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Ellicott City man charged with attempted robbery


Howard County police charged a 33-year-old Ellicott City man with attempted robbery after he was arrested outside an Ellicott City convenience store Thursday.

A District Court commissioner released Robert Lee Asbury, of the 3100 block of West Spring Drive, on an unsecured bond Thursday night.

The incident took place after officers responded to a report of a suspicious person at the Royal Farm Store in the 8700 block of Town and Country Blvd. about 11 p.m. Thursday.

Police said they found Mr. Asbury with a pellet rifle, a pair of gloves and a dark ski mask.

Ohashiatsu founder to be at book signing

Hazel Chung, a certified Ohashiatsu instructor, will sponsor a book signing at her newly opened Ohashiatsu-Maryland Studio.

Author, lecturer and teacher Wataru Ohashi will sign his book "Reading the Body," from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 3.

The book emphasizes how to read one's body to discover one's physical, mental and spiritual condition.

Ohashi is the originator of Ohashiatsu, a technique he developed from traditional Eastern philosophy that all elements of nature are in balance and that humankind posses the potential for that same balance.

Some of his clients include Liza Minelli and Henry Kissinger.

On March 4-6, the center will offer an Oriental Diagnosis Weekend Workshop given by Mr. Ohashi.

The course is geared to counselors, chiropractors, psychologists, nurses and other allied health professionals, to learn the secrets to reading the body and enhancing their helping skills.

Lay people can discover how to discern aspects of their own health and learn strategies for coping with stress and fatigue.

The studio is located at 8659 Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City. Information: 313-8501.


* Elkridge: 6300 block of Route 1: An officer responding to an alarm Thursday found the front glass door of Elkridge Deli Mart smashed. Cartons of cigarettes were taken, police said.

* Ellicott City: Route 40/U.S. 29: A green 1994 Isuzu Rodeo wastolen from the lot at O'Donnell Isuzu last Monday or Tuesday, police said.

2900 block of Duvall Road: A silver and blue 1981 ChevroleCorvette was stolen from the garage of a residence Thursday, police said.

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