Washington Ballet cancels tour after dancer is killed
The Washington Ballet Company is canceling the rest of its Studio Company tour after a 20-year-old dancer was fatally injured when she was struck by a car Friday while on tour in Harford County. Mary Saludares was crossing Route 24 at Edgewood Road about 10 p.m. when she was hit, police said. She died early Saturday. Saludares began dancing at the age of 6 while living in the Philippines, according to a statement from the Washington Ballet Company. She was selected to join the Studio Company for its 2008-2009 season. "She was not only a beautiful dancer but a radiant soul who emitted peace and joy," said artistic director Septime Webre. "The entire TWB family mourns her passing and extends its thoughts and prayers to Mary's family."
Man fatally stabbed in Southeast Baltimore
A man in his mid-20s was fatally stabbed early yesterday near Patterson Park in Southeast Baltimore, city police said. The man, whom police did not identify, was stabbed in the abdomen shortly after 2 a.m. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, said Officer Troy Harris, a spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department. He said the man had apparently left a bar shortly before being attacked. The stabbing occurred at Eastern Avenue and South Conkling Street, about six blocks east of Patterson Park, near the Enoch Pratt Free Library Southeast Anchor branch. Police said they had no suspects and knew of no motive in the killing.
Two men shot in Woodlawn in lot behind skating rink
Two men were shot in a parking lot behind a Woodlawn skating rink early Saturday, according to Baltimore County police. They were shot about 2:50 a.m. in the rear parking lot of Skateworks at Windsor Mill Road and Woodlawn Drive. One of the victims was shot in the torso and was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center; the other was shot three times in the arm and once in the leg and was taken to Sinai Hospital. Police did not release their names or conditions but said both were alive. No arrests had been made, police said.
Job-search help available to Carroll residents
The Carroll County Business and Employment Resource Center offers free comprehensive employment services to Carroll residents - including resume development, interview practice and job postings. "Many residents have been affected by layoffs in this difficult economic climate, but they can benefit from free job-search assistance locally," said Denise Rickell, manager of BERC. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 410-386-2820 or log on to www.carrollworks.com. Rickell said that those who are filing for Maryland unemployment insurance can file their claim online at www.mdunemployment.com. Claims can be filed on computers at the resource center, 224 N. Center St. in Westminster, but staff are not able to answer questions about unemployment insurance, Rickell said.
Black bear sighted again on Eastern Shore
CENTREVILLE: A black bear has been spotted again on the Eastern Shore. Harry Demby told The (Easton) Star Democrat that he spotted a bear running in a field outside his house near Centreville on Wednesday. State officials set a trap last fall in an attempt to catch a bear that had been spotted several times in Queen Anne's County. Department of Natural Resources officials said at the time that the bear probably traveled from Pennsylvania searching for suitable habitat also occupied by other bears.