BALDWIN -- A key, 24-acre riverfront parcel has been purchased for $290,000 by the state and added to the Gunpowder Falls State Park, according to the Trust for Public Land, a private, nonprofit group that helped broker the sale.
The land is near Baldwin Mill Road and has 1,500 feet of frontage along the Little Gunpowder Falls River. Negotiations took two years because of legal issues.
The land -- all rolling pasture -- will link larger park parcels and extend the park along the river. With 18,000 acres, Gunpowder Falls is Maryland's largest park and attracts half-a-million people annually. The money for the purchase came from Maryland's Project Open Space program.
Shooting victim dies; suspect at detention center
WOODLAWN -- Police said yesterday they plan to upgrade charges of attempted murder to first-degree murder after a Baltimore shooting victim died.
Police said a suspect surrendered at the Woodlawn Precinct Friday night after a Baltimore resident was shot in an argument about 11: 20 a.m. that day outside an apartment building. Errol Isaac Hayes, 19, of the 4800 block of Grenville Square, is being held at the county Detention Center.
Sheldon Lloyd Scott, 22, of the 4300 block of Fernhill Ave., died at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Historical trust offers grants for preservation
TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Historical Trust is accepting applications for its grants program for preservation projects throughout the county.
Grants of $100 to $1,000 will be distributed to individuals, groups and organizations seeking to restore a historic property, promote historic preservation, research the history of a property or conduct other preservation-related studies.
Completed applications are due July 15. Grants will be awarded in mid-October. To receive an application package, send a request to: Baltimore County Historical Trust, P.O. Box 10067, Towson 21285-0067.
Northeast county lawmakers to discuss Assembly session
PERRY HALL -- State lawmakers who represent northeastern areas of the county are scheduled to discuss highlights of the recently concluded legislative session at a meeting of the Perry Hall Improvement Association on Thursday.
Sen. Thomas L. Bromwell, a Democrat, and Republican Dels. Kenneth Holt and Alfred W. Redmer Jr., are scheduled to field questions. The meeting, open to the public, is scheduled for 7: 30 p.m. at Perry Hall Middle School, 4300 Ebenezer Road.
Police were seeking a gunman in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old college student in Northeast Baltimore yesterday. Police said the victim appeared to be an unintended target.
Detective John Thanner said Jona Vincent of the 2500 block of Robb St. was with friends in the 2600 block of Garrett Ave. about 1 a.m. when a gunman appeared. Thanner said that when Vincent and the others turned to flee, the gunman shot Vincent in the torso and fled.
Thanner said Vincent, a student at Baltimore City Community College who worked at Blockbuster Video on Harford Road, died shortly after arriving at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Japanese AIDS foundation to honor Gallo with prize
Dr. Robert C. Gallo, who leads the University of Maryland's Institute of Human Virology, will be awarded a $50,000 prize in Japan today for his numerous achievements in virology. The Mitsuyoshi Nomura Foundation for Cancer and AIDS Research is scheduled to award the Nomura Prize to Gallo. Heplans to use the money to establish the Judith Gallo Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Baltimore institute in memory of his sister, who died of childhood leukemia.
The fund will pay up to 50 percent of the salary of Japanese students who wish to study at the institute.
Pub Date: 5/11/98