County economic development officials will...

NORTH POINT --

June 05, 1996|By From staff reports

NORTH POINT -- County economic development officials will present a proposal todayto local business and community leaders to turn a vacant Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland maintenance depot into a used tractor-trailer sales center.

Economic Development Director Robert L. Hannon said the Navistar International center would be an addition to the county's new enterprise zone, which provides tax breaks to businesses expanding or relocating in the area. He said he did not know how many jobs the center would create.

Development officials want to elicit the community's response to the plan before proceeding with negotiations with Navistar. The center would be at 4030 Old North Point Road, which has been vacant nearly two years.

Wesolowski will return to liquor board as alternate

TOWSON

TOWSON -- Frank J. "Doc" Wesolowski is back on the county liquor board.

A key financial backer of former Republican County Executive Roger B. Hayden, Wesolowski was fired as a full-time member of the liquor board after Democrat C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger III unseated Hayden in the 1994 election.

Ruppersberger named the 73-year-old retired pharmacist -- who noted that he has "always been a Democrat" -- an alternate liquor board member on the recommendation of board Chairman Philip R. Leyhe Jr. He replaces Victoria Rosellini and will begin hearing cases Monday.

Park School joins UMBC in series of programs

BROOKLANDVILLE

BROOKLANDVILLE -- The Park School, an independent school from kindergarten through 12th grade, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County have agreed to be partners in a series of programs to benefit students and tie elementary and secondary education to college work.

Among the first programs are a research institute in which 12 Park students will work with college students and teachers on original research and present their findings to a faculty committee; a foreign-language project in which UMBC students will work with middle and upper school students; and teacher training initiatives.

The Park-UMBC partnership is unusual because it is aimed at an array of programs rather than at a specific project, said John B. Mason, director of Park's Center for Contemporary Education. "This is the first of what will probably be several such partnerships," he said.

A 23-year-old man was found shot to death early yesterday in the driveway of an East Baltimore home, and city homicide detectives reported little progress in their hunt for the killer.

Officers responding to a call for gunshots found the body shortly before 12: 30 a.m. in the 5000 block of Division St. Police said the man was lying face down and holding a sweat shirt to his head.

Police did not immediately release his identity because relatives had not been notified. Investigators said they knew of no suspect and no witness to the shooting.

Townsend to speak on juvenile justice

Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend will speak at a public forum tomorrow sponsored by the Winston-Govans Neighborhood Association in North Baltimore.

Townsend will speak on criminal and juvenile justice at 7 p.m. at the Govans Multipurpose Center, 5225 York Road.

Information: Sedral West, 323-0160.

Morrell Park parents reject wearing uniforms for school

Parents have voted against requiring school uniforms for students who attend Morrell Park Elementary-Middle School.

Principal Doug Norris and the Morrell Park school improvement team sent out a survey form this spring after a resident suggested the idea of uniforms at a team meeting.

"We got only a small number of ballots back, and most of those were against it," said Sue Shore, who regularly attends the team meetings.

Pub Date: 6/05/96

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