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Armored-car guard shoots at man trying to steal bag of money

PARKVILLE -- A security guard for an armored car company shot at a man who tried to steal a bag of money yesterday afternoon outside the Perring Plaza Shopping Center, police said.

Police said two men approached a Dunbar security guard leaving Home Depot with a bag of money at 12: 30 p.m. One man displayed a gun and demanded the money.

Another guard sitting in the armored car saw the incident and fired an undetermined number of shots at the armed man. The men were unable to steal the bag and fled on foot. It is unclear whether they were wounded.

Appeals panel upholds denial of proposal for luxury homes

CHESTNUT RIDGE -- The county Board of Appeals upheld yesterday a hearing officer's denial of a proposal to build a neighborhood of luxury houses in northern Baltimore County, handing another victory to opponents trying to prevent the project by denying access to the developer's landlocked lot.

The board upheld a hearing officer's ruling that the developer of the proposed eight-house Ivy Manor development has failed to find a satisfactory way to connect the proposed neighborhood to Ivy Hill Road, the nearest public road.

Neighbors have refused to grant developer Melvin C. Benhoff Jr. a 20-foot right of way across their narrow "panhandle lots." His development company is seeking a county Circuit Court judgment to allow it to build a road across the neighbors' properties.

'Scare Off Drugs' bags available for Halloween

TOWSON -- Trick-or-treaters can pick up goody bags marked with reflective decals, anti-drug messages and safety tips at all branches of the Baltimore County public library beginning Monday.

About 20,000 "Scare Off Drugs" bags are being distributed by the county Bureau of Substance Abuse, in conjunction with Baltimore County Students Against Destructive Decisions.

The bags also will be sent home with all public preschool and kindergarten children or can be obtained by calling the substance abuse bureau at 410-887-3828.

American Cancer Society to hold awards ceremony

BROOKLANDVILLE -- The American Cancer Society will hold a fund-raiser and awards ceremony from 6 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Sunday at the Ward Center for the Arts at St. Paul's School, 11152 Falls Road.

In addition to a performance by The Capitol Steps comedy troupe, awards will be presented to individuals who have made significant contributions in the fight against breast cancer in the metropolitan area: Brenda Botturn, founder of the Maryland Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and Lillian Shockney, director of education and outreach at the Johns Hopkins Breast Center.

Tickets are $75 per person. Information: 410-931-6850.

In Baltimore City

Appreciation day scheduled for city sanitation workers

Recognizing the efforts of city sanitation workers, "Garbage Man Appreciation Day," featuring a parade, the Dunbar High School Marching Band and the Ravens mascot will be held at 11 a.m. today at Baltimore RESCO, 1801 Annapolis Road.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Public Works.

A "Garbage Man Appreciation Day" queen will be crowned.

City publishes information on services, public housing

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke released yesterday the third Department of Public Works citizen's guide to municipal services and a public housing information pamphlet.

The guides provide telephone numbers and Web site addresses, and are available at neighborhood service centers, public libraries, and the public works and housing departments.

Center for Poverty Solutions offers photography exhibit

The Center for Poverty Solutions will present "Portraits of Poverty: Do You See What I See," a photography exhibit, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at jr. Cafe, 1501 Bolton St. Robert I. H. Hammerman, retired chief judge of Baltimore Circuit Court, will be the host.

The exhibit includes photographs and narratives of participants, who range from people living in homeless shelters to the largest housing developer in Southern Maryland.

The Center for Poverty Solutions is an organization dedicated to eradicating poverty by eliminating its root causes. Information: Kristen Ivory, 410-366-0600, Ext. 112.

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