Vending company owner Nick Kosta Frank, 70, and...

TOWSON --

September 24, 1997|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- Vending company owner Nick Kosta Frank, 70, and three others were found guilty yesterday on gambling charges by District Judge A. Gordon Boone Jr., who ordered 35 video poker and video slot machines and $43,429 forfeited to the county.

The machines were seized in October raids at 12 locations where Frank's company had machines. Frank got 36 months' probation and a warning that he would go to jail if convicted again.

Two of his workers, Stanley Guczynski and Victor Hipple, received probation before judgment, and route man Thomas Zizos was found guilty of two gambling charges and given 18 months' probation.

Parkville site redeveloped with county, state loans

PARKVILLE

PARKVILLE -- County officials and private developers yesterday celebrated the opening of 8005 Harford Road -- a former A&P supermarket and Read's drugstore turned into an office building with the help of county and state economic development loans.

Most of the long-vacant building is being leased by Purdum & Jeschke and E-B-L Engineers, two engineering firms expected to bring 75 jobs to the area.

The $2.2 million project was developed by Stonebridge Development Co. and received $640,000 in state and county loans.

Dean of sciences named at Towson University

TOWSON

TOWSON -- After a yearlong search, David F. Brakke has been named the dean of Towson University's College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences. He replaces Laurence Boucher, who resigned to return to teaching.

Brakke was assistant dean and professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he was honored as a Regent's Wisconsin Distinguished Professor and received the Chancellor's Excellence in Scholarship Award. His research interests include aquatic ecology and aquatic toxicology.

"Optimizing Community Involvement" is the theme of a two-day summit on children's well-being, beginning at 7: 30 a.m. today in Murphy Auditorium on the Morgan State University campus, Hillen Road and Cold Spring Lane.

Among the summit's sponsors are Gov. Parris N. Glendening, the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus and the Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families.

Maryland ranked 30th in the latest Kids Count Databook, and Baltimore was among the nation's worst cities in such categories as low infant birth weight, child poverty and teen-age births. Information and registration: Erlene Wilson, 410-767-4182.

Jerusalem nursing school gets program help at UMAB

A delegation of faculty and staff from a Jerusalem nursing school was in Baltimore this week to work out details of a partnership with officials at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

UMAB has been working with Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, to design postgraduate programs at the Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing in geriatric, trauma/critical care and oncology nursing.

Police arrest man accused of fatally shaking roommate

A 38-year-old man was charged yesterday with shaking his roommate to death during an altercation in their Homeland apartment early Monday, city police said.

Gregg Hayes Rairigh of the 300 block of E. Belvedere Ave. was arrested in his basement apartment and charged with first-degree murder, police said. Robert McFadden, 52, was pronounced dead at 2: 23 a.m. Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital about 70 minutes after Rairigh called police.

Rairigh reported that his roommate had suffered an apparent heart attack, but officers became suspicious because of conflicting stories told to them, paramedics and the 911 dispatcher.

Pub Date: 9/24/97

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