Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park

NORTH COUNTY --

September 01, 1993

No plans cited to extend year at new school

County school officials have no plans to extend the school year at North County High School even though the building is to open nearly two weeks later than other schools because of construction delays.

Officials have asked State Superintendent of Schools Nancy S. Grasmick to waive the days, rather than make them up at the end of the year, but so far have received no answer, said Jane Doyle, school spokeswoman.

Teachers at the school could skip in-service training days to make up for the lost time, she added.

The former Lindale Junior High School building has been renovated to be the new North County High, but construction was not completed in time to open today with other county schools.

Five men charged in prostitution sting

Five men were charged with solicitation for prostitution Monday night after they allegedly tried to pick up undercover county police officers posing as prostitutes in Brooklyn Park.

Police said they set up the sting operation after receiving numerous complaints from business owners along the northern stretch of Ritchie Highway that prostitutes were loitering in front of their stores to pick up customers.

Francis Joseph Peterson, 48, of the 8000 block of Tower Bridge )) Drive in Pasadena; Steven Leroy Wilson, 48, of the first block of W. Madison St. in Baltimore; Richard Wayne Cirasole, 47, of the 700 block of Sunnyfield Lane in Brooklyn Park; Charles Dwight McDaniel, 49, of Falls Church, Va.; and Daniel Tyrone Cole, 28, of the 7800 block of Bridge Drive in Baltimore, were arrested during the sting operation along Ritchie Highway.

All of the men were taken to Northern District to be charged.

POLICE LOG

* Brooklyn Park: Tools valued at $10,872 were stolen from the garage of a home in the 500 block of Matthews Ave. overnight Monday. Police said the homeowner may have left the garage door unlocked. The tools were in a large metal toolbox discovered missing at 9 a.m. Monday.

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