In Baltimore County Apparent crowbar attack on school...

City/County Digest

February 15, 2002|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Apparent crowbar attack on school bus is investigated

WOODLAWN - Police and Baltimore County school officials are investigating an apparent crowbar attack on a Woodlawn High School bus dropping students off after school Wednesday.

Two buses were at Carnaby Drive and Tudsbury Road in the Heraldry Square neighborhood when as many as eight students from the front bus jumped off and ran to the back of the second bus, opened the emergency exit and boarded it, said school system spokesman Charles A. Herndon. Holding what the bus driver said "appeared to be a crowbar," the crowd beat one student, terrorized others and threatened the bus driver before smashing the rearview mirror and leaving the bus, he said.

By the time police arrived, the students had scattered.

One killed, five injured in two-car crash

WOODLAWN - One person was killed and five were injured last night in a two-car crash at Security Boulevard and Whitehead Road in Woodlawn, county police said.

The person who died was sitting in the passenger seat of a car that turned from Security Boulevard onto Whitehead Road in front of another car about 7:50 p.m., said police Cpl. Jim Elliott.

The names of the victim and others injured were not released last night.

Pikesville High schedules Black History Month event

PIKESVILLE - Pikesville High School will present a performance of The Meeting, a dialogue between Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, for Black History Month, at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in the cafeteria.

The evening will include a performance by Pikesville's gospel choir and a panel discussion of reconciliation featuring clergy, community members and participants from the Maryland State Department of Education. The cost is $5.

Information: Cheryl Pasteur, 410-887-1217.

Two culinary arts students win 1st, 3rd in essay contest

CATONSVILLE - Keith Howell and Eric Armentrout, students in the Western School of Technology's Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management Program, recently took first and third place, respectively, in the Maryland Hospitality Education Foundation's SPECTRUMS/ProStart Essay Contest.

Howell received $300 for his entry. Industry professionals from Maryland judged all essays.

Howell automatically qualifies for the National ProStart Essay Contest, sponsored by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation in Chicago.

Hollifield bridge to close for two weeks for repairs

CATONSVILLE - The Hollifield Road bridge over the Patapsco River will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for two weeks beginning Monday.

The county Department of Public Works will weld steel plates to the bridge deck, a temporary repair before major bridge renovations begin this summer.

While the bridge is closed, traffic will be routed to Rogers Avenue, U.S. 40 and Rolling Road.

In Baltimore City

Fuel Fund `Salsabration' fund-raiser is Feb. 27

The nonprofit Fuel Fund of Maryland, which provides home heating assistance to low-income families, is sponsoring a fund-raising evening of Latin dancing, food and entertainment from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Port Discovery.

"Salsabration II" will include a silent auction and a Latin dance contest. Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door, and the dance contest is $25 per couple. Parking in the Harbor Parking lot will be validated for $5.

Tickets or information: 410-821-3022 or register online at

Flea market will be held at Hopkins tomorrow

A flea market and antiques sale named for the late actor, singer and political activist Paul Robeson will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Johns Hopkins University Levering Hall Student Union Complex off Wyman Park Drive.

Sponsored by the Student Labor Action Committee and the City Wide Coalition, the flea market will include books, compact discs, jewelry, clothes, furniture, appliances and tools. Free parking will be available at the Wyman Park entrance, just west of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Also available for sale will be copies of The Undiscovered Paul Robeson by Paul Robeson Jr., along with CDs and LPs of the artist's music.

Information or vendor space reservations: 410-728-8611.

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