Schmoke will speak at PAL banquet honoring...

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January 23, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Schmoke will speak at PAL banquet honoring children

Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke will speak this afternoon at the Towanda Police Athletic League center football league banquet, where children will be honored for academic and scholastic achievements.

About 80 boys and girls, ages 8 to 12, and their families are expected to attend the dinner from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Peachtree Banquet Hall at 4448 Park Heights Ave. in Northwest Baltimore.

Experts discuss registry for childhood nerve disease

Experts in the childhood nerve disease that was the subject of the movie "Lorenzo's Oil" gathered in Baltimore yesterday to plan a registry of virtually all of the world's diagnosed cases.

Scientists also discussed a trial of four experimental therapies. The disease, adrenoleukodystrophy, attacks the protective sheath around nerve fibers, often causing paralysis, blindness and death.

The conference, organized by the Kennedy Krieger Institute, drew scientists from the United States, Japan, India, China, Mexico, Australia and other nations.

Driver of school bus arrested after 8 cars hit, 3 people hurt

The driver of a school bus was charged yesterday with drunken driving after the vehicle was driven the wrong way on North Fulton Avenue, hit eight cars and injured three people, police said.

Police said no children were aboard the bus, owned by Johnson Transportation. Police identified the driver as Gary Hawkins, 44, of the 2900 block of Wynham Road, who was charged with drunken driving and negligent driving. The accident occurred about noon at Fulton and North avenues.

Former Schaefer aide will run for City Council

Calling for safer streets and improvements to Baltimore schools, Roscoe Herring, an aide to former Gov. William Donald Schaefer, said he will seek election to the City Council this year.

Herring is expected to formally declare his candidacy at 10 a.m. today at the John Eager Howard Recreational Center, 2100 Brookfield Ave. Herring is running in the 4th District.

Herring was an administrative and executive assistant to Schaefer while Schaefer was Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor.

In Baltimore County

Police arrest two men suspected in holdup spree

Baltimore County police have arrested two men suspected in a two-week crime spree during which 16 convenience stores and auto repair shops were held up in Baltimore and Baltimore County.

Baltimore Police Sgt. Brian Matulonis said the men were arrested Thursday afternoon by county police after robberies at a High's store in the 6500 block of Harford Road and at Bill & Earl's auto repair shop in the 7100 block of Belair Road.

Ernest Bundy, 27, of the 900 block of Holgate Drive in Essex and Michael Moscirella, 41, of the 6400 block of Crestwood Road in Glendale were charged with three counts each of armed robbery.

Pub Date: 1/23/99

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