Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills


June 15, 1993

Volunteer firefighter hit, killed by car at resort

A volunteer firefighter from Anne Arundel County was struck and killed by a car on Coastal Highway Saturday in Ocean City.

James Bryan Housenfluck, 20, of Gambrills, who was attending the Maryland volunteer firefighters' convention in the resort, was hit by a Chevrolet Camaro about 9:30 p.m. when he stepped onto Coastal Highway near 37th Street.

The victim, who worked out of the Arundel Volunteer Fire Station on Defense Highway in Crofton, was dead on arrival at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Police said he had been drinking before stepping into the path of the car.

The driver, 18-year-old Richard Thomas Bonk of Manassas, Va., was treated for minor injuries at Atlantic General Hospital near Berlin.

2 day care centers to open at Fort Meade

Two new day care centers, with room for 606 children, are to open today on the grounds of Fort Meade after two years of planning and construction.

The centers will open with 120 children each, said post NTC spokesman Don McClow, adding that demand is so great for day care on base that both centers will be full by next month.

Although the centers can accept the children of civilian employees and National Guard and Reserve personnel, the waiting lists are so extensive that Mr. McClow said all spots probably will be taken by the children of active-duty military personnel.

Active military personnel get top priority for the centers, which will be run by the Child Development Services Division of the Directorate of Personnel and Community Activities of the Army.

"With the opening of these two new child-development centers, we anticipate significantly decreasing unmet child care needs at Fort Meade," said Martha McClary, Child Development Services coordinator.

The 24,000-square-foot centers will serve infants through 5-year-olds in full-day or partial-day programs. Fees run between $185 to $376 a month for full-day programs, depending on the age of the child and salary of the parents.

The two free-standing centers, which cost $4.6 million to build, are at Ruffner and MacArthur roads and near MacArthur and Clark roads.

Crofton woman gets award from university

Crofton resident Dr. Patricia Florestano has received the Spirit of Excellence Award from the University of Baltimore Alumni Association for her service to the university, the community and her profession.

Dr. Florestano, a visiting professor of public administration and senior research fellow in the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, has served on the board of the Maryland Humanities Council, the United Way of Central Maryland Community Service Board and the Baltimore Focus Group on Higher Education.


* Crofton: Burglars broke into a 1989 Ford van parked in the Mobil gas station lot in the 2200 block of Defense Highway between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and took a large amount of marble tile and two saws, all valued at $11,070.

* Severn: Thieves stole a television and videocassette recorder valued at $400 from Suki's Hair Design in the 7800 block of Telegraph Road between 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.

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