City/county Digest


March 12, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

1 killed, 1 injured in two unrelated shootings yesterday

Two men were shot last night, one fatally, in apparently unrelated incidents in East Baltimore, police said. No arrests had been made.

About 9:45 p.m., an unidentified man was shot in the leg and back in the 200 block of N. Collington Ave. and was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital. He died a short time later, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Al Marcus at 410-396-2100.

About 30 minutes after the first shooting, police responding to a report of shots fired in the 2200 block of E. North Ave. found a man bleeding from bullet wounds to the back. He also was treated at Hopkins and was expected to survive, police said.

Coppin State names choice for provost post

Coppin State College named as its new provost yesterday Sadie R. Gregory, who had been serving as the interim provost at the Richmond School of Health and Technology.

Gregory becomes the first African-American woman to hold the position of provost, or chief academic officer, at the historically black college. She also had served as business school dean and economics professor at Virginia State University.

Coppin State is in its first full school year under the leadership of President Stanley F. Battle.

Board agrees to help Greyhound move terminal

The Baltimore Board of Estimates has approved funding to move the Greyhound bus terminal from its site on Fayette Street to a business park south of M&T Bank Stadium.

At a meeting this week, the board approved a funding agreement between the Baltimore Development Corp. and Greyhound Lines Inc. in which the city will reimburse the company up to 86 percent of the cost to prepare the new site, an amount not to exceed $144,000. The board also approved a three-year, $144,000 lease agreement between the two parties.

Greyhound has agreed to move from 210 E. Fayette St. to a temporary facility at 2110 Haines St. to make way for new development on Baltimore's west side. The Haines Street site is part of the city-owned Carroll Camden Industrial Park, where Greyhound has proposed building a 15,000-square-foot station at a cost of $2 million. The station would be used for three years, or until the bus company moves to a permanent facility. It is unclear when construction will begin.

In Baltimore County

Maryland Fire Museum offers Saturday hours

LUTHERVILLE - The Fire Museum of Maryland, which is commemorating the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904, will be open Saturdays this year.

Lectures on the technical, social and economic impact of the fire are scheduled March 27, April 24 and Oct. 16, and reservations are required. The museum is also showing a high-pressure pumping exhibit, a map of the burned district, a documentary movie and an audio guide tour of the fire.

More than 40 antique fire engines and a working fire alarm system are permanently on display at the museum, 1301 York Road. Museum hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 410-321-7500.

Firefighters to hold St. Patrick's Day dance

NORTH POINT - The North Point-Edgemere Volunteer Fire Company is holding a St. Patrick's dance from 7 p.m. to midnight tomorrow to benefit the station's firefighting operations.

The band Shaded Days, made up of members of the Air National Guard, are scheduled to perform at the fire hall, 7500 North Point Road. Tickets are $15 and include beer, wine, soda, and corned beef and cabbage.

Tickets, information: 410- 477-0928.

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