ESSEX — A Baltimore man convicted of helping to plan the ambush of a Dunbar armored truck last year was sentenced yesterday in federal court to 11 years in prison.
Dana M. Jackson, 29, of the 4000 block of Sinclair Lane was one of five people arrested after the attempted theft of $460,000 from the armored truck that was hijacked as it was making a pickup at the McDonald's restaurant at 29th Street and Greenmount Avenue on March 20.
Jackson, who was a Dunbar driver, had taken the day off to help stage the robbery. U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz ordered Jackson to serve six years for conspiracy, a concurrent six years for robbery and a consecutive five-year term for violating firearms statutes.
Boys' Latin to dedicate new library Saturday
The Boys' Latin School of Maryland will dedicate the Carolyn B. Smith Lower/Middle School Library at 5 p.m. Saturday at the school in the 800 block of W. Lake Ave.
The 4,400-square-foot library, which can house 10,000 volumes and has a computer classroom with 18 workstations, is the fourth and final project paid for by a gift from J. Duncan Smith, Class of 1973. The library is named for Smith's mother.
The other three projects are a lower school that opened last fall, a renovated middle school and a refurbished cafeteria for all students. Boys' Latin has about 540 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Jazz quartet to play at Engineering Society
The Hamiet Bluiett Quartet will be the featured performer in the next "Jazz in Cool Places" concert -- a series that combines music and architecture -- at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Engineering Society of Baltimore, 7-11 W. Mount Vernon Place.
The group includes Hamiet Bluiett on baritone saxophone, Dave Stryker on guitar, Andy McKee on bass and Steve Berrios on drums. Tickets are $20. Information: 410-235-9733.
ESSEX -- A pawnshop that moved from the 8100 block of Pulaski Highway to Country Ridge Shopping Center in the 1500 block of Back River Neck Road has lost a court appeal in its fight to stay in the new location.
Circuit Judge Thomas J. Bollinger upheld an earlier ruling by the county Board of Appeals that Southside Brokers' owner Meyer Scherr is in violation of a 1995 county law that says no two pawnshops can be located within one mile of each other. Another shop is in the 1200 block of Eastern Blvd.
Roger N. Powell, Scherr's attorney, said he is advising that the Feb. 9 opinion be appealed.
Planning Board to vote on home-based businesses
TOWSON -- After trying for more than a year to update zoning laws that control home-based businesses, the county Planning Board is to vote today on regulations that strive to protect residential neighborhoods while allowing home occupations.
Unlike previous proposals that tried to tailor controls to the impact a business would have on a neighborhood, the latest plan would give planning and zoning officials more discretion in determining what businesses to allow.
The regulations, subject to approval by the County Council, would permit home occupations in all residential zones provided there is no external evidence of the business, it doesn't involve the storage of hazardous materials or retail sales from the property, and doesn't substantially add to traffic.
77 schools to be honored at a breakfast ceremony
MIDDLE RIVER -- County school Superintendent Anthony G. Marchione was to honor 77 schools this morning at a breakfast ceremony at Martin's Eastwind.
The event recognizes schools that have demonstrated excellent performance or improvement in the Maryland School Performance Program or the county's primary grade reading achievement standards. The county has 160 schools.
Pub Date: 2/19/98