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In Baltimore County

Essex man dies after fall from stage at birthday party

ESSEX - An Essex man died yesterday after he was struck in the back of the head at a birthday party Saturday night and fell onto a live electric wire at the edge of a makeshift stage, police said.

William Sexton Jr., 25, of the 200 block of Nanticoke Road was at a party in the 600 block of Back River Neck Road about 11:30 p.m. when he argued with another man who allegedly struck him in the back of the head when he turned away, said Sgt. Robert Pemberton of the Essex Precinct. He said Sexton fell onto the wire.

Sexton died at 12:20 a.m. yesterday at Franklin Square Hospital Center, Pemberton said. He said an autopsy was set for today.

Police seek aid in finding suspects in home invasion

RANDALLSTOWN - County police are seeking the public's help in finding three men wanted in a home invasion robbery last week in which an 83-year-old man was severely beaten.

Police said three men in dark clothing, with hoods or masks covering their faces, climbed through a window at the home of Thomas Getzendanner in the 2000 block of Oak Drive early Wednesday morning. Getzendanner was robbed, beaten and tied up, police said. He was found a few hours later by a neighbor and taken to Sinai Hospital.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call 410-887-2198 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888.

College establishes two new scholarships

DUNDALK - The Dundalk campus of the Community College of Baltimore County has announced the establishment of two scholarships for students new to the campus for the fall 2000 semester.

The New Student Tuition Assistance and the Martin Luther King scholarships will award $500 for the fall semester. Applicants must meet academic and income requirements and submit 500-word essays.

Information: 410-285-9830.

IND student to attend leadership conference

CUB HILL - Erica Dellis has been selected to attend the Global Young Leaders Conference from July 30 to Aug. 10 in Washington and New York.

Dellis, who is entering her senior year at the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore, is an honor student and co-editor of the school newspaper. She is a member of the Greek Orthodox Youth Association.

The Global Young Leaders Conference is a leadership development program for high school students from around the world. It is sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council.

Insurance firm offering grants to nonprofit groups

OWINGS MILLS - The Baltimore Life Cos., the largest and oldest mutual life insurance company in Maryland, is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that serve Baltimore and surrounding communities for a number of $500 grants.

Consideration will be given to projects and programs that address family, safety and community issues. All groups applying for assistance must be certified by the Internal Revenue Service as a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.

Applications: 800-628-LIFE (5433), Ext. 4371. Completed applications must be received by Sept. 29.

In Baltimore City

Archbishop Curley nears goal in capital campaign

Archbishop Curley High School announced last week that the school has nearly reached its fund-raising goal of $3 million in its first capital campaign.

Since last fall, more than $2.9 million has been raised for scholarships, financial aid, faculty development, facility improvements and technology advancements at the Roman Catholic boys school in East Baltimore, officials said.

Among the campaign's highlights were a $1 million gift from Cockeysville businessman Alan Gebhart, a $400,000 grant from the France-Merrick Foundation, and a $100,000 gift from the Sheridan Foundation. The remainder came from alumni, parents and friends of the school.

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