Goucher College will hold a rally at 10 o'clock...

TOWSON --

October 22, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- Goucher College will hold a rally at 10 o'clock tonight in front of Stimson Hall on the campus at 1021 Dulaney Valley Road to protest anti-gay messages that have been scrawled recently in dormitories.

Speakers include Goucher President Judy Jolley Mohraz; Cathy Renna, national political director of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation; and several students.

An unidentified Goucher student has admitted writing most of the 11 documented messages, a college spokeswoman said yesterday. The college is continuing to investigate the incidents.

Police searching for man after string of bank holdups

PIKESVILLE

PIKESVILLE -- Police are searching for a man they say has robbed three banks in two weeks.

On Oct. 6, a man approached a teller at Eastern Savings Bank in the 1400 block of Reisterstown Road, handed a teller a note demanding cash, received it and left, police said. On Oct. 13, a man of similar description used a note to rob Community First Bank in the 3700 block of Old Court Road. On Tuesday, it happened again, at the Crestar branch in the 1700 block of Reisterstown Road.

The man is described as white, 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 160 pounds. His hair is dark, graying on the sides and worn in a ponytail. Anyone with information is asked to call Baltimore County police at 410-887- 2198.

Children's Halloween bags to carry anti-drug message

TOWSON

TOWSON -- The county's youngest trick-or-treaters will be equipped with shiny silver reflective plastic bags adorned with a bright orange pumpkin -- and an anti-drug message -- courtesy of Students Against Destructive Decisions, the State Highway Administration and the county Coalition for Traffic Safety.

The bags are being sent home with preschool and kindergarten children in county schools and are available at all county library branches, or from the county Bureau of Substance Abuse.

The 20,000 bags, intended to promote safety as well as the message "Scare Off Drugs," were paid for with a state grant.

Fort McHenry will be given $900,000 to help complete renovations as part of the federal budget passed by Congress this week, according to U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Paul S. Sarbanes, Maryland Democrats.

Mikulski said in a news release that the funds will pay for renovation on the fort's historic structures and replacement of bricks on its outer walls.

The last major repairs to the fort were completed by the Army in 1929 before the installation was turned over to the National Park Service.

$1.4 million in state funds OK'd for Gwynns Falls Trail

State officials have approved $1.4 million to construct the second phase of Gwynns Falls Trail, a 14-mile hiking and biking trail along the Gwynns Falls.

The Maryland Department of Transportation funding will pay for construction of a 4-mile, 10-foot-wide macadam pathway from Leon Day Park to Carroll Park in West Baltimore, connecting 16 neighborhoods, state officials said. The first phase of the trail, a 4.5-mile path from Franklintown Road to the edge of Edmondson Village, was completed about a month ago.

Gwynns Falls Trail is expected to cost $7 million and will connect Leakin Park, the Inner Harbor and the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River.

'The Club' manufacturer to donate device, coupons

Two hundred steering-wheel locking devices and 50,000 coupons worth a $5 discount toward purchasing more will be donated to the Police Department at 10: 30 a.m. today at headquarters in the 600 block of E. Fayette St.

The anti-theft devices and coupons are being donated by Winner International, maker of "The Club," and will be made available to the public first-come, first-served at the nine district police stations.

Information: 410-396-2012.

Pub Date: 10/22/98

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