A Baltimore County man was arrested last night and charged...

City/County Digest

November 26, 1997|By From staff reports

HILLENDALE — A Baltimore County man was arrested last night and charged in the theft of 16 tickets to Baltimore Ravens home games, city police said.

Police said the $55 tickets were stolen from D.C. Intercell in the 1400 block of Cherry Hill Road. Four tickets to the Nov. 16 game were sold to Joe Sowinski, owner of the Eastwood Inn, in the 6800 block of Eastern Ave., who gave them to friends, police said. When the friends were detained at the game, Sowinski learned the tickets were stolen and worked with police, arranging to buy tickets to the Dec. 14 game, they said.

Last night at the Eastwood Inn, four officers saw a man receiving marked money for the tickets, police said. Richard Laughard, 45, of the 8500 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale was arrested.

Two men fatally shot in Armistead Gardens

Two unidentified men were shot to death early today on a street in Armistead Gardens in Northeast Baltimore, police said.

Officers responding to a 911 call for a shooting in the 900 block of Spangler Way found the bodies about 12: 05 a.m. One of the victims was lying inside a car and several large-caliber shell casings were nearby, police said.

Morgan State to receive $1 million grant from HUD

Morgan State University will receive a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help prepare low-income students for careers related to mathematics and the sciences.

The award will be used to teach technical writing to the students and to identify and prepare public school students from low-income families for post-secondary degrees in science, engineering and mathematics.

"Morgan is a leader in training African-American engineers. This money recognizes that leadership," said Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, chief Democrat on the committee that funds HUD. Mikulski, who helped Morgan get the grant, will announce the award at 2: 30 p.m. Monday at Morgan's Engineering Building.

Nursing school grant designed to improve health care access

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has been awarded a $657,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve access to health care for people where such services are limited.

The grant will help fund Open Gates, the nursing school's community health center that is managed by nurses, expand the center's service area and train neighborhood residents as community health workers.

For the past four years, Open Gates has provided clinical health care services to residents of Washington Village/Pigtown in Southwest Baltimore. The nursing school will open a clinic in its new building on West Lombard Street in the fall.

HILLENDALE -- Plans to set up a police substation in a 2,000-square-foot storefront in the 6800 block of Loch Raven Blvd. would get a boost Monday night if the County Council approves a $1-a-year lease as expected.

The county plans to spend $50,000 -- $30,000 from federal funds -- to renovate the office in Hillendale Shopping Center, The office is to open in January.

By giving patrolling officers a place to stop and write reports or use a phone, the substation is designed to create a stronger police presence in Hillendale. The area is home to 8,500 people and one of the county's crime "hot spots" -- areas where police have stepped up activity to reduce crime.

Detailed new maps are available from county


TOWSON -- The county's Geographic Information Systems Unit is offering new maps of southeastern Baltimore County. The maps are so detailed that they show trees, athletic fields, streams and the contour of the ground.

William Bond, director of the Office of Information and Technology, said engineers, developers, lawyers and bankers will likely get the most use from the photo-enhanced maps. By June 1999, the more precise maps will be available for the entire county.

They can be issued on paper or compact disk. The cost starts at $20, depending on the amount of information the buyer requests. Information: 410-887-2532.

Drum and bugle corps is recruiting members


TOWSON -- Harbor City Commodores Drum and Bugle Corps is seeking members age 14 to 21 for the marching-and-musical group, which is beginning its second year.

A rehearsal will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Towson American Legion Hall, 125 York Road. Information: 410-377-6325.

Pub Date: 11/26/97

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