An article in yesterday's editions of The Sun incorrectly...


August 06, 1996|By From staff reports

PIKESVILLE — An article in yesterday's editions of The Sun incorrectly suggested that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People sponsored a voter registration drive. The Family Place sponsored the drive.

The Sun regrets the errors.

PIKESVILLE -- The State Highway Administration has announced temporary closings for both the inner and outer loops of the Beltway over the next week because of work on the roadway's $55 million widening project between Reisterstown Road and the Jones Falls Expressway interchange.

The closings between the Greenspring Avenue exit and the Interstate 83 South interchange will occur nightly for 15-minute intervals from midnight to 5 a.m. through tomorrow on the outer loop and Thursday, Sunday and Monday on the inner loop.


In addition, single-lane closures will occur after 7 p.m. and double-lane closures after 10 p.m. to ensure motorist and worker safety during removal of overhead sign structures and girders from the Falls Road overpass, the SHA said.

Repairs to shut King Ave. entrance to Essex college


ESSEX -- The King Avenue entrance to Essex Community College will be closed until Aug. 18 because of road and drainage repairs.

The college's Rossville Boulevard main entrance, which will remain open, is located off Beltway Exit 34 near Golden Ring Mall.

Eastview firefighters to get donated stove


NORTH POINT -- Firefighters at the Eastview station will get new kitchen equipment from a local company.

Rick Galicki, manager of the Vulcan-Hart Corp. plant at 3600 North Point Blvd., said the manufacturer has agreed to donate a commercial gas stove worth $1,000 to replace one that needs major repairs. Firefighters at the station, in the 1000 block of North Point Road, are paying for installation and a range hood.

"They're our fire station," Galicki said. County funds are scarce for items such as stoves. Vulcan-Hart's plant turns out 175 units of stoves, ovens, fryers and grills a day.

Baltimore police are investigating the death of Elmer Hawkins, 29, of the 1700 block of N. Chapel St., who was shot several times by a man on a bicycle shortly before 1 a.m. yesterday in the 2100 block of E. Hoffman St.

Police also are investigating the death of Leonardo Bell, 31, of the 1600 block of McClean Blvd., who was shot several times about 11: 30 p.m. Friday in the 2600 block of Gatehouse Drive in West Baltimore. Police said a gray Oldsmobile was seen leaving the area after the shooting.

Police searching for teen, child missing since Sunday

Baltimore police were searching yesterday for a 15-year-old girl who, they say, took a 1-year-old girl for a walk Sunday afternoon and did not return her to her west side home.

Agent Ragina L. Cooper, a police spokeswoman, said Balenda Summers took Quanita Hines from her grandmother's house in the 700 block of George St. about 2: 30 p.m. She told the grandmother that she was "taking the baby for a bag of chips," Cooper said.

She described the teen as "slightly mentally retarded," 5 feet 4 inches and weighing 120 pounds. She was wearing a pink and white jumpsuit.

Hispanic Festival downtown from 11 to 9 this weekend

The 1996 Hispanic Festival, a celebration of dance, music and food from Latin America and Spain, will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Hopkins Plaza downtown.

Now in its 22nd year, admission to the event sponsored by the Federation of Hispanic Organizations of Maryland, is free, said Director Delfina H. Pereda.

Voter registration drive set today for the NAACP

The Family Place will sponsor a voter registration and membership drive for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at its offices at 1809 Ashland Ave. on the east side. Information: 563-8890.

Pub Date: 8/06/96

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