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Dundalk man gives police devices believed to be explosives, TNT

TOWSON -- Baltimore County police retrieved explosive devices -- including suspected TNT and C-4 explosives and igniting tools -- late Tuesday from a Dundalk man, who said he had been received the devices from the widow of an acquaintance.

Llewellyn Dietrich, 53, told police a woman -- who police say might be from out of state -- brought the "military-type ammunition boxes" to his house Saturday, saying she found them while cleaning. The woman said she believed the boxes belonged to her late husband, who was in the military with Dietrich.

About 11 p.m. Monday, Dietrich called police to his home in the 200 block of St. Helena Ave. Police evacuated the area, and the bomb squad took possession of the material.

Sexual assault hot line honors volunteer helpers

TOWSON -- More than 40 volunteers were treated to a thank-you dinner last night when the Baltimore and Carroll Counties Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Hotline marked October as national Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The volunteers, who have 200 years of cumulative service to the hot line, handle nearly 6,000 calls a year, said hotline coordinator Carol Carr-Meinecke. Of those, about 1,300 are reports of domestic violence, and 450 are reports of rape, she said.

Operating since 1978, the hot line is available 24 hours a day by calling 410-828-6390 in Baltimore County or 410-857-0077 in Carroll County.

2 math educators awarded by state council of teachers

TOWSON -- Two Baltimore County educators have earned mathematics teaching awards from the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

The awards -- each in the form of a plaque and $100 -- went to Peter Cincotta, department chairman at Carver Center for Arts and Technology for outstanding teaching at a high school, and to Barbara Helmrich, a teacher at Catonsville Middle School, for outstanding teaching on the middle school level.

In Baltimore City

Library's 2000 calendars feature historic photos

The history of the Enoch Pratt Free Library is celebrated in "Every Person's Favorite Library," a year 2000 calendar.

The calendar, available in the gift shop of the central library at 400 Cathedral St. downtown and at all Pratt branches, features historic photos of library buildings and quotes from the library's founder.

Information: 410-396-5494.

Halloween tour planned at Poe burial ground

A Halloween tour of Westminster Burying Ground and Catacombs -- the churchyard cemetery at Fayette and Greene streets downtown where Edgar Allan Poe is buried -- will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The tour will include an appearance by Frank the Body Snatcher, Poe and Gen. John Stricker, American hero of the Battle of North Point during the War of 1812.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Information: 410-706-7228.

Glendening to give address at law school groundbreaking

Gov. Parris N. Glendening is scheduled to give the address at today's groundbreaking ceremony for the $40 million University of Maryland law school at Fayette and Greene streets downtown.

The Gothic-style building, which is set for completion in 2002, will have more than 250,000 square feet, an increase of 50 percent over the current facility. It will also house the Thurgood Marshall Law Library and the School of Social Work's Public Service and Research Center. The old law school building, Lane Hall, which was built in 1965, will be razed and another one built on the site.

Also expected at ceremony at 11: 30 a.m. ceremony are U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, state Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and University of Maryland, Baltimore President David J. Ramsey.

Police have no suspect in fatal shooting of man, 18

A man was fatally shot in East Baltimore early yesterday and police have not determined a motive for the shooting and had no suspect.

Mota Hinton, 18, of the 200 block of E. North Ave. in the Midtown area was found by police about 12: 35 a.m. in the 900 block of McAleer Court, bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds. Hinton died about 20 minutes later at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

A brief in yesterday's editions of The Sun gave the incorrect date for the groundbreaking ceremony for the law school building of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. It will be today at 11: 30 a.m. at Fayette and Greene streets. The Sun regrets the error.
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