More than 700 teachers new to county public...

ESSEX --

August 10, 1998|By From staff reports

ESSEX -- More than 700 teachers new to county public schools will attend a four-day orientation at Chesapeake High School beginning Wednesday.

The orientation is intended to welcome new employees to the county, familiarize them with the district's expectations and introduce them to the school system's support services.

Workshops include sessions on curriculum, instruction and classroom management. The participants also will hear from schools Superintendent Anthony G. Marchione, school board President Dunbar Brooks and teachers union President Mark Beytin.

Police DARE unit to speak at camp about drug danger

EDGEMERE

EDGEMERE -- The county Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) unit will use activities and games to educate children about drugs at a day camp that begins today at St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church and School on North Point Road.

Attending the camp are 40 students from the southeast area of the county, all of whom were chosen by teachers and counselors at their schools. Campers will learn about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana and be offered ways to deal with peer pressure.

Cowenton Ave. intersection with Route 7 to change

WHITE MARSH

WHITE MARSH -- County and state government officials plan to straighten a troublesome intersection in northeastern Baltimore County.

The county plans to move the Cowenton Avenue intersection with Route 7 (Philadelphia Road), said Vincent J. Gardina, the county councilman who represents the White Marsh area. Cowenton would intersect Route 7 where Ebenezer Road does.

The roads now intersect Route 7 a short distance apart, creating dangerous traffic conditions. State money, becoming available in July, will be used to widen Route 7 at the new intersection and to place traffic lights there, Gardina said.

Food left unattended on a stove's burner caused a two-alarm fire Thursday night in Northwest Baltimore that claimed the life of a 40-year-old man, a Fire Department spokesman said.

Fire inspector Michael Maybin said Bruce Wayne Dingle of the 5100 block of Chalgrove Ave. in Pimlico was pronounced dead in a second-floor bedroom about 11 p.m. Maybin said flames from the kitchen stove set the rear of the rowhouse on fire and the blaze spread throughout the two-story dwelling.

Dingle's nephew, Demone Mason, 17, a resident of the house, and several occupants of two adjacent rowhouses were forced out by flames and heavy smoke.

Pub Date: 8/10/98

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