Philadelphia police yesterday arrested...


November 19, 1996|By From staff reports

WHITE MARSH -- Philadelphia police yesterday arrested three men suspected of a "smash and grab" robbery at a White Marsh Mall jewelry store about 10: 30 a.m., Baltimore County police said.

Police said the robbers used a sledgehammer to smash the glass counters at Littman's Jewelry store while shocked clerks and customers watched. The robbers grabbed several Rolex watches and ran out of the mall, driving off in a van that had been reported stolen Sunday.

At noon, police spotted the men on Interstate 95 and they were arrested in the Fishtown section of south Philadelphia. The men were being held by the FBI, which would not release their names last night.

Four fire stations to handle 'Coats for Kids' distribution


TOWSON -- Four county fire stations will distribute coats for the needy beginning Monday as part of a 10-year-old program.

The "Coats for Kids" campaign will allow those interested to pick out a garment at fire stations in Halethorpe, 4500 Washington Blvd.; Dundalk, 2815 Sollers Point Road; Essex, 800 Myrth Ave.; and Westview, 6300 Johnnycake Road.

The coats will be available through Nov. 30. Coats were donated to dry cleaners in Baltimore and Baltimore County, where they were cleaned and repaired for the campaign.

Fantasy of Lights opens for holiday season Friday


NORTH POINT -- The Candy Mountain Express train, toy soldiers and Santa will greet cars driving through Fort Howard Park's Fantasy of Lights beginning Friday.

The light show, a 1 1/2 -mile drive featuring holiday delights, costs $10 per vehicle and operates through Jan. 4. Hours are 5: 30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5: 30 p.m. to 10 tTC p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Information: 887-3780.

The Bryn Mawr School dedicated its performing arts center yesterday, naming it for the school's former headmistress, Barbara Landis Chase, who was present at the morning dedication ceremony.

The Barbara Landis Chase Performing Arts Center comprises Centennial Hall, the Mildred Natwick Lobby and a dance studio, all built between 1987 and 1992.

Chase was headmistress at the girls school from 1980 and 1994. She left Bryn Mawr to become the first female head of Phillips Academy, a coeducational boarding and day school in Andover, Mass.

Strawberry workers, leader of union to visit City Council

United Farm Workers President Arturo Rodriguez and a delegation of strawberry pickers will visit City Council today to receive a resolution supporting the National Strawberry Commission for Workers' Rights.

The delegation is on a six-city tour of the Northeast seeking support for its campaign to improve living and working conditions for California's 20,000 strawberry pickers. United Farm Workers is affiliated with the AFL-CIO and that national labor federation has made organizing strawberry pickers one of its top priorities, union officials said.

Council President Lawrence A. Bell III, members Joan Carter Conway, Robert W. Curran, Norman A. Handy Sr., Helen L. Holton, Edward L. Resinger and Melvin L. Stukes, and local labor, civil rights and religious leaders are expected to attend a noon news conference at City Hall.

Hit-and-run probe hints at more serious incident

Police investigating the apparent hit-and-run death of a West Baltimore man Sunday night say they might have more than a traffic incident on their hands.

Officer Joseph Johnson of the traffic division said Gary S. Ace, 40, of the 1600 block of W. Pratt St. died of injuries suffered when he was struck by a vehicle. His body was found in the 1900 block of Aliceanna St. in Fells Point in Southeast Baltimore.

Ace may have been struck elsewhere, Johnson said, noting that police found no physical evidence at the Aliceanna Street scene. Anyone with information should call the traffic section at 396-2606.

Recreation department to hold bull, oyster roast

The city Department of Recreation and Parks will hold a bull and oyster roast from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Virginia S. Baker-Patterson Park Recreation Center, 2601 E. Baltimore St. Tickets are $25 and proceeds will go to recreation programs. Information: 396-9177.

Pub Date: 11/19/96

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