Neighborhood opponents of a proposed...


March 26, 1998|By From staff reports

PERRY HALL -- Neighborhood opponents of a proposed Double-T Diner on Joppa Road near Belair Road lost a round before the county Board of Appeals yesterday.

The three-member board was sympathetic to public complaints that the 233-seat, 24-hour-a-day diner would generate too much traffic, especially on dead-end Brookfield Road next to one of the county's busiest intersections.

But members decided the board has no jurisdiction over the limited exemption that George F. Marmaras -- who owns a diner in Rosedale -- won through the county's normal development process. The board also approved Marmaras' plans to use an adjoining parcel that is zoned for offices for extra diner parking. Residents have 30 days to appeal after a written decision is issued.

Fund-raiser for Moxley raises about $25,000


WOODLAWN -- About 200 people contributed $125 each to County Council Chairman Stephen G. Sam Moxley's re-election campaign at a breakfast fund-raiser yesterday. This was the second of four such events scheduled this spring by the Catonsville Democrat.

Councilman Douglas B. Riley, a Towson Republican, held a $35-per-ticket affair March 13. Two other incumbents, Kevin B. Kamenetz, a Pikesville-Randallstown Democrat, and Vincent J. Gardina, a Perry Hall Democrat, plan $100-per-ticket events next month and in May.

Except for Riley, who isn't running for public office this year, incumbents are gearing up for re-election campaigns, hoping to discourage opponents with early fund raising.

Scheeler says she'll leave school board June 30


TOWSON -- County school board member Mary Katherine Scheeler has decided not to seek appointment for another five-year term, saying she enjoyed the post but believes the board needs someone with fresh ideas.

"The Board of Education is the community input into the educational system," Scheeler said Tuesday night when she announced her decision to the board. "We are supposed to be that breath of fresh air. That suggests to me that I need to give up this fun job and let others have their turn to bring new ideas and a fresh approach."

Scheeler's term will expire June 30. The School Board Nominating Convention will consider names to recommend to the governor for her replacement.

County PTA Council to hold general membership meeting


TOWSON -- Baltimore County PTA Council will hold a general membership meeting at 7: 30 p.m. today at Ruxton Center, 6916 N. Charles St.

The meeting will include the nomination of officers for many of the council's leadership positions.

After the business meeting, workshops will be held on four topics: asthma and allergies; money guidelines for PTAs; the jTC gifted and talented program; and a new parent Internet education program.

A three-day symposium on "Reassessing Civility" begins today at the Johns Hopkins University with a lecture on "Manners of Writing, Writing of Manners" by Jean McCarry at 8 p.m. at Shriver Hall on the university's Homewood campus.

Tomorrow's all-day program of academic presentations, including a 1: 30 p.m. discussion on "Civility in America Today," will be held in the Glass Pavilion. Sessions on Saturday will begin in Mudd Hall Auditorium at 9 a.m. and conclude with an 8: 30 p.m. lecture by Judith Martin, better known as Miss Manners, in Shriver Hall.

All sessions are free and open to the public. Information: 410-516-5251.

Baltimore man fatally shot while sitting in parked car

An unknown gunman fired several shots into a car parked on a West Baltimore street early yesterday, killing one of four men sitting in the vehicle, police said.

Detective David Peckoo said Clarence Temple, 18, of the 700 block of N. Fulton Ave. was shot several times in the upper body about 12: 25 a.m. as he sat in the back seat of a 1993 Infiniti parked in the 2500 block of W. Fairmount Ave.

Peckoo said Temple was declared dead at 1: 21 a.m. at Bon Secours Hospital. The other occupants of the car were not injured.

Pub Date: 3/26/98

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