Anti-tobacco teen caravan to make stop at mall A...

July 12, 2000

Anti-tobacco teen caravan to make stop at mall

A teen-led caravan on a nationwide tour opposing Big Tobacco and the industry's advertising efforts has scheduled a stop from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Glen Burnie Mall.

The "Truth Tour" contingent - traveling the country in orange vans outfitted with a variety of audiovisual, sound and computer equipment - encourages area teen-agers to rip tobacco ads from their favorite magazines and bring them to the mall. With the ads, teens are asked to offer a message or testimonial on "their feelings about tobacco advertising aimed at them" or dedicated to "someone whose life has been harmed by tobacco."

The group said that ads brought to tour stops in more than two dozen cities will be displayed next month at its final event in Chicago and then sent to the tobacco companies with the message: "We don't want your ads in our magazines."

Would-be robber leaves cab without getting cash

A Glen Burnie cabdriver told police early yesterday that a passenger with a gun demanded cash, but then got out of the taxi and walked away without taking any money.

The driver, from Cab Connection, reported the attempted robbery at 1:30 a.m., about an hour after he said the man got out of his cab in the 7400 block of B & A Blvd., according to police.

The driver picked up the man, believed to be in his 20s, at the Cromwell Station light rail stop and was told to drive to Glenview Garden Apartments.

The driver said that the passenger then pulled out a handgun and demanded money.

The cabdriver stopped the vehicle, but instead of making a further effort to get money, the passenger got out and began walking back toward the rail station.

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