In Baltimore County$520,000 budget shift expected for...

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April 14, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

$520,000 budget shift expected for school modular additions

TOWSON -- The County Council is expected to approve a $520,000 budget transfer Monday for modular classroom additions at two crowded elementary schools.

Modular additions with four classrooms would be placed at Winand Elementary School near Randallstown and Timber Grove Elementary School in Reisterstown. Winand is 85 pupils over capacity, and Timber Grove is expected to be about 100 pupils over capacity within 10 years, school officials said.

The modular classrooms would be moved to the schools by July from Towson High School, where school officials say they are no longer needed.

School's online program is part of Smithsonian

DUNDALK -- Logan Elementary School's Logan-On-Line program has became part of the permanent Research Collection on Information Technology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Logan's program equips every student in a class with computing and Internet resources at home and school. The program, which became part of the museum's collection Monday, was nominated by Paul Allaire, chief executive officer of Xerox Corp., for inclusion in the Education and Academia category.

Logan's work is part of a Smithsonian collection of more than 470 of the year's most innovative applications of technology from 42 states and 22 countries.

Villa Julie College adds five trustees to board

STEVENSON -- Villa Julie College, the four-year college at 1525 Greenspring Valley Road in Stevenson, has announced five new members recently elected to the school's board of trustees.

They are: Janet D. Kelly, co-founder of Kelly & Associates Insurance Group; David Deger, managing director of American Express Tax & Business Services; Henry H. Lewis, president of a contracting company bearing his name; Marshall B. Paul, a partner in the law firm of Saul, Ewing, Weinberg & Green; and Virginia W. Smith, president and chief executive officer of Union National Bank in Westminster.

In Baltimore City

Man accused of trying to rob shop with toy is shot

A clerk shot a man accused of trying to rob a Northwest Baltimore pawnshop yesterday with a toy gun, police said.

Agent Ragina L. Cooper, police spokeswoman, said a man entered Cash USA in the 3000 block of Liberty Heights Ave. about 5: 50 p.m., took money from a cash register and forced the owner, Gregory Veltzer, 45, to give him money. As the man walked back toward the counter, a store employee shot him in the left arm, left hip and abdomen with a 9 mm handgun, said Detective Bernard Douglas. Police found a metal and plastic toy gun next to the man.

Cooper said Kevin Emory Tyrone Lee, 20, of the 5900 block of Bland Ave. was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was charged with armed robbery, assault and a handgun violation.

Baltimore Fuel Fund plans gala Tuesday to raise money

The Baltimore Fuel Fund, celebrating its 20th anniversary, will present a gala fund-raiser from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Forum, 4210 Primrose Ave.

The fund's founder, former city Councilwoman Victorine Q. Adams, will be honored during the event, which will feature live entertainment. Tickets are $50 and are tax-deductible.

The fund helps low-income families pay heating bills or purchase fuel. Information: 410-396- 7043.

UM research department to hold open house Saturday

The Department of Medical Research and Technology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. Saturdayin the school's Allied Health Building at 100 Penn St. Information: 410-706-7664.

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