City/County Digest

In Baltimore City

Dead man found in car at restaurant was shot, police say


An unidentified man whose body was found Saturday morning in a car outside a McDonald's restaurant in Northeast Baltimore had been fatally shot, city police said yesterday. The body was discovered in the 4600 block of Harford Road about 7:30 a.m., police said.

Police also said that Pamela Pryor-Bourouis, 34, of the first block of N. Stricker St. died Saturday from gunshot wounds she suffered in a shooting last September. Her death has been ruled a homicide, and police said they were in the process of filing murder charges against John Henry Moore, 76, of Washington.


Moore is being held without bail on charges of attempted murder, accused in the shooting of Pryor-Bourouis in the 1700 block of Frederick Ave. about 3:45 a.m. a year ago today.

The deaths raised the city's homicide total for the year to 196, nine more than recorded during the corresponding time last year.

UM nursing school opens expanded clinic in Pigtown

The University of Maryland School of Nursing opened a 15,000-square-foot, $2.6 million expanded health clinic in Pigtown yesterday geared to serving the uninsured and working poor.

Expansion of the Open Gates Health Center Inc. at 1111 Washington Blvd. was paid for through private donations, including $1 million from philanthropist Barbara Hathaway and $750,000 from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.

During a ceremony yesterday, Mayor Martin O'Malley and Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, a 3rd District Democrat, cut a red ribbon draped across the clinic's entrance gate. The larger size and new location of the clinic, which opened in a rowhouse at 920 Washington Blvd. in 1993, will allow nurses and doctors to serve about 200 more patients than the 50 now seen each week, said Marla Oros, associate dean of the nursing school and president of the clinic's board.

Board postpones meeting on changes to ethics law

A meeting last night of the city's Board of Ethics - scheduled to discuss revisions to the ethics law - was canceled for lack of a quorum.


Two of the five members - Chairman Norman E. Parker Jr. and Deputy City Solicitor Donald Huskey - turned out for the session. The meeting will be rescheduled.

City officials decided to review the ethics law after The Sun reported in July that 10 of the City Council's 19 members have relatives on their payrolls. The board has drafted some proposed revisions to the law, which have been submitted to the council. Among the suggestions: further limiting the range of relatives that elected officials can hire for city jobs.

In Baltimore County

Explosion injures worker at aircraft parts maker

MIDDLE RIVER - A small explosion at an aircraft components manufacturer on Eastern Boulevard injured one worker yesterday, Baltimore County fire officials said.

The worker was treated at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and released after being splashed with chemicals used to treat metal, said Michael DiMauro, a spokesman for Middle River Aircraft Systems. The release of the chemicals - potassium nitrate and sodium nitrate with a chromium base - was triggered by a transformer explosion about 1 p.m. that knocked several employees off their feet, he said.


The explosion, accompanied by heavy smoke, did not endanger public health, said Elise Armacost, a county Fire Department spokeswoman.

Church to offer free dinners to people without power

LONG GREEN - St. John's Lutheran Church, Manor and Dulaney Valley roads, will hold free dinners this week for residents of the Fallston, Phoenix, Baldwin, Hydes, Glen Arm and Long Green communities who do not have power, and for utility workers in the area.

The dinners are scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today and tomorrow at the church. Information: 410-592-8018.

Police chief to promote 4 officers, 2 civilians today

TOWSON - Baltimore County police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan is scheduled to promote four officers and two civilians, including a new Police Athletic League coordinator, at a ceremony at 1 p.m. today at police headquarters, 700 E. Joppa Road.


Cpls. Steven M. Hlavach and Michael P. Peterson will be promoted to sergeant and Officers Matthew C. Gorman and Theodore Waga will become corporals.

Civilian Michael A. Palmere will be named the new PAL Recreation Center coordinator, while Michele M. Herget is to become a police services officer.