The Guardian Knights, a group of...

TOWSON --

August 13, 1996|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- The Guardian Knights, a group of African-American county firefighters dedicated to increasing opportunities for minorities in the local department, will hold a career fair at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Vulcan Blazers hall, 2811 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore.

The fair is intended to find minority applicants, and help them qualify for positions in a county Fire Department recruit class for the job of emergency medical technician. The group feels that minority participation in the county's emergency medical service is limited because of certification requirements that provide more opportunities for volunteer firefighters, who are mostly white.

Information: 887-4865.

Design completed for hotel on Pulaski Highway

GOLDEN RING

GOLDEN RING -- An architectural rendering has been completed on a 50-room Econo Lodge to be built on the property where the Continental Motel now stands at Pulaski Highway and Rossville Boulevard.

David Hartke, designer with the Bel Air-based firm of Architectural Design Works Inc., said the Continental, which opened in 1949, will be torn down. Construction of the new hotel is expected to be completed in mid-1997. Two restaurants also will be built at the 2 1/2 -acre site, Hartke said.

Community college offering classes at schools, air base

ESSEX

ESSEX -- Essex Community College is offering courses this fall at three Baltimore County high schools and Warfield Air National Guard Base at Martin State Airport in Middle River.

Perry Hall, Parkville and Loch Raven high schools will be satellite sites for the college. Military personnel and civilians can enroll in credit and noncredit courses at the base and schools.

Information: 780-6363.

Two Baltimore banks were robbed in a similar manner yesterday but police and the FBI said they have no evidence the same man committed the robberies.

About 11: 30 a.m., a man gave a note demanding money to a teller at First Union Bank at Reisterstown Road Shopping Center in the 6600 block of Reisterstown Road.

About 12: 30 p.m., a man robbed Provident Bank of Maryland in the 100 block of E. Lexington St. after giving a teller a holdup note, authorities said.

Man hospitalized after fall from personal watercraft

A Baltimore County man who fell off a personal watercraft near Ocean City was in serious condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Mark S. Kram, 25, of the 8500 block of Kavanagh Road in Inverness was wave-riding off Assateague Island near Ocean City on Saturday, said Maryland Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Nancy Howard. "He went up [on a wave] and came down sideways," Howard said.

Pub Date: 8/13/96

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