The intersection of York, Dulaney Valley and...

TOWSON --

January 30, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- The intersection of York, Dulaney Valley and Joppa roads and Allegheny Avenue will be closed from 10 p.m. today until 5 a.m. Monday, when a new $2 million roundabout opens.

During the weekend, motorists are encouraged to avoid the area by using the Towson bypass along Bosley Avenue, Fairmount Avenue and Towsontown Boulevard. Entrances to Towson Town Center, Dulaney Plaza shopping center and other local businesses will be open during construction.

County gives nuns deadline to get demolition permit

GREEN SPRING VALLEY

GREEN SPRING VALLEY -- County officials have set a Feb. 9 deadline for the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to apply for after-the-fact approval of their demolition of the 19th-century Maryvale Tenant House.

In a letter to the order, officials from the Department of Permits and Development Management say the Jan. 23 demolition violated county development regulations because the vacant farmhouse is listed on the Maryland Historical Trust inventory. The officials warned the sisters that if they fail to obtain a waiver, they will be required to rebuild the house.

The house was demolished after county officials mistakenly issued a razing permit. Arnold Jablon, director of the county's Department of Permits and Development Management, has vowed to seek fines in the demolition.

Lacks to be honored at North Point library

DUNDALK

DUNDALK -- Henrietta Lacks -- a Turners Station woman who died in 1951 and whose cells were important to medical research -- will be honored at "Celebrate Henrietta Lacks Day," from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at North Point branch library, 1716 Merritt Blvd.

Cells taken from Lacks' body were the first to live and multiply outside the body, making them important to cancer and viral research. The cells were used by Dr. Jonas Salk to help develop the first polio vaccine.

The free event will feature information, courtesy of the Henrietta Lacks Health History Museum Foundation and the Breakfast Optimist Club of Dundalk.

Two men charged in warrants with posing as oxygen deliverymen and housing inspectors to steal from senior citizens are in custody, a police spokeswoman said.

R. C. Rhodes, 52, of the 5000 block of Goodnow Road, who is charged with six counts of felony theft and four counts of burglary, called police yesterday from a house in the 3200 block of Windsor Ave. and surrendered, police said.

His alleged accomplice, Howard Gregory, 29, of the 1000 block of St. Dunstans Road was sentenced Wednesday for a violation of probation and was being held at the Baltimore City Detention Center. He is charged with felony theft in the alleged schemes that targeted the elderly in southern Baltimore.

1 of 2 men shot Saturday dies from his wounds

One of two men shot Saturday in West Baltimore died from his wounds early yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, and police said the investigation is continuing.

Kenneth Alfred Barnes, 32, of the 4300 block of Cedargarden Road was pronounced dead at 1: 30 a.m., said Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman. The unidentified second victim was still being treated, she said.

Police said that Barnes had gotten out of a 1984 Buick parked in the 2000 block of N. Fulton Ave. when a man got out of a blue minivan and opened fire. Barnes collapsed near the car. The other victim was hit several times while sitting in the car.

Six honored by fire chief for lifesaving efforts

Six people received awards from Baltimore Fire Chief Herman Williams Jr. yesterday for helping to save lives.

Dr. Melissa Wu and Jodee Spicer, a nurse, received the Distinguished Civilian Award, the department's highest honor, for stabilizing an obese patient suffering from respiratory distress who had to be lowered from a third-story window in a basket using pulleys and ropes.

Edward Grady, an A-1 Fuel Oil Co. employee, was recognized for containing a 100-gallon fuel spill before the Fire Department responded. Joyce Hiebler, a nurse, and emergency medical technicians Edward Aldaco and Steve Wells, were honored for helping two paramedics save a woman who had been hit by a car.

Officer charged with assault is arrested at health clinic

A city police lieutenant charged in a warrant with assaulting his girlfriend was released from a health clinic yesterday and arrested by police, a department spokesman said.

Lt. Charles F. Milland, 52, had been a fugitive for three days before he checked into a clinic Jan. 19. He was being held at Central Booking and Intake Center last night, awaiting a hearing before a court commissioner.

Robert W. Weinhold Jr., a police spokesman, refused to name the clinic where Milland was taken into custody. Milland's police powers have been suspended and his weapon was confiscated. His lawyer has denied the charges.

Pub Date: 1/30/98

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