City/county Digest


March 11, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Police identify man shot near B&O museum

Police identified yesterday the man who was fatally shot in an alley a block from the B&O Railroad Museum on Tuesday night as a resident of the area. No arrest had been made.

Police said Antonio Izzard, 28, of the 900 block of W. Lombard St. was fleeing an unidentified gunman and was running down the 900 block of Lemmon St. about 8:15 p.m. when he darted into an alley behind Mahogany Inc. at 910 W. Lombard St. He was shot in the head and upper body, said Detective Joe Jefferson. Izzard was pronounced dead at the scene.

Moments after the shooting, a crowd of curious onlookers gathered at the scene, forcing Fire Department medics to take Izzard's body to the morgue rather than wait for the medical examiner's van, said Detective John Riddick.

Teen center to hold grand opening tonight

The grand opening of a teen center in Park Heights will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today.

The center at 2810 Shirley Ave. is sponsored by the nonprofit Community Law in Action and will provide after-school programs designed to promote leadership and advocacy among teen-agers.

While today is the grand opening, the center has been operating for several weeks serving about 40 teen-agers, and it expects to have 60 to 70 teens attending programs in the future.

In Baltimore County

U.S. Senate hearing on flood program postponed

A U.S. Senate hearing scheduled for today on the National Flood Insurance Program has been postponed, according to a statement from Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes' office.

Sarbanes and Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski had planned to testify about problems Marylanders have had with the program since Tropical Storm Isabel last fall. But because of federal budget debates, the hearing has been indefinitely postponed, said Mikulski spokeswoman Amy E. Hagovsky.

College Savings Plans workshops set tonight

TOWSON - The College Savings Plans of Maryland will present workshops for parents tonight at five high schools in Baltimore County, county school officials announced.

The meetings are open to any county parents who are considering a college education for their children. Today's programs, which run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., will include general information about investment and savings plans, as well as application materials.

The workshops are at: Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Road, Perry Hall; Franklin High School, 12000 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown; Woodlawn High School, 1801 Woodlawn Drive, Woodlawn; Lansdowne High School; 3800 Hollins Ferry Road, Lansdowne; and Sollers Point Technical High School, 325 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk. Information: 410-767-2037.

Carver, Patapsco students picked for dance festival

TOWSON - Dance students from Carver Center for the Arts and Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts have been selected to perform at the National High School Dance Festival, scheduled for today through Sunday in Philadelphia, Baltimore County school officials announced.

The dance company of Dulaney High School is to attend the festival to participate in classes during the day and view the performances during the evening.

Woodcarving exhibition to be held at senior center

The Baltimore County Department of Aging and Catonsville Senior Center will serve as co-hosts for the Baltimore Area Woodcarving Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the center's 501 N. Rolling Road location.

Participants will be judged based on their age and ability, as well as wood carving category. Categories include songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl, animals, Santas, and wood burning. Winners in each category will receive ribbons.

There will be woodcarving demonstrations, as well as door prizes, food and beverages. Admission to the event is free. Information, 410-887-0900.

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.