City/county Digest


December 02, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Off-duty officer wounded by shot in Waverly area

An off-duty veteran Baltimore police officer was shot in an elbow yesterday evening near a busy Waverly shopping strip - wounded by a bullet apparently meant for someone else, police said.

Officer James R. Ryan, 54, a member of the force for 24 years and assigned to the 311 nonemergency telephone section, was stepping from his car in the 400 block of E. 32nd St. near Greenmount Ave. about 5:45 p.m. when he was wounded.

The bullet apparently was fired by a gunman seen shooting at other people nearby, said Officer Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman, adding that Ryan did not return fire, and no one else was shot. He was taken to Union Memorial Hospital.

The gunman remained at large last night.

Man, 18, fatally shot on street in Brooklyn

An 18-year-old man was shot last night on a street in the Brooklyn section of South Baltimore and was pronounced dead at Harbor Hospital, city police reported.

About 7 p.m., Southern District officers responding to a reported shooting in the 4100 block of 10th St. found the victim lying in the street near a curb and bleeding from at least one gunshot wound, said homicide Detective Paul Kidd.

The name of the victim was withheld pending notification of relatives. Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to call Kidd at 410-396-2100.

Lighting of monument ceremonies set this evening

Ceremonies begin at 6 o'clock this evening for the 33rd annual lighting of the Washington Monument.

Jazz vocalist Sara Jones, who placed first in the 2004 Mayor's Billie Holiday Vocal Competition, will perform holiday classics starting at 6:35 p.m.

Mayor Martin O'Malley and Baltimore Ravens tight end Todd Heap are scheduled to officially light the monument, and the event will end with fireworks.

Volunteers sought to help clean, restore cemetery

A volunteer cleanup and restoration of Mount Auburn Cemetery on Waterview Avenue is planned for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, including trimming of grass, weeds and trees, removal of trash and the repair of signs.

Organized by the Baltimore Housing Department's Office of Community Services and the Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church, the cleanup will include volunteers from the city police, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Maryland House of Correction, the I Can't, We Can substance-abuse treatment program, and three contracting companies - Doracon, P&J and Phipps.

The city's oldest cemetery for blacks, Mount Auburn was founded in 1871 on 33 acres purchased by what is now Sharp Street Memorial Church. People interested in volunteering are asked to call the church at 410-523-7200. The rain date is Dec. 11.

Harbor Hospital to hold three flu-shot clinics

Harbor Hospital has announced three community flu-shot clinics starting tomorrow for residents ages 65 and older and those ages 18 to 65 who have a doctor's note stating that they are in a high-risk category.

The clinics will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Dec. 10 at the hospital's LifeResource Center, 2900 S. Hanover St.

The shots are free to people with Medicare B cards, with a $12 fee for all others. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 410-350-8255.

In Baltimore County

Historical society plans holiday open houses

CATONSVILLE - The Catonsville Historical Society will hold holiday open houses from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 1824 Frederick Road.

"My Favorite Christmas Things" is this year's theme, and community groups have been invited to decorate the Townsend House and Pullen Museum for the season. Bent Twig Garden Club, Woman's Club of Catonsville, Salem Lutheran Church, Friends of the Catonsville Library, Rolling Hills Woman's Club, Rollingwood Garden Club, Catonsville Garden Club and the genealogy section of the historical society are participating.

Admission is free for members, $2 for nonmembers and $5 per family. Information: Lucy McKean, 410-242-8854.

College chamber singers plan holiday concerts

ESSEX - The Community College of Baltimore County Chamber Singers, under the direction of Monica Otal, will present holiday concerts at 12:20 p.m. tomorrow and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in E Building Recital Hall on the Essex campus, 7201 Rossville Blvd.

The free concerts will include Christmas carols, Bach's Magnificat and songs of the season in Hebrew and Spanish.

Information: 410-780-6726.

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