Timonium man has been arrested and charged...


September 18, 1996|By From staff reports

TIMONIUM -- A Timonium man has been arrested and charged with practicing acupuncture after his license was revoked by the state.

Neil Garland, 42, whose address was not released by police last night, was arrested yesterday afternoon and charged with practicing acupuncture without a valid state license. His license had been suspended July 1 by the Maryland State Acupuncture Board on charges that he abused a 71-year-old cancer patient.

The Maryland attorney general's office said Garland is accused of subjecting the man to 14 hours of physical and psychological torment in June in a session that involved physical restraint, forced feeding and the improper use of needles and "moxibustion," or the burning of herbs on the skin, that left the man burned and scarred. If convicted, Garland could be sentenced to a year in jail.

Hannah More School plans to open new wing in 1997


REISTERSTOWN -- Hannah More School broke ground yesterday for a middle school wing and career center that will enable the school to increase its enrollment by 50 percent.

The 17,000-square-foot addition to the school for adolescents with serious emotional disabilities will house career technology programs in horticulture, plumbing, woodworking, telecommunications and automotive mechanics. It will have a greenhouse, television studio, computer laboratory and automobile bay.

When the addition opens next September, the school will increase its capacity from 100 to 150 middle and high school students. Hannah More is a nonprofit, nonpublic school that accepts students who have not been successful in regular public schools.

Narrated bus tour to feature War of 1812 historical sites


TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Historical Trust will have a narrated bus tour Saturday of points of interest in the 1814 British attack on Fort McHenry and the invasion at North Point during the War of 1812. The tour will include stops at Patterson Park, North Point and the Flag House Museum.

Cost is $15 for trust members and $20 for nonmembers.

Those interested in the tour should call (410) 832-1812 to reserve places.

Charges against Baltimore County police Officer Michael Jay Giddings, 32, who was accused of pointing his handgun at a motorist during an Aug. 9 traffic dispute in Baltimore City, were dismissed Friday in District Court by the prosecutor after witnesses' testimony supported the officer's version of the incident.

Giddings, who was suspended with pay Aug. 10, is expected to be reinstated after a routine internal review is completed this week, a county police spokesman said. He had been charged with four misdemeanor violations, including misuse of a handgun.

Dr. Wilbur Antonio Keith, 36, a black physician, told police that during a traffic incident on northbound Falls Road, Giddings, who is white and was off-duty at the time, used a racial epithet and threatened him with a handgun.

Sunday JFX accident victim identified as Canton woman

Police have identified Dusty Klein, 28, of Tindeco Wharf Apartments in the 2800 block of Boston St. in Canton as the woman who was killed Sunday morning in a one-car accident on the southbound Jones Falls Expressway near the 28th Street Bridge.

A passenger, Christopher Franklin, 25, of the 100 block of W. University Parkway suffered a broken left hand and was treated at Sinai Hospital and released. The cause of the accident remains under investigation, police said.

Award-winning producer named science center head

Gregory Paul Andorfer, who produced the PBS astronomy series "Cosmos" featuring Carl Sagan, has taken over as executive director of the Maryland Science Center.

Andorfer, who has won Emmy and Peabody awards for his work as a producer of television science programs, succeeds Paul Hanle, who resigned in December. Robert O. Pierce served the past eight months as the center's interim executive director.

Before joining the Maryland Science Center, Andorfer was vice president for national projects and executive producer at WQED, the Public Broadcasting System station in Pittsburgh.

Pub Date: 9/18/96

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