Fire that killed two elderly people Sunday was...

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November 12, 1997|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- A fire that killed two elderly people Sunday was started by discarded smoking materials, said Baltimore County Fire Department investigators and a department spokesman.

The spokesman, Battalion Chief Mark Hubbard, said the victims were known to be heavy smokers but he could not be specific about the type of discarded smoking materials blamed for causing the fire.

Paul Kardulis, 76, and his wife, Dorothy, 82, died in the fire in the 2800 block of Vermont Ave. in Baltimore Highlands. The fire, which burned for eight hours before firefighters could extinguish it, began at 4 a.m.

Riley, McIntire to address Timonium council tonight

TIMONIUM

TIMONIUM -- Republican County Councilmen Douglas B. Riley and T. Bryan McIntire will be featured speakers at 7: 30 p.m. today at a meeting of the Greater Timonium Community Council in Room 119 at Ridgely Middle School, 121 Ridgely Road.

The results of a commercial development survey will be discussed. Information: Kathleen Beadell, GTCC president, 410-453-0541.

Mount de Sales Academy schedules Christmas bazaar

CATONSVILLE

CATONSVILLE -- The Parents' Club of Mount de Sales Academy will hold its annual Christmas bazaar, silent auction and spaghetti dinner from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at the school, 700 Academy Road.

Dinner tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $5 for children younger than age 18. Proceeds will benefit the all-girls' high school.

To mark America Recycles Day, the Department of Public Works will collect hazardous household wastes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at two locations and distribute bags for recycling cans, bottles and paper.

Hazardous wastes, including weed killer, oven cleaner, gasoline and car batteries, will be collected at the Venable parking lot, 700 E. 34th St., and the Polytechnic Institute parking lot, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane.

Participants must show proof that they live in the city. Information: 410-396-5916.

Boaters can register for annual lights parade

Boaters interested in entering Baltimore's 10th annual Parade of Lighted Boats on Dec. 6 should register as soon as possible.

Boats will be judged on holiday theme, creativity and overall display. Last year, 50,000 spectators watched 50 boats cruise around the Inner Harbor and Fells Point.

The registration fee is $10, and each crew member is asked to donate a toy to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Information: 410-342-4858.

Two officers find body of man who had been shot

Two police officers found the body of an unidentified man last night near Herbert and North Payson streets in West Baltimore, police said.

Homicide Detective Joseph E. Dugan Jr. said the officers were in a patrol car in the 1900 block of Herbert, near Payson, about 9 p.m. when they saw the man's body lying on the pavement.

Dugan said the man, who appeared to be in his 30s and carried no identification, had been shot at least once. The body was taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy and possible identification through fingerprints.

Pub Date: 11/12/97

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