Jacobs gets development postE. Neil Jacobs, a personable...

MARYLAND NEWSWATCH

September 02, 1992

MARYLAND STATE: — Jacobs gets development post

E. Neil Jacobs, a personable, 54-year-old retired banker, today was named director of Baltimore County's Economic Development Commission.

Mr. Jacobs, who was a top manager at the former Equitable Trust Bank with H. Grant Hathaway, now chairman of Maryland National Bank and chairman of the county development commission, said Mr. Hathaway helped recruit him for the $70,300 post.

The job had been vacant since the June 29 resignation of former director Kenneth C. Nohe.

County Executive Roger B. Hayden said he chose Mr. Jacobs for the job because of his "good visibility in the business community and his good track record," as well as his "well-rounded" banking career.

The county agency has been the subject of controversy over the last year.

For the sixth straight year, the state will delay the start of the traditional oyster season and restrict the catch in an attempt to help Chesapeake Bay shellfish recover from years of decline.

Tonging and diving will begin Oct. 1 -- 15 days later than the traditional start of oyster season. Also, daily catches will be limited to 15 bushels per waterman, down from the 25 bushels of six years ago. But dredging is to begin on schedule Nov. 1, with a daily limit of 150 bushels per boat.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources began the conservation efforts in 1987 after two decades of declining harvests.

Oysters have been hurt by diseases that, although not harmful to humans, prevent the shellfish from reaching a size suitable for market.

Baltimore City:

Police charged a Baltimorean with murder today in the shooting death of a 23-year-old man inside a Cedonia neighborhood apartment last night.

Police said Hason Webb, 18, of the 100 block N. Athol Ave., was charged with first-degree murder. He was arrested a short time after the shooting about 10:25 p.m. at the Parkside Garden Apartments.

Police were looking for two other suspects.

The name of the victim, who was shot several times, was being withheld by police pending notification of his family.

Police said the victim died en route from the apartment in the 5100 block of Raintree Way to the Francis Scott Key Medical Center. He did not regain consciousness, police said.

Homicide Detective Bertina Silver said the motive was unknown.

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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has sent $50,000 to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami for victims of Hurricane Andrew.

This donation is in addition to the $100,000 challenge grant made last week to the Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund.

The Weinberg Foundation was founded in 1959 by Harry Weinberg, who amassed a fortune through his real estate and business dealings in Baltimore and Hawaii.

Anne Arundel County:

Annapolis Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins was recovering last night after undergoing heart bypass surgery, and Annapolis officials said they expected him out of the hospital by the end of the week.

The mayor is marking his 67th birthday today at Washington Hospital Center, where he underwent the operation after a fainting spell led doctors to discover he had a blocked coronary artery.

A hospital spokeswoman said he came through the operation fine and was in stable condition last night. Mr. Hopkins was admitted Sunday night.

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A continuing crackdown on men soliciting women for sex along a strip of Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park near the city line resulted in four arrests last night when the men allegedly offered money for sexual favors to undercover female police officers.

One of the men also was charged with assaulting a female police officer and resisting arrest. All four men were charged with soliciting for prostitution or soliciting for lewdness.

Arrested were Frank Henry Gray, 42, of the 6400 block of Bricktown Circle, Glen Burnie; John Adam Kuchta, 31, of the first block of Roosevelt Ave., Glen Burnie; Raymond Arnold Baker, 30, of the 500 block of Old Stage Court, Glen Burnie, and James Frederick Strauss Jr., 31, of the first block of Thomas Ave., Brooklyn Park.

Police said Mr. Strauss also was charged with assaulting a female police officer and resisting arrest. No injuries were reported.

Baltimore County:

Bartenders at the Corner Stable East in the 9000 block of Pulaski Highway had passed the test three times dating back to 1988, each time refusing service to undercover, underage Baltimore County police cadets.

Then, on May 13, 19-year old cadet Gwen Sell was served a draft beer without any request for identification despite her youthful appearance.

Because of the establishment's exemplary record, the county liquor board suspended a two-day penalty on licensees Dennis and Susan Baldwin this week,

Not so lucky were licensees of Star's Liquors and Lounge in the 2600 block of North Point Road. The board fined them $250 for serving the same cadet on the same day.

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