The 1854 warship Constellation has won a $249,000 federal...

City/County Digest

October 29, 1998|By From staff reports

CATONSVILLE — The 1854 warship Constellation has won a $249,000 federal grant to buy and install new rigging to support its masts and spars.

One of 28 Maryland grants funded by $8 million in Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act money, the award will help "to fully preserve this national monument," said Gov. Parris N. Glendening. "Her survival is crucial not only to Maryland, but to the nation."

The ship, which is berthed in the Inner Harbor, is undergoing a $9 million restoration in Locust Point. Gail Shawe, chairwoman of the Constellation Foundation, said, "This is really important to the Constellation, one more step on the road to bringing her home."

Saturday tour will include 4 historic midtown churches

St. Mark's Lutheran Church will present a tour of four historic midtown churches beginning with a program at 9: 30 a.m. Saturday at the church, 1900 St. Paul St.

The program will begin with a presentation on church architecture by Bodil Ottesen, associate director for adult learning at Baltimore Museum of Art. Her talk will be followed by tours of St. Mark's; Seventh Baptist Church at St. Paul Street and North Avenue; the Episcopal Church of St. Michael and All Angels in the 2000 block of St. Paul; and Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, 2200 St. Paul St.

Information: 410-752-5804.

Man fatally shot in East Baltimore

Police said yesterday that they have no suspects and know of no motive in the fatal shooting early Tuesday of a man in East Baltimore.

Detective Lenny Willis of the homicide squad said officers responding to a report of "a man down" about 5 a.m. in the 900 block of N. Glover St. found the body of Marc Miller, 18, in the street. Willis said Miller, a resident of the 2600 block of McElderry St., had been shot at least twice.

CATONSVILLE -- A security guard was assaulted, tied up and robbed yesterday afternoon as he began putting money into an automated teller machine, police said.

The guard, an employee of Loomis Fargo whose name was not released by police, drove up behind the First National Bank ATM beside an Amoco station in the 600 block of Frederick Road about 12: 30 p.m., said Baltimore County police spokesman Bill Toohey. Two men assaulted him, taped his eyes and mouth, handcuffed him and sprayed him with chemical spray before taking a substantial amount of cash, Toohey said.

The men left, and the guard managed to attract the attention of a clerk at the gas station, who called police.

Shelters await $72,000 in County Council aid


TOWSON -- Nighttime cold weather shelters for a combined 72 homeless people will again operate in Rosedale and Catonsville starting Nov. 15, if the County Council approves $72,000 Monday to pay for their operation.

The shelter at the Banneker Community Center in Catonsville has been criticized by area residents and their elected officials, who want the shelter moved. "Banneker just isn't working," council Chairman Stephen G. Sam Moxley, a Catonsville Democrat, told Department of Social Services Director Barbara Gradet at a council work session this week.

Gradet agreed but said the county has not found a location nearby. The Rosedale shelter is in the Eastern Family Resource Center near Franklin Square Hospital.

Police arrest woman, seek teen in theft case


TOWSON -- A Harford County woman was arrested, and a teen-age girl was being sought yesterday in connection with the thefts of two laptop computers, police said. The arrest came after several people saw surveillance-camera film of the women on television.

Cindy Lynn Cox, 22, of the 1500 block of Boggs Road in Forest Hill, was arrested Tuesday night at the North Avenue Motel, police said.

She is charged with burglary, grand theft and attempted grand theft in robberies Oct. 16 and Oct. 19 at two Towson-area businesses, and is being held at Baltimore County Detention Center on $35,000 bail.

Pub Date: 10/29/98

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