Scholarship honors slain school worker
A scholarship endowment has been established at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in memory of Aysha D. Ring, a school employee stabbed and killed by a stranger while standing in line Nov. 22 at a Catonsville liquor store. The endowment was established "so that Aysha's spirit may live on in the hearts and minds of members of the Cristo Rey Jesuit community," the school said in a statement on its Web site. Ring, 24, who was studying business at Anne Arundel Community College and working full time at the Baltimore school while preparing for a career in the Navy, "loved the school and its students," the statement said. The endowment will enable students from disadvantaged Baltimore neighborhoods to receive a college preparatory education, the statement said. Contributions can be mailed to: Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Development Office, 420 S. Chester St., Baltimore 21231. Note that the gift should be directed to the Aysha Ring Memorial Scholarship Endowment. To donate online, go to http:cristorey balt.org, designate Cristo Rey for the contribution and put the name of the endowment in comments.
City water main break forces 39th St. detour
Crews were continuing repairs last night to an underground 42-inch water main in the 400 block of E. 39th St. in Guilford. Kurt Kocher, a spokesman for Baltimore's Department of Public Works, said crews had to excavate the area near the break that was reported about 1:30 p.m. yesterday. "The hole is big enough to contain a house," Kocher said. Work was under way between Juniper Road and Greenmount Avenue. Traffic on East 39th Street will be detoured today. Once the leaks are repaired, crews will fill the hole with dirt, then place a metal plate or plates over the site to allow traffic to resume, he said. Water service to area residents was not affected. Kocher was unable to say when the job would be completed.
House fire in Arbutus routs two; no one hurt
Two residents of a house in the Arbutus section of western Baltimore County fled a dwelling fire last night without serious injury but were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, said a Fire Department official. Reported at 9:30 p.m, the fire was confined to a room on the second floor but filled the two-story house in the 5500 block of Link Ave. with smoke. The fire was declared under control in less than 30 minutes, and the cause was under investigation
Triplets rescued from Glen Echo house fire
A father and his 2 1/2 -year-old triplet sons escaped serious injury yesterday afternoon when fire broke out at a Glen Echo home, causing $500,000 in damage, said a spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire Department. Their names were not available yesterday. Pete Perringer, the spokesman, said the family's nanny was outside the house in the 4800 block of Jamestown Road about 1:30 p.m. talking to her husband, when she saw smoke. The woman told her employer there was a fire. He ran outside and saw flames coming from a hot tub. Perringer said firefighters arrived and rescued the three toddlers from a second-floor room. The boys were taken to National Children's Hospital Center in Washington, where they were in good condition, and the father and two firefighters were treated at Washington Hospital Center.
Md. ranks high in readying young people for college
Maryland ranks among the top six states in how well it prepares students for college, according to a report released yesterday by an educational nonprofit organization. Maryland received an A-minus along with Colorado, New Jersey and Vermont. The top two states, Connecticut and Massachusetts, got A's. The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education based its rankings on scores on eighth-grade proficiency exams, college entrance exams and Advanced Placement exams. In addition, it took into account how many students are taking algebra in eighth grade. The rate at which students graduate from college in Maryland was about average when compared with other states. The state received a B, while there were 11 states that received A's.
Hearing set for man held in fatal shooting in alley
A preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 23 for a man arrested and charged in a warrant with first-degree murder in the shooting of another man while the victim relieved himself in an alley in East Baltimore Nov. 2. The accused, Andre "Moe" Robinson, 25, of the 4100 block of Fernhill Ave. in the Arlington neighborhood of Northwest Baltimore, was arrested Nov. 26 at police headquarters on a warrant charging him with killing Anthony Rainey, 25, of the 600 block of W. Lafayette Ave., according to police.
Four men sought in armed bank robbery in Laurel
Prince George's County police say four men armed with semiautomatic weapons robbed a Bank of America branch in Laurel yesterday and fled with an unknown amount of money. No one was injured.
Man gets 30 years in carjacking, beating
A Baltimore man who carjacked and beat his ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, the office of U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein says. On Tuesday, Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Davon Perry, 32, in the Feb. 4 carjacking. A federal jury convicted Perry in the carjacking on July 22.