City/County Digest


March 05, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Woman charged in killing of man fighting with friend

A Westport woman has been arrested and charged with fatally stabbing a man as he fought with her female friend early Tuesday, city police said.

The victim, Mahiri Carter, 23, was involved in a fight in the 2400 block of Maisel Court about 2:30 a.m. when a woman intervened and stabbed him in the stomach with an unknown weapon, said Detective Shawn McKnight. Carter, of the 2700 block of Virginia Ave., died a short time later at Harbor Hospital.

After questioning at police headquarters Wednesday afternoon, Khalia Sims, 26, of the Maisel Court block was charged with first-degree murder and was being held without bail at Central Booking and Intake Center, the detective said.

Group receives $168,356 for safety-material handout

Civic Works, an AmeriCorps affiliate in Baltimore, has been awarded $168,356 to enlist 20 Project Liberty AmeriCorps volunteers to disseminate public health and safety and disaster-preparedness materials to 10,000 city residents in 26 communities.

"Citizen education is a key component of emergency preparedness," said Dennis R. Schrader, director of the governor's Office of Homeland Security. "The national strategy on homeland security envisions volunteers as a means of engaging the citizenry on being prepared for disasters."

The award was granted by the Corporation for National and Community Service for Project Liberty. Civic Works has been providing homeland security information to Baltimore residents since 2002, and helped to recruit volunteers for the city's two-day bioterrorism drill in July last year.

Information: 410-366-8533.

Loyola College event to have an Irish theme

Music by the mayoral rock band O'Malley's March, a Celtic scavenger hunt and contests for the reddest hair and greenest eyes in Baltimore will be featured Sunday in an Irish-theme event at Loyola College.

"Green Food and Bands" will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Reitz Arena. Proceeds will benefit the Caroline Center, a nonprofit organization that provides job training to unemployed and underemployed women in Baltimore.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children ages 5 to 12.

Information: 410-563-1303 or

In Baltimore County

Missing woman found unharmed in woods

WOODLAWN -- A disabled woman whom police had been looking for since she left her home Wednesday morning was found unharmed, authorities said yesterday.

A relative found Kristin Pierce, 38, hiding in woods near her home late Wednesday, said Officer Shawn Vinson, a county police spokesman.

Police had searched the area near Interstate 70 using dogs, a helicopter and officers on foot and in cars.

Meeting will address savings plans for college

ESSEX -- Parents who want to learn more about paying for their children's college education can find out about Maryland financial programs tonight at the College Savings Plans of Maryland's Parent Information Night at Deep Creek Middle School, 1000 S. Marlyn Ave.

The program is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Organizers will have application materials and general information.

Information: 410-767-2037.

Health group sets bull roast to raise funds for uninsured

ESSEX -- The nonprofit Partners Health Improvement Program Foundation will hold a bull-and-oyster roast tomorrow night to raise money for Baltimore County residents who do not have health insurance, the county Health Department announced.

The bull roast is from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Essex Elks Lodge, 1007 E. Homberg Ave. Tickets are $30 per person and are available in advance and at the door.

Information: 410-887-8629.

McDonogh to perform `West Side Story' musical

OWINGS MILLS -- McDonogh School students and faculty are presenting the musical West Side Story at 8 o'clock tonight and Saturday night.

The cast includes more than 50 upper-school students, Headmaster Bo Dixon and three faculty members. A full orchestra of student and professional musicians will accompany the performers in such favorites as "Maria" and "I Feel Pretty."

A 2 p.m. performance is scheduled for Sunday. Tickets are $8.

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