Lawyers for the campaign of Democratic...

WESTVIEW --

July 21, 1998|By From staff reports

WESTVIEW -- Lawyers for the campaign of Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Eileen M. Rehrmann filed suit yesterday in federal court, after the county declared that a campaign sign at U.S. 40 West and Lincoln Avenue, near the Beltway is illegal.

Attorneys Paul Mark Sandler and Raymond Daniel Burke asked for an immediate injunction from the U.S. District Court in Baltimore against enforcement of the county law prohibiting political signs on private property until 30 days before an election.

The lawsuit also asks that the county law be declared unconstitutional, acting on behalf of Warren Taylor Jr. of Lochearn, who wants to place a Rehrmann sign in his front yard.

County programs win six achievement awards

TOWSON

TOWSON -- County programs have won six achievement awards from the National Association of Counties, which is winding up its annual convention this week in Portland, Ore., with County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger attending.

The county received one award for a Police Athletic League Center program designed to attract youths who normally shy away from traditional programs.

Other awards were for the county's gain-sharing program, which gives employees rewards for cost-saving suggestions; its partnership with MetLife, in giving senior citizens a file folder to organize their financial, insurance, legal and estate papers; a program that applies cavity-preventing sealant to the teeth of people in low-income families; and another that places social workers in some schools.

Police Department divides $194,606 among 77 groups

TOWSON

TOWSON -- The county Police Department has divided $194,606 among 77 community groups and youth organizations.

The grants, from the county budget, are allocated by a committee within the Police Department that looks for groups seeking to keep neighborhoods safe and children off the streets, police said.

Among the groups receiving money were several Citizens on Patrol organizations and youth centers that offer sports and computer training.

A fight between two women in West Baltimore last night escalated into a brawl in which a woman was shot and several people were stabbed, police said.

The shooting and stabbing victims were treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said a Fire Department spokesman. None of their wounds appeared to be life-threatening, police said.

Police said the incident, in the 2300 block of Etting St., began about 10: 20 p.m. when two women got into a fight for an unknown reason. Police said several men took sides and, as the fight escalated, someone in the crowd fired a shot that struck a woman. At least two people were stabbed, one was bitten by a pit bull and another struck with a chain before police restored order.

Pub Date: 7/21/98

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