Bill making it easier to remove dangerous...


January 19, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- A bill making it easier to remove dangerous animals and one that seeks to begin reducing false burglar alarms are expected to be approved at tomorrow night's County Council meeting.

The council will consider amendments submitted by animal rights activist Mark Rifkin to the animal control bill before voting on the measure. It is intended to allow quicker removal and hearings for animals -- mainly pit bulls and Rottweilers -- that appear dangerous and ill-confined, but which haven't attacked anyone.

The alarm bill sets up a comprehensive registration system for companies that install and monitor alarms, but delays a series of graduated fines for repeated alarms until next year. County police say 98 percent of alarms are false.

Dundalk woman struck by vehicles dies of injuries


DUNDALK -- A Dundalk pedestrian died Saturday night of injuries she suffered when she was struck by two vehicles as she tried to cross the 3600 block of North Point Blvd., county police said.

Dorothy Youngcourt, 44, of the 8200 block of Plaza Drive was in a southbound lane of the road about 9: 50 p.m. when she was struck by a truck and then a car, both traveling south, police said. Youngcourt suffered multiple injuries and died at 10: 32 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, police said.

Police said pedestrian error was to blame.

Heaver begins construction on York Road office building


LUTHERVILLE -- Heaver Properties has broken ground on what real estate brokers said is the largest speculative office building to be constructed in the Interstate 83 corridor this decade.

Heaver Plaza II, which will stand next to Heaver Plaza on York Road, will be eight floors and contain 160,000 square feet. The project, for which ground was broken Friday, is scheduled to be completed in summer 1999.

Colliers Pinkard has been named the exclusive leasing agent for the property, which is off Beltway Exit 26.

The future of Baltimore's 33-acre Charles Center urban renewal area is the subject of a public forum sponsored by the Baltimore Architecture Foundation at noon Wednesday at the Johns Hopkins University's Berman Auditorium, Charles and Saratoga streets.

Speakers will include Alfred Barry III, former deputy director of the city Planning Department, and Martin Millspaugh, former president of Charles Center-Inner Harbor Management Inc. The forum is free and open to the public.

63 promoted, 46 graduate in city Police Department

Sixty-three members of the Police Department were promoted and 46 officers graduated from the department's Education and Training Division on Friday in ceremonies at police headquarters at 601 E. Fayette St.

The promotions included Majs. Victor D. Gregory and Elbert F. Shirey Jr. to colonel; three officers to the rank of major; five to lieutenant; 11 to sergeant; and 42 to agent.

Autism center to hold open house Wednesday

The Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism and Related Disorders is holding a free open house from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to provide information about the latest evaluations, treatment and therapy. Friends, family and health professionals are invited.

Two lectures will be presented on the medical aspects of autism, and visitors can meet the center's staff. Thousands of children DTC are affected annually by autism, a lifelong, profound developmental disorder that usually appears by a child's third birthday.

Information: 410-502-8446.

Pub Date: 1/19/98

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