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March 16, 1998|By From staff reports

MIDDLE RIVER -- Maryland's Department of Natural Resources will ask the General Assembly to approve additional speed restrictions for boaters on Middle River and its tributaries.

The proposed plan for Middle River would expand the 6-knot weekend and holiday speed limit for upper Sue Creek to include weekdays from 6 p.m. until midnight. It also would set a maximum speed limit of 35 knots during daylight and 25 knots at night, and a 6-knot speed limit on weekends and holidays on Galloway Creek.

The plan, offered after numerous public hearings, would be in effect during boating season, April 15 through Oct. 15.

Poison-prevention programs to be presented at schools


TOWSON -- The county Fire Department will give poison-prevention programs in many of the county's elementary and middle schools as part of National Poison Prevention Week, which runs through Saturday.

Paramedics and emergency medical technicians will show displays and videos and hand out "Mr. Yuk" stickers in an effort to educate students about the dangers of accidental poisoning and the risks of inhalant abuse.

The Maryland Poison Center, which can be called in an emergency, is reachable 24 hours a day at 1-800-492-2414.

Council set to recommend finishing development plan


TIMONIUM -- An 8-year-old, uncompleted plan that would guide development in a 100-acre area between York Road and the light rail line south of Timonium Road again is headed for study -- and this time, perhaps, for action.

The County Council is to approve a resolution tonight asking the planning board to complete the study and recommend amendments to the Master Plan for the area, with proposed revisions to the zoning map.

The mixed residential, commercial and industrial area is under pressure from competing interests. The process called for in the resolution is the one used to develop a plan for Honeygo, a 3,000-acre planned community near White Marsh.

Tall Trees man charged in neighbor's fatal stabbing


ESSEX -- A resident of the Village of Tall Trees became the county's second homicide victim this year when he was fatally stabbed during an apparent fight, police said.

Responding to a report of a disturbance, police found the body of Lenwood E. Eldridge, 38, in a hallway of the building in which he resided in the first block of Seversky Court about 2: 30 a.m. yesterday.

vTC About 20 minutes later, police received a call about another resident with knife wounds. Howard Edward Williams, 38, was questioned by police and charged with first-degree murder. He was being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center in Towson, awaiting a bond hearing, police said.

An off-duty city police officer was released on $5,000 bond after he was charged with assaulting two men and a deputy sheriff during a melee outside the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Perryman early yesterday, said a Harford County Sheriff's Office spokesman.

Sgt. Edward Hopkins, the spokesman, said James Lamonte Price, 37, of the Northeastern District, was arrested about 2 a.m. after he allegedly pointed a handgun at two men and struck Deputy Sheriff 1st Class Edward Keplin who, along with Price, was slightly injured during the incident.

Hopkins said several fights broke out in the crowd after Price's arrest and were quelled by sheriff's deputies, state troopers and Aberdeen and Havre de Grace police.

Scholarship pageant set at Baltimore mall March 29

Reisterstown Road Plaza, 6564 Reisterstown Road in Northwest Baltimore, will be the host for the seventh annual Miss Baltimore Scholarship Pageant at 6 p.m. March 29 in the mall's center court.

The winner of the pageant will compete in the Miss Maryland Pageant in June. The winner of that pageant will represent Maryland in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, N.J., in September.

Guests at the pageant, coordinated by Flair Studios, will be City Council President Lawrence A. Bell III and 5th District Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector. Mekka Richardson, Miss Baltimore 1997, will be there to hand over her crown.

Pub Date: 3/16/98

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