TOWSON -- An East Baltimore woman was...


TOWSON -- An East Baltimore woman was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for killing businessman Theodore H. Daniels Sr., who was found dead in February 1997 in his Woodlawn office after being shot five times.

Baltimore County Circuit Judge Alfred L. Brennan Sr. also sentenced Dagmar E. Jensen to five years for a handgun charge, said Assistant State's Attorney S. Ann Brobst.

Jensen was charged after police connected her to an undelivered valentine that Daniels had sent her. Detectives later found that her blood and fingerprint samples matched evidence left on a broken window pane of a door at Daniels' office.

Bungee-jumping facility blocked by ruling


TIMONIUM -- A businessman's request to open a bungee-jumping facility on Greenspring Drive has been denied by the county zoning commissioner.

Commissioner Lawrence E. Schmidt ruled that the one-story office and warehouse building at 1941 Greenspring Drive was an unsuitable location for a bungee-jumping operation. He also denied petitioner James Riffin's request for variances to allow the construction of a parking deck and additions to the building.

Schmidt said he reached his decision Monday. A state law prohibits bungee-jumping operations.

County bond sale to pay for construction projects


TOWSON -- The county sold $100 million in bonds yesterday at a 4.65 percent interest rate, one of the lowest in recent years. The money will go into the capital budget to pay for construction projects involving schools, utilities and roadways.

Of five bidders, a syndicate led by Merrill-Lynch won the bonds. It was the first general bond sale in two years, when the interest rate was 5.27 percent. The 30-year low was the 4.58 percent bonds sold for in 1993, during the recession.

County budget director Fred Homan said the county's AAA bond rating means the bonds will save county taxpayers $2 million in interest compared with the next lowest rating.

Slain police officers will be honored today


TOWSON -- County officers killed in the line of duty will be honored today at a Police Memorial Day ceremony at the county courthouse plaza, police said.

Chief Terrence B. Sheridan and County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger will speak during the 3 p.m. ceremony in tribute to the four officers who have died in the 124-year history of the county Police Department.

The officers are Officer Edward Kuznar, who died in 1969; Officer Charles A. Huckeba, who died in 1977; Cpl. Sam Snyder, who died in 1983; and Officer Robert W. Zimmerman, who died in 1986. The public is invited to the ceremony.

The Zoo Shuttle -- a free weekend and holiday bus link between the Central Light Rail's Woodberry Station and the Baltimore Zoo -- has resumed operations for its second year.

About 1,200 people rode the eight-minute shuttle last year between the end of May and the beginning of September. A cooperative project of the zoo and the state Mass Transit Administration, the shuttle will operate this year on weekends and holidays through Labor Day.

The shuttle runs at 17-minute intervals from 10 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m. Saturdays (and Friday, July 3), with extended service to 8 p.m. on "Safari Sunset" Saturdays June 18 to Aug. 29; and from 11: 25 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m. Sundays and Labor Day.

Pub Date: 6/03/98

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