TOWSON -- Three Harford County men have...


TOWSON -- Three Harford County men have been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a runaway teen-ager whose body was found Friday evening in a field off Pulaski Highway in White Marsh.

Keith Louis Sellers, 24, of the 3700 block of Pulaski Highway in TC Aberdeen; Todd Alan Tharp, 23, of the 2200 block of Old Emmorton Road in Bel Air; and William Nathan Minton, 18, of the 100 block of E. Broadway in Bel Air were being held yesterday in the Baltimore County Detention Center without bail.

A hiker in the 12100 block of Pulaski Highway found the body of Michael S. Keller, 17, of Lenoir, N.C., a runaway wanted for arson in Lenoir who was living in Keyser's Motel in the 3700 block of Pulaski Highway. Police said the motive for the slaying appeared to be a disagreement over money.

Loch Raven business group votes to change its name


LOCH RAVEN -- Board members of Joppa-Loch Raven Business Association have voted to change its name to Loch Raven Business Association to better reflect the community it represents.

Steve Spund, the group's president and general manager of Greetings and Readings on Taylor Avenue, said the former name gave people the impression the association served only businesses at the intersection of Joppa Road and Loch Raven Boulevard.

The 200-member organization encompasses an area roughly bordered by Perring Parkway, Cromwell Bridge Road, Taylor Avenue and Goucher Boulevard.

Council expected to OK contract to replace glass


TOWSON -- The County Council on Monday is expected to approve funds to replace cracked or broken glass panels in the outside walls of the mirrored county Public Safety Building at 700 E. Joppa Road.

The $31,770 contract with Caplan Brothers Inc. glass company would cover one year's work. The building has 2,112 glass panels in its walls, county Public Works Director Charles R. Olsen says, and about 25 crack or break each year, some due to building settling.

Baltimore police are searching for a Prince George's County man who was charged yesterday with beating a woman in a bathroom of her downtown hotel room and stealing $1,000 earmarked for her company's Easter egg hunt.

Paul Freeman, 26, of the 6500 block of West Forest Road in Landover was charged in a warrant with robbery, assault and theft.

Police said the woman was attacked March 25 in the Hyatt Regency Hotel by a man who had hidden in the woman's bathroom. The victim, whose name was not divulged by the police, was not seriously injured in the attack.

MTA asks city residents to help with planning survey

In a program aimed at increasing ridership, the state Mass Transit Administration is inviting Baltimore residents to take part in a "quality community survey" it says will help determine future development in the Reisterstown Road Plaza Metro Station area.

The survey is planned for 6: 30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Northwestern High School, 6900 Park Heights Ave. -- one of a series being held in communities across Maryland with funding from a Federal Transit Administration grant.

Participants in Baltimore will be shown slides of proposed neighborhood streetscapes, walkways, architecture and other concepts, and asked to rate them, with the results to help fashion a "blueprint vision plan," the MTA said.

Youth Development Center opens at Perkins Homes

The Baltimore Housing Authority took advantage of the spring school break yesterday to open a youth center in the Perkins Homes public housing complex, which will provide activities for youngsters after school and on weekends and vacations.

Officials said the Youth Development Center at Perkins Homes Community Center, 1411 Gough St., will provide a "year-round safe haven" for youngsters ages 7 to 14.

It will offer tutoring, cultural programs, Boy Scout and Girl Scout activities, team sports and field trips for public housing residents and community children.

Pub Date: 4/02/97

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