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Police arrest, charge man accused in sexual assault, carjacking

TOWSON -- A man accused of carjacking and of sexually assaulting a woman at Woodlawn Cemetery on Sept. 26 has been arrested and charged, police said yesterday.

Jerome Curtis Robinson, 38, of no fixed address was arrested Monday while driving a Kia Sephia stolen during the assault, according to police. A Regional Auto Theft squad officer recognized the vehicle and stopped it.

Robinson is being held in the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Ruppersberger, Glendening laud preservation effort

GLENCOE -- With the Gunpowder Falls gurgling behind them, Gov. Parris N. Glendening and County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger said yesterdaythat the $5.5 million in combined state and county money to be spent through the state's Rural Legacy Program proves Baltimore County's commitment to land preservation.

Glendening traveled to northern Baltimore County to announce 19 statewide grants totaling $25 million for the coming year. The state's $3 million contribution to Baltimore County includes $1.25 million for new preservation areas along the Gunpowder River and in Long Green Valley. The county also is receiving $1.75 million for the Piney Run area, which also received funding last year.

The county will provide $2.5 million in matching funds.

Raytheon will unveil mural painted by Carver students

TOWSON -- Raytheon Systems Co. will unveil a mural painted by four students of Carver Center for Arts and Technology at a ceremony today.

The students -- Criselle Anderson, Eileen Cohen, Matt Dunn and Ramondo Juan Diez Robinson -- spent the summer painting the mural, which depicts the history of communication and is 122 feet long. It is in a subterranean walkway used by about 600 Raytheon employees.

Raytheon paid the students to work on the mural, the third in a series of paintings, and supplied them with art materials as part of a beautification and community outreach project.

In Baltimore City

Chemical council to hold reception for community

South Baltimore's Chemical Industry Council is sponsoring its 10th annual Community Reception at 5: 30 p.m. Oct. 27 at St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church, 4710 Prudence St., Curtis Bay. An hors d'oeuvres buffet will be served.

The reception will give the public a chance to discuss issues with industry representatives. Information on environmental, health and safety activities will be available.

Register to attend by Oct. 18 with Marian Gossin, 410-354-6703.

Students, parents invited to Western High open house

Western High School will hold an open house for prospective students and their parents from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 11 at the school, 4600 Falls Road.

Students and their parents can meet the faculty, learn about the curriculum and see the school's facilities. Information: 410-396-7040.

Sorority to collect coats for the homeless Saturday

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will collect winter coats for homeless infants, children and adults during AKA Coat Day in Baltimore from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Fine Arts Building of Baltimore City Community College, 2901 Liberty Heights Ave.

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