An armored-car security guard caught a man...


An armored-car security guard caught a man suspected of robbing him of a bag of money yesterday at Mondawmin Mall in Northwest Baltimore, police said. A second man escaped in a cab.

Police said two men, one with a handgun, confronted a guard for Dunbar Armored Inc. about 10: 30 a.m. and robbed him of a bag of money as he walked in a tunnel from the mall. The armed man fell to the ground during the robbery and was caught by the guard, police said. The money was recovered at the scene.

Anthony Booth, 31, of the 1200 block of N. Luzerne Ave. was charged with armed robbery, attempted murder and a handgun violation, police said. The second man fled in a cab, which was found abandoned in the 600 block of N. Lakewood Ave. on the East Side.

Law symposium to address industrial pollution case

An epic legal struggle over whether industrial pollution killed children in Woburn, Mass., will be reviewed at a symposium sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Law from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

The case was recounted in the best seller "A Civil Action." Though author Jonathan Harr will not attend, the panel will include lawyers, scientists and several Woburn residents. Families of cancer victims contended that toxic chemicals caused an outbreak of leukemia in their neighborhood and filed suit against two corporations, accusing them of contaminating drinking water.

Registration for the event at 500 W. Baltimore St. costs $35, which covers breakfast and lunch. Information: 706-8157.

PAL spring soccer begins its seven-week program

The Police Athletic League spring soccer season began yesterday at DuWeiss Recreation Center in Govans, attracting more than 300 children for the seven-week program that ends with a championship game May 31.

Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier and Peter Martin, president of Provident Bank of Maryland, kicked out the first ball. The bank donated $25,000 to pay for uniforms, equipment, coaching sessions and to build two fields.

Children 10 years and younger play Tuesdays; older children play Thursdays. "Because of this, children are able to build self-pride and character," said Maj. Alvin Winkler, director of the PAL program.

RANDALLSTOWN -- About 150 county youths from low-income families have registered for minimum-wage summer jobs this year, and another chance to sign up will be offered Saturday at Liberty Family Resource Center, 3525 Resource Drive, off Liberty Road north of Old Court Road.

The county is to get $1.4 million in federal funds for 750 summer jobs, each to run six weeks this year. Saturday registrations are scheduled around the county through next month. Students may obtain packets containing required forms from school guidance offices. Information: 410-887-2008.

Child advocacy in 1990s to be subject of forum


CATONSVILLE -- Child advocacy in the 1990s will be the subject of a free forum at 3 p.m. todayat the humanities building of Catonsville Community College.

The forum, "The Only Thing in America That Comes Without Instructions: Our Children," will include as panelists Baltimore County Circuit Judge John F. Fader II and Lori Rogovin of the Maryland Committee for Children.

Information: 455-6916.

Towson State planetarium will be open to view comet


TOWSON -- Towson State University's Watson-King Planetarium will be open to the public at 8: 40 p.m. tomorrow for viewing the Hale-Bopp comet.

The planetarium is in Smith Hall in the center of the campus. Parking is available in Union Garage off Osler Drive.

Elmer C. Kreisel Jr., assistant professor of physics, will be on hand to answer questions. Admission is free. Information: 410-830-3014.

Pub Date: 4/09/97

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