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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,SUN STAFF | September 25, 1996
After nearly three years as president of the Glen Burnie Block Watch of Glen Gardens, Ida L. Hilditch will resign from her position Tuesday.Paul S. Heck, second vice president of the Block Watch, will replace Hilditch, who is moving.Hilditch, who has lived in Glen Burnie for more than 30 years, formed the Block Watch nearly three years ago when she discovered that other residents shared her concern about vandalism, break-ins and youths drag-racing along residential streets.Since then, the Block Watch, which publishes a monthly newsletter in Glen Gardens, has grown from 16 member households to 241 member households.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | October 21, 2004
In Baltimore City BGE to begin taking applications for energy assistance Baltimore Gas and Electric has scheduled three sessions to accept applications from low-income city residents seeking energy assistance this winter. People may apply from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, 511 S. Clinton St. The event is open to all limited-income customers in the city. Spanish translation assistance will be available. Applications also will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Oliver Senior Center, 1700 N. Gay St., only for members of the center.
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By Bonita Formwalt and Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 19, 1997
"I THINK THIS is wrong. You don't look anything like the woman on television," my friend said as she worked to disengage my hair from the grasp of my new Abs-Away home exercise equipment.Straining to peer over my left elbow, I watched as the woman in the video "crunched her way to a firmer figure in just minutes a day.""She doesn't seem to be sweating quite as much," my friend observed. "Actually, she isn't sweating at all. Also, I couldn't help but notice she doesn't need a 40-pound bag of Purina Puppy Chow weighing down her feet to achieve the necessary leverage to complete her sit-ups."
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By Doug Donovan and Doug Donovan,SUN STAFF | November 4, 2003
Mayor Martin O'Malley's administration will begin recruiting residents to fight crime at a citywide conference next week aimed at showing neighborhood activists how to get involved without risking their safety. Many city residents have been scared of helping police by what happened to the Dawson family, officials said. The family's seven members were killed Oct. 16 last year in an arson set by a drug dealer seeking revenge for their involvement in fighting crime. Darrell L. Brooks pleaded guilty in August and was sentenced to life in prison.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,SUN STAFF | December 11, 1996
Members of a Glen Burnie neighborhood anti-crime group are fighting one another rather than crooks.Since the September resignation of Ida Hilditch as president of the Glen Burnie Block Watch of Glen Gardens, board members and block watch officers have quarreled and resigned.Now, Paul Heck, who took over on Hilditch's resignation, has resigned as president and board member, leaving the group without a leader and with only one of the original board members.Dennis Cannon resigned one month ago as vice president and board member.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | July 12, 2002
An advisory committee formed to revitalize a troubled Westminster neighborhood wants police to closely track crime in the Pennsylvania Avenue area of the city. The proposal to create a database of arrests and suspects was among recommendations made by the Lower Pennsylvania Avenue Initiative. The committee also is calling for a neighborhood block watch program and for police to coordinate efforts with city code inspectors, parole and probation officers and juvenile justice officials. The recommendations were discussed Wednesday night at the third meeting of the committee, a 40-member panel of government officials and residents formed to find ways to fight drug-related crime, prostitution and vandalism in the neighborhood encompassing Pennsylvania Avenue and West Main Street.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,Sun Staff Writer | November 2, 1994
In Ida L. Hilditch's younger days, neighbor watched out for neighbor, looked after one another's property and reported unruly children to parents without fear or hesitation.The memory of those days pushed Mrs. Hilditch into action last November.She'd seen young adults congregating on the corner near her home.Empty beer bottles and drug syringes littered the ground.Neighbors were installing security bars and alarm systems.At first, she thought the problems were limited to her neighborhood.
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August 1, 1995
A would-be robber who handed a Signet Bank teller a note Saturday afternoon and walked away empty-handed might want to be more careful about how he phrases his demand the next time.The man walked into the bank in the 500 block of Crain Highway about 12:05 p.m. He gave the teller a note that ordered her to give him "all the unbanded fives and tens." The clerk said she didn't have any and told the man to get out of the bank, police said.The man took his note and left the bank. Another man came in the bank and stood in the lobby for a few minutes.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | January 17, 1997
County police arrested a Glen Burnie man Tuesday on charges of threatening a neighbor with a knife in the laundry room of their apartment building during a dispute about using the dryer.Carl Gordon Schultz, 32, of the 7800 block of Park West Drive was charged with first- and second-degree assault and illegal possession of a deadly weapon.Police said Enethia L. Rollins, 27, of the Park West Drive address, and her roommate, Rufus Hudson, 34, got into an argument with a man who removed their clothes from a dryer while they were still wet shortly before 8 p.m.When Rollins tried to put the clothes back in the dryer, the man cursed her, told her she could not use the dryer, drew a 13-inch knife and and waved it in her face, police said.
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By Bonita Formwalt and Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 26, 1996
I COULD HAVE sworn I saw your sons at Marley Station last week -- alone," my friend casually mentioned. "Of course I knew I was mistaken because I know how strongly you feel about gangs of teens left on their own, marauding the mall terrorizing unsuspecting shoppers with post-pubescent bravado and pockets full of quarters for the arcade."
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | July 12, 2002
An advisory committee formed to revitalize a troubled Westminster neighborhood wants police to closely track crime in the Pennsylvania Avenue area of the city. The proposal to create a database of arrests and suspects was among recommendations made by the Lower Pennsylvania Avenue Initiative. The committee also is calling for a neighborhood block watch program and for police to coordinate efforts with city code inspectors, parole and probation officers and juvenile justice officials. The recommendations were discussed Wednesday night at the third meeting of the committee, a 40-member panel of government officials and residents formed to find ways to fight drug-related crime, prostitution and vandalism in the neighborhood encompassing Pennsylvania Avenue and West Main Street.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | July 26, 1998
Dean Jones didn't mind grabbing a sudsy mitt yesterday and soaping up the light bar atop a Baltimore County police officer's patrol car."They cleaned up our neighborhood, we'll clean up their cars," said Jones, a resident of the 300 block of Nicholson Road.Jones was among dozens of neighbors in the Essex community who washed cars and served up pit beef in appreciation of police efforts to run drug dealers and unruly neighbors out of their community.The neighborhood threw the block party to thank the police for the June 11 raid of four houses that resulted in nine drug arrests.
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By Bonita Formwalt and Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 19, 1997
"I THINK THIS is wrong. You don't look anything like the woman on television," my friend said as she worked to disengage my hair from the grasp of my new Abs-Away home exercise equipment.Straining to peer over my left elbow, I watched as the woman in the video "crunched her way to a firmer figure in just minutes a day.""She doesn't seem to be sweating quite as much," my friend observed. "Actually, she isn't sweating at all. Also, I couldn't help but notice she doesn't need a 40-pound bag of Purina Puppy Chow weighing down her feet to achieve the necessary leverage to complete her sit-ups."
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | January 17, 1997
County police arrested a Glen Burnie man Tuesday on charges of threatening a neighbor with a knife in the laundry room of their apartment building during a dispute about using the dryer.Carl Gordon Schultz, 32, of the 7800 block of Park West Drive was charged with first- and second-degree assault and illegal possession of a deadly weapon.Police said Enethia L. Rollins, 27, of the Park West Drive address, and her roommate, Rufus Hudson, 34, got into an argument with a man who removed their clothes from a dryer while they were still wet shortly before 8 p.m.When Rollins tried to put the clothes back in the dryer, the man cursed her, told her she could not use the dryer, drew a 13-inch knife and and waved it in her face, police said.
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By Bonita Formwalt and Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 8, 1997
THE CHALLENGES of grade point averages, Scholastic Assessment Test scores and acceptances at colleges of choice pale in comparison with the challenge of paying for four years of tuition, room, board and books. To assist parents and students of college-bound seniors, Glen Burnie High School will play host to a financial-aid seminar at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the school auditorium.Information on financial aid and grant applications will be provided, including step-by-step instructions on filling out the applications.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,SUN STAFF | December 11, 1996
Members of a Glen Burnie neighborhood anti-crime group are fighting one another rather than crooks.Since the September resignation of Ida Hilditch as president of the Glen Burnie Block Watch of Glen Gardens, board members and block watch officers have quarreled and resigned.Now, Paul Heck, who took over on Hilditch's resignation, has resigned as president and board member, leaving the group without a leader and with only one of the original board members.Dennis Cannon resigned one month ago as vice president and board member.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | October 21, 2004
In Baltimore City BGE to begin taking applications for energy assistance Baltimore Gas and Electric has scheduled three sessions to accept applications from low-income city residents seeking energy assistance this winter. People may apply from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, 511 S. Clinton St. The event is open to all limited-income customers in the city. Spanish translation assistance will be available. Applications also will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Oliver Senior Center, 1700 N. Gay St., only for members of the center.
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By Doug Donovan and Doug Donovan,SUN STAFF | November 4, 2003
Mayor Martin O'Malley's administration will begin recruiting residents to fight crime at a citywide conference next week aimed at showing neighborhood activists how to get involved without risking their safety. Many city residents have been scared of helping police by what happened to the Dawson family, officials said. The family's seven members were killed Oct. 16 last year in an arson set by a drug dealer seeking revenge for their involvement in fighting crime. Darrell L. Brooks pleaded guilty in August and was sentenced to life in prison.
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By Bonita Formwalt and Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 20, 1996
"NOW BEFORE YOU get all upset, I can explain," he said, entering the room, report card in hand. "I've talked to some other kids and we're pretty sure there was a mistake in the computer."So much for the "good student" discount on our car insurance, I thought grimly.He shook his head, trying just a little too hard for the "earnest and sincere" look."I was shocked," he continued. "Here I was thinking I'm doing B work. OK, it was a low B or maybe even a high C but at the very worst a low C. Then I open my report card and . . ."
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,SUN STAFF | September 25, 1996
After nearly three years as president of the Glen Burnie Block Watch of Glen Gardens, Ida L. Hilditch will resign from her position Tuesday.Paul S. Heck, second vice president of the Block Watch, will replace Hilditch, who is moving.Hilditch, who has lived in Glen Burnie for more than 30 years, formed the Block Watch nearly three years ago when she discovered that other residents shared her concern about vandalism, break-ins and youths drag-racing along residential streets.Since then, the Block Watch, which publishes a monthly newsletter in Glen Gardens, has grown from 16 member households to 241 member households.
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