As part of a nationwide health initiative, the W.K...

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August 13, 1998|By From staff reports

STEVENSON — As part of a nationwide health initiative, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced yesterday a five-year, $2 million grant to Vision for Health Consortium of Baltimore, a coalition of providers that targets Sandtown-Winchester.

Consortium officials said they plan to use the money to better care for the underserved, and will include the community's views on how care should be delivered. A supervisory body, made up mostly of residents, will oversee the project's effectiveness.

The Baltimore coalition is one of 13 groups selected nationwide.

Police identify dead man in bullet-riddled truck

Police identified yesterday the man found dead in a bullet-riddled vehicle Tuesday in Northwest Baltimore as Bobby E. Beane Jr., 22, of the 4100 block of Fairfax Road.

Agent Ragina Cooper, a police spokeswoman, said that Beane's truck had crashed into a house in the 3000 block of Lawina Ave., had severe head injuries but a preliminary autopsy showed no evidence he had been shot. She said the death has not been ruled a homicide.

"We think an abduction was involved in the incident and we're seeking an unknown male, who exited the victim's Chevrolet Blazer after the crash and jumped into a red car that was pursuing it, but we don't know much more than that," Cooper said.

Nonprofit service to offer training in job counseling

Maryland New Directions, a Baltimore nonprofit career counseling service, will provide training this fall for people seeking to become "career development facilitators," who offer advice about rising careers in the job market.

The training is geared toward paraprofessionals working in fields in which career development services are offered, such as human resources, social work, counseling, education and employment services.

The training also will focus on national labor trends, computer technology and career-development theory. Registration will be- gin Monday, and the training next month. Information: 410-235-8800.

STEVENSON -- The flower seller in the right of way on Park Heights Avenue south of Greenspring Valley Road won't be there anymore, if the owner of Town and Country Flowers obeys a ruling upheld this week by the County Board of Appeals.

The board agreed with the $200 fine imposed by county hearing officer Stanley J. Schapiro on May 20, along with an order barring Richard D. Niehaus, Jr., owner of Town and Country, from selling flowers in a public right of way along any road in the county.

The board dismissed a citation against an employee of Niehaus', who had been directed to work on Greenspring Avenue just south of Interstate 695.

Edenwald residents agree to participate in air study


TOWSON -- About 60 residents of Edenwald, a retirement facility, have agreed to undergo daily health checks for four weeks as part of an Environmental Protection Agency study on the health effects that small particles in the air have on the elderly.

The daily tests will measure heart and lung functions. Several volunteers will also wear personal monitors to measure air pollutants they are exposed to. Air monitoring equipment has been set up inside and outside the facility.

The Baltimore area was picked for one of several similar studies, EPA officials said, because it is representative of northeastern cities. Particles can come from fuel combustion, power plants, and diesel buses and trucks.

County superintendent will speak to school staff


TOWSON -- Baltimore County schools Superintendent Anthony G. Marchione will speak to more than 500 administrative and supervisory school employees at 8: 30 a.m. Tuesday at Loch Raven High School.

Marchione is expected to discuss the school system's theme, "Student Achievement: First Things First -- Meeting the Challenge of Leadership in the 21st Century."

Pub Date: 8/13/98

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