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April 25, 2003|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Two brothers stabbed in fight at driving school

WOODLAWN - Two Baltimore County brothers were stabbed outside the Friendly Driving School in the 1000 block of Ingleside Ave. after a fight erupted between students, Baltimore County police said yesterday.

Cedric Smith, 23, of the 1900 block of Meadowgate Court was stabbed in the abdomen, and his brother, Shelton Smith, was stabbed in the back about 9 p.m. Wednesday, police said. They were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where they were treated and released.

Police said Cedric Smith and a 17-year-old unidentified girl got into a squabble in class. The teen-ager left and returned with three men, who confronted the Smith brothers outside the school and stabbed them, police said. The three men and the girl drove off in a white Dodge Neon. Police said no arrests had been made.

Man shot, critically injured by 3 men outside his house

ROSEDALE - A Rosedale man was shot outside his house in the 6100 block of Hamilton Ave. early yesterday by three men who were trying to get into his car, Baltimore County police said.

The 31-year-old man, who was not identified, was shot in the neck and upper arm and was in critical condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

The resident was walking to his house shortly after midnight when three men approached, started struggling with him and shot him. The three men ran off, police said.

Man killed, two injured in crash with van, bus

ESSEX - An 81-year-old Essex man was killed Wednesday when the minivan he was driving crossed the median on Eastern Boulevard and struck a small bus owned by United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland, injuring the bus driver and a passenger, Baltimore County police said yesterday.

Liberio A. Nido of the 100 block of Wiltshire Road was driving east on Eastern Boulevard near Island Point Road about 8:45 a.m. when his 1995 Pontiac Transport crossed the median and struck the westbound bus, police said. Nido was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, police said.

The bus driver, Michael Jones of the 3300 block of Brendan Ave., and a passenger, Harold Goods, were taken to Franklin Square Hospital Center. Their conditions were not available. Police said an investigation is continuing.

Intersections to close in area of Maryland Hunt Cup race

HUNT VALLEY - Baltimore County police have announced several road closures for tomorrow's Maryland Hunt Cup Steeplechase.

The following intersections will be closed from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Worthington and Tufton avenues; Belmont Avenue and Butler Road; Mantua Mill and Geist roads; Tufton Avenue and Falls Road; and Dover Road and Knox Avenue.

Police also said that parking permits for the race will not be sold tomorrow.

In Baltimore City

Two announce candidacies for seats on City Council

A public school counselor and a management consultant declared that they are running for City Council in the Sept. 9 primary.

Belinda K. Conaway, 35, said yesterday that she is seeking the council's new 7th District seat from West Baltimore. Conaway, a counselor at Robert Poole Middle School, is a daughter of Circuit Court Clerk Frank M. Conaway, a candidate for mayor. She will be running against incumbent Councilwoman Catherine E. Pugh, 53, unless Pugh runs for council president.

Michael V. Seipp, 51, said he is seeking the council seat from the new 11th District, which encompasses most of downtown and the Inner Harbor. Seipp resigned as executive director of the Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition in October 2000. He worked for developer Struever Bros., Eccles & Rouse before starting a project management company. Seipp will be running against incumbent Councilman Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr.

Man accused in stabbing indicted on murder charge

A city grand jury indicted an East Baltimore man yesterday on a first-degree murder charge in the fatal stabbing of a 33-year-old man, the state's attorney's office said.

Michael Barnes, 28, of the 3100 block of McElderry St. is accused in the stabbing of Martan Brooks, who died after he was wounded in the neck and chest March 9. Brooks was trying to break up a fight between Barnes and another person when he was stabbed, prosecutors said.

Barnes, who is being held on $75,000 bail, is scheduled to be arraigned June 10 before Circuit Judge Ellen M. Heller.

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