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Police uncover information about 1982 Essex killing

TOWSON -- County police said yesterday that they have uncovered new information about a killing June 4, 1982, in front of the Mars Estates apartments in Essex that suggests it may have been a murder for hire.

Witnesses said that an elderly former acquaintance of Addie Belle Creasy, 38, might have been involved in the shooting at the complex in the 1600 block of Old Eastern Ave. that left Creasy's friend, Jerome Beale, 28, dead, police said. Creasy survived a gunshot wound to the leg. Both shooting victims lived at Mars Estates.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the department at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888.

Citizens summit scheduled at college campus Saturday

ESSEX -- The Community Assistance Network Inc. of Baltimore County will hold a citizens summit from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the theater at the Community College of Baltimore County Essex campus, 7201 Rossville Blvd.

The summit is an opportunity for residents to discuss concerns before the November general election and offer solutions to problems.

Speakers will include Anirban Basu, director of applied economics for Towson University's RESI research institute, and Dunbar Brooks, a demographer at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council. The registration fee is $15, which includes lunch. Registration: 410-285-4674.

Health educators coalition to hold sessions for parents

TOWSON -- Health Educators Linking Parents and Students Coalition is sponsoring two talks during the next two weeks designed to help parents raise children.

Michael Popkin, founder and president of Active Parenting Publishers, will speak from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Cockeysville Middle School, 10401 Greenside Drive. He will talk about developing responsibility and character in children and will explain discipline and communication techniques.

Dr. Patricia Quinn, a developmental pediatrician, will speak from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 8 at Jacksonville Elementary School, 3400 Hillendale Heights Road. She will talk about attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities and child-rearing techniques. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

In Baltimore City

Work to begin today on Inner Harbor project

Today marks the start of Spinnaker Bay, an $80 million addition to Inner Harbor East that will include 316 luxury apartments, 32 condominiums, parking and 43,000 square feet of shops and restaurants.

The brick-clad development will have a variety of facade designs and heights (from eight stories to 18 stories) to give the sense it evolved over time. Apartments are expected to rent for between $1,440 and $2,500 a month. Condos will range from $400,000 to more than $1 million; the two penthouses will have 3,500 square feet and 4,150 square feet.

The project should be completed by summer 2004. Spinnaker Bay, which will be bounded by Exeter, President, Lancaster and Aliceanna streets, is a joint venture of H&S; Properties Development Corp. and the Bozzuto Group.

Ripkens to dedicate lobby for children at Hopkins

Former Baltimore Orioles player Cal Ripken Jr. and his wife, Kelly, will cut the ribbon tomorrow to open a waiting room at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, 600 N. Wolfe St. The lobby, called "Hope Forest," will have trees, a simulated cave and stuffed animals to soothe the more than 90,000 children treated at the center each year.

The work was largely paid for by a $150,000 gift from the Boyds Collection Ltd. collectibles company and the Starlight Children's Foundation, a nonprofit group that works for seriously ill children and their families. The ribbon-cutting begins at 10:15 a.m.

Woman, 34, indicted in fatal stabbing of man

A 34-year-old woman was indicted yesterday on first-degree murder charges in connection with the stabbing death of her boyfriend, the state's attorney's office announced.

Quintina N. Penn of the 1400 block of W. Madison Ave. is accused of stabbing Kenneth Rollins, 52, in the chest during a domestic dispute, prosecutors said. The stabbing occurred in the couple's home in West Baltimore on Sunday.

Police said Penn, Rollins and their 1-year-old son were the only people in the house at the time of the stabbing. Penn will be arraigned Nov. 14 before Judge Evelyn Omega Cannon.

Marine Corps reservists take part in exercise in Ky.

More than 40 Marine Corps reservists from headquarters and service companies of Baltimore's 4th Combat Engineer Battalion returned Sunday from four days of participating in "Operation Urban Sapper '02," an exercise held at Fort Knox, Ky., that is designed to test the battalion's ability to rapidly mobilize for urban warfare.

The Baltimore unit was joined by 200 fellow Marine reservists from the battalion's A and D companies from Charleston, W.Va., and Knoxville, Tenn., respectively. The exercise tested the Marines' engineering skills in a mock urban warfare setting, said Lt. Col. James H. Hutson, battalion spokesman.

The 4th Combat Engineer Battalion USMCR is at 7000 Hamlet Ave.

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