Surrounded by a group of cheering supporters, Sen...

City/County Digest

July 01, 1998|By From staff reports

WESTVIEW — Surrounded by a group of cheering supporters, Sen. Clarence W. Blount, a West Baltimore Democrat, filed for re-election at the state election board in Annapolis yesterday, ending months of speculation about whether he would seek an eighth four-year term.

Blount, 77, the Senate majority leader from the 41st Legislative District, has weighed leaving the General Assembly's upper chamber, but local community and political leaders have encouraged him to run again.

He faces a challenge in the September primary from Del. Frank D. Boston Jr., 59, a three-term member of the House of Delegates who announced last month that he was making a run for the Senate seat.

Lawyer whose license was suspended is disbarred

A Baltimore lawyer was disbarred yesterday for practicing while her license was suspended, misrepresenting herself to a client and trying to thwart the Attorney Grievance Commission's probe into the complaint against her.

The state Court of Appeals disbarred Rhonda M. Smith, 51, saying that she represented a new client while under a 30-day suspension in 1994, that she did not refund his $3,500 fee and that she interfered with efforts to find out what happened. She also had been given a private reprimand in 1995 for mixing her personal funds with a client's money.

Smith had denied those and other allegations.

WESTVIEW -- The disputed Rehrmann for Governor signs at && Lincoln Avenue and Baltimore National Pike (U.S. 40) are gone, but no one seems to know who took them down.

Neither campaign spokesman George Harrison nor supporter Robert Clay, who erected the two signs on his property, could say how the promotions for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Eileen M. Rehrmann vanished.

The county had issued three zoning citations totaling $4,800 in ,, potential fines on the Rehrmann campaign. By law, signs can be erected on private property 30 days before an election.

Troopers to show parents how to install car seats


PIKESVILLE -- Parents can learn how to install child safety seats correctly at a free drive-through event tomorrow sponsored by state police.

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., troopers and safety seat experts will install seats for drivers and explain how to do it at home. Police will also offer tips on proper seat belt positions for expectant mothers, ways to safely buckle up children as old as 10 and the types of safety seats compatible with specific vehicles.

The event will take place in the Reisterstown Road Plaza parking lot, 6564 Reisterstown Road. Information: 410-653-4236.

Four senior centers to hold sessions on health-care fraud


LANSDOWNE -- Seminars on how to avoid health-care fraud && will be held at several senior centers in July, starting at 12: 15 p.m. Monday at Lansdowne Senior Center, 424 Third Ave.

Other sessions are scheduled at 10: 30 a.m. Tuesday at the Liberty Senior Center, 3525 Resource Drive; at 12: 30 p.m. July 9 at the Parkville Senior Center, 8601 Harford Road; and at 12: 45 p.m. July 10, at Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Road. The talks are sponsored by the county Department of Aging.

Information: 410-887-2059.

Pub Date: 7/01/98

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