City/County Digest


December 15, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Restaurant manager shot during robbery; three men sought

GARRISON - The manager of aWendy's restaurant was shot last night during a robbery, and county police said they were seeking three men who drove off in an unidentified vehicle.

Police said at least one gunman entered the Wendy's in the 10100 block of Reisterstown Road at St. Thomas Lane shortly after 6:30 p.m. and accosted the manager, demanding money. After being given an undisclosed sum, the gunman shot the manager in the abdomen before fleeing.

The manager - whose name was not released - was taken by a county Fire Department ambulance to Sinai Hospital, where he underwent surgery. His condition was not available.

Anyone with information about the robbery was urged to call county police communications at 410-307-2020 or the Franklin Precinct at 410-887-6975.

Last Isabel relief center set to close after today

MIDDLE RIVER - Victims of Tropical Storm Isabel have until 5 p.m. today to visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Center for assistance.

The center in the Back River Community Center will discontinue operations after today. The facility will be the last in the state to close. Run by FEMA, the Maryland Emergency Management Administration and Baltimore County, the center has helped 4,000 residents and business owners during the 12 weeks it has been open.

Anyone in need of recovery assistance can call the county Office of Community Conservation at 410-887-3317. Those needing to follow up on claims filed with FEMA can call 800-621-3362.

Meeting today to discuss Democratic convention

RANDALLSTOWN - A public meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. today for anyone interested in serving as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, to be held in July in Boston.

The meeting will explain how to get one's name on the March 2 primary ballot as a candidate for delegate in one of Maryland's eight congressional districts.

Representatives from several Democratic presidential campaigns will attend the meeting. Potential delegates must be approved by the presidential candidate they wish to represent before their names can appear on the ballot.

Senior centers to serve meals on Christmas Day

TOWSON - Three Baltimore County senior centers will serve holiday meals on Christmas.

Meals will be offered at Catonsville Senior Center, 501 N. Rolling Road (410-887-0900); Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave. (410-887-0267); and Parkville Senior Center, 8601 Harford Road (410-887-5338).

The centers will be open to diners from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meals will be served at 12:30 p.m. Reservations must be made a week in advance. Diners younger than 60 must pay for the meal. Donations will be accepted from those 60 and older.

In Baltimore City

Southbound lane on part of JFX to close this week

A southbound lane of the Jones Falls Expressway will be closed between Howard and Eager streets from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. today through Thursday for continuing construction work, the city Department of Transportation announced.

In addition, the Guilford Avenue exit from the southbound Jones Falls Expressway will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. tomorrow.

Motorists were advised take alternate routes.

Free flu shots to be offered Thursday at main library

A flu-shot clinic is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Enoch Pratt central library, 400 Cathedral St.

Free flu shots will be available from the city Health Department and the Action for Community Enrichment Coalition.

An estimated 36,000 people in the United States die of the flu or related illnesses each year.

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