In Baltimore County
Glendening appoints 2 women to posts on circuit, district courts
ANNAPOLIS -- Gov. Parris N. Glendening yesterday appointed two lawyers to judgeships on county courts.
Kathleen Cox, a litigator and partner with Venable Baetjer and Howard, was named to the Circuit Court, succeeding Judge Alfred Brennan, who retired. Cox, a 1979 graduate of the University of Notre Dame School of Law, also worked as a federal public defender for several years.
Vicki Ballou Watts, a lawyer with experience in personal injury, criminal, traffic and family law, was named to a District Court vacancy created by the retirement of Judge John H. Garmer. Watts graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1983.
Council approves money for development rights
TOWSON -- The County Council last night approved spending roughly $1.5 million for development rights to about 600 acres of farmland spread across the county's northern tier.
Steven, David and Elwood Troyer will be paid $700,000 for the rights to 296 acres of their farm in White Hall; Richardson's Farm Inc. will receive $468,000 for rights to 156 acres in Glen Arm; and Roger and Lewis Swift will receive $447,000 for rights to 150 acres of their Monkton dairy farm.
County officials say about 75 percent of the money comes from state real estate transfer taxes, collected from the sale of farmland, and the balance is from federal grants and county taxes.
Senior Campus Living donates $10,000 to museum
The company developed and manages Charlestown, Oak Crest Village and Riderwood Village retirement communities in Maryland.
Man injured when car collides with police vehicle
CARNEY -- A Perry Hall man was seriously injured yesterday when he pulled out to pass a vehicle on Harford Road near Second Avenue and collided with a county police vehicle.
Joseph Michael Smith, 18, of the 4400 block of Darleigh Road was southbound in a 1986 Chevrolet Caprice when he crossed the center line and collided with the mobile traffic command post, an ambulance-sized truck, said police spokesman Bill Toohey.
Smith was in serious but stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a spokeswoman said. Officer Frederick Bryan Denker, 35, driver of the police vehicle, was not injured, Toohey said.
In Baltimore City
South Baltimore delegate appointed to judgeship
Del. Timothy D. Murphy, a South Baltimore Democrat, was appointed yesterday to a District Court judgeship by Gov. Parris N. Glendening.
Glendening appointed U.S. Department of Justice official Wanda Heard to succeed Circuit Judge Richard T. Rombro, who is retiring. Heard, a former prosecutor, is special assistant to the director of a neighborhood revitalization program.
Murphy, 48, has served in the House of Delegates since 1995, after 13 years on the City Council. The Democratic State Central Committee in the 47th District will name Murphy's successor in the House.
Man held in killings on N. Milton Ave.
A man charged in the fatal shootings of two men during an attempted robbery in East Baltimore last week was being held without bail at Central Booking and Intake Center, police said yesterday.
Police said Michael Yancey, 19, of the 600 block of E. Gearing Court in Millersville, Anne Arundel County, turned himself in to homicide detectives Saturday and was formally charged with two counts of first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery.
Brice Shufford, 35, of the 3800 block of Elmora Ave. and James Victor Henderson, 35, of the 3500 block of Chesterfield Ave. were killed during an attempted robbery Jan. 13 in the 1800 block of N. Milton Ave., police said.
Pub Date: 1/20/99