City/County Digest


October 15, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Name of man killed by newspaper van released by police

PARKVILLE -- Baltimore County police identified the man hit by a newspaper delivery van as Edward Hairsine, 62, of the first block of Clearlake Court.

Hairsine was outside his house when the driver of a Chevrolet van delivering The Sun backed into him Monday, police said. Hairsine died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

No charges have been filed against the 38-year-old van driver, police said.

Villa Julie event to focus on U.S. foreign policy

STEVENSON -- Villa Julie College will play host to a panel discussion at 10 a.m. today on how personal relationships within the United States influence the government's foreign policy agenda.

Panel members include Paul Lack, Villa Julie's executive vice president and academic dean; Rodolfo Vidal, communication arts assistant professor; Kate Thomas, an assistant professor of nursing; and Michelle Lewis, associate professor of sociology.

Topics to be discussed include the impact of the Patriot Act on Americans, how citizens influence leaders, and perceptions and policies toward Africa. The event will be held in the Inscape Theater and is free and open to the public.

County's police dog center is topic of cable TV program

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Police Department's new police dog center is featured on this month's edition of the department's cable program, Police Report, which will be broadcast through Nov. 7.

Guests include police dog Officers Steven Anderson and Gary Davis.

The program is aired on Comcast Channel 25 at 8:30 p.m. Mondays, 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

In Baltimore City

Police seeking information in killing of county man

Baltimore police identified a man who was found fatally shot in Southwest Baltimore as Thomas Bernard Settle III of the first block of Willowbrook Court in Randallstown.

Settle, 20, was found early Sunday lying in the 400 block of Colleen Road by officers responding to reports of shooting, police said.

Settle had been shot in the head and died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Anyone with information on the killing is urged to call detectives at 410-396-2100.

Police identify woman, 70, killed in Forest Park fire

City police released the name this week of a 70-year-old woman who died Thursday in an early morning fire that raced through a Northwest Baltimore home and injured her landlady.

Eva Clark died in the fire in the 4400 block of Wakefield Road in Forest Park. Owner Grace Brady, 80, suffered burns and smoke inhalation and was last reported in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center's burn unit, police said.

Four others -- a woman, her daughter and two firefighters -- were treated for minor injuries at area hospitals. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

Gwynns Falls Trail exhibit continues through Sunday

The third annual exhibition of temporary environmental art on the Gwynns Falls Trail is continuing through Sunday, when it will conclude with music from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. by the Global Warming jazz band.

The free juried exhibition features temporary works by 18 artists and is accessible during daylight hours in the Winans Meadow area of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park off Franklintown Road. A brochure for a self-guided tour is available at the site.

Family art activities are included with the exhibit, and additional supervised activities will be offered from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Light refreshments will be sold during Sunday afternoon's events, but the musical performance will be canceled in the event of rain.

The art event is sponsored by the Gwynns Falls Trail Council, Maryland Institute College of Art, Parks and People Foundation and city Department of Recreation and Parks.

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