City/County Digest


October 03, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Police charge man in attacks on women, 1 of them pregnant

Police charged a 32-year-old Brooklyn man last night in two attacks on women, one of them eight months' pregnant, in South Baltimore.

Police said a white van was stolen Wednesday afternoon from a pregnant woman outside her home in the 3800 block of Leadenhall St. by a man armed with a knife. She was uninjured.

Shortly before the Leadenhall Street attack, a man armed with a knife robbed a woman of her keys in the 3600 block of Potee St., police said. Police said he fit the description of the man sought in the attack on the pregnant woman.

About 3:30 p.m. yesterday, Baltimore County police spotted the stolen van near Catonsville, pulled it over and took the driver to the Southern District. William Starr of the 600 block of Arsan Ave. was charged with armed robbery, assault and auto theft.,

Third Baltimore Marathon is scheduled for Oct. 18

Mayor Martin O'Malley announced yesterday details of the third annual Baltimore Marathon and running festival Oct. 18.

About 2,500 runners have signed up for the 26-mile race, with 5,500 others for the half-marathon and 5-kilometer race the same day. People who wish to register for one of the running events should go to www.thebal Race-day registrations will not be allowed, but people can sign up Oct. 16 and 17 at the Health and Fitness Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center.

The marathon starts at 8 a.m. at Paca and Pratt streets downtown, with the course leading through Druid Hill Park, Federal Hill, Patterson Park, Clifton Park, Lake Montebello and back south to finish at M&T Bank Stadium. A "celebration village," featuring music, games, food and drink, will be held all day in the stadium's Parking Lot C.

Weekly pickup planned for bagged leaves

The city will pick up bagged leaves on the second trash-collection day each week through Jan. 31, the Department of Public Works announced this week.

Residents also can take bagged leaves to the following locations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday: Southeast/Northeast Solid Waste Yard, 6101 Bowleys Lane; Southwest Solid Waste Yard, 701 Reedbird Ave.; Northwest Solid Waste Yard, 2840 Sisson St.; and Northwest Transfer Station, 5030 Reisterstown Road.

Bagged leaves will be picked up Sundays from Nov. 23 through Dec. 28 in heavily wooded areas where the city used to vacuum and sweep leaves. Information: 311.

Teacher to lead tour of Green Mount Cemetery

A tour of historic grave sites in Green Mount Cemetery will be offered at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, rain or shine, inside the gates at Greenmount Avenue and East Oliver Street.

Baltimore public school teacher Wayne Schaumburg will lead the two-hour walk, which includes a stop at the grave of John Walter Lord Jr., the author of A Night to Remember, the story of the Titanic. Lord died last year.

Opened in 1839, Green Mount is the resting place of Enoch Pratt, John Wilkes Booth, Johns Hopkins, William and Henry Walters, and Betsy Patterson Bonaparte, among other local notables. The tour will be repeated at the same time Oct. 11, 18 and 25. Tickets are $10. Information: 410-256-2180.

In Baltimore County

Counselor to speak to those affected by Isabel

BOWLEYS QUARTERS -- The Baltimore County Bureau of Mental Health will hold an educational and crisis-intervention session for county residents affected by Tropical Storm Isabel this evening at the Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Department.

The session will be led by a counselor from the Affiliated Sante Group, the mental health crisis-response service for the county. The counselor will talk about symptoms of post-traumatic stress and how to deal with the emotional stress caused by the loss of homes and property.

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the fire hall, 900 Bowleys Quarters Road.

Special-needs children focus of bimonthly meeting

OWINGS MILLS -- The Community Coalition for Educational Options will hold its bimonthly meeting from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the Harbour School, 11251 Dolfield Blvd.

Parents, teachers and community members are urged to attend the meeting to discuss the need to provide adequate services and educational options for children with special needs.

Information: www.eduopt. com.

Hereford Middle group taking part in benefit run

MONKTON -- Thirty staff, pupils and parents from Hereford Middle School will participate in the Run for the Cure fund-raising run/walk at M&T Stadium in Baltimore tomorrow to benefit two Hereford staff members with breast cancer.

The contingent from Hereford has raised more than $1,000 in pledges. The school, at 712 Corbett Road in Monkton, continues to collect donations.

Information: Laurie Phillips, 410-887-7902.

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