City/county Digest


September 24, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

American Red Cross to dedicate new headquarters today

The American Red Cross of Central Maryland will dedicate its new headquarters this morning in Northwest Baltimore

The headquarters, at 4800 Mount Hope Drive in the Seton Industrial Park, includes an emergency command center, an indoor emergency services loading dock and classroom space. The new headquarters will create space at the former headquarters, at 4700 Mount Hope Drive, for collection and processing of donated blood.

The headquarters also will include space for the Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center. Today's event, set to begin at 11 a.m., is open to the public.

1 man killed, 1 wounded in E. Baltimore shooting

Two men were shot last night on a street in East Baltimore, and one of them died later at a hospital, city police said.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m., Eastern District officers responding to a report of shots fired in the 2400 block of E. Hoffman St., between Montford and Milton avenues, found the men lying in the street, bleeding from bullet wounds. Both men were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where one died. The condition of the other was not available.

Names of the victims were not released. Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call Detective Bobby Patton at 410-396-2100.

19-year-old identified as fatal shooting victim

Police have identified Travon Stith as the man who was fatally shot Wednesday night in the city's Waverly neighborhood.

Stith, 19, of the 300 block of E. Belvedere Ave. was shot several times about 7:45 p.m. in the 700 block of E. 36th St. and died at Johns Hopkins Hospital shortly after 9 p.m., police said.

Police urged anyone with information to call Detective Mark Hughes at 410-396-2100.

Bilingual workshop for homebuyers scheduled

The Mayor's Hispanic Liaison Office and Assisi House will sponsor a bilingual homeownership workshop tomorrow at St. Patrick's Church at 1728 Bank St.

The free seminar called "The Road to Your Home in Baltimore/El Camino a Su Hogar en Baltimore," will be conducted in English and Spanish and will offer an overview of the incentives available to homebuyers in the city, details on credit counseling and financing options.

The workshop runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., concluding with a tour of the Belair-Edison, Lauraville and Hamilton neighborhoods. Information and registration: the Hispanic Liaison's Office at 410-545-6532.

In Baltimore County

Md. School for the Blind to hold festival Sunday

PARKVILLE -- The UBS Fall Festival, sponsored by the Maryland School for the Blind, will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on the school's campus, 3501 Taylor Ave.

The UBS festival, the school's biggest fund-raiser, was canceled last year because of Tropical Storm Isabel and postponed this year because of the remnants of Hurricane Ivan. Attractions will include a hot-rod show with vintage cars and motorcycles, a Porsche showcase and a family fun area with a petting zoo and pony rides.

Admission is free, while bracelets for the family fun area are $8. Information: 410-319-5728 or 410-319-5725.

Author to discuss book on exonerated inmate

ESSEX -- The Baltimore County Public Library will present Tim Junkin, author of Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA, at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Essex branch, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Kirk Bloodsworth, the subject of Junkin's book and the Baltimore resident wrongfully accused of rape and murder, will also speak and sign books at the presentation.

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