Saying they're trying to keep the money in Maryland, state...

City/County Digest

July 09, 1996|By From staff reports

TOWSON — Saying they're trying to keep the money in Maryland, state officials recommended yesterday that four in-state firms receive the first of several large construction contracts for the building of Baltimore's new football stadium.

The first contracts -- for services ranging from installing water lines to management oversight of the two-year construction project -- are worth $9.1 million and have been designated for firms that primarily hire Maryland workers, said Maryland Stadium Authority Project Manager Alice Hoffman.

The contracts -- the first of more than 100 to be awarded as part of the stadium project -- must be approved by the state Board of Public Works, which meets tomorrow. Among the contractors awaiting approval are Whiting-Turner of Annapolis, Barton Malow of Baltimore, Flippo Construction of Forestville and Corman Construction of Annapolis Junction.

Man, 30, dies of wound from street shooting

Police reported that Gerard Brown, 30, of the 1400 block of N. Wolfe St. died early Sunday at Johns Hopkins Hospital after he was shot in the back in the 2000 block of E. Oliver St. Eastern District officers found Brown lying on the sidewalk about 11: 30 p.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead at 12: 07 a.m.

Three city banks robbed by men presenting notes

Three Baltimore banks were held up yesterday by robbers who gave tellers notes demanding cash, police said.

The first robbery occurred about 9: 20 a.m. at the Signet Bank in the 4700 block of Liberty Heights Ave. The male robber wore a blue baseball cap and blue pants.

About three hours later, a man robbed the NationsBank in the 1800 block of E. Monument St. Then about 2: 20 p.m., a man carrying a bag held up First Fidelity Bank in the first block of E. Baltimore St.

TOWSON -- The two county Ridesharing workers whose jobs vanished in a spell of indignation from County Council members last week have new positions, personnel director Antony J. Sharbaugh said.

Patsy Brewer, former Ridesharing coordinator, is working as an administrative assistant in the Department of Public Works at the same salary. Her former assistant, Dean Monostori, has been offered a permanent job in the 911 emergency center at the same pay.

On July 1, the council voted to turn down $95,750 in federal money because members said the Ridesharing program was ineffective. State transportation officials have said they might operate the program, which encourages the use of car pools and mass transit.

Towson girl, 17, honored as youngest volunteer


TOWSON -- Seventeen-year-old Paige Forrest has been named the youngest Volunteer of the Year at Kennedy Krieger Institute, which serves children with neurological disorders and developmental disabilities.

Forrest, a recent Towson High School graduate, has volunteered in Kennedy Krieger's Child Life program, a therapeutic recreational program, and Camp Ken-Do for children who have head injuries, since 1993. She will continue working at the facility this summer, and will attend St. Mary's College in Southern Maryland in the fall.

Pub Date: 7/09/96

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