Glen Burnie

December 23, 1992

Pavilion committee to meet Jan. 6

The Glen Burnie Cultural Arts Pavilion Committee will meet for the first time in about six months in January, and members hope to learn the fate of the pavilion it proposed in May.

The temporary pavilion, planned for the 5.6-acre Superblock site, has been caught in the county's budget crunch. Estimated to cost $90,000 for the building, plus expenses for continuing maintenance and event planning, the structure is among projects being re-evaluated by County Executive Robert R. Neall in light of county financial woes. Administration spokeswoman Louise Hayman said she was unsure whether a decision on the pavilion would be made before the Jan. 6 meeting.

Area residents have been lobbying for the pavilion and had hoped to dedicate it during Memorial Day festivities. But committee chairman Joseph Corcoran said the longer the

delay, the less likely it is the pavilion could be ready by then or for use in early summer.

County Councilman C. Edward Middlebrooks, a Democrat whose district includes Glen Burnie, has visited Mr. Neall, seeking support for the pavilion.

"They should just build it," he said, saying the cost of the movable building is a small part of the county budget.

The idea is to build a pavilion to dress up the so-called Superblock along Ritchie Highway until the site is redeveloped. The lot has been used for parking and for a garden and plant stand for about a decade. Some area residents have said they fear the county's renewed emphasis on getting the Superblock rebuilt will lead the county to abandon the pavilion.

The county Office of Planning and Zoning expects to seek redevelopment proposals early next year, said Ardath Cade, department director.

Hitchhiker robbed of $41 by gunman

A hitchhiker was robbed by a man giving him a ride to a Glen Burnie carwash early yesterday.

At 2:22 a.m., police reported, the 35-year-old victim was picked up by the man on Sixth Street in Baltimore.

He asked for a lift to the Ritchie Car Wash on Ritchie Highway at Bon Air Road.

When they arrived at the carwash, the driver took out a gun and demanded money.

The victim gave the robber $41 before he jumped out of the car and ran.

The victim could not give police a description of the robber.

Homeless man charged in knife threat

A 44-year-old homeless man was charged with assault with intent to murder after he allegedly threatened a woman with a knife outside the Salvation Army office in the 7400 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. on Dec. 15.

Police said a woman at the office reported a disorderly man was outside the building with a knife. She told police he threatened to kill her if she did not give him money.

Robert Lee Savage, of no fixed address, was taken to Northern District station to be charged.

Salvation Army accepting donations

It's not too late to take donations for holiday distribution to the Glen Burnie office of the Salvation Army.

Peggy Vick, the office administrator, says nonperishable food donations are still needed, as well as money. Donations will be distributed to needy families for Christmas.

The office will be open from 8 a.m. to about 6 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to noon tomorrow. People can apply for gifts or financial aid at the Glen Burnie office until 4 p.m. today.

The office is located at 7483 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

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