In Baltimore County
Robert Cahill named to District Court, joins father on bench
ANNAPOLIS - Towson lawyer Robert E. Cahill Jr. was appointed by Gov. Parris N. Glendening yesterday to the Baltimore County District Court, joining his father on the bench. The elder Cahill sits on the county Circuit Court.
Cahill, 43, the oldest of five children, replaces Judge Patricia Pytash who retired last year. He has practiced law for 17 years.
Cahill graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in English. He received his law degree from the University of Baltimore in 1982, earning the American Jurisprudence Award for excellent achievement in the study of criminal law. He is married with two children.
Volunteers are sought to work at Senior Expo
TOWSON - The county Department of Aging is seeking volunteers age 18 and older to work at its annual Senior Expo on Oct. 11 and 12 at Timonium Fairgrounds.
Senior Expo raises money for needy senior citizens by featuring exhibits, entertainment, health screenings and hearing assessments for the elderly. Information: 410-887-2022.
Eligibility requirements set for school meal policy
TOWSON - The county school system has its free- and reduced-price meals policy in place for the 2000-2001 school year. Household size and income will determine eligibility.
Eligibility requirements and information: Terry Zoller, 410-887- 7855, Ext. 236.
In Baltimore City
Police arrest man after four-hour standoff
Police arrested a 17-year-old Northeast Baltimore youth on a first-degree murder warrant just before noon yesterday after a four-hour standoff in Hamilton.
Davon Antonio Gordon, 17, of the 1300 block of Silverthorne Road was arrested and charged as an adult in the shooting death of Donte Patterson, 28, in the 4800 block of Bowland Ave, police said. Patterson, of the 4800 block of Aberdeen Ave., was shot Saturday night and died Sunday.
Police seeking Gordon on a murder warrant found him just before 8 a.m. at a relative's home in the 6100 block of Alta Ave. After the standoff, which prompted police to ask residents in a two-block area to remain indoors, Gordon was taken to Central Booking and Intake Facility, where he was being held last night, awaiting a bail hearing, police said.
Three arrested in raid; guns, cash, drugs seized
Police raided a house in Northeast Baltimore yesterday, arrested three men and seized three handguns, $16,000 and two kilos of marijuana.
Ragina Cooper-Averella, a police spokeswoman, said members of the Southeastern District FLEX Unit were in the 500 block of N. Streeper St. about 3:15 a.m. when they encountered a man from whom they seized a pound of marijuana, more than $900 and information to enable them to obtain a search-and-seizure warrant for a house in the 3400 block of Kentucky Ave. The man was not arrested, Cooper-Averella said.
At the house, she said, police arrested Craig Joyner, 20, a resident; Kenneth Peay, 20, of the 300 block of N. Gilmor St.; and Vernon Higgs, 21, of the 1600 block of Madison Ave. They were charged with handgun violations and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, Cooper-Averella said.
All Sports Festival is planned for Aug. 3
An All Sports Festival for children and adults will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Clarence Du Burns Arena, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave.
Activities will include soccer, basketball, lacrosse, golf, football hockey and a Frisbee target shoot. Mascots from the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Capitals hockey team will be on hand, and there also will be a Baltimore Ravens' Gatorade Football Obstacle Course.
The event costs $3 in advance, $4 at the door. Information: 410-396-4202.