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Commission dismisses complaint against lawyer, chastises judge


A state panel has dismissed an allegation of misconduct against a Baltimore lawyer and instead chastised the city judge who filed the complaint.

The Feb. 22 decision by the Attorney Grievance Commission involves a 1999 complaint filed by Baltimore Circuit Judge Alfred Nance. Nance filed the complaint against Lawrence B. Rosenberg, alleging that the attorney was abusive to him during a July 1999 trial.


The commission dismissed the complaint, ruling that the judge treated Rosenberg unfairly. Although "some potentially sharp discourses" occurred between Nance and Rosenberg, the panel said the lawyer "was acting at all times as an advocate for his client," the report states.

Conway returned money from strip-club owners

Sen. Joan Carter Conway has returned a $2,000 campaign contribution made by a company that owns the building housing the El Dorado Lounge strip club.

The Northeast Baltimore Democrat said yesterday that she returned the money Nov. 27 to the company, K.A.J. Inc., which is owned by the family of Kenneth A. Jackson. Conway said she did so to avoid any perception that her support of the Jackson family arose from reasons other than "economic justice."

The Jackson family has run the strip club at 322 W. Baltimore St. for more than two decades, but the city recently condemned the property to make room for loft apartments as part of the city's $350 million west-side renewal project. The city is investigating the possibility of moving the club into a city-owned building at 19-21 S. Gay St.

Police identify victim in fatal weekend shooting

Ronald Lee Bowman, 23, a resident of the Madison-East End community, was identified by police yesterday as the man who was fatally shot late Saturday in Southeast Baltimore.

Bowman, a resident of the 700 block of N. Streeper St., was found about 11:25 p.m. by officers responding to a report of several shots fired in an alley behind the 1700 block of Nome St. He was shot at least once in the head by an unknown assailant and died at the scene.


In Baltimore County

Robbery possible motive in killing at Anneslie shop

TOWSON -- Baltimore County police said yesterday that robbery is a possible motive in the weekend slaying of the manager of an Anneslie dry-cleaning business.

Bill Toohey, a police spokesman, said Mary Louise Roe, 56, died from apparent "upper body trauma" either while closing Atlantic Cleaners on Friday night or when she returned to open it Saturday morning. Police found no sign of forced entry into the business, which is in the 700 block of Walker Ave.

Toohey declined to describe the nature of Roe's injuries or say what property might have been stolen.

School board meeting switched to Thursday


TOWSON -- Baltimore County Board of Education will not meet today but will hold its regular biweekly meeting Thursday instead.

The date was changed because some board members and schools Superintendent Joe A. Hairston are attending a conference of the National School Boards Association in San Diego.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the school system headquarters, 6901 N. Charles St., Towson. Information: 410-887- 6111.

Villa Julie alumni group sets fund-raiser Saturday

STEVENSON -- Villa Julie College Alumni Association will hold its sixth annual Bull Roast & Silent Auction from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday in the college gymnasium, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road.

The event, "Hit the Beach -- VJC Style," will feature an all-you-can-eat buffet, open bar, money wheels, raffle and silent auction.


All proceeds will benefit Villa Julie's scholarship fund. Tickets are $30 and reservations are required. Information: 410-602-7229.

Healthful eating seminar set Saturday at hospital

TOWSON -- "Tips for Healthy Eating -- At Home and When Dining Out" will be presented at noon Saturday at St. Joseph Medical Center, 7601 Osler Drive.

Reservations are required. Information: 410-427-5400.