In Baltimore County
Reisterstown man sought in stabbing of 2 brothers at bar
REISTERSTOWN - Baltimore County police are searching for a man suspected of stabbing two brothers Sunday night during a fight at Starlight Station Bar in the 11900 block of Reisterstown Road.
Jorge Luis Martines, 35, of the first block of Sesame Court in Reisterstown is charged in a warrant with two counts each of first- and second-degree assault and using a deadly weapon with intent to injure.
Police said a man stabbed Ralph Brindle, 30, of the 600 block of Hammershire Road in Reisterstown and Jonathan Brindle, 33, of the 1800 block of Hanover Pike in Hampstead during a dispute. Police said the brothers were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Ralph Brindle was reported in serious but stable condition yesterday. Hospital officials said they had no record of Jonathan Brindle's being brought there.
Anthrax fears spur ban on students handling mail
TOWSON - Baltimore County students no longer will be allowed to handle letters and packages arriving at schools because of concern over anthrax sent through the mail, according to a letter from Superintendent Joe A. Hairston to parents.
Middle and high school students working as office assistants open and sort mail.
The school system is asking employees at mail distribution centers to be alert for suspicious items. "I appreciate your support and patience as we move through these difficult times together," Hairston wrote.
Agency establishes hot line for anthrax, health queries
TOWSON - Baltimore County Department of Health has started a telephone hot line to answer questions from the public about anthrax and other health threats.
The number, 410-887-3490, is staffed by public health nurses and medical personnel who will answer calls every day from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Callers also can reach the Health Department through a 24-hour service, 410-832-7179.
Folk concert Thursday at St. Paul's School
BROOKLANDVILLE - Folk musicians Gordon Bok and Bob Zentz will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in St. Paul's Chapel at St. Paul's School for Boys, 11152 Falls Road.
Admission is $15; $5 for students; children 12 and younger admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets will be sold at the door. Information: 410-857-2771.
In Baltimore City
Honored teacher gives up prize to help her school
Maryland's Teacher of the Year formally traded in one of her prizes - the yearlong lease of a new Lincoln Continental - yesterday for money to help her school.
In a ceremony at Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School, the Maryland New Car & Truck Dealers Association presented a $5,000 donation requested by Linda J. Eberhart in lieu of the Lincoln.
Eberhart, who has taught in the city system for 32 years, was named winner of the statewide competition a month ago. She teaches fourth- and fifth-grade science and math at Mount Royal, and sought the donation to help the school buy computer printers.
Man fatally shot on Greenmount Ave.
An unidentified man was fatally shot last night about a block from the state prison system's prerelease unit on Greenmount Avenue.
Police said the victim was standing in the 1000 block of Greenmount, near Eager Street, at the edge of the Johnston-Square community about 9 p.m. when an unknown assailant fired several shots. The man suffered multiple wounds and was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Police asked that anyone with information about the shooting call Detective Joseph Jefferson or Detective Blane Vucci at 410-396-2100.
Halloween festivities set at Poe's burial site
The annual Halloween tour of Westminster Burying Ground and Catacombs at Greene and Fayette streets, which includes the resting place of author Edgar Allan Poe, will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow.
The tour will include a reading of Poe's short story "Masque of the Red Death," music performed on the 1882 pipe organ of Westminster Hall, once a Presbyterian church, and ghostly character appearances by Gen. John Stricker, hero of the 1814 Battle of North Point, and "Frank the Body Snatcher," a 19th-century grave robber who, legend holds, provided graveyard bodies to the University of Maryland medical school.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children, and includes popcorn, cider and prize drawings. No reservations are required.