Regional Digest

April 19, 2003|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Jazz concert tonight benefits music education

Tamm E. Hunt, mother of a Baltimore murder victim, will perform a jazz concert tonight. A portion of the proceeds will support her new program to provide music education to detained juveniles and students in Baltimore schools.

Mayor Martin O'Malley has proclaimed today Tamm E. Hunt Day. Hunt is raising money to start a program that she hopes will curb street violence by inspiring and training youth for careers in the music industry. Hunt's son, Michael Aaron Hunt, was murdered Nov. 13, 2000. Quinton Gross, 23, was convicted April 8 of second-degree murder in his death.

The concert, "A Harlem Jazz Evening," will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St. Tickets are $25 each and are available at the door.

In Baltimore County

Kingsville man, 33, dies in car crash near park

BRADSHAW -- A 33-year-old Kingsville man was killed on Philadelphia Road near Gunpowder Falls State Park yesterday morning when he lost control of his car and hit a utility pole and tree, police said.

Daniel Stanley Krzystan Jr. of the 11600 block of Bellvue Ave. was driving too fast and couldn't negotiate a curve near Raphel Road about 7 a.m., said Bill Toohey, a police spokesman.

Krzystan was heading west on Philadelphia Road when he lost control at the top of a hill, Toohey said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

In Carroll County

Sudanese bishop to discuss persecution of Christians

WESTMINSTER -- The Carroll County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will be sponsor of a talk by the Rev. Nathaniel Garang, bishop of the Bor diocese of the Episcopal Church in Sudan, at 5 p.m. today at Westminster Church of Christ.

Garang will show the video A Story Not Heard and then discuss the persecution of Christians in Sudan by the Islamic government during the past four decades.

The church is at 75 Lamb Drive. Information: 410-848-1064.

In Kent County

Complaint over fake cocaine to officer leads to arrest

MILLINGTON -- A Kent County man was arrested Tuesday night after he became suspicious the cocaine he had just bought was not authentic and complained about it to a police officer.

Donald David Cothin, 45, of Millington, flagged down Trooper Stacy Hoon of the Centreville Barracks as she and other troopers conducted a drug enforcement initiative at state routes 313 and 291 in Millington, Kent County. Cothin complained to Hoon about being ripped off in the drug deal and said that he wanted his money back.

Hoon arrested him and charged him with possession of cocaine. A field test for cocaine was negative, but under Maryland's "lookalike law" someone can be charged with possession of a drug if he or she believes the substance is a narcotic. Cothin appeared before a District Court commissioner and was released on his own recognizance.

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