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Brooklyn man, 26, convicted of killing neighbor in her home

Christopher Stanley Mills was convicted of first-degree murder yesterday in the June 1998 stabbing death and attempted robbery of Leona Gast Klimm, 91, his southern Baltimore neighbor.

Mills, 26, was arrested by the FBI in a New York City phone booth about three months after Klimm's body was found at her home in the 3500 block of 4th St. in Brooklyn. He was tracked down by tips phoned in to authorities.

Baltimore Circuit Judge John C. Themelis will sentence Mills on Nov. 17. An accomplice, Carlos Roy Holcomb, was sentenced to life in prison without parole in the incident.

'Light the Night' walk to benefit Leukemia Society

The Maryland Chapter of the Leukemia Society of America has scheduled a "Light the Night" walk through downtown Baltimore from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow to commemorate children and adults who have died of cancer and celebrate the lives of those who have survived the disease.

About 2,000 people carrying illuminated balloons are expected to walk a three-mile route, from Rash Field in the Inner Harbor to Brown's Wharf in Fells Point. Participants will solicit donations from friends, family and co-workers to raise money for the fight against leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma.

Information: 410-825-2500 or 800-242-4LSA.

Grant money awarded to aid homeless veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded $213,780 in grants to federal programs in Baltimore and Perry Point to house homeless veterans, Maryland's U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Paul S. Sarbanes announced yesterday.

The Light Street Housing Corp. will receive $121,909 to buy a rowhouse at 1529 Light St. and a building in the first block of W. Barney St. in South Baltimore.

A grant of $91,871 was awarded to the Chesapeake Health Education Program to renovate five buildings on the grounds of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Perry Point, Cecil County.

In Baltimore County

Garrison Forest School to dedicate fields to family

OWINGS MILLS -- Garrison Forest School will dedicate its refurbished athletic fields to the Henry Hopkins family at a ceremony at 6: 30 p.m. today.

Hopkins has served as a trustee at the private girls' school since 1992. He donated money so the athletic fields could be regraded, sodded and equipped with a new irrigation system. The work was completed during the summer.

Missy Hopkins, Henry Hopkins' daughter, is a 1995 Garrison Forest graduate. She coaches field hockey and lacrosse at the school, which is on 100 acres in rural Baltimore County.

Department of Aging to hold job fair for people over 50

TIMONIUM -- The county Department of Aging will hold a job fair for residents age 50 and older Oct. 7 in the 4-H building at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

The fair will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event is expected to attract up to 100 employers. Information: 410-887-2108.

Pub Date: 9/24/99

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