City/County Digest


April 09, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

City man found fatally shot at Owings Mills complex

OWINGS MILLS -- William James Scott III, 33, of North Avenue in Baltimore was found shot to death early yesterday at an Owings Mills apartment complex.

Baltimore County police officers from the Franklin Precinct were called to the Hanover Grove Apartments on Twin Willow Court just before 1 a.m., said Officer Shawn Vinson. Scott, who had been shot once in the upper body, was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

Baltimore County police said they are still investigating the homicide, the county's 10th this year.

Group seeks yard sale gifts to benefit abused children

TOWSON -- Court Appointed Special Advocates of Baltimore County is looking for donations for its yard sale May 1.

All proceeds from the sale, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 400 W. Pennsylvania Ave., will help volunteers who work to improve the lives of abused and neglected Baltimore County children in foster care.

Information: 410-828-0515.

St. Paul's School offers 11 plays on three nights

BROOKLANDVILLE -- St. Paul's School will present three evenings of 11 short plays acted, directed, written and designed by its students Thursday to April 17.

The performances will be held at 7:30 each night at the Ward Center Theater, Falls Road and Seminary Avenue. Reserved seating is $6.

Information: 410-821-3047.

In Baltimore City

Woman, 88, struck and killed by MTA van

An 88-year-old woman died yesterday afternoon, a few hours after she was struck by a Maryland Transit Administration van while attempting to cross a street a few blocks from her West Baltimore home, city police said.

Catherine Crowe was crossing the 500 block of S. Bentalou St. about 9 a.m. when she was struck by an MTA transport van for the disabled. The driver, Lawrence Jerow, 61, was turning left from Bentalou to head west on Wilkens Avenue when the woman was struck, police said.

Crowe, of the 600 block of S. Pulaski St., died shortly before 1:30 p.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said. The accident remained under investigation.

Walters director to discuss art, life of Christ today

Gary Vikan, director of the Walters Art Museum, will give an illustrated lecture there at 2 p.m. today -- Good Friday -- on the changing face of Jesus in art tied to the Passion and art that depicts other significant moments in the life of Christ.

The lecture is free with museum admission.

Group needs volunteers to repair homes April 24

Rebuilding Together Baltimore is seeking volunteer carpenters, electricians and plumbers to help repair the homes of low-income, elderly and disabled people April 24.

The event, called Rebuilding Day, will focus on 40 homes in Dundalk's Colgate neighborhood and in the southern Mondawmin section of the city.

Rebuilding Together Baltimore is a chapter of the national nonprofit organization Rebuilding Together. It has repaired 850 houses since being founded here in 1989. To volunteer: 410-329-6218 or

Billie Holiday competition will be held April 24

Baltimore is looking for another Billie Holiday.

The 15th annual Mayor's Billie Holiday Vocal Competition will be held from noon to 4 p.m. April 24 at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. Contestants will perform a rendition of a "Lady Day" signature song as well as one of their choosing.

The first-place winner will receive $1,500. The second-place award is $1,000; the third-place finisher will get $500. Admission is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and will be available the day of the show.

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