LOCH RAVEN -- After five years with no library in the neighborhood, the Loch Raven Mini-Library at 1046 Taylor Ave. opens at 10 a.m. today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Guests include County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Towson Republican County Councilman Douglas B. Riley and Jim Fish, county library director.
The new 3,000-square-foot space is at the site of the old library, which closed in 1993 because of budget cuts. It features more than 20,000 books and magazines, two computer terminals and more than 100 audiotapes.
About a dozen volunteers will help run the library, along with one full-time and several part-time employees. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Towson business group awards 6 scholarships
TOWSON -- The Towson Business Association recently awarded $500 scholarships to six high school students who plan to attend college and pursue careers in business.
The annual awards went to Steven Simpkins, of Towson Catholic High School; Kristen Miggans and Amanda Gregson, of Loch Raven High School; Agatha S. Donkar and Jessica L. Blake, of Towson High School; and Angela Taylor, of Carver Center for Arts and Technology.
Police investigating the fatal shooting over the weekend of a West Baltimore man said yesterday they knew of no motive and had no suspect in the slaying.
Police said Avon Parker, 27, of the 2400 block of Winchester St., was standing alone outside a barber shop in the 1900 block of N. Payson St. about 2: 48 p.m. Friday when someone shot him in the right shoulder, left leg and an arm. Western District police responding to a shooting report found Parker lying on the pavement and summoned an ambulance.
Parker was rushed to Liberty Medical Center and was pronounced dead a few minutes after arrival, police said. Anyone with information about the slaying is asked to call the homicide squad at 410-396-2100.
Police unable to identify man killed Friday night
A man fatally shot on a Northeast Baltimore street Friday night remained unidentified yesterday and investigators knew of no motive or suspect in the slaying.
Northeastern District officers responding to a report of a shooting about 9: 20 p.m. Friday in the 5700 block of Edgepark Road near the Mount Pleasant Golf Course found the man lying in the street bleeding from at least one bullet wound to the face. Police said the man was taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he died at 10: 48 p.m.
Anyone with information about the victim's identity -- he is a black male -- or knowledge of the shooting is asked to notify the homicide squad at 410-396-2100.
Hispanic center to highlight ethnic, religious diversity
In an effort to highlight diversity in the city, Centro de la Comunidad -- a community action center serving the needs of Baltimore's growing Hispanic population -- is sponsoring an interdenominational blessing from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at Centro's offices at 2720 Pulaski Highway.
The event aims to span ethnic and religious boundaries by connecting all people of faith, said Haydee M. Rodriguez, Centro's executive director. It will include speakers from various faiths, including Lutheran, Methodist, Episcopal and Jewish.
Waldorf School offers adult education program
The Waldorf School in Coldspring New Town is sponsoring an adult summer continuing education program, with courses including film history, conversational French and "art as a spectator sport."
The Summer Institute at The Waldorf School, 401 Tamarind Road, will be in session from July 6 to July 30 with day and evening classes. Information: Vicky Westover, 410-367-6808.
Pub Date: 6/22/98