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In Baltimore City

Woman stabbed, man, 22, shot in separate homicides

A woman described as in her 60s was found dead with multiple stab wounds last night in her apartment - one of two homicides reported yesterday by city police.

Shortly after 8 p.m., Northwestern District officers checking a report of a "suspicious condition" found the woman's body in her first-floor apartment in the 2600 block of N. Hilton St. Her name was withheld pending notification of family members.

How long the woman had been dead was not known, and police were attempting to determine if she was killed during a burglary and what, if any, property was missing.

The other homicide was a shooting about 1:45 a.m. in the city's Cherry Hill section that left a 22-year-old man dead.

Troy Lamont Goings of the 2700 block of Giles Road was sitting in the doorway of an apartment building in the 2800 block of Round Road when an unknown assailant shot him multiple times, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman. Police knew of no motive.

Four firefighters hurt in early-morning blaze

Four firefighters sustained minor injuries yesterday while battling a fire at an unoccupied house in Northeast Baltimore - one of them falling through the roof to the upper floor, the city Fire Department reported.

The blaze was reported about 4:50 a.m. in the 6600 block of Walther Ave., and was under control by 5:35 a.m., said public information officer Kevin Cartwright. The cause was under investigation.

The firefighter who fell through the roof was released after treatment for a rib injury at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, the Fire Department said. Another was treated for a burn at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and two were treated for bruises at Mercy Medical Center.

Zoning, treatment centers to be topic of discussion

Leaders from city government, communities and the legal and drug-treatment fields will discuss "Treatment, Communities, and City Zoning Reform" in a free public forum at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the University of Maryland School of Law, 500 W. Baltimore St.

The Citizens Planning and Housing Association, a sponsor of the latest in a series of "Hot Topics" forums, says legal experts feel Baltimore's zoning code - requiring treatment providers and group homes to get special permission from the City Council to open new facilities - violates federal law.

Panel members - including city Planning Director Otis Rolley III, officials from treatment programs, and Michael Dannenberg, president of the Hollins/Roundhouse Community Association - will discuss proposed zoning changes to address the problem.

Information: 410-539-1369.

In Baltimore County

Lockheed Martin seeks essays, memorabilia

MIDDLE RIVER - Lockheed Martin is seeking essays, photographs and other memorabilia to help celebrate a 75th anniversary marking a historic span of time that turned a sleepy farming community into a bustling aircraft manufacturing plant.

The company - started as Glenn L. Martin and later Martin Marietta - is seeking essays from former workers or area residents, photos and other items, such as old pay stubs, badges, letters and models. The best essayist will be chosen to join the 75th anniversary celebration Oct. 7 at the company, near Martin State Airport.

The essay, limited to 400 words, should be sent to 75th Celebration, Lockheed Martin, 2323 Eastern Blvd., Baltimore 21220. Those writing should include their name, address and telephone number; entries are due by Sept. 13.

Jacksonville center offers computer, dancing classes

PHOENIX - The Jacksonville Senior Center will offer classes in basic computing next month and in ballroom dancing during the fall.

The computer classes will be offered from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 9, 16 and 23. Cost is $15.

Ballroom dance lessons will be held on Mondays, Sept. 20 through Nov. 22, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., with a grand ball held on the last day. No partners are required to participate. Fee is $40 for eight classes plus the grand ball.

The classes will be held at the senior center, 3101 Papermill Road, Phoenix. Information and registration: Barbara Franke at 410-887-1841, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday or Wednesday.

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