City/County Digest


January 12, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

City man, 24, fatally shot outside bar in Woodlawn

WOODLAWN -- A 24-year-old city man was fatally shot early yesterday outside a Woodlawn bar after arguing with another man, county police reported.

The victim, Kenyon Whitaker of the 5400 block of Nelson Ave., was shot multiple times in the stomach about 1:45 a.m. in the parking lot of the Windsor Inn in the 7200 block of Windsor Mill Road, said police Sgt. Edward Forbes. He died in surgery at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

FOR THE RECORD - Because of incorrect information provided to The Sun, an item in yesterday's City/County digest incorrectly described Agathe Von Trapp. She is the oldest surviving sibling of the Von Trapp family featured in The Sound of Music.

Whitaker had been arguing with an unidentified man inside the bar shortly before the shooting, Forbes said. Police were searching for the other man, who fled.

Hairston set to present schools' proposed budget

TOWSON -- Baltimore County schools Superintendent Joe A. Hairston is scheduled to present his proposed 2004-2005 budget at tomorrow's meeting of the county Board of Education.

The board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Educational Support Services Building, 6901 Charles St. The public is invited.

That meeting will be preceded by a session at 5 p.m., during which the board will discuss scheduling matters before going into a closed meeting.

Von Trapp sibling to talk about autobiography

CATONSVILLE -- Agathe von Trapp, the last surviving sibling of the von Trapp family featured in The Sound of Music, will discuss her recently published autobiography at 1:15 p.m. tomorrow at the Catonsville Senior Center, 501 N. Rolling Road.

The event will also include a book-signing, tea and refreshments. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Information: 410-887-0900.

In Baltimore City

Mayor to discuss maglev with Chinese official today

Mayor Martin O'Malley will meet with a Chinese official today to discuss China's use of a high-speed magnetic-levitation train similar to one proposed to link Baltimore and Washington.

O'Malley will exchange gifts with Chief Commander Wu Xiang Ming at 10 a.m. in City Hall's ceremonial room before entering into a private discussion with the official, who is vice chairman of Shanghai Maglev Transportation Development Co.

The Maryland Transit Administration is seeking approval for a $4.98 billion project to build a maglev system between Baltimore and Washington. The train, traveling at 250 mph, would complete the 39-mile route in 18 minutes, making three stops. The project requires authorization from Congress and approval from the Federal Railroad Administration.

Pratt library offers series of King events

The Enoch Pratt Free Library has scheduled events at branches and the central library to celebrate the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to make a paper friendship quilt honoring King at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Forest Park library branch, 3023 Garrison Blvd. At the Govans library branch, 5714 Bellona Ave., children ages 6 to 12 can learn about King's "I Have a Dream" speech and share their dreams through art at 3 p.m. Friday.

The Rev. Brad Ronnell Braxton, assistant professor of homiletics and biblical studies at Wake Forest University Divinity School, will deliver the Pratt's 24th annual King lecture at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Central Library, 400 Cathedral St.

`Haunted' performances scheduled in honor of Poe

Poet Edgar Allan Poe's birthday will be celebrated in two performances of "The Haunted Concert" on Saturday and Sunday in Westminster Hall at Fayette and Greene streets in Baltimore.

The Baltimore Bach Society will present a program of music, acting and a toast to Poe at the poet's nearby gravesite. Actor John Astin will present readings of Poe's work and discuss his life.

The Saturday performance starts at 7 p.m., and the Sunday show starts at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $25, and $17 for those age 17 and younger. Information: 410-396-7932.

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