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HUNT VALLEY -- A 44-year-old woman shot...


HUNT VALLEY -- A 44-year-old woman shot several times in the head Friday by her former live-in fiancee died Sunday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, authorities said yesterday.

Robert Francis Kane, 54, shot Christine Ann Dillon of the 800 block of Delray Drive in Forest Lake, Harford County, in the parking lot of Procter & Gamble Co. in Hunt Valley before shooting himself in the head, police said. Kane was pronounced dead at Greater Baltimore Medical Center about two hours after the 8 a.m. shooting.

Dillon had worked at Procter & Gamble since 1989, most recently as a lab coordinator in the department that ensures product quality. Kane, of the 300 block of Lord Byron Lane in Cockeysville, was unemployed, police said.

Former police, fire chaplain found guilty of sex offenses


TOWSON -- A former chaplain for the county police and fire departments was convicted yesterday in Circuit Court of three counts of sexual offense for engaging in sex acts with a 12-year-old boy in August 1991.

Salvatore Anthony Battaglia, 66, who once lived in Catonsville and has moved to Port Orange, Fla., let the victim accompany him on calls and listen to the police scanner, and that led to the sexual offense, said Assistant State's Attorney John P. Cox.

Judge J. William Hinkel convicted Battaglia. Hinkel set sentencing for Feb. 11.

2 bills to extend moratorium on building are introduced


TOWSON -- Two bills that would extend the building moratorium around crowded elementary schools were introduced in the County Council last night.

The bills vary only in their sponsors and in the length of time they would extend the controversial 1990 law. One, sponsored by three Democratic members, would extend it until July 1999. The other, sponsored by Republican Councilman T. Bryan McIntire, would extend it until Aug. 1, 1997.

The council will vote on the proposals next month, before the law's Feb. 1 expiration. The extensions are seen by council members as a compromise, since they have not been able to agree on a comprehensive school-crowding regulation that would permanently cover all county schools.

Christopher Rowsom, port captain of the Living Classrooms' four sailboats, has been named sail trainer of the year by the 130 groups that promote education aboard tall ships.

The American Sail Training Association cited Rowsom for "outstanding achievement" in operating youth programs for the Inner Harbor on a nonprofit basis. The Living Classrooms program teaches maritime skills and takes area youngsters sailing.

A former captain of the schooner Lady Maryland, Rowsom oversees it, the skipjacks Sigsbee and Minnie V and the research vessel Mildred Belle. He is responsible for upkeep of three other vessels that make up the Baltimore Maritime Museum.

Hampden merchants to honor Schaefer, other officials

The Hampden Village Merchants Association will honor former Gov. William Donald Schaefer and other local elected officials at an 8 a.m. breakfast tomorrow at Mamie's Cafe, 911 W. 36th St. A tour of businesses along the street will follow.

Health department program to focus on free 'sober' rides

The Baltimore City Health Department is coordinating the annual Safe and Sober Ride Program from Friday through Jan. 1, offering free transportation to people who have been drinking and should not drive.

Anyone in need of a free ride should call 685-1212. Cellular One customers may call *TAXI.

Pub Date: 12/17/96

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