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June 11, 1996|By From staff reports

PHOENIX -- A Toyota Camry owned by the missing son of a retired county District Court judge was found abandoned on the Capital Beltway, police said yesterday.

Aris Rellas, 34, who lived with his father, retired Judge John Rellas in Phoenix, was last seen June 3 leaving home in the 12800 block of Stone Eagle Road for a business trip to Virginia, police said. The next day, state troopers patrolling the beltway found the car near the Cabin John Parkway exit and towed it to the Montgomery County impound lot. Police traced the car to Rellas through the license plate number.

Investigators said they found no signs of foul play, and detectives were searching the woods around the beltway for clues to his whereabouts, police said.

Towson street oval unveiled for busy intersection

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TOWSON -- Councilman Douglas B. Riley yesterday unveiled a computer-generated photo of a traffic roundabout planned for the busy intersection of York, Dulaney Valley and Joppa roads and Allegheny Avenue.

Riley assured his audience at Bykota Senior Center, where he displayed the roundabout picture, that after years in the planning stage, the street oval will occur as part of a "streetscape" project in the downtown business section along York Road. He said he expected ground to be broken for both projects in March or April after a 100-year-old water pipe is replaced along York Road, starting in October.

The Republican councilman explained why cuts had to be made this year in county government. "We need to balance existing services with increased needs without raising taxes," he said.

Educators' unions award scholarships to 7 seniors

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TOWSON -- Two Baltimore County educators' unions have awarded academic scholarships worth $500 apiece to seven high school seniors.

Recipients of scholarships from the Teachers Association of Baltimore County are Jennifer R. Stambaugh of Catoctin High School; Jonathan Shank of Patapsco High; Robert Ewing Morrow Jr. of North Harford High; and Brian Christopher Ruhl and Kathryn Jean Walder, both of Hereford High. Winners of scholarships from the Baltimore County Instructional Assistants and Clerical Employees are Jonathan Saxon of Woodlawn High and Calvin Richardson Jr. of Chesapeake High.

Recipients of the teachers' union awards were chosen from among 37 applicants; the winners of the union of instructional assistants and clerical workers recipients came from 17 applicants. Students must be children of union members to qualify.

A man claiming to have a concealed pipe bomb held up the NationsBank at 2 E. North Ave. yesterday just after 9 a.m., police said.

After he entered the bank, the man reportedly handed a teller a note announcing the holdup and indicating that he had a pipe bomb inside his dark-colored gym bag. The teller handed over an undetermined amount of money and the suspect fled.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, 5 feet 8 inches, with a slender build. He was wearing dark pants and a baseball cap, and a striped sports jacket recovered a short distance from the bank.

Volunteer mentors sought for teen-age parents

Parents Anonymous of Maryland is seeking men and women to volunteer four hours weekly in the Baltimore area providing one-on-one support to teen-age parents in its Parent Aides Nurturing and Discovering With Adolescents (PANDA) program.

Volunteer mentors visit the homes of teen-age parents to offer information on child-rearing techniques and community resources, and to offer encouragement to complete high school and gain self-esteem. Information: 889-2300.

Forums on school changes begin today; 5 sessions set

At a series of public forums beginning today, taxpayers, parents and teachers may state their preferences for proposed changes to Baltimore's public school system.

A mayoral task force on school choice will meet at 6 p.m. today at the school system's Professional Development Center, 2500 E. Northern Parkway; tomorrow at Southern High School, 1100 Covington St.; June 18 at Northwestern High School, 6900 Park Heights Ave.; and June 19 at Edmondson/Westside High School, Edmondson building, 501 Athol Ave.

Authorities on school reform efforts in other cities will discuss the range of alternatives possible for Baltimore at a forum at 6: 30 p.m. June 26 at Berman Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University Downtown Campus, 1 Charles Plaza.

Pub Date: 6/11/96

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