TOWSON -- A man who implied he...


TOWSON -- A man who implied he had a weapon tied up a clerk and emptied the cash register in a Towson Town Center store yesterday morning, police said.

About 11: 45 a.m., a man entered the Sport Shop on the mall's ground floor, said police spokesman Bill Toohey. He browsed, took several items to the counter, then ordered the clerk to give him the register's contents. He took her into a back room, took her jewelry and bound her wrists with duct tape.

The clerk freed herself a few minutes after he left, and called 911. The man is described as black, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 180 pounds, wearing a camouflage jacket and a black knit cap, Toohey said. The amount of money taken was not disclosed.

Preparing disabled students for careers to be discussed


DUNDALK -- A meeting to examine how disabled students are prepared for careers will be held at 8: 30 a.m. Thursday at the Center for Business and Industry at Dundalk Community College.

Members of the Maryland Disabilities in Higher Education panel, State Department of Education and others will discuss how more attention and energy can be devoted to students with special needs and how they can benefit from workplace opportunities.

Information: 410-285-9781.

Calvert Hall senior wins $40,000 Ron Brown award


TOWSON -- Allen T. Yancy, a senior at Calvert Hall College High School, is among 20 students across the country to be named a Ron Brown Scholar and the recipient of a four-year, $40,000 scholarship.

A Baltimore resident, Yancy is in the McMullin Scholars program for gifted and talented students at Calvert Hall. He plans to attend Harvard University.

Established in memory of the late Secretary of Commerce Ronald H. Brown, the awards are given to black students who show exceptional leadership potential, academic excellence and dedication to community service. The recipients were chosen from among 4,000 applicants.

The renovated Druid Hill Lake fountain, which was shut off in 1992, will be turned on at 8: 30 p.m. Thursday during a ceremony near the William Wallace statue on the western edge of the lake, officials said.

The fountain's water jet sends a column of water 40 feet into the air.

The $185,000 renovation included replacing rusted pumps and restoring amber, red and blue lights. Also under repair are the earth-fill dam at the lake's eastern edge and the landmark Moorish Tower observation point near the 29th Street Bridge.

Shooting victim dies; police seek information

A man who was shot last week in an alley in Southwest Baltimore died Sunday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said yesterday.

Police said James Turner, 22, of the 3000 block of W. Lanvale St. was in the 2900 block of Arunah Ave. about 6: 30 p.m. Wednesday when a gunman chased him down a nearby alley and shot him several times. Turner, who had been in critical condition, died about 4: 40 a.m. Sunday, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the homicide squad at 410-396-2100.

Pub Date: 5/12/98

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