In Baltimore CountyUMBC names Johnson provost, vice...

City/County Digest

May 13, 1999|By From staff reports

CATONSVILLE — In Baltimore County

UMBC names Johnson provost, vice president for academic affairs

CATONSVILLE -- Arthur Johnson has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Johnson, who has been serving as interim provost since July, has been at UMBC since 1980 as a member and chairman of the political science department and an assistant vice president since 1994.

He became interim provost when Jo Ann Argersinger left to become chancellor of Southern Illinois University.

VFW post and IRS resolve tax-exempt status issues

DUNDALK -- Dundalk Memorial Post 6694 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Inc. and the Internal Revenue Service reached an agreement recently that resolves concerns that the post abused its tax-exempt status and operations, said Alan M. Schwartz, who represented the VFW.

The post has been reclassified as a veterans organization exempt under the IRS Code, allowing it to conduct social and recreational activities for members and guests. The post no longer qualifies as a social welfare organization.

About four years ago, the IRS proposed revoking the tax-exempt status of the Dundalk post and dozens of other veterans groups across Maryland, which would have forced such groups to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes.

Chamber of Commerce recognizes top teachers

ESSEX -- The county Chamber of Commerce has honored 147 teachers for their dedication and commitment as educators, and recognized top teachers.

The top four teachers, by teaching level, are: Robin Rupprecht of Timonium Elementary; William Jones, Loch Raven Academy; Col. John Long, Lansdowne High; and Christina Blackman, Battle Monument, a special education school.

The top five teachers by geographic area are Nellie Slater, from Villa Cresta Elementary, in the central area; Rosalie D'Addura from Parkville High, in the northeast area; Debra Myers from Randallstown Elementary, in the northwest area; Mary Kate Rigby from Patapsco High, in the southeast area; and Gail Kennedy from Woodbridge Elementary, in the southwest area.

In Baltimore City

No motive or suspect known in fatal shooting Monday

Police said yesterday they knew of no motive and had no suspect in the fatal shooting early Monday of a Northwest Baltimore man.

Police said Tyrone Delbert Jackson, 29, was sitting alone on the front steps of his house in the 3800 block of Belle Ave. about 12: 05 a.m. when a gunman shot him several times in the lower torso. Police said Jackson, who lived with his father, died about 40 minutes later at Sinai Hospital.

Anyone with information about the slaying is asked to call Detective Kevin Buie at 410-396-2100.

Citizens on Patrol program begins for Liberty-Garrison

Six volunteers began the Citizens on Patrol program last night in the Liberty-Garrison area of Northwest Baltimore, patrolling neighborhood streets in their vehicles, said Agent Ragina L. Cooper, a police spokeswoman.

The citizens patrolled from 7: 30 p.m. to 10: 30 p.m. and were in constant radio contact with a Baltimore Police Neighborhood Services officer to report criminal activity.

"As we patrol our neighborhoods and become extra eyes to help our Police Department this self-help effort will help us keep our neighborhoods safe," said Dennis Fisher, president of the Columbus Drive Association, one of several community groups in the Liberty-Garrison program.

Pub Date: 5/13/99

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