.S. Postal Service carrier in Baltimore to deliveries in Iraq when he ships out today with his Army Reserve unit. And the council - in a gesture honoring those called into military service amid the conflict - bestowed its blessing on the 27-year-old Northwest Baltimore resident.

He is embarking on his first active duty as a tractor-trailer driver for the 430th Motor Transport Unit out of Fort Eustis, Va. The father of three is engaged to be married in October.

Elementary school reopens after fire in music room

Lockerman-Bundy Elementary School on Pulaski Street will reopen today after a fire in the school's music room yesterday, school officials said.

A school custodian noticed smoke in the building at 4:30 a.m. and firefighters arrived seven minutes later. The fire was contained to the music room on the first floor, but the school was closed for the day because of smoke, said Vanessa Pyatt, a school system spokeswoman.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No damage estimate was given.

Billie Holiday vocal contest at Center Stage Saturday

In the name of Charm City's most revered jazz vocalist, 14 amateur singers will compete Saturday in the 14th annual Billie Holiday Vocal Competition.

The competition begins at noon at Center Stage's Head Theater, 700 N. Calvert St. Admission is free but tickets, available that morning, are required.

The winner will take home a $1,500 cash award and have the chance to perform at Artscape, the Baltimore Waterfront Festival and at the lighting of the Washington Monument in December.

In Baltimore County

Police search for girl, 12, missing since Sunday

TOWSON - Police are searching for a 12-year-old Essex girl reported missing by her parents Sunday night.

Police say Elizabeth Hamilton of the 800 block of Martin Road left home Sunday evening and told her parents she would return soon.

Elizabeth is described as white, 4 feet, 11 inches tall and 100 pounds with green eyes and long brown hair. She was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt and blue jeans. Police ask anyone with information to call 410- 307-2020.

Man who held up bank on Joppa Road is sought

BROOKLANDVILLE - Police are searching for a man who held up a Bank of America branch in the 2300 block of W. Joppa Road last week.

The man entered the bank Wednesday afternoon and handed the teller a note, police said. The clerk gave him money, but a dye pack exploded as he was leaving the bank and the man dropped most of the cash in the parking lot, police said.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call county police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888.

Battle Monument School seeks items for anniversary

DUNDALK - Battle Monument School is looking for old photographs, written materials and school paraphernalia for its 40th anniversary celebration, which will take place May 16.

Charles C. Meyer, principal of the school for children with disabilities, is asking former faculty, students and their families to call 410-887-7000 if they have collectibles from the school and if they are interested in attending the anniversary party.

Activities will include an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the dedication of renovations at 7 p.m.

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