Head of Md. Food Bank to step down

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

November 18, 2006

The executive director of the Maryland Food Bank, Bill Ewing, who headed the nonprofit for 28 years, announced yesterday that he will step down from the leadership position Feb. 4 in order to transition into a consulting role with the organization.

Maryland Food Bank board of directors Chairman Martin Brunk also announced Ewing's replacement. Brunk said a search committee worked for months to find the right person, eventually settling on Deborah Flateman, who has served as chief executive officer of the Vermont Foodbank for the past decade. Brunk said Flateman will begin her new job Feb. 5.

Lynn Anderson

Baltimore: Violence

Gunmen sought in separate shootings

A 26-year-old man was fatally shot yesterday on the 1000 block of Pennsylvania Ave., according to police. Baltimore City police were called to the scene about 4:15 p.m., where they found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman.

The victim was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead at 4:53 p.m. Moses said the victim was shot by two men believed to be between ages 18 and 20, who fled the scene.

Police were also investigating a shooting on the 500 block of N. Streeper St. last night. About 8:45 p.m., Southeast District officers found an adult male shot multiple times. Further information was unavailable last night.

Anne Arundel: Pasadena

Coast Guard rescues sailboat

Coast Guard personnel rescued a 27-foot sailboat stuck between rocks at White Rock Point in Pasadena yesterday. Four people on the craft were reported unhurt.

The incident took place between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. The four people in the boat sustained no injuries, said Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Codney.

The boat was towed to the Maryland Yacht Club.

"The engine stopped and the boat was pushed up against the rocks," Codney said.

Baltimore: Gwynns Falls

Trail cleanup scheduled for today

The Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks is inviting the community to join in an autumn cleanup of the Gwynns Falls Trail. The cleanup will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at various locations along the hiking and biking trail. The trail begins in Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park, follows the stream to the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River. The cleanup is recommended for ages 6 and older. Participants should dress for outdoor work.

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