City/County Digest


September 22, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

City man, 22, killed by unknown gunman on Cherry Hill street

A 22-year-old man was shot several times yesterday afternoon, moments after leaving his grandmother's Cherry Hill home, and died last night at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, city police said.

The victim, identified as Jeanol Froneberger of the 1700 block of N. Carey St. in West Baltimore, left his grandmother's home in the 2600 block of Round Road about 3:40 p.m. and had walked a short distance when he was shot in the back of the head and the body by an unknown assailant, said Detective Frank Miller.

Froneberger died shortly before 9 p.m., Miller said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Miller or Detective Joseph Phelps at 410-396-2100.

29th Street ramp to JFX to open today

The 29th Street ramp onto the Jones Falls Expressway, which had been expected to open Monday, will be open this morning, according to the Baltimore Department of Transportation.

David Brown, a department spokesman, said the reopening of the ramp, which has been closed since spring of last year, was delayed while workers added traffic stripes.

Brown said the ramp opening also was delayed by the diversion of work crews Monday to handle the effects of an underground electrical fire downtown.

BCCC trustees schedule open meeting tomorrow

The board of trustees of Baltimore City Community College is scheduled to meet at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Student Life Area next to the cafeteria in the main building, Liberty campus.

The board will meet in open session to consider infrastructure, marketing, and personnel matters, and will hear the monthly financial report. Information: 410-986-5450.

Tenn. lawmaker to speak at civil rights breakfast

Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr. of Tennessee will be the featured speaker tomorrow morning at the Baltimore Community Relations Commission's 16th annual Civil Rights Breakfast.

Ford, a Democrat who entered Congress in 1996 at age 26, is serving his fourth term in the House. His main focus has been education, according to the commission.

The breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. at the Wyndham Inner Harbor Hotel, 101 W. Fayette St. Tickets ($25) can be purchased at the event. Information: 410-396-3151.

Forum set for noon today to discuss housing market

Baltimore's housing market will be the subject of a free public forum at noon today at the Johns Hopkins University's Downtown Center at Charles and Fayette streets.

Tracy Gosson, director of the Live Baltimore Home Center, will discuss the group's efforts to attract residents to the city.

The forum is part of a noontime lecture series sponsored by the Baltimore Architecture Foundation.

In Baltimore County

Firefighter hurt in blaze that burns 4 townhouses

MIDDLE RIVER - Four townhouses were severely damaged and one firefighter was injured in a two-alarm fire Monday night, Baltimore County fire officials said yesterday.

The fire started accidentally where the main electrical feed entered at the rear of a house in the first block of Maxwell Road about 10 p.m. and quickly spread to three other houses through a common attic, fire officials said. It also spread to a natural gas line, causing a secondary fire, they said. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. crews turned off the gas supply, fire officials said.

Several residents who were home at the time escaped without injury, said fire Capt. James M. Korn. One of the 100 firefighters fighting the blaze was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, he said.

Olszewski finance report, reported missing, turns up

TOWSON - The state prosecutor's office will not pursue charges in connection with a campaign finance report from Baltimore County Councilman John Olszewski Sr. that had been reported overdue, an assistant state prosecutor said yesterday.

Olszewski, a Dundalk Democrat, said last week that he had received a letter from the prosecutor about a missing report and outstanding fine from late 2002, but said that he believed the report had since been filed.

Mike McDonough, assistant state prosecutor, said yesterday the reports were sent to the state Elections Board in August last year but were reported as delinquent because they had not been filed electronically. "As far as we're concerned, there is no criminal case there. The reports were provided to the state Elections Board," McDonough said.

Councilman Kenneth N. Oliver, a Randallstown Democrat, also said last week that his campaign manager had recently received a letter from the prosecutor about a missing campaign report and outstanding fines from late 2002 and early last year. McDonough declined to comment on that matter.

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