In Baltimore CityPolice investigate couple in several...

City/County Digest

May 04, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Police investigate couple in several robberies at bars

A man and woman, who were arrested Saturday and charged in the robbery of a bar in southern Baltimore, are being investigated in robberies at several other bars in that area in the past two weeks, police said.

Sgt. Scott Rowe said yesterday that Officer Sean Lawrence stopped the couple shortly after the West Street Bar in the first block of E. West St. was robbed about 9: 50 p.m. Saturday. Police seized from the man a handgun and $311 believed taken in the robbery, Rowe said.

He said Michael Dungee, 28, of the 2500 block of Seamon Ave. in Cherry Hill in southern Baltimore and Barbara Tucker, 29, of the 1100 block of Myrtle Ave. in West Baltimore were processed at the Central Booking and Intake Center.

Pupils' ceramic artwork on display Friday at BGE

An exhibition of ceramic art by pupils in area schools will be displayed beginning Friday at the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. headquarters at Liberty and Lexington streets, and on June 1 at City Hall Circle Gallery.

The works are the result of in-school and after-school programs sponsored by the Baltimore-based National Museum of Ceramic Art & Glass. In its fifth year, the museum's program has expanded to include 20 middle schools in the city and Baltimore County.

The program is intended, in part, as an incentive to spark interest in education for at-risk and disaffected students.

Man is shot after firing at 2 Northwestern officers

An unidentified man fired a handgun at two Northwestern District police officers late Sunday but missed them and was shot in return, police said yesterday.

Police spokesman Sgt. Scott Rowe said Officer William Hoover was responding to an assault report in the 3100 block of W. Garrison Ave. about 11 p.m. when a man shot at him. Hoover fired back and wounded the man in both legs and both arms, but did not bring him down, Rowe said.

He said Hoover followed the man to the 5000 block of Palmer Ave., a block away, where the man was arrested after shooting at Officer Reuben Jackson. Rowe said the suspect, 31, was being treated at Sinai Hospital.

In Baltimore County

Project98 to meet tonight to discuss community issues

TOWSON -- Project98, a group of community leaders and activists, will meet at 7 p.m. today at Loch Raven High School, Cromwell Bridge Road and Cowpens Avenue, to discuss community issues.

Topics will include traffic problems, notification for the conflict of interest laws and notification of property owners for the comprehensive zoning process.

Information: 410-668-2580.

UMBC chess champs to go to Cuba to play `all-stars'

CATONSVILLE -- The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, chess team, the reigning collegiate champion, will send a team to Havana this summer to play a group of Cuban chess "all-stars."

The matches have been scheduled for Aug. 30 to Sept. 3, said UMBC spokesman John Fritz. The match had been encouraged by Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, who also has been pushing for a tennis exhibition match with Cuba and a Baltimore-to-Havana yacht race.

UMBC's chess team won the Pan-American Intercollegiate Chess Championships last fall.

Owings Mills High principal named to group's board

OWINGS MILLS -- Owings Mills High School Principal Margaret Spicer has been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

As a board member, Spicer will represent the group in dealings with Congress and U.S. Department of Education, and will help the group as it implements recommendations in its high school reform report, "Breaking Ranks: Changing an American Institution."

"NASSP is fortunate to have Dr. Spicer as a member of its board of directors," said Gerald N. Tirozzi, executive director of the group. "She has vast experience and vision which will aid in our efforts to reform America's schools."

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