City/County Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

December 24, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Man sentenced to 20 years for trying to kill girlfriend

A 54-year-old Brooklyn man was sentenced to 20 years in prison yesterday for the attempted murder of his girlfriend with a knife and broken chainsaw.

Nathan Winslow of the 2800 block of Ninth St. was sentenced by city Circuit Judge Althea M. Handy for the attack of Angela Hooks at their home in September last year.

Hooks spent five days in Maryland Shock Trauma Center after the assault. A city jury convicted Winslow of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and other charges Nov. 4.

Executive director named at legal services program

Susan M. Erlichman has been named executive director of Maryland Legal Services Corp., replacing Robert J. Rhudy, who resigned last week after 17 years.

Established by the General Assembly in 1982, MLSC awards grants to nonprofit groups that provide legal assistance to low-income people. While technically a private corporation, it is operated by a nine-member board appointed by the governor. Last year, it awarded $6.5 million to 28 legal services programs, including the House of Ruth, Maryland Disability Law Center and Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service.

Erlichman, who graduated magna cum laude from Temple University School of Law, joined the organization in 1988 as deputy director and was named director of operations in 2000.

In Baltimore County

County lends $2.4 million in capital to 29 businesses

TOWSON - Baltimore County's economic development loan funds provided $2.4 million to 29 businesses this year, officials said yesterday.

The loans ranged from $300,000 to Cutter Marine in Middle River to $50,000 to IntelliTrack, an inventory tracking software development company in Hunt Valley. The county's financing programs are designed to encourage capital investment and job creation.

County Executive James T. Smith Jr. said the $2.4 million in loans helped generate more than $64.5 million in private investment.

Police issue reminder on motorized scooter rules

TOWSON - The Baltimore County Police Department cautions anyone who receives a motorized scooter for a holiday gift that only certain types can be ridden on public thoroughfares.

Scooters with two wheels, electric or gas motors, and on which the rider stands are not permitted on public roads, highways or sidewalks in the county. Violators can be fined $100 for a first offense, $250 for a second and $500 for subsequent offenses.

Motorized scooters with seats are covered under state motor vehicle laws. They can be operated on roads where bicycle riding is permitted. Operators must have a valid driver's license or mo-ped permit.

Overlea students' stocks rise in investment competition

OVERLEA - Four students from Overlea High School finished first in the region and second statewide in a recent stock market competition.

Ashley Maurer, Timothy Brady, Randee West and Stephon Dower are seniors in the school's Academy of Finance. They competed in the Stock Market Game, sponsored by the Foundation for Investor Education, a nonprofit group that promotes investor education.

All competitors began with a virtual account of $100,000 and tried to create the best performing portfolio using simulated stock trades.

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