An Essex woman was killed early yesterday...


March 28, 1997|By From staff reports

LUTHERVILLE -- An Essex woman was killed early yesterday on the Baltimore Beltway when she was thrown from a sport utility vehicle and pinned between a concrete barrier and another vehicle, state police reported.

Sandra Lee Meyer of the 2000 block of Virginia Ave. died on her 22nd birthday. Police said she was southbound, entering the Beltway's inner loop from Interstate 83, when her 1990 Geo Tracker sideswiped another vehicle, skidded across four lanes and collided with a 1994 Jeep Cherokee minutes past midnight.

The driver of the Jeep, Jerald Schlichting, 21, of Essex was treated at a hospital and released, police said.

Woman held in slaying of business associate


WOODLAWN -- The business associate of a man found shot to death in his Woodlawn office Feb. 18 was arrested yesterday and charged with murder, police said.

Dagmar Ellen Jensen, 48, was arrested about 5 p.m. at her East Baltimore home on a warrant charging her with first-degree murder in the death of Theodore H. Daniels Sr., 57, of the 5300 block of Wayne Ave. in Woodlawn. He owned the Daniels Group in the 2100 block of Gwynn Oak Ave.

Police said evidence at the scene of the slaying linked Jensen, a resident of the 800 block of S. Kenwood Ave., to the slaying. She was being held without bail at the county Detention Center last night, pending a bail review hearing today.

Closing arguments Monday on Graystone Farms plan


TOWSON -- Closing arguments in a battle over the proposed Graystone Farms Estates housing development in rural Baltimore County are scheduled for Monday before the county's zoning commissioner.

Graystone Farms, a community of 34 luxury homes planned for 173 acres in White Hall, would border a beef cattle farm that was granted agricultural preservation status by the county, which conserves its farming mission.

The farm's owner, W. Clay Peterson, testified yesterday that the housing development would devalue his property. Zoning Commissioner Larry Schmidt is expected to rule on the development plan by mid-April.

Senate delegation favors bill on teachers union dues


ANNAPOLIS -- Baltimore County's Senate delegation voted 9-0 yesterday to approve a local education bill that would allow the county teachers union to collect dues from nonmembers hired after July 1.

The measure has cleared the House and appears headed for enactment. The bill doesn't require the fee, but enables the union to negotiate with the school board to arrange one.

In a move that essentially sinks another local bill approved in the House, the Senate delegation voted 7-2 against a measure that would require the governor to choose county school board members from among those recommended by the private School Board Nominating Convention.

Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier presented a plaque yesterday to doctors and nurses at Maryland Shock Trauma Center for their work in treating an officer for a gunshot wound in November.

Sgt. Christopher Streett, 40, was shot as he and other tactical unit officers tried to arrest Darrald Anton Barnes, who had barricaded himself in the attic of a house in the 4400 block of Mountview Road in Southwest Baltimore. After a three-hour standoff, police killed Barnes.

Streett, a member of the force for 18 years, is undergoing physical therapy nine hours a week. Bullet fragments remain in his right shoulder and lower back.

Hopkins Hospital earns top ranking for its food

Johns Hopkins Hospital has been ranked first in a national comparison of 30 major hospitals and the food they provide to patients. The hospital's veggie burger, with 3 percent fat, was pointed to as an example of the kind of low-fat, plant-based diet that can prevent heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other illnesses.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit group that works on prevention, research and ethical issues, has surveyed food provided by airlines and universities.

In the hospital survey, it scolded those that give patients artery-clogging foods, including those with McDonald's restaurants on the premises.

Pub Date: 3/28/97

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