City/County Digest


August 18, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Circuit Court clerk to run as write-in candidate for mayor

Frank M. Conaway, the Circuit Court clerk who wants Mayor Martin O'Malley's job, will have to rely on voters to write his name onto the November ballot.

Conaway had tried to petition his way onto the ballot as an independent candidate, submitting 4,067 signatures to city election officials.

But Barbara E. Jackson, the city election administrator, said yesterday that only about 1,200 of those signatures were valid. He needed about 2,900 to gain a place on the ballot.

Conaway said he will run instead as a write-in candidate, which he said could be an advantage in the city because he can campaign as a Democrat instead of as an independent.

"I think I'd rather go the write-in route," Conaway said.

Glen Burnie man, 40, dies after shooting over scooter

A 40-year-old Glen Burnie man died Monday after he was shot Sunday in what police said was an attempted robbery of the man's electric scooter.

Richard Johnson of the 200 block of Warfield Road in Glen Burnie was shot in the chest at 11:56 p.m. Sunday in the 4500 block of Garrison Blvd. in Park Heights. Johnson told officers that someone tried to steal his motorized scooter and shot him, police said.

Johnson was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he died Monday morning. Police said yesterday that they have no suspects in Johnson's killing.

Man gets 12-year term for violating probation

A Baltimore man was sentenced to 12 years in prison yesterday for violating his probation, including a new conviction for possession of marijuana.

Judge Carole E. Smith imposed the balance of Kavon Graves' original sentence after he pleaded guilty to violating seven conditions of his probation in Baltimore Circuit Court yesterday.

Graves, 24, of South Luzerne Avenue was sentenced in 1997 to 20 years in prison after he was convicted of second-degree attempted murder, handgun violations, and robbery with a deadly weapon.

In Baltimore County

Man, 57, dies in crash near home in Stevenson

STEVENSON - A 57-year-old man man was killed early yesterday evening when he lost control of his car while traveling on a road near his home in the Long Meadow West community of Stevenson, county police said.

About 6 p.m., the motorist, whose name was not released, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Corvette west in the 3300 block of Woodvalley Drive when he entered the opposite lane and crashed into a large brick mailbox and then a tree, said Officer Brian Ables of the county police crash reconstruction team.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ables said the accident was witnessed by the man's son, who was driving directly behind his father and told police his father veered to avoid hitting a deer.

Ables said that the accident remains under investigation.

Irvine Nature Center sets plant sale and seminar

STEVENSON - Irvine Nature Center will offer its 13th annual Native Plant Seminar and Sale starting at 9 a.m. Aug. 28 at the center, 8400 Greenspring Ave.

The seminar will feature Dale Hendricks, president of North Creek Nurseries, speaking on "Regional Natives for Sustainable Landscapes"; Robert Herald, special assistant for garden curation at Chanticleer Gardens, speaking on "Native Shrubs and Small Trees"; and W. Gary Smith, adjunct professor of landscape architecture at the University of Texas, speaking on "Designing with Native Plants."

The cost is $55; afternoon workshops are $25. Information: 410-484-2413.

Health Department plans 2 free vaccination clinics

TOWSON - The Baltimore County Health Department is offering two free immunization clinics to help children prepare for the return to school.

The first clinic will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Dundalk Health Center, 7700 Dunmanway. The second clinic is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at Eastern Family Resource Center, 9100 Franklin Square Drive.

Information: 410-887-2705.

Seminar scheduled on writing a resume

TOWSON - The Baltimore County Re-employment Assistance Center is offering a seminar on "Writing a Winning Resume" from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at the center, 901 Dulaney Valley Road, Suite 100.

The free seminar is intended to help participants identify and communicate skills, to write resumes and cover letters, and to prepare for job interviews.

Information: Cathy Schweigman, 410-887-4400.

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