City/county Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

October 08, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

3,000 volunteers expected to help in annual cleanup

Baltimore public works crews will be joined by an expected thousands of volunteers tomorrow in the city's 10th annual fall cleanup.

To date, 3,000 volunteers from 171 communities have registered to help in the effort, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Department of Public Works said yesterday. DPW and other city agencies will supply brooms, rakes, shovels and trash bags, along with trucks or roll-offs to collect and dispose of debris.

Elected city officials including the mayor and City Council president plan to join city crews at several neighborhoods during the day, starting at 9 a.m. in the 2000 block of Edmondson Ave.

Residents who have not signed up to participate may contact their local neighborhood associations or call 311 to be included in the effort.

Death in June of man, 40, is ruled a homicide

The death in June of a 40-year-old Northwest Baltimore man has been ruled a homicide, city police announced yesterday.

William Nathaniel Floyd of the 3300 block of W. Belvedere Ave. told his wife he was going out to buy cigarettes early June 3. He returned shortly after, collapsed on their bed and said he had been beaten nearby in the 5100 block of Park Heights Ave., police said.

Floyd, who suffered a gash to the back of his head, was taken to Sinai Hospital where he died June 10. Police said his death was ruled a homicide Sept. 13 by the state medical examiner's office. No arrest has been made.

The death raises the city's homicide toll for this year to 224, compared with 202 at this time last year.

Body in harbor identified as homeless woman, 51

The body found floating in the Inner Harbor on Wednesday night has been identified as that of a homeless 51-year-old woman, but the cause of her death has not been determined, city police said yesterday.

The body of Sandra Elizabeth Wilson was found floating in the water between the ship Constellation and the Light Street pavilion at Harborplace about 7:30 p.m. by a couple riding in a paddle boat, said Detective Michael Baier. "She had identification in her wallet that led us to family members," he said.

Baier said that the body had no signs of foul play and that investigators were awaiting the results of toxicology tests.

In Baltimore County

Volunteers to clean up Loch Raven Reservoir

COCKEYSVILLE - Volunteers of all ages can help clean the Loch Raven Reservoir at the third annual Loch Raven Reservoir Cleanup Day from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The day will begin with volunteers meeting at noon at Warren Elementary School, 900 Bosley Road. Last year, more than 200 volunteers collected more than 200 sacks of rubbish, tires and other debris from the shoreline.

Information: 410-683-3144.

High schools invited to join leaders council

PIKESVILLE - High school students who would like to share their views with others are invited to join the Leaders of Tomorrow Council at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pikesville library branch, 1301 Reisterstown Road.

The program will be moderated by Del. Dan K. Morhaim, a Democrat. "Young people look at life with a different perspective and bring a fresh approach to problem solving," Morhaim said in a statement. "Much of the legislation that is being discussed today will have a direct impact on these young people."

Information: 410-581-8712.

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