City/County Digest

In Baltimore County

Man fatally shot in Parkville home; his son is arrested


PARKVILLE -- A dispute last night between a father and son in their Parkville-area home ended with the father fatally shot and the son arrested, county police said.

Shortly after 9 p.m., Parkville Precinct officers responding to a reported shooting found the victim dead inside a split-level home in the 3000 block of Fourth Ave., off Harford Road. The son was taken to the White Marsh Precinct.


Their names were not divulged.

Team committee to review Randallstown revitalization

RANDALLSTOWN -- The steering committee of the Randallstown Urban Design Assistance Team, which is about to begin a community revitalization study, will meet at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Randallstown Public Library, 8604 Liberty Road.

The steering committee will review a progress report on the revitalization project. On Oct. 22, the assistance team will begin a weeklong visit to Randallstown.

After the visit, the team's volunteer members, who specialize in architecture, urban planning and transportation, will offer drawings, plans and recommendations for revitalizing Randallstown.

County police to auction unclaimed items Saturday

TOWSON -- Baltimore County police will auction off stolen items they haven't been able to return to owners Saturday at police headquarters.

Items being offered include power tools, computer equipment, jewelry, lawn ornaments, bicycles, small electronic items and clothes. All items are sold "as is."


Registration for the auction will begin at 9 a.m. Bidding will begin at 10 a.m. at the ground-level circle at the Public Safety Building, 700 E. Joppa Road.

Race to be held Sept. 28 at Oregon Ridge Park

COCKEYSVILLE -- The Race at the Ridge, featuring 20-mile and 5-kilometer runs, will be held Sept. 28 at Oregon Ridge Park. Proceeds will benefit the Baltimore County Special Olympics.

The 20-mile race will accept entries from solo runners and two-person relay teams. The race will begin at 8 a.m. The 5K race will start at 8:30 a.m. Entry fees are $35 through Sept. 27 for individuals in the 20-mile run; $40 on race day. Relay teams pay $50 through Sept. 27; $60 on race day. The 5K fees are $22 through Sept. 27; $25 on race day.

Information: 410-561-3570.

Job fair at college postponed until Oct. 3


DUNDALK -- Because of the threat of Hurricane Isabel, the job fair that was to be held tomorrow at the Dundalk campus of the Community College of Baltimore County has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3.

Information: 410-285-9931.

In Baltimore City

Hearing on club's request to hold adult shows delayed

A downtown Baltimore nightclub's request for permission to stage adult entertainment was postponed yesterday at the request of the plan's opponents.

Club Bunns at 606 W. Lexington St. went before the Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals for approval to continue having nude shows. The club's lawyer was prepared to argue that the city liquor board authorized "go-go dancers" in 1990 and that the club should be grandfathered in under a 1993 city law governing adult entertainment.


But before the board heard the case, opponents -- including the University of Maryland, Baltimore; Downtown Partnership of Baltimore Inc.; and Lexington Market -- asked for a delay of about a month. They said they wanted more time to study the legal issues involved in the case.

Board of Estimates set to OK contract with police

The city Board of Estimates is expected to approve a new contract today with Baltimore's police officers.

The one-year contract for fiscal year 2004 provides no raises for officers, who will pay 5 percent more for health insurance. The insurance costs will stay the same through fiscal year 2005 under the agreement.

Rights of officers who are facing reassignment are expanded under the agreement. It requires department officials to give officers seven days' notice and offer the opportunity for a hearing, where it would be determined if the transfer is justified.

Loch Raven group plans unity, safety celebration


A Northeast Baltimore neighborhood celebration focusing on unity, health and public safety will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in Loch Raven.

Sponsored by the Loch Raven Improvement Association, the event will be preceded by the unveiling of markers identifying the neighborhood at Belvedere Avenue and Northern Parkway at 11 a.m.

After the markers are unveiled, participants will march to Mount Zion Baptist Church, on Belvedere Avenue between Hillen Road and Perring Parkway, where the neighborhood celebration will take place. Information: 410-435-5577.