City/County Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

March 13, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Senate delegation OKs transferring 3 liquor licenses

ANNAPOLIS -- Baltimore County's delegation in the Maryland Senate approved a compromise plan yesterday to allow three liquor licenses to be transferred from the county's east side to Towson.

The plan would allow two more conventional restaurant liquor licenses, one of which would have to be used in the Towson Commons development at York Road and Washington Avenue, and one service bar license, which would allow patrons to order drinks at their tables but not at a bar.

With the endorsement of the Senate delegation, passage in the full Senate is expected to be a formality. The bill would then go to the House of Delegates.

Hopewell Pointe developer to speak at chamber lunch

ESSEX -- Thomas E. Carski, a developer of the Hopewell Pointe community, will be speaker at a luncheon of the Essex-Middle River-White Marsh Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 a.m. March 25.

Carski will outline progress on the 55-acre Hopewell development, which will include 86 semidetached homes and 128 condominiums. The project, on Hopkins Creek, also will feature a waterfront restaurant and a marina with 134 slips, most of which will be restricted to property owners.

The luncheon meeting will be held at the River Watch Restaurant, 207 Nanticoke Road. Information: 410-686-2233.

Pikesville students raise $4,400 for cancer society

PIKESVILLE -- Pikesville High School's National Honor Society raised nearly $4,400 for the American Cancer Society this year -- more than any other school in the Baltimore area.

Students, who collected twice as much money as last year's top fund-raiser, will present a check to representatives from the society at the school today. The students will receive certificates of recognition.

The money was raised as part of the society's Daffodil Days program, which aids the fight against cancer.

Arts, literary family night set at Deep Creek Middle

ESSEX -- Deep Creek Middle School in Essex invites parents and pupils to hear live music, write poetry and buy books tomorrow at its "Arts and Literary Family Fun Night."

The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It is open to parents and pupils from Deep Creek Middle and its feeder schools. Admission is $1. Pizza, soft drinks, desserts and coffee will be sold.

Deep Creek Middle is at 1000 S. Marlyn Ave.

In Baltimore City

Senator seeks declaration of schools `emergency'

State Sen. Nathaniel J. McFadden drafted a Senate resolution yesterday that would declare a "state of emergency" in Baltimore schools.

The proposed resolution by the Baltimore Democrat decries "deplorable and hazardous" conditions, including lead in school drinking water and buildings sorely in need of repair.

McFadden urges city, state and national leaders to provide financial aid to the school system to "alleviate the conditions that led the school system to its current state."

Man, 33, pleads guilty to string of bank robberies

A Parkville man pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to robbing a string of banks in suburban Maryland and Delaware, holdups that in some instances involved threatening tellers with notes indicating that he had a gun.

Trent Earl White, 33, pleaded guilty to federal bank robbery charges, admitting that he robbed banks in Lutherville, Cockeysville, Pikesville and Timonium between May 31 and June 24. White also admitted that he robbed eight banks in Delaware between September 2000 and June of last year.

White is expected to be sentenced May 1 by U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis.

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