City/County Digest


August 12, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Stadium authority creates sports and entertainment panel

Seeking to bring more major sports and entertainment events to Baltimore, the Maryland Stadium Authority announced this week the creation of the Camden Yards Sports and Entertainment Commission.

The commission is expected to include professionals from the sports, entertainment and hospitality industries, according to the authority.

A steering committee was formed at Tuesday's authority meeting to select members of the new commission. Committee members include: Carl A.J. Wright, authority chairman; Dennis Castleman, director of the Maryland Office of Tourism Development; Donald Fry, president of the Greater Baltimore Committee; Dennis Mannion, senior vice president for business ventures of the Baltimore Ravens; John Angelos, executive vice president of the Baltimore Orioles; and Clarence T. Bishop, chairman of the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association and the mayor's chief of staff.

Man found fatally shot is tentatively identified

Police tentatively identified last night a man found fatally shot in Reservoir Hill, but they were seeking family members to confirm his name.

About 11 p.m. Tuesday, a city ambulance crew found the man lying behind John Eager Howard Elementary School in the 2000 block of Linden Ave.

The victim, who appeared to be in his 30s, had been shot in the face. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Mark Hughes at 410-396-2100.

Injured man charged with attempted murder

A man who was shot while he and his brother allegedly attempted to rob an off-duty Maryland Transportation Authority police officer has been released from the hospital and is charged with attempted murder and a handgun violation.

Dale Fauntleroy, 20, of the 2500 block of Woodland Ave., was shot in both legs Monday after he fired a shot while attempting to rob the officer in the 2700 block of Parkwood Ave., authorities said. The officer's name was not disclosed.

Fauntleroy was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and released Tuesday.

Moments after the shooting, police arrested his brother, Dione Fauntleroy, 19, of the 1600 block of W. North Ave. He also is charged with attempted murder and a handgun violation.

Council president to act as guest circus ringmaster

City Council President Sheila Dixon will serve as guest ringmaster tomorrow for the first night of the UniverSoul Circus at Mondawmin Mall.

Dixon is expected to offer welcoming remarks and present a resolution at the opening of the circus.

The UniverSoul Circus, founded by Baltimore native Cedric Walker, is scheduled to be at the mall through Aug. 22.

In Baltimore County

Towson U. receives grant to form tech security group

TOWSON -- Towson University has been awarded a two-year, $584,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for the formation of the Maryland Alliance in Information Security Assurance, the university announced.

The grant will provide faculty at the recently created alliance with training, laboratory experience and equipment to teach courses that address information security issues.

Besides Towson University, the alliance includes Bowie State University, Morgan State University, the University of Baltimore, the Community College of Baltimore County, Anne Arundel Community College and Harford Community College.

Park horses are focus of Cromwell Valley program

TOWSON -- Summer Afternoon with April & Lorell, a program scheduled for Saturday at Cromwell Valley Park, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road, will give visitors a chance to see how the park horses are cared for and to take a hayride with them.

The event, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Sherwood Farm, is for all ages. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Reservations are required. The cost is $5 per person. Information: 410-887-2503.

Cardin will talk to seniors on prescription drug cards

REISTERSTOWN -- Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin will hold a meeting Monday to talk with seniors about the new discount prescription drug card program that went into effect in June.

Cardin, a 3rd District Democrat, will also show the nonprofit Families USA organization's 13-minute video on the new Medicare law.

The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Reisterstown Senior Center, 12035 Reisterstown Road.

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