In Baltimore County
Zoning official rejects; Green Spring Valley 'massage office' plan
TOWSON -- The deputy zoning commissioner has denied a request from a Green Spring Valley woman who asked permission to operate a "therapeutic massage office" in her home on Park Heights Avenue.
Deputy Zoning Commissioner Timothy Kotroco ruled this week that while Deborah Anne Yazdani had the proper training and certifications, her behavior fell short of what he deemed professional. A county vice detective had testified that Yazdani gave him a massage while wearing a bra and panties and that another woman had been arrested in Yazdani's home while giving a vice officer a massage while naked.
I. William Chase, Yazdani's lawyer, said charges were dropped against his client.
Library offers program on money management
DUNDALK -- A program on money management will be givenat 6: 30 p.m. today at the North Point branch of the county library.
The program, First Time Home Buyers, will include information about credit, finance, real estate agents, mortgages and the Settlement Expense Loan Program. It is sponsored by the Eastern Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce.
Information: 410-887-7255 or visit the library at 1716 Merritt Blvd.
Essex campus to offer noncredit history classes
ESSEX -- Europe's crowned heads -- some of which eventually rolled -- will be part of a menu of noncredit, short history courses at the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.
The major dynasties from medieval times to present will be highlighted in "The Crowned Heads of Europe," beginning Feb. 22. Other courses include "Celtic Myths and Legends" and the Vietnam War.
In Baltimore City
Northern High student charged after fire at school
A 14-year-old student at Northern High School was arrested yesterday and charged as a juvenile with arson after a soap dispenser was set on fire in a fourth-floor bathroom, school police said.
The ninth-grade student was taken to the juvenile center at the Northern District Police Station and released to his parents. School Police Chief Leonard Hamm said the boy could be expelled.
Hamm said a school police officer saw the student go into the bathroom and discovered the small fire a few minutes later. The fourth small fire set at the school this academic year caused minimal damage. Students were not evacuated.
Pub Date: 1/07/99