Two shootings leave one dead, two injured

A teenage boy died last night and a teenage girl remained hospitalized after each was shot in an apartment building in the Loch Raven neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore, a police spokesman said. Agent Donny Moses said Northeastern District police responding to a double shooting in the 5600 block of Loch Raven Blvd. shortly before 8 p.m. found the victims lying in the hallway of an apartment building. Moses said the 16-year-old boy was shot in the chest and was taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he died. His name was being withheld pending notification of family members. Moses said the girl, who was shot in the side, was taken to a hospital. In another shooting last night, Northeastern District police found an unidentified man shot in the shoulder about 10:20 p.m. in the 4100 block of Chesmont Ave. in the Waltherson community. He was reported in critical condition. No arrests had been made in the shootings.


Richard Irwin

County, board hold forum on attendance boundaries


Baltimore County public schools and the Chesapeake Terrace/Edgemere Elementary School Boundary Study Committee will hold a public forum to discuss options for changing attendance boundary lines to balance enrollment between the two Southeast-area elementary schools. The forum will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday (snow date Thursday) at Sparrows Point High School, 7400 North Point Road, Edgemere. Information: 410-887-6111.

Meetings set for parents on college savings plans

The College Savings Plans of Maryland will hold meetings in Baltimore County to present financial information to parents considering a college education for their children. The meetings will be: tomorrow at Sparrows Point Middle School, 7400 North Point Road; Wednesday at Hereford Middle School, 712 Corbett Road, Monkton; Jan. 15 at Cockeysville Middle School, 10401 Greenside Drive, and Perry Hall Middle School, 4300 Ebenezer Road. All meetings will be at 7 p.m. Information: 888-4MD-GRAD or

Baltimore Co. Council to pick chairman today

The Baltimore County Council will select a leader from within its ranks today. With the expiration of the one-year term of the council's chairman, Kevin Kamenetz, the panel's seven members will each cast a vote for his replacement. If the past few years are anything to go by, the job is likely to go to one of Kamenetz's allies, Stephen G. Samuel Moxley, Joseph Bartenfelder or John Olszewski Sr. The four have long used the power of their combined votes to rotate the job among themselves, leaving their colleagues - T. Bryan McIntire, Kenneth N. Oliver and Vincent J. Gardina - powerless to stop them.

Nick Madigan

Calvert Hall marching band to perform at BCS game

Calvert Hall College High School's competition marching band will travel to Miami to perform with other bands during halftime at the Bowl Championship Series football game between the University of Oklahoma and the University of Florida at Dolphins Stadium on Thursday. The band will also compete against other schools Wednesday for a chance to perform during pregame activities.