City/county Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

April 22, 2006

Robber is sentenced to 27 years in U.S. court

A 41-year-old man who was featured on America's Most Wanted for his involvement in twice robbing a Wachovia Bank on Northern Parkway was sentenced in federal court yesterday to 27 years in prison, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

U.S. District Judge Catharine C. Blake also ordered Kendall Charles Alexander Sr. to pay restitution of more than $212,000.

Alexander pleaded guilty Feb. 3 to the robberies, which occurred Aug. 10 and Sept. 17, prosecutors said.

Alexander's 22-year-old son, Kendall Charles Alexander Jr., was sentenced last month to 10 years in prison for the Aug. 10 bank robbery.

Baltimore: Hampden

Health fair scheduled today

A health fair is set for the Hampden community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Hampden Family Center, 1104 W. 36th St. The fair - sponsored by the Junior League of Baltimore and the center - aims to offer health, safety and nutritional information to residents of the area. St. Joseph Medical Center will provide basic heart risk assessments, and the Baltimore City Health Department will join with the National Kidney Foundation to offer other screenings. Information: www.jlbalt.org.

Westport

Eco Festival slated today

Baltimore's third annual Eco Festival is set to be held today from noon at 5 p.m. at the Middle Branch Park, 3301 Waterview Ave. Sponsored by the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks' Park Conversation and Partnership offices, the environmental-oriented festival will include nature walks, eco-friendly workshops, live music, vendors and food. The event to celebrate Earth Day is free and open to the public.

Inner Harbor

Children's group holds annual run

The Believe in Tomorrow National Children's Foundation will hold its 10th annual Port to Fort 6K Run/Walk tomorrow starting at 9 a.m. from the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway. Proceeds from the race will benefit the foundation, which assists in children's hospital and retreat housing. Registration costs $20 in advance, or $10 for students, active military and employees of Home Depot, which is sponsoring the race. Event day registration, which begins at 7:30 a.m., costs $25. More information: www.believeintomorrow.org/events2.

Schools

Digital Harbor opens store

With the snip of a ribbon and the lighting of a neon "Open" sign, Baltimore's Digital Harbor High School debuted its student-run school store, RAMdom Access, yesterday. Teacher Vickie Wolverton, with assistance from the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship and other staffers, helped six students write a detailed business plan to secure a $5,000 loan from M&T Bank. The profits will be reinvested in the school's computer labs and studios. In keeping with Digital Harbor's technology theme, the store will sell blank CDs and mini-hard drives, as well as the usual school supplies and snacks.

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