Nearly 4,200 people were evacuated from two...


August 06, 1998|By From staff reports

WOODLAWN -- Nearly 4,200 people were evacuated from two Social Security Administration buildings yesterday after a suspicious package was discovered in the mail.

The evacuation lasted from about 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. while a hazardous material unit was called to the scene and removed the package. Authorities found that the package, a footlocker sent through the mail, contained motorcycle parts and an unknown but nonhazardous liquid.

The package was traced to an address in Houston, Texas, said Postal Inspector Doug Bim, who called the incident a hoax.

Officials seek 400 judges for Sept., Nov. elections


TOWSON -- County election officials are looking for 400 registered county voters to be election judges for the Sept. 15 primary and the Nov. 3 general election.

The job pays $100 for each election day, plus $25 for several hours of training. Doris Suter, county elections administrator, said she has 2,000 judges lined up, but needs 200 more Democrats and 200 more Republicans. "It's getting worse," Suter said of the difficulty finding enough people for the jobs.

Anyone interested may call the board at 410-887-5700. Democrats should ask for Nancy and Republicans should ask for Rena, which is pronounced Renee.

County school board scheduled to meet Tuesday


TOWSON -- The next meeting of the county school board will be Tuesday in the Educational Support Services Building, 6901 Charles St.

The board will meet briefly in open session at 5: 45 p.m. and then move into a closed session to discuss personnel matters. The board will resume its public meeting at 7: 30 p.m.

Albert Sims, a 77-year-old janitor, has been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy after a brick was thrown at the man's car, city State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy announced yesterday.

Jessamy said Sims also was indicted on handgun charges stemming from the July 5 shooting of Jermaine Jamar Jordan in the 1600 block of Llewelyn Ave. The boy attended school in Georgia and was visiting his family in Baltimore for the July 4 holiday.

She said Sims, held without bail, will be arraigned at 9: 30 a.m. Sept. 24 in Circuit Court.

Marble Hill group to mark historic status, renovations

The Marble Hill Community Association of Baltimore will sponsor an outdoor festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 418 Mosher St., between McCulloh Street and Druid Hill Avenue.

The association is celebrating its historic status in the city and recent renovations of homes in the neighborhood. Organizers said they hope that the outdoor festival will showcase the neighborhood to lure back people who moved away. The event will include a flea market, guided tours and a talent show.

Information: 410-728-2085.

Police investigate stabbing, fatal shooting on Carey St.

Police said yesterday they are investigating the fatal shooting of a man and the stabbing of a teen-ager in the 600 block of N. Carey St. in West Baltimore on Tuesday night.

Police said Andrew Moore, 24, of the 5600 block of Frankford Ave. was shot in the back about 10 p.m. in the 600 block and ran a block south to the 1200 block of Edmondson Ave., where he collapsed. Moore died a short time later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

They said Leroy Johnson, 17, of the 700 block of N. Carey St. was stabbed in the back and shoulders and was in fair condition at Shock Trauma.

Pub Date: 8/06/98

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