Two accidents that occurred at nearly the...

LUTHERVILLE --

July 22, 1998|By From staff reports

LUTHERVILLE -- Two accidents that occurred at nearly the same time yesterday afternoon clogged southbound Interstate 83 and parts of Interstate 695 near Towson.

The accidents -- a car fire and a separate, two-car crash -- took place within minutes of each other beginning at 1: 25 p.m., said State Highway Administration spokesman David Buck.

No lanes were closed in the Beltway accident, while all lanes in I-83 were closed temporarily, said Maryland State Police Sgt. Robert Lipsky. There were no injuries in either accident, Lipsky said.

Phase 3 of Towson project will be discussed tonight

TOWSON

TOWSON -- A meeting to discuss phase three of the Towson Enhancement Project is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at the Medix School, 1017 York Road.

Representatives of the joint state-county effort will seek input on road and sidewalk improvements along York Road from the roundabout to Interstate 695. Phase one, which is almost complete, involves the 300 to 600 blocks of York Road and the roundabout. Phase two includes East Towson sidewalks and York Road from Towsontown Boulevard to Burke Avenue. Information: 410-825-1144.

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Schools encourage early registration of children

TOWSON

TOWSON -- The county public school system is encouraging parents to register their children for the 1998-1999 school year as soon as possible.

The school system hopes to have all students registered for the new year by Aug. 15. All schools and offices are open throughout the summer, and families are encouraged to make an appointment at their local school prior to arriving for registration.

To register children, families must provide proof of residence, birth and immunizations. The first day of classes for county students is Aug. 26.

Residents invited to meeting on Parkville aerial survey

PARKVILLE

PARKVILLE -- State representatives and members of the Greater Parkville Community Council invite residents to a meeting at 7 p.m. today at Hiss United Methodist Church, Room 105, 8700 Harford Road, to discuss an aerial survey of Parkville that will be conducted this fall.

The community is being asked for recommendations on improvements for the Parkville area that will be superimposed on photos taken during the survey. The results will be used to develop a community plan. Information: 410-668-2580.

Baltimore police opened a substation in a North Baltimore grocery store Monday, adding to a series of mini-station houses in fast-food restaurants and convenience stores throughout the city.

A small work station inside a Super Fresh in the 6300 block of York Road gives officers a desk to write reports and a telephone, while allowing the officers to mingle with community members.

The department has several similar substations in McDonald's restaurants and 7-Eleven's. Herb Whiteside, vice president of Mid-Atlantic Super Fresh, said the work station will help make officers "more accessible to the citizens of Baltimore."

Man charges discrimination in suit against jeweler

Glenn McNatt, a reporter and former columnist and editorial writer for The Sun, filed a lawsuit yesterday alleging that a Baltimore jewelry store discriminated against him by not allowing him immediate entry into the business.

McNatt, who is black, said in the suit filed in Baltimore Circuit Court that an employee at J. Brown Jewelers at 318 N. Charles St. initially refused to allow him inside on Dec. 10 when McNatt went to the store to pick up a watchband he had ordered.

The suit says McNatt stood at the door reasoning with the employee for five minutes on a chilly, rainy afternoon before he was allowed inside. William H. Murphy Jr., an attorney for store owner Frederick J. Brown, said the incident was a misunderstanding and not racism. The suit is seeking $1 million in damages.

Citywide plan meeting to discuss urban design

Urban design will be discussed at 7 p.m. today at the monthly meeting on the citywide comprehensive plan in Room 104 at Jenkins Hall on the Morgan State University campus, Hillen Road and Cold Spring Lane. The meeting is open to the public.

Pub Date: 7/22/98

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