An Eastpoint man died when his car caught fire...


March 09, 1998

EASTWOOD -- An Eastpoint man died when his car caught fire early yesterday, a county fire official said.

Firefighters found Joseph George Mueller, 51, of the 500 block of 47th St. about 2: 27 a.m. in his parked car, which was engulfed in flames in the 200 block of North Point Road, said Battalion Chief Patrick Kelly.

The death probably was accidental but results of an autopsy and investigation are pending, Kelly said. "We are suspecting it was an engine problem in the car and he couldn't" get out quickly, Kelly said.

Septuplets' doctor to speak at Goucher tonight


TOWSON -- Goucher College graduate Dr. Paula R. Mahone, who delivered the McCaughey septuplets in Iowa in November, will discuss the experience and issues surrounding the multiple birth at 7: 30 p.m. today in the Alumnae and Alumni House at Goucher, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road.

Information: 410-337-6333.

Park will be among issues discussed by councilman


PARKVILLE -- Democratic County Councilman Joseph Bartenfelder will address community concerns at a meeting of the Parkville Park Community Association at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow in the library at Villa Cresta Elementary School, 2600 Rader Ave.

Topics include a discussion about the 124-year-old Parkville Park, which is on the county's preliminary landmarks list. The County Council will hold a public hearing March 16 on the park, which is between Harford and Old Harford roads, before voting on whether to designate it a historic landmark.

Information: 410-668-2580.

13 Baltimore County police to receive promotions today


TOWSON -- Thirteen Baltimore County police officers will be promoted today in a morning ceremony in Cockeysville.

The newly promoted officers include one lieutenant, six sergeants and six corporals, according to the Police Department. They will be addressed by Chief Terrence B. Sheridan, and given the oath of office by Suzanne Mensh, clerk of the Circuit Court in Baltimore County.

The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. at the Main Lodge at Oregon Ridge, 13403 Beaver Dam Road.

Historic Fort McHenry, birthplace of "The Star-Spangled Banner," will get $600,000 in federal funds to repair exterior walls and other brickwork, U.S. Sens. Paul S. Sarbanes and Barbara A. Mikulski and Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin announced Friday.

The money is the final part of a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Interior to restore powder magazines, underground bombproof rooms and Civil War defenses at the 204-year-old fort.

The three Baltimore Democrats announced the grant in December after touring the fort.

Foster care review board is seeking volunteers

The Baltimore City Foster Care Review Board Office is seeking volunteers to help oversee care provided to foster children.

Volunteers will serve on seven-member review boards that determine if appropriate steps are being taken to find permanent living arrangements for children who have been in foster care for at least six months.

Members are appointed to four-year terms by Gov. Parris N. Glendening, and the board meets once a month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A two-day training course is required. Information: 410-767-7771.

Pub Date: 3/09/98

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