Eighty blind people will be trained at the National...

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July 16, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON — Eighty blind people will be trained at the National Federation for the Blind, 1800 Johnson St., and placed in jobs throughout the country at United Parcel Service under a $488,400 grant by the U.S. Department of Labor, the federation said.

The trainees, ages 18 to 65, will be trained in information access technology, problem solving and other skills.

Applicants must be clients of state rehabilitation agencies, be able to read and write in Braille and use computers at a basic level. Information: 410-659-9314.

Man found shot to death behind elementary school

City police yesterday were investigating the homicide of a man found shot to death behind a West Baltimore school.

Southwestern District officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 1500 block of Ashburton St. about 1: 30 a.m. Tuesday and found the body of Antonio Brockington, 26, of the 2600 block of Baker St., lying behind Lillian E. Jackson Elementary School, police said. Brockington, who was identified by several tattoos, had been shot several times in the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene, Detective Kirk Hastings said.

Anyone with information about the slaying is asked to call the homicide squad at 410-396-2100.

School participates in free-milk program

The Chimes School has announced its participation in the Special Milk Program, a U.S. Department of Agriculture funded program that makes milk available to the school's special education students at no charge.

The Chimes, founded in Baltimore in 1947, is the first school in Maryland established for the education of children with moderate mental retardation. Information: 410-427-0920.

Water main repairs to close section of Lombard Street

Because of water main repairs on Lombard Street at High Street, westbound Lombard Street between Albemarle and Exeter streets will be closed to traffic from 7 p.m. today to 6 a.m. tomorrow.

A detour is available from westbound Lombard Street. Drivers can turn right (north) on Exeter Street, left (west) on Baltimore Street and left (south) on Albemarle to Lombard.

TOWSON -- The school board has unanimously elected Dunbar Brooks to serve a second one-year term as board president for the 1998-99 school year.

Tuesday night's election came without the controversy of last year, when board members deadlocked in 10 votes for almost three hours before selecting Brooks to be the county's first black school board president.

The board also elected Donald L. Arnold to serve as vice president for 1998-99.

Scholarship offered for criminal justice program

CATONSVILLE

CATONSVILLE -- The Maryland Law Enforcement Officers (MLEO) scholarship committee has donated $2,000 for Catonsville Community College's criminal justice program.

Students interested in a criminal justice career are offered courses in law enforcement, correctional services and industrial and retail security. The scholarship will be awarded through a selection of MLEO's scholarship committee.

Information: 410-455-6915.

Police charge man with July 7 burglary

ESSEX

ESSEX -- County police yesterday arrested a man charged in the July 7 robbery of a 91-year-old woman in the 500 block of Franklin Ave.

Everett Brian Eady, 22, of the 500 block of Welbrook Road, was charged with first-degree burglary, said spokesman Bill Toohey. nTC Officers also are investigating whether Eady was involved in a dozen other burglaries similar to the one July 7, he said.

Eady was in police custody yesterday afternoon, and no bail had been set.

Pub Date: 7/16/98

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