City/county Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

February 21, 2005|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Deaths of woman, man in home ruled a murder-suicide

The shooting deaths of a man and woman last week in the Northwest Baltimore home they shared have been ruled a murder-suicide, city police said yesterday.

Evidence indicates that Larry Brown, 26, shot his girlfriend, 23-year-old Tiarra Palmer, and then took his life, police said.

A relative of Palmer found the bodies - each with a bullet wound to the head - about 11 a.m. Thursday in a room of the home in the 3700 block of Belle Ave. What prompted the shootings remains unknown, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Donald Bradshaw at 410-396-2100.

Expo to offer help in reducing heating bills

The Baltimore City Energy Assistance Expo will be held Wednesday at Mount Pleasant Ministries to give people an opportunity to apply for help in reducing home heating costs.

People interested in applying for assistance should bring photo identification, proof of household gross income for the past 30 days such as pay stubs, proof of residence, an energy bill and Social Security cards for everyone in the household.

The expo - to be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the ministries, 6000 Radecke Ave. - is sponsored by the Maryland Department of Human Resources, Baltimore City, Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. and the Maryland Public Service Commission.

National Aquarium seeks volunteers to be guides

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is seeking volunteers to serve as exhibit guides, especially on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Although volunteers will be providing information about the aquarium's major exhibits to visitors, no specialized marine background is required. Training sessions will be held.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and out of high school. To volunteer, contact the aquarium's volunteer office by March 4 at 410-576-3886.

In Baltimore County

Scholarship established for Towson-area students

TOWSON - Members of the Towson Four Partnership - Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Sheppard Pratt Health System, St. Joseph Medical Center and Towson University - have established a scholarship program to help Towson-area high school graduates entering Towson University who want to pursue health careers.

The Towson Four Health Professions Scholarship will provide $4,000 for the 2005-2006 school year. The scholarship, for students attending Towson University's College of Health Professions, is renewable for four years of the recipient's college career. Each year, another student will be awarded a scholarship, so that by the 2008-2009 school year, four students will be participating.

Graduates of Dulaney, Loch Raven and Towson high schools who are first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen with a 3.5 or higher high school grade point average and an SAT score of at least 1,150 are eligible. The application deadline is April 1.

To apply, call the Towson scholarship office at 410-704- 2647.

Police seek 2 in robbery of Comcast cable office

ROSSVILLE - County police were seeking two men who robbed a Comcast Cablevision office at gunpoint of a safe containing an undisclosed sum of money Saturday night.

Police said two men entered the building in the 9000 block of Yellow Brick Road in Rossville shortly before 11 p.m. and ordered at least two employees into a rear room.

One of the employees used a telephone to call police, telling a dispatcher that the robbers may still be in the building.

Tactical officers entered the building after it was determined the two men had escaped. Police said the employees were unharmed.

Tutors sought to teach math, reading to adults

TOWSON - Tutors are being sought to help adults improve their reading, writing and math skills.

The initiative by the nonprofit organization Literacy Works is financed by a $30,000 grant from Verizon Communications.

Volunteers will undergo a 15-hour training program before beginning a six-month tutorial program with a student in the metropolitan area. Information: 410-887-0462.

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