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Last building at Yorkway demolished

The last building in the troubled Yorkway apartment complex was knocked down yesterday to make way for a new development.

County Executive James T. Smith Jr. and County Councilman John Olszewski Sr. climbed into large excavators and knocked down the final wall of the last of the complex's 56 buildings.

"This day is exciting not just because we will demolish the last of Yorkway's buildings, but because today we begin a bright, new future for this property," Smith said in a statement.

The county is selling the 9.8-acre property, with a condition that the buyer agree to use a community-driven redevelopment process called a charrette.

Laura Barnhardt

Gwynn Oak

Police seek suspect in shooting of man

County police said yesterday they are seeking a suspect in the shooting of a 20-year-old man this month in Gwynn Oak.

The victim was walking on Windsor Mill Road toward Hillcrest Avenue about 11:20 p.m. Feb. 5 when a black Nissan Altima with dark-tinted windows stopped beside him, police said.

A man with a handgun got out of the vehicle, approached the victim and shot him during an attempted robbery, authorities said.

Police said the victim went to Sinai Hospital with a nonlife-threatening gunshot wound.

Anyone with information is asked to call county police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-756-2587.

Owings Mills

Neighbors to discuss fate of Rosewood

A group of Owings Mills area residents concerned about land-use and zoning issues on and near the Rosewood Center property is planning a town hall meeting Tuesday.

The forum is a follow-up to a community meeting last month when Gov. Martin O'Malley announced plans to close Rosewood.

The 7 p.m. meeting will be held at Ruxton Country School, 11202 Garrison Forest Road in Owings Mills.

Information: 410-345-4512 or 410-654-9321.


Beth El seminar to address bullying

Beth El Congregation of Baltimore will hold a seminar on bullying and cyber-bullying at 7 p.m. Monday at 8101 Park Heights Ave. in Pikesville.

The Institute for Family Education will present "Bullying, Cyberbullying, Teasing and Social Exclusion" to help parents address such issues when they encounter them with their children.

The free program is open to the public.

Information: 410-484-0411.


College to show film on '68 Memphis strike

Black History Month will be celebrated at the Community College of Baltimore County's Dundalk campus with the screening of the documentary At the River I Stand at 9:35 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Tuesday in the student lounge.

The film tells the story of the three-month strike by 1,300 sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn., in 1968, including its impact on the history of unions and civil rights. It was while he was supporting the strike that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

Bill Barry, director of labor studies at CCBC, will discuss the film afterward.

Information; 410-285-9849.


Stella Maris to offer hospice-care training

Stella Maris is offering training for anyone interested in volunteering with hospice patients.

Those interested should be able to volunteer a minimum of three to four hours a week and will need to complete 30 hours of evening training beginning March 11.

Applications will be accepted until Feb. 29. Stella Maris is at 2300 Dulaney Valley Road in Timonium.

Information: 410-252-4500, Ext. 7315.

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