45-year-old county police officer was slightly...


August 27, 1998|By From staff reports

ESSEX -- A 45-year-old county police officer was slightly injured yesterday when her cruiser was struck by a tractor-trailer at Middle River Road and Martin Boulevard.

Officer Debra Miller of the Essex Precinct was responding to a call at 12: 25 p.m. with siren when a truck driven by Buford Byrd, 60, of the 1700 block of Wilson Ave. hit the rear passenger side of the police vehicle.

Miller, a four-year police veteran, suffered bruises and was treated at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and released. Byrd was uninjured, said police spokesman Sgt. Kevin B. Novak. The investigation was continuing, Novak said.

League of Women Voters, library produce online guide


TOWSON -- With help from county library officials, the county League of Women Voters is going online with its primary election voters' guide this year.

Alberta Eidman of the county league chapter said information on candidates and a series of questions for voters on major issues will be available on the Internet at www.bcplonline.org/vote starting Sept. 1.

Nancy Reger, a county library official, said the library has helped the league on other computer-related projects and helped develop the World Wide Web site for the election information.

County libraries to close for Labor Day holiday


TOWSON -- The county's public libraries will be closed Labor Day, Sept. 7, administrators said.

In addition to closing the library buildings, the two mobile libraries -- Read Rover and Special Delivery -- will close for the holiday. All services will resume Sept. 8.

Eleven young adults from YMCA programs around the world will paint a 30-foot-by-15-foot world map on the concrete courtyard of Harlem Park Elementary School at Edmondson Avenue and Gilmor Street from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

A project of the YMCA's annual World Camp, the map will be presented to the school at 11 a.m. Monday and become a teaching tool.

The painters, ages 18 to 25, are from the Mideast, Russia, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Egypt, Finland and the United States.

Police Athletic League to hold dance tomorrow

Members of the city's Police Athletic League centers will end their summer recess with a dance from 8 p.m. to midnight tomorrow at Medfield PAL Center, 1501 Wood Heights Ave.

Officer Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman, said formal dress is required and refreshments will be provided.

The dance is not restricted to PAL members. Tickets are $3 per person and $5 per couple, and can be purchased by calling 410- JTC 396-2244.

Volunteers being sought for cleanup project

Volunteers are being sought to clean alleys, back yards and vacant lots from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday from North and Greenmount avenues, north to 24th Street.

The "Cool Clean Summer Clean-Up" is being sponsored by the Police Department's Blue Crew team, area McDonald's restaurants, East Baltimore Midway Community Development Corp. and the city Department of Housing and Community Development.

Robert W. Weinhold Jr., a police spokesman, said McDonald's is providing cleanup materials and refreshments. Information: Derel Falls, East Baltimore Midway, 410-243-0660.

Pub Date: 8/27/98

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