92-year-old Glen Burnie man died yesterday...

PASADENA -- A

June 04, 1996

PASADENA -- A 92-year-old Glen Burnie man died yesterday of injuries when the car he was driving was struck broadside by another vehicle on Ritchie Highway, county police said.

George John Eber of the 100 block of Chalmers Ave. drove a 1993 Oldsmobile from the parking lot of the Horizons Business Park about 8: 30 a.m. and attempted a prohibited crossover of the northbound lanes when his car was struck by a northbound 1993 Ford Explorer driven by Kimberly C. Mills, 32, of Glen Burnie.

Eber died from internal injuries at 4: 45 p.m. at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Mills was treated at North Arundel Hospital and released, the hospital said.

Hazardous materials units examine container at BWI

LINTHICUM

LINTHICUM -- Hazardous materials units from the state Department of the Environment and the county Fire Department were called to Baltimore-Washington International Airport yesterday to check on a dented container of radioactive material, authorities said.

The teams conducted surveys about 8: 30 a.m. of the air around the container in a cargo building, but found no radiation leaking from the half-inch dent. The container was one of 13 iridium packages from the Netherlands destined for Nucletron Corp., a distribution company in Columbia. The outer packaging, made of a light metal, was dented when it fell during the weekend, said a BWI spokeswoman.

FREDERICK -- A Nobel Prize-winning scientist will stand trial on child sex-abuse charges the week of Oct. 7, county State's Attorney Scott L. Rolle said yesterday.

Dr. Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, 72, was charged in April with molesting a 15-year-old boy he brought back from a research trip in 1987 to the South Pacific island-nation of Micronesia. Gajdusek is on leave from his job as chief of the Laboratory of Central Nervous Systems at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.

Gajdusek, who is free on a $350,000 bond, contends he brought the children to this country to educate them.

BEL AIR -- County School Superintendent Ray R. Keech will have a short-lived retirement.

In July, he will begin working part time for the Maryland Department of Education, promoting its new high school tests that will be required for graduation beginning with the Class of 2004, state Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick announced.

Keech, who is retiring July 1 after eight years as head of Harford schools, is the second retiring superintendent to be tapped by Grasmick's agency. Frederick County's Daniel H. Gadra also will become work part time as co-chairman of the high school assessments task force, which will help implement the tests.

Pub Date: 6/04/96

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