In Baltimore CountyReading specialists to discuss training...

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August 27, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Reading specialists to discuss training for assistants, volunteers

COCKEYSVILLE -- County elementary school reading specialists will meet today to learn how to train teacher aides and community volunteers to help young readers improve their word-recognition skills.

About 120 elementary school reading specialists will meet at 8: 30 a.m. at Cockeysville Middle School for workshops that school system officials hope will result in better training for volunteers who lack educational training but want to help at neighborhood schools.

Superintendent Anthony G. Marchione has made it his goal to ensure that 100 percent of children in the school system can read at grade level by the time they turn 9 years old.

21 police officers complete academy's abridged training

DUNDALK -- Twenty-one officers who left other police agencies to join Baltimore County Police Department will graduate from the training academy today.

The new county officers have completed a six-week "lateral" training program that is shorter than the 24-week course given to those without previous police experience.

Seventeen of the new officers are from the Baltimore City Police Department, one is from Frederick City's police force and three from Anne Arundel County, police said. The ceremony will be held at the academy section on the Dundalk campus of Community College of Baltimore County.

Police seek man charged in three armed robberies

TOWSON -- County police are seeking help finding a man charged with three armed robberies: Ronald Scott "Buckshot" Baublitz, 28, of Glen Rock, Pa.

Baublitz is accused of robbing an Exxon station in the 300 block of Mount Carmel Road on Aug. 17; Today's Image Tanning in the 1800 block of E. Joppa Road on Aug. 19; and the Royal Farm store in the first block of E. Timonium Road on Wednesday.

Jessica Leigh Rudolph, 22, of the 100 block of Northway Road was charged with aiding in the armed robbery Wednesday after she was found in a waiting car, police said. Baublitz is described as a white male, 6 feet tall and 160 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo of a dagger on his right forearm and tattoo of barbed wire on his right wrist. Anyone with information should call county police at 410-887-2198.

Man charged with burglary, misuse of credit cards

NORTH POINT -- A Hillendale man was arrested yesterday in the burglary of an Anneslie home in which he and a female companion are accused of taking a purse and using stolen credit cards to make purchases at a Sports Authority and a Hecht's department store.

Robert Michael Thompson, 49, of the 1400 block of Taylor Ave. was arrested at a relative's home in North Point. Charges against him include burglary, fraud and credit card misuse. He and the woman were videotaped at Hecht's, Baltimore County police say.

Police are still searching for the unidentified woman. She is described as 35, white, with long brown hair, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 135 pounds, with tattoos on her left ankle and the left side of her chest. Police are asking anyone with information to call 410-887- 2198.

In Baltimore City

Catholic fund gives groups $173,000 in `self-help' grants

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development awarded $173,775 in "self-help" grants yesterday to seven community organizations.

The grants, ranging from $5,000 to $71,775, were awarded at a luncheon yesterday to the New Southwest Community Association; Tri-Churches Housing Inc.; Operation Reachout Southwest; the Baltimore Urban Leadership Foundation; South Baltimore Learning Center; Homewood Resident Council; and Students Sharing Coalition.

The campaign, in its 29th year, is funded through a collection at the nation's Roman Catholic churches each November.

Rights groups protest baboon research at Hopkins

A band of animal rights groups, calling itself the "Coalition to End Primate Experimentation," took its campaign to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Highlandtown yesterday to protest drug addiction research on baboons.

About 25 people rallied outside the Eastern Avenue campus, chanting and handing out leaflets criticizing National Institutes of Health experiments that turn baboons into cocaine addicts.

A Hopkins spokesman -- defending the role of animals in medical research -- played down allegations that the hospital has been cited with 46 violations of the Animal Welfare Act, saying they were bureaucratic mistakes and not abuses of animals.

Pub Date: 8/27/99

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