City/County Digest


In Baltimore City

Downtown group to issue awards for contributions to city

The Downtown Partnership will issue its 2002 Downtown Baltimore Awards on Thursday to several organizations, corporations and individuals for their contributions to the city.

The awards ceremony, which will be held at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, is scheduled for the group's annual meeting, and typically draws hundreds of the area's business and civic leaders.

The award winners include: American Skyline Insurance Co. and Harbor Bank; East Lombard Street Parking Associates; Maryland Department of Transportation; Hord Coplan Macht Inc; Frank P. Bramble, vice chairman of MBNA Mid-Atlantic and former chairman of the Downtown Partnership; and David Gillece, executive vice president of Colliers Pinkard.

Police seek information in killing of 24-year-old

City police are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect and finding a motive in the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man early Friday near his Northeast Baltimore home.

Police said Keith Harvey of the 4200 block of Nicholas Ave. was found lying in the street near his Belair-Edison neighborhood home about 2:30 a.m. by Northeastern District officers responding to a report of a shooting. He had multiple wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene by the crew of a city Fire Department ambulance.

Anyone with information is urged to call homicide Detective Thomas Martin at 410-396-2100.

5K walk to raise funds for heart disease Sept. 28

The American Heart Association will sponsor its 2002 "Heart Walk" at Rash Field on Sept. 28.

The 5K walk, in its ninth year, raises money to fight heart disease and stroke. In Baltimore, organizers hope to raise $500,000 from more than 4,000 walkers.

The walk will start at 9 a.m. at Rash Field, winding around the Inner Harbor and back to Rash Field. Information: 410-685-7074.

In Baltimore County

Md. elections chairwoman to address league meeting

CATONSVILLE -- The Baltimore County League of Women Voters will hold its fall kickoff at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Charlestown Retirement Community, 713 Maiden Choice Lane.

The speaker will be Helen Koss, chairwoman of the Maryland Board of Supervisors of Elections, who will discuss "Maryland's New Provisional Ballot and Late-Breaking Election Issues."

Information: League of Women Voters, 410-464-1902.

Alzheimer's association sets caregivers seminar Saturday

PARKVILLE -- The Greater Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will hold its annual conference, "Becoming a More Effective Caregiver: What You Need to Know," from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Oak Crest Village, 8800 Walther Blvd.

Topics will include: "Effective Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease"; "Navigating the Legal Maze"; "Where Do I Begin -- A Guide to Community Resources"; and "A Forum for Caregivers' Unanswered Questions."

The registration fee is $15 and includes lunch. Information: 410-561-9099, or outside Baltimore, 800-443-2273.

Department of Aging needs volunteers to visit seniors

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Department of Aging is seeking volunteers for its Home Team Program, which helps homebound seniors.

Volunteers will be matched with a person in their neighborhood who needs help with shopping or seeks companionship. The time commitment might be no more than an hour a week.

The next volunteer training session will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Mays Chapel Ridge, 12261 Roundwood Road, Timonium. Information: 410-887-4141.

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