TOWSON -- An employee at the Franklin...


TOWSON -- An employee at the Franklin Mint store in Towson Town Center has been charged with telephone misuse and making a false report after a man called in a bomb threat to mall offices yesterday, police said.

Corey D. Williams, 23, of the first block of Asgard Court in Towson, was in custody yesterday afternoon and was to appear before a court commissioner for a bail hearing.

Police and mall management said a man with an Irish accent called mall offices about 10 a.m., said he was from the IRA and that a bomb would go off. Police said Williams reported two men in his store acting suspiciously. Williams was arrested after questioning. The mall was not evacuated.

New drum, bugle corps seeks members ages 14-21


TOWSON -- The new Harbor City Commodores Drum and Bugle Corps is seeking members ages 14 to 21 to perform in spring and summer competitions.

"We need to build community groups like this to give [young people] a positive, fun and challenging goal to reach for," said Tony Campbell, the group's president.

A meeting on the marching and music activity will be at 7 p.m. tonight at the Towson American Legion hall, 125 York Road. Information: 377-5333.

Ruppersberger moves holiday fete to armory


TOWSON -- The annual preholiday lunchtime reception for county workers was moved to the Towson National Guard Armory, at Washington and Chesapeake avenues, yesterday by County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who said he was tired of everyone squeezing into the cramped hallway outside the executive's offices each year.

Campaign funds paid for a Santa-costumed disc jockey, food and small plastic souvenir Ruppersberger campaign mugs, said Ruppersberger's special assistant, Robert J. Barrett.

Four youths who live in public housing in the city yesterday received the Kelvin M. Benton Award in recognition of their academic, social and personal achievements.

Brandy George of Hollander Ridge, Tiffany Ford of Somerset Court, and Jameta Rooths and Jamara Long of Douglass Homes also received $100 each.

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City's Benton Award honors Kelvin M. Benton, a Douglass Homes resident who was slain in August 1990.

Woodlawn man killed on Gwynn Oak Avenue

A 23-year-old Baltimore County man was killed in Northwest Baltimore Monday night, and police are trying to determine a motive and find the gunman, said a city police spokesman.

Agent Robert W. Weinhold Jr. said Dante Green of the first block of Tremaine Court in Woodlawn was shot several times about 10 p.m. in the 5500 block of Gwynn Oak Ave. in Howard Park. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hampden Village breakfast honoring Schaefer postponed

The Hampden Village Merchants Association's breakfast honoring former Gov. William Donald Schaefer, scheduled for today, has been postponed to 11 a.m. Jan. 8 at Mamie's Cafe, 911 W. 36th St.

Pub Date: 12/18/96

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