At the urging of the Baltimore Teachers Union, the city...

City/County Digest

February 26, 1997|By From staff reports

TOWSON — At the urging of the Baltimore Teachers Union, the city Department of Education is assembling a task force of students, teachers and administrators to rewrite school discipline rules.

The BTU proposed a discipline code last year, calling for clear-cut consequences for violence and disruption.

Approved by the city school board last week, the task force will collaborate with the BTU to review state and local policies on suspension and discipline and propose new guidelines.

Police say stranglings of two women unrelated

Two women have been found strangled in vacant buildings on the same West Baltimore block since January, but a police spokeswoman said yesterday no evidence has been found to suggest the slayings are related.

A man found the body of Carmen Cita Linet Davenport, 31, of the 3500 block of Reisterstown Road on Jan. 10 inside a rowhouse at 2662 Pennsylvania Ave.

The body of Doretha Sharon Scarborough, 29, of no fixed address was found Thursday on the second floor of a former tire warehouse at 2674 Pennsylvania Ave.

Merchants, residents invited to urban-planning workshop

Highlandtown merchants and residents are invited to a community workshop to discuss changes to the shopping district's Urban Renewal Plan from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Pompei Roman Catholic Church, 3600 Claremont St.

Proposed changes to the plan would prohibit some types of businesses, such as check-cashing agencies, boarding houses and pawn shops, from opening in Highlandtown's Eastern Avenue shopping district.

TOWSON -- Towson State University's College of Education is offering computer classes to public and private schools in Central Maryland as part of a business partnership with Futurekids Inc.

"Computer Technology and Utilization," sponsored by the university and Futurekids, will bring instructors into the schools, enabling teachers to train on the same computers they use to teach students. The course will focus on such skills as word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, desktop publishing, telecommunications and hardware.

Teachers, school administrators or others interested in having the class taught at their schools should call Towson State at 830-2576 or Futurekids, 997-1400.

Part of AIDS memorial quilt to be displayed in Towson


TOWSON -- A portion of the huge AIDS quilt, which memorializes those who have died from the disease, will be displayed today in the lobby of the Investment Building in the 500 block of York Road as a way of offering information on AIDS resources.

The county Department of Social Services is sponsoring the display, which will feature a noon video on the history of the quilt. Information will be available on local programs for those infected with the human immunodeficiency virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

Liquor board denies permit for Walther store


PERRY HALL -- The county liquor board Monday refused to issue a license to Karen A. Norris and Edwin B. Jarrett III for a liquor store in the new Walther Shopping Center at Walther Boulevard and Dunfield Road.

During a two-hour hearing, the applicants argued that the population of the area has grown enough to justify issuing a license. Three licensees countered that 13 liquor outlets are within a 2-mile radius of the planned store.

Board Chairman Philip R. Leyhe Jr. said the applicants did not show that a new store is needed to accommodate the public.

Pub Date: 2/26/97

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