The National Science Foundation has awarded Essex...

ESSEX --

September 16, 1997|By From staff reports

ESSEX -- The National Science Foundation has awarded Essex Community College a $44,000 grant to obtain computers that will pilot a new teaching methodology in review mathematics.

Faculty, who developed the program software to help students better understand math, will teach sections of the review math course in a dedicated computer lab beginning spring 1998. The course eventually will be added to the ECC Web page, allowing students access at home.

Unclaimed stolen property sold by police for $16,606.50

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TOWSON -- An auction this month at the county Police Department grossed $16,606.50, with a profit of $15,110.11 after auctioneer costs and fees, said police spokesman Bill Toohey.

The auction, held Sept. 6 at police headquarters to sell stolen property that had not been claimed, drew 361 registered bidders, Toohey said. The annual event earned $12,000 last year. The money goes into the county's general revenue fund.

"It's kind of bittersweet for the county," Toohey said. "We made a lot of money on this but it's a shame we had to."

Police seek information in Owings Mills carjacking

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TOWSON -- County police are seeking information to identify a carjacker who assaulted a woman outside the Owings Mills mall this month.

Police said the man, described as a black male, 28 to 35 years old, about 5 feet 9 and 180 pounds, forced his way into the woman's car at 5 p.m. Sept. 6. He indicated he wanted to sexually assault the woman, who jumped out of her car as it hit a curb.

One witness told police of an unknown person in the mall parking lot who may have videotaped the incident. Anyone with information about the man or about the existence of a videotape should call police at 410-887-2198.

A store manager walking to a bank on Patapsco Avenue was critically wounded yesterday by a gunman, but the victim's colleague escaped after throwing a bag of money into a wooded area, police said.

Police said the employees of One Price Clothing in the 2000 block of W. Patapsco Ave. were taking their routine Monday walk to a bank about 9: 35 a.m. when an armed man confronted them. As the gunman searched the manager's pockets, the other worker escaped after throwing the money into a wooded area, police said.

The man shot the manager, Winfield Rump, 27, in the back and ran, police said. Rump was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police recovered the money.

Police trying to identify man killed by Conrail train

Police were seeking yesterday to identify through fingerprints a man who was fatally struck by a Conrail train Sunday in Southeast Baltimore.

Homicide Detective Margaret Kelly said the man's body was found about 6 p.m. by railroad employees coupling cars in the 400 block of S. Kresson St. She said the victim was in his 20s and wore a black jacket, blue jeans and black tennis shoes.

Judge to consider case against Enoch Pratt board

A Baltimore circuit judge was to decide today whether to try a suit brought against the board of Enoch Pratt Free Library to keep it from closing the St. Paul Street branch.

Because of budget cuts, library officials were to close the branch at 2521 St. Paul St. on Aug. 30. But Friends of the St. Paul Branch filed suit challenging the closing and Judge John Carroll Byrnes granted a temporary injunction and ordered the branch to remain open until the case is resolved.

Pub Date: 9/16/97

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