A man was arrested yesterday in South Baltimore and...


November 11, 1998|By From staff reports

CATONSVILLE — A man was arrested yesterday in South Baltimore and charged with robbing a police officer of her service handgun on Monday.

Sgt. Michael Wingler said two men were robbing the McDonald's restaurant in the 700 block of Washington Blvd. about 10 p.m. when they spotted Officer Helena Mills. The robbers went outside and one of them pulled a handgun and took Mills' gun. They drove off in a late-model Ford pickup truck that was traced to a residence in the 2800 block of Joseph Ave. in Westport, Wingler said.

Police entered the house about 6: 30 a.m. yesterday, arrested Reno Mabrey, 21, and charged him with the attempted armed robbery of McDonald's and the robbery of Mills. A second man was being sought.

State OKs $1 million loan for Bagby Furniture building

The state Board of Public Works approved two loans totaling $1 million yesterday to renovate Little Italy's Bagby Furniture building at 400 S. Central Ave. The developer is Skylar Development.

The loan package contains a provision that allows $500,000 to convert into a grant provided the tenant, Sylvan Learning Center, creates 200 jobs for three consecutive years. The Sylvan employees must work at the Bagby building.

A local advertising agency, Eisner & Associates, will also occupy the site.

Free flu vaccine clinics set this week at two sites

The Action for Community Enrichment is sponsoring free flu vaccine clinics from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow at Bethel AME Church, 1300 Druid Hill Ave., and Friday at Waxter Senior Center, 1000 Cathedral St.

ACE is a public and private partnership that includes several organizations, including the Baltimore City Health Department, Merck Vaccine Division and Morgan State University. Its mission is to reduce preventable diseases among the city's adult population.

The clinics run until Nov. 25 at sites throughout the city. Information: The health department at 410-396-4454 or Delmarva Foundation at 1-800-876-3362.

CATONSVILLE -- Officials at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County will soon break ground on a 500-bed dormitory, after the state Board of Public Works approved a plan yesterday for the facility to be funded by a private foundation.

The $14 million project by the Erickson Foundation, a nonprofit group that supports educational, scientific and research initiatives, is expected to open with 250 beds next August.

UMBC's enrollment is projected to increase 22 percent by 2007 to 12,340 students, and the institution has a waiting list of 400 students for campus housing.

Water-main break means early release for students


LANSDOWNE -- A broken water main forced Lansdowne High School to send students home early yesterday afternoon.

The break occurred about 11: 30 a.m., and school officials decided that students should be dismissed at 1: 15 p.m. -- about an hour early.

No damage was reported, and school officials said they expect classes to resume this morning.

Notre Dame Prep receives $275,000 for campaign


TOWSON -- Notre Dame Preparatory School has received $275,000 in grants from local foundations for its capital campaign, "Miracles Happen Here."

The all-girls' school received $100,000 from France-Merrick Foundations, $75,000 from the Henry J. and Marion B. Knott Foundation and $50,000 each from the Sheridan Foundation and the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Foundation. The campaign has pledges totaling $4.3 million toward its goal of $6 million.

The money is being used to add 10 classrooms, a performing arts center, athletic fields and to renovate four science labs.

Pub Date: 11/11/98

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