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Czech-Slovak festival is Sunday in Parkville

PARKVILLE -- The Czech and Slovak Heritage Association will hold its annual festival Sunday at the Baltimore 45 Association Hall in the 2500 block of Putty Hill Ave.

The festival will feature music, exhibits, dancing and costumes. Admission is $5.

Information: 410-893-2727.

Tractor-trailer driver dies in accident on Beltway ramp

ARBUTUS -- The driver of a tractor-trailer hauling furniture and wood products was killed yesterday morning when his rig overturned on a Beltway ramp.

Gary James Allen, 41, of the 100 block of Shelly Road in Glen Burnie died when his truck overturned on an outer loop ramp at Southwestern Boulevard about 11: 15 a.m., said state Trooper J. D. Uhler.

Excessive speed caused Allen to lose control of the truck, Uhler said, and the rig rolled onto an embankment. No one else was injured in the accident, and traffic was routed around the exit ramp until the scene was cleared, Uhler said.

Woman stopped by man in car with flashing lights

COCKEYSVILLE -- A man who appeared to be pretending to be a police officer stopped a woman Monday morning near the intersection of Falls and Ridge roads, county police said.

The woman, whose name was not released by police, told officers that she was pulled over by a man in an unmarked car with two flashing red lights about 9: 30 a.m. She became suspicious and did not get out of the car. Instead, she drove away. The man followed briefly, then disappeared, police said.

The man, who was wearing a gun in a holster, was described as a white, about age 30, 5 feet 10 and190 pounds. He was wearing a dark sweat shirt, police said.

In Baltimore City

Little Italy warehouse makes way for parking lot

Workers have nearly completed demolition of an abandoned warehouse at Fawn and President streets in Little Italy to make room for a 40-space parking lot for Mo's Fisherman's Wharf at 219 S. President St., Nick Naglieri, a manager at the restaurant, said yesterday.

Shooting victim identified; police try to notify family

Police said yesterday that the identification of a shooting victim whose body was found Monday afternoon in Leakin Park in Southwest Baltimore was being withheld pending notification of family members.

A woman walking in the 4700 block of Windsor Mill Road about 2 p.m. spotted the body of a man in his early 20s, lying face up about 20 feet from the road, and called police. He had been shot in the head several times, police said.

Fingerprints taken at the state medical examiner's office led police to an address in Southwest Baltimore and another in East Baltimore, but efforts to locatethe man's family have been unsuccessful.

Workshop to teach nonprofits how to apply for grants

A free workshop on how nonprofit organizations can apply for grants will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 3615 Harford Road.

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is organizing the workshop. Training will be provided by the Marianist Sharing Fund, St. Joseph Medical Center, Bon Secours Ministry Grant Fund, Mercy Mission Fund and the School Sisters of Notre Dame Sharing Fund.

Information and registration: 410-235-5136.

No arrests in shooting that killed armed man

Police said yesterday they have made no arrests in a Monday incident in which a man was fatally shot while attempting to rob a group of people in Southwest Baltimore.

William Wilson, 24, of the 1900 block of Frederick Ave. was armed with a handgun when he tried to rob the group about 2 a.m. in the 1900 block of Christian St. said Sgt. Scott Rowe, a police spokesman. Someone in the group pulled a handgun and shot Wilson several times, Rowe said.

Rowe said Wilson died at the scene and a bystander, Kevin Harris, 19, of the 1900 block of Ramsay St., who was not in the group, was hit by a stray bullet and was in stable condition yesterday at Harbor Hospital Center.

Pub Date: 10/06/99

An article in yesterday's editions of The Sun incorrectly reported the date of the Czech-Slovak Heritage Association festival to be held at the Baltimore 45 Association Hall in the 2500 block of Putty Hill Ave. in Parkville. The festival is Oct. 17. The Sun regrets the error.
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