The County Council is expected to approve...

ETOWSON --

May 18, 1998|By From staff reports

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TOWSON -- The County Council is expected to approve tonight spending $308,265 in federal funds for seven summer work and academic study programs from Catonsville to Rosedale.

The money is part of the county's annual federal summer jobs program for disadvantaged youth, which this year will provide $1.2 million for 750 jobs and study program slots and activities that last five or six weeks, starting late next month.

The government requires that about half the young people also get remedial math and English help and academic enrichment as part of the program.

Senior Expo proceeds expected to fund food, fuel

TOWSON

TOWSON -- Proceeds of last fall's annual Senior Expo at the Timonium fairgrounds are slated for food, fuel, home repairs and medical and vision care for up to 400 needy senior citizens in the next year, pending County Council approval.

The expo, held in October, netted $81,543, less than the $99,317 raised in the 1996 festival. Gross revenues were $159,381. The council is expected to vote on the expenditures at tonight's meeting.

61-acre addition approved for park near Owings Mills

OWINGS MILLS

OWINGS MILLS -- The state is buying a prime 61-acre site adjacent to the Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area and adding it to the park.

The land, on the north side of the park near Deer Park Road and Berrymans Lane, is being purchased from Sheldon S. Owings Sr. for $450,000 after a vote last week by the state Board of Public Works. The price reflects the lower of two appraised prices, state officials say.

The farm and woodland will widen a link between two other portions of the park, which stretches west from Owings Mills to Liberty Reservoir on the Baltimore-Carroll county line.

Police said yesterday they have no suspect and know of no motive in the fatal stabbing of a man on an East Baltimore street Saturday night.

Alan Jones, 35, was stabbed in the neck with a knife about 8: 35 p.m. in the 1200 block of N. Dallas St., police said. Jones, a resident of the Franklin Center, a shelter for handicapped people in the 400 block of W. Franklin St., was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said a knife believed used in the slaying was recovered at the scene.

Woman, 44, fatally stabbed in apparent robbery attempt

A cleaning woman was stabbed to death early yesterday during an apparent robbery at the restaurant where she worked in Southwest Baltimore, a police spokeswoman said.

Agent Regina Cooper, the spokeswoman, said co-workers found the body of Stella Edmonds, 44, of the 200 block of S. Gilmor St. about 7: 25 a.m. in the kitchen of the Tom Thumb restaurant, 1101 Hollins St. The restaurant is across the street from the Hollins Market. Cooper said a video poker machine had been broken into, but it was not known if money was missing.

Cooper said Edmonds often slept overnight at the restaurant and was last seen alive there by her boyfriend about 1 a.m. She said the boyfriend is not considered a suspect.

Pub Date: 5/18/98

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