Project to restore the Spring...

TIMONIUM -- A $500,000

November 14, 1997|By From staff reports

TIMONIUM -- A $500,000 project to restore the Spring Branch has received an Award for Community Innovation from a committee of the Chesapeake Bay Program.

The Chesapeake Local Government Advisory Committee recognized the project's contribution to the protection and restoration of the bay.

Concrete channels were removed and boulders and tree stumps added to help reduce erosion along a 2-mile section of the stream. The project was funded by the state and county.

Minnick named chairman of House delegation

ANNAPOLIS

ANNAPOLIS -- Del. Joseph J. Minnick, a Dundalk Democrat, has been elected chairman of the county's House of Delegates delegation. Del. Dan K. Morhaim, a Owings Mills Democrat, was elected vice chairman; and Del. Katherine Klausmeier, a Perry Hall Democrat, was elected secretary.

The delegation has 27 members who work with the county executive to develop the county's legislative agenda in Annapolis.

Bank begins scholarship fund at Dundalk two-year college

DUNDALK

DUNDALK -- A scholarship fund of $10,000 has been established at Dundalk Community College through a donation by Baltimore County Savings Bank.

The first half of the scholarship was presented this month; the rest is to be donated next year. The fund will be available only to county students.

Randallstown man, 19, charged in shooting death

WOODLAWN

WOODLAWN -- County police arrested a 19-year-old man yesterday and charged him with first-degree murder in the shooting death of another teen-ager last summer.

Corey Carter of the 8900 block of Church Lane in Randallstown was denied bail and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center, said police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Novak.

Police said several shots were fired at Alan Parker, 16, and several other people during a fight near the playground of Featherbed Lane Elementary School in early July 31. Parker was fatally shot; no one else was injured, Novak said.

An unidentified man about 30 years old was fatally shot last night while sitting in a car in Govans in North Baltimore, police said.

Homicide Detective Donald Kramer said residents called police and reported gunshots and a car crashing into two parked vehicles in the 700 block of McCabe Ave. about 7 p.m. Police found the victim in the driver's seat of a 1990 silver Chevrolet Cavalier, dead from a gunshot wound to the head. A bullet had pierced the car's rear window.

Kramer said the slaying occurred in a drug-trafficking area but did not describe the incident as drug-related. He said the victim had no money or drugs.

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run accident

A man was killed yesterday evening when he was struck by a car in a hit-and-run incident in the 1200 block of E. Cold Spring Lane, police said.

Officer John Starkey said the victim was in the middle of Cold Spring Lane about 5: 30 p.m. when he was struck by the eastbound car and driven into the westbound lane. He died of head injuries at 6: 03 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Starkey said.

Police are seeking a dark car with tinted windows.

Impact of school design on learning is meeting topic

A conference on school design and its effects on learning is planned from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Mount Royal Station auditorium at Maryland Institute, College of Art.

"Rethinking Our Schools: Educational Buildings K-12 on the Brink of the 21st Century" is intended to help educators and architects improve the environments for learning in the schools.

Police sergeant wins award for outreach to Hispanics

A sergeant assigned to the Police Department's Internal Investigation Division has received the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association's Community Outreach Award for promoting friendship between police and the city's Hispanic community.

In a letter to Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier, Thomas Garcia Jr., president of the association, said Sgt. Rufino J. Garcia has demonstrated a "unique ability and desire to assist and promote the Hispanic community."

The award was presented Saturday at a banquet in Greenbelt attended by representatives of police departments from the Baltimore and Washington areas.

Pub Date: 11/14/97

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