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Lacrosse player charged in rape released on bail

The star goalie for the Johns Hopkins University lacrosse team has been released on $25,000 bail in connection with a second-degree rape charge filed Saturday by a Hopkins student who said she was drugged at her apartment before she was attacked.

Two-time All-American Brian Joseph Carcaterra, 21, of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., was released Tuesday evening, according to police and an official at the Central Booking and Intake Center.

Police said toxicology tests on a residue in a wine glass at the victim's apartment were incomplete.

2 killings Tuesday night remain under investigation

Police were investigating yesterday two unrelated killings Tuesday night -- a stabbing in West Baltimore and a shooting in Brooklyn in southern Baltimore.

Odilia Simms, 21, of the 1900 block of McCulloh St., was stabbed in the chest about 9 p.m. outside a carryout in the 1700 block of McCulloh during a dispute. Police said they recovered the knife but have not made an arrest.

Colden Jerome Hurt, 28, of an unknown address was found shot to death shortly after 10 p.m. in the 1600 block of Cypress St. Investigators said they knew of no motive or suspect in the case.

Panel on aging seeks complaint investigators

The Baltimore City Commission on Aging is looking for volunteers to investigate and resolve complaints against area nursing homes. Evening training classes are scheduled for next month. Information: 410-396-3144.

Coppin State College to hold centennial fund-raiser

In honor of its centennial next year, Coppin State College has scheduled a fund-raiser, featuring Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Coppin Gardens, 2500 W. North Ave.

Billed as a "Caribbean Evening Under the Stars," the event will launch Coppin's $1.75 million annual fund drive. Tickets are $100 a person, $150 a couple and $1,000 for a table of 10.

Information: 410-383-5960.

In Baltimore County

Former teacher to serve 6 months' home detention

TOWSON -- A former third-grade teacher at Logan Elementary School in Dundalk was given six months on home detention yesterday for his July child abuse conviction involving three 9-year-old girls who had been his pupils.

Baltimore County Circuit Judge Alexander Wright Jr. sentenced Stephen D. Vaught, 35, of the 8500 block of Harris Ave. in Parkville to three years in prison, then suspended all but six months, said Assistant State's Attorney Sue Hazlett.

According to court records, the girls said Vaught touched them over and under their clothing on several occasions between August 1997 and November 1998. Vaught resigned from his job on July 20, when he was convicted.

School system's computers, phones tested for Y2K

TOWSON -- Computers and telephones used by the Baltimore County school system have been tested to make sure they will not fail at midnight Dec. 31, according to a recent staff report.

Barring problems with public utility providers, the school system should be able to reopen campuses after the winter break on Jan. 3, said William Rust, director of information technology, at a recent school board meeting.

Rust and his staff have been studying the school system's telecommunications network since 1994 to make sure it won't fail at the year's end.

Pub Date: 9/23/99

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