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February 18, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Arundel man gets 2 life sentences in double killing

A 20-year-old Anne Arundel County man was sentenced yesterday to two consecutive life terms for killing two Baltimore men in an attempted robbery.

Judge John C. Themelis gave Michael Yancy the sentence in Baltimore Circuit Court. Yancy, a Millersville resident, was convicted of killing Brice Shufford, 35, of the 3800 block of Elmora Ave. and James Victor Henderson, 35, of the 3500 block of Chesterfield Ave.

The attempted robbery took place Jan. 13 last year in the 1800 block of N. Milton Ave. The men were shot in the neck, stomach and back. It was the first double homicide of 1999.

Food store owner accused of bribing health inspector

The owner of a West Baltimore food market has been charged by police with bribing a health inspector making a random inspection of the store.

Police were called to the store by the inspector about noon Wednesday. He told police that the owner had pulled him aside during the inspection and placed an envelope containing five $20 bills into his left front jacket pocket.

Jin Ho Kang, 61, owner of Save Rite Family Food Market at 1701 W. Baltimore St., was charged with bribery of a public employee, police said. Efforts to reach Kang yesterday were unsuccessful.

Faulty computer leaves council's Web site down

The Baltimore City Council's Web site has been inaccessible for the past week because of a faulty computer server.

Council officials hope to have the site -- www.baltimorecitycouncil.com -- running as soon as the part can be repaired or replaced, said Anthony McCarthy, chief of staff for City Council President Sheila Dixon.

The Web site was created last year by Lawrence A. Bell when he was City Council president.

4 schools close early after water main breaks

A water main break in East Baltimore shortly before 6 a.m. yesterday forced Dunbar High School, Dunbar Middle School, and Thomas G. Hayes and Charles Carroll of Carrollton elementary schools to send students home at noon because there was no water.

The area's water service was shut off for more than seven hours while public works crews repaired a broken 16-inch fitting that connects four water lines on Central Avenue just south of Orleans Street.

A senior citizen housing complex used its backup water supply until service was restored, said Kurt Kocher, a spokesman for the Department of Public Works.

Communion and breakfast to honor George Washington

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew and the Baltimore-area Churchman's Club are sponsoring a George Washington Birthday Corporate Communion and Breakfast at 8: 30 a.m. tomorrow at the Episcopal Cathedral, Charles Street and University Parkway.

George Hahn, a professor of English at Towson University, will speak on "The Truth and Integrity of Washington," and the Right Rev. Robert W. Ihloff, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, will celebrate communion.

The cost of the breakfast is $12. Information: 410-832-1700 or 410- 757-8758.

In Baltimore County

Kiwanis Club of Loch Raven seeks former members

LOCH RAVEN -- The Kiwanis Club of Loch Raven celebrates 50 years of service this year, and the group wants to find former members of the organization for a celebration Dec. 2.

Former members, spouses of former members and anyone with information about them can call Joe Maranto at 410-252-9311.

Parkville High team wins county chess championship

PARKVILLE -- Members of the Knights' Chess Team at Parkville High School have won the Baltimore County Chess League Championship for the second year in a row.

The team -- Matt Leese, Alex Kelly, Sid Jagannathan, Jack Mitcham, Alexander Ruutiainen and Mark Eichenlaub -- placed third in the state competition. It was undefeated as county champion.

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