In Baltimore City
Glendening to address groundbreaking at UM law school
Gov. Parris N. Glendening will address the groundbreaking for the law school building at the University of Maryland, Baltimore today. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at Westminster Hall, Fayette and Greene streets.
With more than 250,000 square feet, the $38.5 million Gothic-style building will increase law school classroom space by more than 50 percent. It will also house the School of Social Work's Public Service and Research Center and the Thurgood Marshall Law Library.
The building is scheduled to open in 2002. During construction, the law school is occupying two buildings at Lombard and Greene streets.
Women's organization protests station's billboards
Members of the Baltimore chapter of the National Organization for Women demonstrated yesterday in front of a billboard at Fallsway and High Street that displays a woman's breasts and the phrases "Politically Incorrect" and "What a Pair."
Two dozen men and women paraded in front of the billboard -- an ad for radio station WOCT-FM. Lynn Buck, chapter president, said a half-dozen of the billboards, which advertise WOCT's Bob and Tom's morning show, began appearing in late September.
NOW plans to demonstrate and conduct a letter writing campaign to the station's advertisers until the billboards are removed. Officials of WOCT were not available last night for comment.
Woman, 18, killed in fight; 16-year-old girl charged
An 18-year-old Baltimore County woman was killed Wednesday night during a fight with a teen-age girl in Northeast Baltimore, police said.
Kenya Jones of the 800 block of Peach Orchard Lane in Dundalk was shoved against a wall and knocked to the ground about 9: 30 p.m. outside Kenilworth at Alameda Apartments in the 1200 block of Kitmore Road, police said. Her assailant knelt and pressed a knee to Jones' throat, causing her to lose consciousness, police said. She died a short time later at Sinai Hospital.
Camille Mills, 16, of the 1300 block of Winston Ave. was arrested near the scene and charged with first-degree murder, police said. She is being held without bail at the Central Booking and Intake Center.
East Baltimore man, 18, shot in chest, dies
Jerome Oakley, 18, of the 2600 block of E. Madison St. in East Baltimore was shot in the chest by an unknown assailant about 7: 40 p.m. Wednesday in the 2300 block of Ocala Ave. in Northwest Baltimore, police said.
Oakley died about an hour later at Sinai Hospital, police said.
In Baltimore County
Educators' computer courses to be offered at Notre Dame
TOWSON -- Notre Dame Preparatory School is offering computer classes to help educators incorporate technology into the classroom. Introductory and advanced courses cost $35 each.
Tim Wedra, owner of Teachers and Technology, will lead the workshops. Various courses, including Web page creation and design, are available. Information: 410-825-6202, Ext. 1108.
New Goodwill 'super store' to open in Security Station
WOODLAWN -- Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake is expected to open a "super store" Wednesday at Security Station Shopping Center at 1700 N. Rolling Road in Woodlawn. The store will be one of eight super stores opened by the organization in the area and will replace a smaller store located in Security Square Mall.
Proceeds from Goodwill sales of used clothes and other items help provide job placement and career training.
Young man fatally wounded while handling shotgun
TURNERS STATION -- A young man was fatally wounded last night when a shotgun he was being shown discharged, police said.
The incident occurred about 8 p.m. in a house in the 200 block of Fleming Drive, and the victim died a short time later at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.
Police said the shooting appeared accidental but were questioning another young man who was arrested at the scene. They said the victim's name was being withheld pending notification of family.