City/County Digest


October 07, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Man seriously hurt in shooting in 1994 dies of his wounds

A 30-year-old man who was seriously injured in a shooting in 1994 died Sunday morning, and his death was ruled a homicide by a state medical examiner yesterday, police said.

Lloyd Jarrett of the 2900 block of Westwood Ave. died about 3:30 a.m. at St. Agnes HealthCare, police said. Jarrett was shot Dec. 13, 1994, in the 5600 block of Midwood Ave. He was wounded in the back, buttocks and hand, and suffered kidney damage, police said. Jarrett was the 15th person to die this year of injuries suffered in a previous year, according to police.

Police charged a 29-year-old West Baltimore man with attempted murder in the shooting, but prosecutors dropped the charges, according to court records. Detectives said they would consult with prosecutors today before deciding how to proceed. Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Donald Bradshaw at 410- 396-2100.

ACLU to file lawsuit for banned performer

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland plans to file a lawsuit today against the city of Baltimore for violating the free-speech rights of a juggler-comic who was banned from performing at Harborplace last year, the organization said yesterday.

The ACLU is filing the suit on behalf of Jerry Rowan, a popular public comedian at Harborplace known for his unicycle, flaming torches and snappy one-liners. The Rouse Co. dropped Rowan from its list of street performers for Harborplace, saying the juggler cracked too many offensive jokes and that a warning to tone down his act was ignored.

ACLU officials said they are suing the city because Harborplace is on city-owned land.

Police identify 2 killed in motorcycle accidents

Police yesterday identified two people who died two hours apart Sunday in separate motorcycle accidents in the city.

Lisa Kay Hawkins, 46, of the 700 block of Match Point Drive in Arnold, Anne Arundel County, was killed about 6:15 p.m. when the 1997 Harley-Davidson Soft Tail on which she was a passenger in the northbound lane of the 1000 block of Harford Ave. struck a motorcycle in front of it, entered the opposite lane and collided with a Cadillac.

The driver of the motorcycle, Ronay Weigand, 37, of the 3100 block of Clearview Ave., remains in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The occupants of the Cadillac sustained minor injuries.

Tryon Giles, 33, of the 3600 block of St. Victor St., died about 8:15 p.m. after he lost control of his 1998 Yamaha in the 4200 block of Wabash Ave. and struck a traffic sign.

Public meeting to address environmental problems

City residents will have a chance to tell state officials about environmental problems at a public meeting tonight at Morgan State University.

The meeting is sponsored by the Governor's Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities. The 18-month-old panel is working to correct neighborhood pollution problems, address health issues, prompt redevelopment and ensure fair play in the location of industrial plants.

The main purpose of the session tonight is to hear residents' concerns. The meeting will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Drive. Meetings also will be held Oct. 22 in Cumberland, Nov. 5 in Landover and Nov. 12 in Easton.

In Baltimore County

Rosedale couple identified as motorcycle crash victims

TOWSON -- Baltimore County police have identified the couple killed in a motorcycle crash in White Marsh on Sunday afternoon as Richard Nally Jr., 48, and his wife, Connie Nally, 41, of the 8000 block of Wynbrook Road in Rosedale.

The couple had been driving west on Philadelphia Road on their 2001 Yamaha motorcycle when an eastbound Chevrolet Lumina, attempting to turn left onto Campbell Boulevard, struck them, police said.

The couple died at Franklin Square Hospital Center. Possible charges against the driver of the Lumina will be reviewed by the state attorney's office, police said yesterday.

Relief supplies available to victims of tropical storm

ESSEX -- The Essex-Middle River-White Marsh Chamber of Commerce will distribute clothing, food, water, cleaning supplies and relief kits to victims of Tropical Storm Isabel this week.

Essex Church of God, 507 Eastern Blvd., will serve as the distribution center. It will be open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The relief supplies have been donated by chamber members and friends. Information on the distribution and to donate: 410-686-2233.

Dedication ceremony set today for golf clubhouse

WOODLAWN -- A 6,000-square-foot clubhouse will be dedicated at 12:30 p.m. today at the Woodlands/Diamond Hill golf complex.

County Executive James T. Smith Jr. and County Council members are scheduled to attend the ceremony. The new building replaces a facility that was built in the 1970s and features on expanded pro shop and food service, with indoor and outdoor seating.

In addition to the clubhouse, the Woodlands and Diamond Ridge golf courses are undergoing renovations that are expected to be completed by the spring.

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