Man, 22, is arrested in 41st Street...


Man, 22, is arrested in 41st Street slaying

BALTIMORE -- City police arrested a Coldstream-Homestead-area man on a warrant charging him with the homicide of Albert Britton, 31, who was gunned down Thursday.

Dwayne Bowers, 22, was arrested without incident early Sunday at his home in the 2700 block of Tivoly Ave.

Police said Mr. Britton had been in the 600 block of E. 41st. St. about 8 p.m. last Thursday when he was shot once in the side by a man who fled. Mr. Britton, of the 5300 block of Moravia Road, died at the scene.

During an investigation, witnesses identified the suspect and told police that the shooting was the result of a feud.

Bowers is being held at the Northeastern District lockup without bail pending a bail review hearing today at the Eastside District Court.

Cross is appointed to state school board



ANNAPOLIS -- Christopher T. Cross, who served as an assistant education secretary in the Bush administration, has been appointed to the state school board.

Mr. Cross replaces Herbert Fincher, who retired from the 12-member board in July.

From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Cross served in the U.S. Education Department as assistant secretary for research and improvement.

He's now executive director of the Business Roundtable's Education Initiative and is a member of numerous organizations focusing on education and training. The Roundtable is a nationwide business group.

Mr. Cross lives in Montgomery County with his wife and son.

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