Zanvyl Krieger, 90-year-old Baltimore businessman and...

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November 20, 1996|By From staff reports

TOWSON — Zanvyl Krieger, 90-year-old Baltimore businessman and lawyer, was named philanthropist of the year yesterday by the Maryland Chapter, National Society of Fund-Raising Executives during ceremonies at the Warehouse at Camden Yards.

The Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund (named for him and his late wife) at The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore has given more than $100 million since 1980 to enable people to reach their "fullest potential."

Other beneficiaries are the Zanvyl Krieger Eye Institute, Sinai Hospital; The Krieger Mind/Brain Institute at the Johns Hopkins University; the Krieger Children's Eye Center at the Johns Hopkins University medical school; and the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He gave a $50 million challenge grant to Hopkins in 1992.

Detectives plead not guilty in theft of scalpers' tickets

Two city police detectives charged with stealing Orioles playoff tickets from scalpers pleaded not guilty yesterday in Circuit Court.

Gerald Tarud, 30, and David Brendel, 26, were indicted on charges of robbery, theft, conspiracy and misconduct in the Oct. 11 incident, in which several ticket scalpers accused them of using their badges to seize tickets to Game 3 of the American League playoffs between the Orioles and the Yankees.

The two officers, who have been suspended from the force, are scheduled to go on trial Feb. 12.

Pedestrian error involved in death Sunday, police say

City police said yesterday that pedestrian error contributed to the death of Jeanette Dixon, 48, of the 1900 block of W. North Ave., who was struck by a car Sunday while trying to cross the street near her home.

Officer Joseph Johnson of the traffic investigation section said Dixon stepped into traffic from between two parked cars about 7 p.m. and was struck by an eastbound car. She died about four hours later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, he said.

TOWSON -- A Turners Station man was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in prison for robbing and fatally stabbing the stepfather of his girlfriend on Nov. 9, 1995.

Nathaniel Calvin Moan, 51, of 400 block of New Pittsburg Ave. was convicted of stabbing Robert Louis Chavis, 73, of the 700 block of New Pittsburg Ave. four times with a kitchen knife in a dispute over money. He also was convicted of robbing Chavis of $650.

At the sentencing hearing in county Circuit Court, Moan's public defense attorneys argued that he should be spared the death penalty. They called witnesses who said that Moan's decision-making was impaired by a crack cocaine and alcohol problem, moderate brain damage and severe depression.

Learning disabilities are topic of conference

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TOWSON -- A two-day conference on learning disabilities will be held Friday and Saturday at Towson State University.

Barbara Knight Given, director of education and counseling services at the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University, will deliver the keynote speech at 8: 30 a.m. Saturday. Workshops will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and during the day Saturday.

Cost is $40 for both days, or $30 for members of the Learning Disabilities Association of Metropolitan Baltimore, which is sponsoring the 21st annual conference with TSU. Information: 583-4670.

School system honors educational support staff

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TOWSON -- The Baltimore County school system has designated today "ESP Day" in honor of assistants and clerical employees, known as educational support personnel.

As part of American Education Week, the employees will be recognized at a dinner tonight at the Timonium Holiday Inn, sponsored by the Baltimore County Instructional Assistants and Clerical Employees (BACE).

"Educational support personnel are essential to the operation of a school system, and it is very gratifying to have our work recognized," said BACE President Marcella Kehr.

Pub Date: 11/20/96

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