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March 21, 2002|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Suspect in robbery of auto racing store attempts to escape

MIDDLE RIVER -- A man arrested and charged with armed robbery of an auto racing specialty store Monday made an unsuccessful escape attempt while awaiting a bail hearing at the District Court building in Middle River, county police reported yesterday.

The prisoner -- identified as Scott L. Ervine, 19, of the first block of Shawgo Court -- was in a holding cell about 2 p.m. Tuesday when he removed his right-ankle restraint and placed it with the restraint around his left ankle, police said.

FOR THE RECORD - An announcement of a workshop published in Thursday's editions mistakenly included the fax number of the organization, Fusion Partnerships. The group's telephone number is 410-889-4700. The workshop on race, class and peace issues is scheduled today, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St. The Sun regrets the error.

When an officer from Watkins Security Agency -- the company contracted to guard and transport county prisoners -- opened the cell door, the prisoner assaulted him and attempted to escape but was overpowered by two other Watkins employees, police said.

In addition to the charge of robbing the Need for Speed store at Martin Plaza Shopping Center, police booked Ervine on charges of attempting to escape and assaulting the three Watkins officers. He was denied bail and sent to the county detention center in Towson, authorities said.

Mother of teen who died of AIDS to speak at college

ESSEX -- Jeanne White-Grinder, mother of teen-ager Ryan White who died of AIDS, will lecture at 12:30 p.m. Monday in Community Center Theater at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex campus, 7201 Rossville Blvd.

Her son, a hemophiliac, received national attention after he tested HIV- positive from a tainted blood transfusion in 1984. Ryan died in 1990 of complications from AIDS.

The lecture is free. White-Grinder is president of the Ryan White Foundation and has written a book on her family's loss and renewal. Information: 410-780-6572.

School system schedules job fair to find teachers

TIMONIUM -- Anticipating the need to hire about 900 teachers for the coming school year, the Baltimore County school system will hold an Exposition and Job Fair from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 17 at Timonium Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall on York Road.

No registration is required, and admission is free. Administrators and faculty members from 162 schools will attend. Candidates are encouraged to bring resumes and be prepared for interviews. An information booth for clerical and technical job opportunities also will be available.

Eastern Tech juniors win bridge-building contest

ESSEX -- A team of juniors from Eastern Technical High School in Essex took first place in a recent bridge-building contest, part of the annual Central Maryland Physics Olympics, held recently in Eldersburg.

The team of Terry Alexander, Greg Kowalewski, Jeff Geroso, Joe Malecki, Eric Martin, Rob Jones and Brian Marshall led the pack in a competition called The Bridge of Khazad-dum, an event that focused on objects withstanding stress levels and weight loads. Using their mathematical and engineering skills and tape, marbles and paper, the students built a boardwalk span to support maximum weight.

In Baltimore City

Aquarium sets deadline for Hall Scholarships

The National Aquarium has announced a March 31 deadline for public school children entering grades six through 12 to apply for its Henry Hall Scholarships, a free summer program that provides educational and career opportunities in marine and environmental sciences.

Created in honor of the late Henry Hall, the West Baltimore engineer whose donation of rare fish helped spawn the aquarium's collection, the program offers adventures like kayaking and sailing on the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay and visiting an oyster lab. It also provides paid internships for college students to work at the aquarium and a $1,000 scholarship for studies in engineering, biology, environmental and aquatic science.

Applications: 410-576-3870 or visit

Workshop to address race, class, peace issues

A workshop to discuss issues including race, class and peace is planned for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St.

The workshop is titled "Bridging Baltimore, Dialogues for Unity and Peace," and is being sponsored by Fusion Partnerships, a Baltimore-based nonprofit organization. Fusion Partnerships' mission is to "be a catalyst to justice by teaching skills in bridging across differences, especially along lines of race and class," said staff member Polly Riddims.

The workshop costs $15 and is open to those age 16 and older. Information: 410-889-4701.

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