City/County Digest


December 22, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

One man stabbed, another shot in separate killings

A 41-year-old man was found stabbed to death in West Baltimore in one of two unrelated homicides Saturday, city police reported.

Jamie Keels was found in his home in the 700 block of North Chapelgate Lane at 9:45 a.m., said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman. He died of multiple stab wounds, police said.

The victim of the other slaying was identified by police yesterday as Joseph Nathan Briggs, 28, of the 4000 block of Labyrinth Road. He was found shot in the left side about 2 a.m. Saturday near a gas station in the 4400 block of Park Heights Ave. and died a short time later at Sinai Hospital.

No arrest had been made in either slaying; anyone with information is asked to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

Morgan State alumni group plans annual King breakfast

A local chapter of the Morgan State University National Alumni Association will hold its 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast at 9 a.m. Jan. 3 at Martin's West, 6817 Dogwood Road in Woodlawn.

Honorees will include Chief Judge Robert M. Bell of the Maryland Court of Appeals; George W. Collins, a former reporter with WMAR-TV; and Michael Johnson, owner of Heritage Cinema in Towson. Vivien T. Thomas, a surgical technician and cardiac surgery pioneer who worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital, will be honored posthumously.

New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey will be guest speaker at the event sponsored by the alumni association's Howard L. Cornish Metropolitan Baltimore Chapter. Tickets are $40, and proceeds will benefit the chapter's scholarship fund. Information: 410-461-3931.

In Baltimore County

4 students at Essex campus nominated for acting award

ESSEX -- Four students at the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County have been nominated for an acting award at the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival next month.

Laura Clark, Christopher Kalman, Valerie Koel and Lilly Hayes acted in the campus production of Traghost, an exploration of abuse written by Carl Freundel, assistant professor of theater and speech. They are competing for the national Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship.

The festival will be held Jan. 6 to 10 at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa.

Loch Raven grads honored for scholastic achievement

TOWSON -- Elizabeth Allen and Daniel Lee, Loch Raven High School graduates from the Class of 2003, have been named National Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board.

National scholars must receive a grade of 4 or 5 -- 5 being the highest -- on all AP exams and must earn high scores on at least eight exams for full-year courses. Forty students in Maryland were named national scholars this year.

College-level AP courses taken in high school allow students to earn credit or advanced standing at most colleges and universities. Allen and Lee attend the University of Maryland, College Park.

Nominations being collected to recognize county women

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Commission for Women is accepting nominations for the 2004 Woman of the Year and Young Woman of the Year.

Woman of the Year recognizes female county residents who have made unique and lasting contributions to the community, workplace or school. Nominees for Young Woman of the Year must attend a county high school and have worked to further the interests of county women.

Nomination forms must describe the nominee's qualifications and the reason for the nomination. Information: 410-887-3448.

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