County police are seeking a man charged with...


September 30, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- County police are seeking a man charged with robbery and grand theft at three Sally Beauty Supply stores in Baltimore County. All three stores were robbed of hair clippers.

Derrick Christopher Lanham, 31, of the 2300 block of Fire House Road in Landover, is one of two men linked to several robberies of Sally stores in Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Prince George's County in August and September, police said.

The other man, James Louis Adams, 33, of the 40000 block of New Market Turner Road in Mechanicsville, turned himself into police last week. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $155,000 bail.

Crossing guards needed to work at county schools


TOWSON -- Crossing guards are needed for county schools, police said yesterday, particularly those from White Marsh west to Lansdowne.

Guards are required to work an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon, and can work extra hours at special events such as parades and fireworks displays. The salary is $18.96 per day.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have reliable transportation and pass a physical and background check. Information: Officer Ron Ruark at 410-887-5804.

Project '98 activists to meet tomorrow


TOWSON -- Project '98, a group of community activists urging changes in the county's development laws and procedures, will hold a public meeting tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave., to discuss the group's legislative agenda.

In addition to reviewing its legislative issues, the group will give score cards on local political candidates and discuss future actions.

Information: Carroll Holzer, 410-825-6961 or Ruth Baisden, 410-688-2580.

Windows on the Writing Life, a reading and discussion program of the National Book Foundation, begins next month at three branches of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Participants may join a reading group at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Northwood Library in the 4400 block of Loch Raven Blvd.; at 6: 30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Central Library in the 400 block of Cathedral St.; and at 2 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Roland Park Library in the 5100 block of Roland Ave.

Registration: Northwood at 410-396-6076; the Central branch at 410-396-5487; or Roland Park Library at 410 396-6099.

Coalition receives $175,000 for community programs

A $175,000 federal grant has been awarded to an East Baltimore community group to fund community policing, housing, employment and social programs.

The Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition has been awarded the Department of Justice "Weed and Seed" grant to help community activists work with the police to clean up drug activity and help find housing and employment for residents.

4 The nonprofit coalition serves a 160-block area.

Office of Promotion seeks volunteers to work on events

The Baltimore Office of Promotion is looking for volunteers to help with municipal events.

Volunteers are needed to act as parade marshals, help with decorations and work with costumed characters and children's activities.

Information: 410-752-8632.

Pub Date: 9/30/98

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