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City/County Digest

July 16, 1999|By From staff reports

Police arrest mayoral candidate on burglary charge

A Republican mayoral candidate was arrested last night on a burglary charge, moments after making an appearance at a local television station, city police said.

Dorothy Joyner Jennings, 57, of the 4600 block of Maine Ave. in Northwest Baltimore was leaving WBFF-TV about 7 p.m. when police arrested her on a year-old warrant charging her with misdemeanor burglary of a house in the 4200 block of Wentworth Road.

Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a department spokeswoman, said the officer who investigated the burglary recognized Jennings on television and alerted the Northern District to pick her up. Police verified the warrant, Cook-Hayes said, and arrested the candidate as she was leaving the building. Details of the burglary were not available last night.

Candidates could be fined for illegally posted signs

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke warned yesterday that candidates in this year's municipal election could face penalties of up to $500 a day for illegally posting campaign signs because of a law that takes effect Aug. 8.

Schmoke said he has signed legislation that makes it a civil violation to attach campaign posters to city-owned utility boxes or poles, to gear up for an expected proliferation of signs.

Candidates are allowed by law to begin posting campaign signs today -- the municipal election's dropout deadline for candidates. Schmoke said public works and sanitation employees will ensure that signs are posted properly and will work with candidates before imposing fines.

Stop the Madness Crusade to present gospel concert

The Stop the Madness Youth Crusade Choir will present its debut concert at 8 tonight at the Mount Hatten Baptist Church, 2409 Aisquith St., just west of Lake Clifton-Eastern High School. The concert will also feature three other gospel choirs.

The choir is part of the Stop the Madness Youth Crusade, an effort to encourage young people to refrain from drugs, violence and premarital sex. Also planned is a rally from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 24 at Collington Square Park.

Information: 410-791-8040.

Service to focus attention on victim, illegal drugs

Six-year-old Tiffany Smith will be remembered at 6 p.m. Monday in a memorial service at the corner of Westwood Avenue and Rosedale Street, where she died in the cross-fire of a 1991 gunfight.

The purpose of the service -- sponsored by the state's HotSpots anti-crime initiative -- is to call attention to the open-air drug market in the area as well as remember the young victim. It will include the dedication of a plaque and brick memorial honoring Smith and a dance performance.

In Baltimore County

U.S. grant to help train high-tech employees

TOWSON -- The county has received a $989,900 U.S. Department of Labor grant to train new workers in high-tech manufacturing.

Local manufacturers, the Community Colleges of Baltimore County and the county's Office of Employment and Training will collaborate to develop a short-term, high-intensity training program to produce skilled candidates for high-tech jobs. About 120 people will be recruited.

"These funds go a long way toward helping us address a worker shortage in high-tech manufacturing," said County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger.

Dundalk marina recognized for meeting pollution rules

DUNDALK -- A marina in Dundalk is among the first marinas to be recognized by the state as part of a Maryland-wide program to reduce air and water pollution at private docks.

The Anchor Bay East Marina, 8500 Cove Road, joins six other marinas in Maryland noted for meeting rigorous pollution standards established by the state Department of Natural Resources.

Others meeting the guidelines include Baltimore Yacht Club in Fallston, and Herrington Harbour-South and Port Annapolis in Anne Arundel County.

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