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Members of the Douglass High School JROTC...


Members of the Douglass High School JROTC received the Maryland Technology Award yesterday at the Baltimore Convention Center for a computer program they created, the second time in three years the school has won the award.

Principal Rose Backus-Davis said the students created a Jeopardy citizenship game that can be used on a computer.

The award was presented by state Superintendent of Schools Nancy S. Grasmick at the Maryland Technology Showcase.

Bicyclist wearing mask shoots at group, kills man

A 20-year-old man was killed yesterday by a masked bicyclist, who opened fire on a group of people in the 2700 block of The Alameda in Northeast Baltimore and then escaped through an alley, police said.

Dante Clark of the 2700 block of Tivoli Ave. was shot five times in the back and twice in each side about 9: 30 a.m. He was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital a short time later, police said.

An off-duty police officer driving to court heard the gunshots and chased the bicyclist, who was wearing a ski mask, for two blocks before losing him. Police did not know of a motive and had made no arrests. Officers recovered a small-caliber handgun from the victim's coat pocket.

15 students will be honored for fire-safety slogans

Fifteen city public school students will be honored at a luncheon at 11: 30 a.m. today at Baltimore City Fire Academy, 6720 Pulaski Highway, for their winning fire-safety slogans. The luncheon is sponsored by local McDonald's restaurants, city schools and the Fire Department.

First-place winners were Troy Thaniel, kindergarten and first grade; Stephanie Thornton, grades two and three; Derron Solomon, grades four to six; Kenny Young, middle school; and Martin Mantilla, high school.

Mantilla's winning slogan reads: "Be your own inspector, check your smoke detector; don't end up in an urn, learn not to burn."

Police searching for man in rapes, sexual assaults

Police are searching for a man who investigators believe has raped or sexually assaulted seven women at gunpoint since July in several Southwest and Northwest Baltimore neighborhoods.

Detectives said the man knocks on doors, then forces his way inside homes at gunpoint.

Robert W. Weinhold Jr., a police spokesman, said the attacks have occurred at various times of day, with many in the Norwood Heights and Edmondson Village communities. He said others have been reported in Lower Park Heights.

HUNT VALLEY -- The Hunt Valley Rotary Club will collect nonperishable foods at the Graul's market at Mays Chapel on West Padonia Road from 8: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow and Dec. 19

The club will give donated foods to the Assistance Center of Towson Churches.

Community college trustees to meet in Catonsville



CATONSVILLE -- Trustees of the Community College of Baltimore County will meet at 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday at the Catonsville campus, 800 S. Rolling Road.

People wishing to address the board, which governs campuses at Catonsville, Essex and Dundalk, can register on a sign-in sheet 15 minutes before the meeting.

Information: 410-869-1222.

Patapsco High student art decorates financial report


TOWSON -- The school system's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for 1998 has been decorated with artwork from Patapsco High School students for the second consecutive year.

The students whose artwork is featured in the 93-page report are Eric Blevins, Kim Flora, Amanda Johnson, Dan Lyden, Anthony Maans, J'mar Mondie, Sandi Schaefer and Scott Thompson.

John M. Markowski, the school system's chief financial officer, gave each student a $50 savings bonds at a recent school board meeting to recognize their work.

Pub Date: 12/11/98

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