In Baltimore City
UPS to provide computers for pupils at Cherry Hill
Responding to Mayor Martin O'Malley's call to businesses to help bring city schools online, United Parcel Service announced yesterday that it would provide 64 high-speed computers to Cherry Hill Elementary School by next school year.
Though partnerships between schools and businesses are common throughout the school system, city officials said the UPS donation was the first to allow an entire school to meet a state target of having one computer for every five students.
James Hamlin, an official with UPS' Atlantic District, which has a major package facility in Southwest Baltimore, said the value of the donation is about $55,000. City officials said they expected a similar announcement involving another school soon from developer Struever Bros., Eccles & Rouse.
ESPN Zone employee stable after being hit by 2 cars
An employee of ESPN Zone at the Inner Harbor was injured yesterday when he was struck by two vehicles whose drivers did not stop as he crossed East Pratt Street.
Larry Thomas, who is in his 20s and lives in Essex, had left a meeting at the restaurant and was running across the 600 block of E. Pratt St. near Market Place about 10 a.m. when he was struck by an eastbound green van and then a silver or cream-colored car, said Sgt. Scott Rowe, a police spokesman. Rowe said traffic had a green light and Thomas was not in a crosswalk.
Green suffered undisclosed injuries and was in stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said a hospital spokeswoman.
Police know of no motive, suspects in fatal shooting
Police were investigating yesterday the death of a man who was found shot early Wednesday on a Northwest Baltimore street.
Donald McClain, 37, of no known address was pronounced dead at Sinai Hospital shortly after he was found about 2: 50 a.m. in the 3200 block of Virginia Ave. with a bullet wound to the chest. Police said McClain had a pipe used for smoking crack in one hand and narcotics were laying nearby.
Witnesses told police they saw two young men running from the area moments after they heard at least one gunshot. Police said they knew of no motive or suspects.
In Baltimore County
Police seeking suspect in robbery of Towson bank
TOWSON -- County police are searching for a man who robbed a First Union Bank on the 2800 block of Smith Ave. Monday morning. Witnesses described the man as a white male in his mid-30s, 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 170 pounds, with a brown mustache.
The man, who implied that he had a gun, gave the teller a note demanding money. At the time of the robbery, police said, he was wearing a green nylon jacket, a blue baseball cap, black shoes and gray sweat pants.
Anyone with information about the suspect can call Baltimore County Police at 410-887-2198 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888. Callers can remain anonymous. Those calling Metro Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.
Police Department holds graduation for 109th class
TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Police Department's 109th recruit class graduated last nightat Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson.
The class included 52 graduates -- 47 from the county's Police Department, two from the county sheriff's department and three from Morgan State University. The keynote speaker was Anthony S. Fugett, president of the Baltimore County branch of the NAACP.
Association offers physicals for student-athletes
TOWSON -- Physicians from Baltimore County Medical Association will give preseason sports physicals for interscholastic high school athletes before school ends, allowing students to play sports next school year.
The physicals are free, but a $10 donation is requested, which will go to each school's athletic department for first-aid supplies. Students must register with the school's athletic director and obtain a medical history form to be signed by a parent or guardian.
Sessions will be held June 1 at Chesapeake High School, 410-887-6386; June 5 at Milford Mill Academy, 410-887-0666; and June 6 at Dundalk High School, 410-887-7288. All sessions will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.