CATONSVILLE -- Overzealous campaign workers who put a large "Eileen Rehrmann for Governor" sign on private property along Baltimore National Pike just west of Interstate 695 last week earned the Harford County executive a $200 citation from county inspectors.
But Arnold Jablon, the county director of Permits and Resource Management, said the Rehrmann campaign agreed to take the sign down, in lieu of paying the fine. Campaign signs are illegal until 30 or fewer days before the election, which is in September.
George Harrison, a spokesman for Rehrmann, said the campaign has had trouble with illegally placed signs both in Laurel and Baltimore, but said the errors have been due to people helping campaign workers "who get carried away."
Liquor board OKs transfer of license to bowling center
TOWSON -- Timonium Concession Co. Inc. received the go-ahead yesterday for a planned bar and restaurant inside the Timonium AMF bowling center, when the county liquor board approved transfer of a liquor license from the Hunt Ridge restaurant.
The transfer, supported by 30 people at the hearing and an additional 245 on a petition, is part of a $1 million AMF renovation.
Charles Brooks, who represents Timonium Concessions, said the transfer and renovations will help control the amount of alcohol consumed at the center, and make it more friendly to families. But Louis Miller, of the Greater Timonium Community Council disagreed. "I'm disappointed by the decision," Miller said.
New president chosen for Essex foundation
ESSEX -- Robert D'Antonio, CEO of Circadian Management Corp. of Towson, has been elected president of the Essex Community College Foundation.
Previously, D'Antonio served four years as secretary of the organization's executive board. An Essex native, D'Antonio said that during his two-year term he will attempt to help the foundation's $1 million to grow.
Other new officers are Cecile V. Myrick, vice president; Bruce T. Votta, treasurer; William Midwig, secretary; and at-large members Robert N. Santoni Sr. and Donald J. Slowinski.
The Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning will sponsor a public forum on prevention and legal rights at 5: 30 p.m. Thursdayat the Baltimore Urban League, 512 Orchard St.
Children poisoned by lead are seven times more likely to drop out of school than those who are not affected, the coalition notes. Sources include paint peeling from porches and door and window frames, and dust and fumes from renovations in older homes.
Lead poisoning can be a factor in learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, hearing loss, kidney damage, aggressive behavior and retardation.
2 men held in teen's slaying outside Carrollton Ridge bar
Police have arrested two suspects in the slaying of a teen-ager and the wounding of two men on June 2 outside a bar in Carrollton Ridge in Southwest Baltimore.
David Mason Briggs, 19, of the 1800 block of Ramsay St., was fatally shot and two friends wounded outside Buddy's bar at South Pulaski and McHenry streets, said police, who know of no motive for the shooting.
Police said Thomas Shedrick, 24, of the 1500 block of N. Gilmor St. and Jason Hines, 25, of the 300 block of S. Pulaski St., were arrested over the weekend and are being held without bail on charges of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Fatal shooting of man being studied, police say
Police investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Northwest Baltimore over the weekend said they had no suspect and knew of no motive for the incident.
Barry Richardson, 19, of the 4600 block of Pall Mall Road, was in the 2900 block of Edgecombe Circle South about 2 a.m. Saturday when someone shot him in the head, police said. He died several hours later at Sinai Hospital.
Pub Date: 6/09/98