Baltimore attorney George L. Russell Jr. has received a minority law partner recognition award from the NAACP, which is holding its national convention in Pittsburgh this week.
Russell was one of 10 lawyers from around the country to be recognized for pro bono work for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People during its financial crisis in 1994 and 1995.
Russell, a former Baltimore City solicitor and Circuit Court judge, is a partner in the firm of Piper & Marbury.
Man who robbed bank twice gets 19-year prison term
A man who had been out of prison two months when he robbed a Signet Bank branch in June 1996 was sentenced yesterday to 19 years in federal prison for robbing the bank twice.
Alexander Manigault, 34, also was ordered by U.S. District Judge Frederic N. Smalkin to receive psychological counseling and drug treatment while incarcerated and serve three years' probation after his release.
Manigault pleaded guilty April 16 to robbing the Signet Bank at 1039 E. Baltimore St. on June 4, 1996, and Sept. 23, 1996. He had been imprisoned previously for a pair of robberies in November 1990.
Shortage prompts plea for blood donations
The Red Cross is asking for blood donations to make up for a shortage brought on by the hot weather.
The Red Cross tries to keep a three-day supply of blood for hospitals in the Baltimore area. But the heat has discouraged donors from going to centers, and there is less than a one-day supply of the most common blood types.
Donor centers are open most weekdays until 8 p.m. Donors must be at least age 17, in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds. Information: 800-GIVE-BLOOD.
Volunteers sought to help clean up Western Run
Save Our Streams is seeking volunteers to help clean Western Run, where the stream flows through Western Run Park in Northwest Baltimore, beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow.
Participants will meet in front of Cross Country Elementary School, 6100 Cross Country Blvd.
Students can earn community service hours for participating.
The cleanup is sponsored by the Mormon Church and Adopt-A-Stream, a program of Save Our Streams and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Pub Date: 7/18/97