Central Maryland Red Cross is helping to...


November 04, 1998|By From staff reports

OWINGS MILLS -- Central Maryland Red Cross is helping to find temporary homes for several families displaced in a Mondayevening fire at Sandalwood Apartment Complex, as well as food, clothing and replacement furniture.

Yesterday, four families sought assistance from a service center set up by the Red Cross near the fire scene. Three families, whose apartments were severely damaged, were moved to vacant apartments in the complex shortly after the fire, said Red Cross spokeswoman Ruth L. Young. Several others were able to return to their apartments yesterday.

The fire was started by children playing with matches in the bedroom of a second-floor apartment, damaging 12 units and displacing about 30 people.

Booklet gives seniors tips on telemarketing fraud


TOWSON -- A guide to help senior citizens avoid telemarketing fraud is available in county libraries, senior centers and other locations.

Titled "They're Calling and They Won't Hang Up -- Avoiding Telemarketing Scams and Frauds," it was written by the XTC Baltimore County Department of Aging and funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The publication describes a number of telemarketing and telephone frauds and schemes, and offers tips and phone numbers to help people avoid being victimized. The booklet is free. Information: 410-887-2002.

Notre Dame Preparatory holding lecture series


TOWSON -- As part of its 125th birthday celebration, Notre Dame Preparatory School is sponsoring a lecture series featuring sportscaster Jim McKay, author and media commentator Cokie Roberts and Sun columnist Dan Rodricks.

McKay will open the series at 8 p.m. Nov. 11 at the school, 815 Hampton Lane. He will sign copies of his book, "The Real McKay," at 7 p.m. Roberts will speak at a luncheon on March 10 at the Baltimore Country Club and Rodricks on April 27 at the school.

Notre Dame, which has 650 students in grades six through 12, began as the Notre Dame of Maryland Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies on the campus of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Information: 410-825-6202, Ext. 1108.

A car used by two gunmen who robbed a North Avenue check-cashing firm Friday was recovered yesterday in East Baltimore, and no arrests had been made, police said.

Detective Dave Roberts said the gold-colored 1999 Pontiac Grand Am was found about noon parked in the 300 block of E. Federal St. Roberts said the car was used to drive a female employee of America's Cash Express in the first block of E. North Ave. to the firm, where she was ordered to remove a large sum of money.

The woman's daughter and the owner of the car, a male friend who arrived Friday morning to take the daughter to school, were locked in a closet in the woman's apartment in the 1700 block of St. Paul St. during the robbery, police said.

Pub Date: 11/04/98

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