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City/County Digest

January 15, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Johns Hopkins to expand program on entrepreneurship

The Johns Hopkins University has received a $2 million grant to support an entrepreneurship program that teaches undergraduates to manage or start businesses.

The money comes from university trustee William Polk Carey and the engineering school program will be named after him. School officials said the funds will double the number of offerings in the program, which has been available as a minor since 1997 and enrolls about 300 students.

Carey, a Baltimore native who attended Princeton University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, is chairman and CEO of W. P. Carey & Co., a New York investment banking firm.

Builders and contractors offer apprenticeships

The Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors Inc. is accepting applications for its apprenticeship program. Minorities and females are encouraged to apply.

Apprenticeships are being offered in: electrical work; plumbing; carpentry; sheet-metal and iron work; heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration; insulation; bricklaying and masonry; and sprinkler fitting.

Apply in person from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through September at the chapter office, Suite 200, 5716 York Road.

In Baltimore County

Residents warned in wake of burglaries, car thefts

DUNDALK -- A cluster of burglaries and car thefts in three neighborhoods has led police to warn residents of the area to be vigilant.

Six homes in the Colgate, Eastwood and Eastpoint neighborhoods have been broken into and robbed of appliances, computers and electronic equipment since mid-December, county police said yesterday. Eleven cars, most of them Plymouths, have been stolen from the same area since Jan. 1, said police spokesman Bill Toohey.

Police have been using the department's random auto-dialer to call residents of the three areas and warn them to be careful. Anyone seeing suspicious activity is asked to call 911 immediately.

Calvert Hall expanding campus athletic facilities

TOWSON -- Calvert Hall College will break ground this morning for a $4 million project to improve the stadium and other athletic facilities at the boys high school.

The project will include bleacher seating for 3,000, locker rooms, a weight-training room, press box and coaches' offices. The baseball field and tennis courts will be relocated, and 160 parking spaces will be added to the LaSalle Road campus.

The facilities are expected to be completed in September.

Police seek public's help in identifying bank robber

TOWSON -- County police are asking the public to help them identify a man who robbed a Perry Hall bank at 9: 30 Saturday morning and who might be linked to half a dozen other bank robberies since September.

The robbery occurred at a NationsBank in the 4000 block of Ebenezer Road when a man handed a teller a note saying he had a weapon and wanted money. He was given an undisclosed amount and left.

The robber is described as a black male between 30 and 40 years old, between 5 foot 2 inches and 5 foot 5 inches tall, with a medium build. He was wearing a knit wool hat and a hip-length blue coat. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 410-887-2198.

From staff reports

Pub Date: 1/15/99

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