Robber slashed the manager of a tire center on...


February 25, 1997|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- A robber slashed the manager of a tire center on the arm yesterday as they fought over bank deposit bags on the parking lot of the NationsBank branch at Loch Raven Boulevard and Taylor Avenue. The thief fled with one bag containing an undetermined amount of money, county police said.

Curtis Amburgey, manager of the Bridgestone-Firestone tire center in the 6800 block of Loch Raven Blvd., told police his assailant accosted him as he took three bank bags from his car about 2 p.m. The man slashed Amburgey's arm with a box cutter during the struggle, police said.

Amburgey was treated at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson and released.

Parental skills workshop celebrates PTA's 100th year


ROSEDALE -- Parents, teachers and students gathered last night at McCormick Elementary School for a workshop on parental skills in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the national PTA.

The program, which focused on such issues as managing

television-watching, special education services, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, academic performance and homework help, was part of an effort by the school's PTA to boost parent involvement.

Elementary school opens eight-room addition


ROSEDALE -- Red House Run Elementary School marked the opening of an eight-room addition in a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday that included parents and county and state officials.

The 200-seat addition, which will house kindergartners and students in grades two and three, increases the school's capacity to nearly 600 students.

The Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Sisterhood will be the host for the annual Interfaith Institute at 10 a.m. Monday at the synagogue, 7401 Park Heights Ave. The theme deals with how the state, religion and family affect morality.

Lucy Y. Steinitz, former executive director of Jewish Family Services of Maryland, will deliver the keynote address. Panelists will be the Rev. Vashti M. McKenzie, pastor of Payne Memorial A.M.E. Church; the Rev. William J. Sneck, a Roman Catholic priest; and Lt. Heber Watts Jr., commander of the Maryland State Police barracks in Cumberland.

Reservations: 764-7577. Information: 486-8630.

Middle, elementary students competing for '24 Challenge'

Students in elementary and middle schools are participating in math competitions this month and next that determine who will represent each school in the First National Bank "24 Challenge" Math Tournament in April.

The tournament, which uses an educational math game called the "24 Challenge" that supplements the curriculum, will be held at Oriole Park at Camden Yards from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30.

Information: Carole Thompson at 396-8991 or Steve Alpern at 396-7607.

Baltimore Reads needs volunteers to collect books

Baltimore Reads Book Bank is seeking part-time volunteers who can work between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays to collect, sort and distribute books to low-income residents. Volunteers need a driver's license. Information: Bob Geer at 752-3595.

Pub Date: 2/25/97

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