In Baltimore City
Norris-Clark meeting to discuss troopers in city is canceled
An expected meeting between Maryland State Police Superintendent Edward T. Norris and city Police Commissioner Kevin P. Clark was canceled yesterday. City and state officials say the two leaders soon will meet to discuss having troopers help fight crime in Baltimore.
When Norris abruptly left the city force as commissioner to join the state police in December, he pledged to send troopers into the city. Since then, little progress has been made in having troopers help the city force.
On Wednesday, Norris called Clark to arrange a meeting for yesterday, Clark said. City police are seeking 34 troopers to fill specific jobs, ranging from serving warrants to helping homicide investigators.
Judge denies bail for DJ accused of killing student
A disc jockey was ordered held without bail yesterday in the killing of a Morgan State University senior at a downtown nightspot.
District Judge Emanual Brown denied bail for Damon Anthony Williams, 23, of the 600 block of N. Eutaw St. during a brief hearing at the Central Booking and Intake Center, officials said.
Williams is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing of Rashed Z. Tolliver, 21, about 1:40 a.m. Saturday on the crowded dance floor of Baltimore Live in the 200 block of N. Howard St. Williams worked as a disc jockey at the club. Tolliver was weeks from graduating.
City police to escort seniors on trip to Lafayette Market
Worried that senior citizens might not always feel safe venturing into the city, police officials are sponsoring a field trip for elderly residents to Lafayette Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow.
City community affairs officers will pick seniors up at their housing complexes or homes and drive them to the market, officials said. Officers have arranged a marching band and other entertainment at the market in the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Ave. and will escort seniors throughout the event.
Police hope to make the field trip -- dubbed Senior Market Day -- a monthly event and say it will build better ties between the department and the elderly. Information: 410-396-2372.
In Baltimore County
Notre Dame Prep breaks ground on sports center
TOWSON -- Notre Dame Preparatory School officials had a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for its planned sports and fitness center and also began its $6.5 million capital campaign.
The funds will be used for the school's endowment, to pay for the $5 million athletic center and to upgrade computers.
The 29,000-square-foot athletic center will include a gym, 600-seat arena, fitness room, training room, activity room, locker rooms and classrooms. The Catholic girls' school has 695 students in grades six through 12.
Police Department honors 100 volunteers at dinner
TOWSON -- More than 100 volunteers who work in the Baltimore County Police Department were honored at an appreciation dinner last night.
In addition to auxiliary police officers, who help with traffic and crowd control and verify sex offenders' addresses, volunteers also help with clerical duties, officials said.
Chief Terrence B. Sheridan presented certificates of appreciation to volunteers after the dinner.
Oregon Ridge center offers primitive technology event
The Oregon Ridge Nature Center is offering a Primitive Technology Weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday
Experts will give presentations and demonstrate skills in making stone-head arrows, friction fires and clay pots. Body painting and target shooting will be held both days.
The fee is $1, and reservations are not required. Information: 410-887-1815.
From staff reports