An Anne Arundel County man was killed...


September 28, 1998|By From staff reports

REISTERSTOWN -- An Anne Arundel County man was killed yesterday when the van he was driving on a ramp approaching Interstate 795 left the road and overturned, said state police at the Golden Ring Barracks.

Police said Sidney Reed, 56, of the 300 block of Gatewater Court, Glen Burnie, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet commercial van on a ramp from westbound Franklin Boulevard and was approaching southbound I-795 about 11: 50 a.m., when he lost control of the vehicle on a curve. The van left the road and overturned after striking an embankment, police said.

Police said Reed, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle and was killed when the van rolled on top of him.

Commission sponsors creative writing contest


TOWSON -- The County Commission on Arts and Sciences is sponsoring the 1998 Baltimore County Creative Writing Contest

through Dec. 12.

The contest -- open to county residents -- has different topics for students of different ages. All entries must be 500 words or less.

Students should give entries to their homeroom teachers. Information: 410-887-5372.

Czech, Slovak festival to take place Oct. 18


PARKVILLE -- The 12th annual Czech and Slovak Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Baltimore 45 Association Hall, the former site of Tall Cedars Hall, in the 2500 block of Putty Hill Ave.

The event will include refreshments, music and performances by dancers dressed in traditional Czech and Slovak garments. Admission is $5.

Information: 410-668-9133.

Riverview Elementary to begin breakfast program


LANSDOWNE -- Pupils at Riverview Elementary School will begin participating today in "Maryland Meals for Achievement," a pilot program that provides free breakfast to elementary pupils.

A professor from Harvard Medical School will study Riverview during the year to see the effect of the program on pupil achievement, attendance, tardiness, behavior and health.

Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death of an unidentified black male, whose body was found Saturday lying next to a radio transmitter tower near Lake Clifton-Eastern High School.

Police said several youths riding bicycles found the body about 5 p.m. near the transmitter off the 2800 block of St. Lo Drive in Northeast Baltimore. Police said the man had minor facial and head injuries.

Teen shot on parking lot dies after week in coma

A 14-year-old boy who was shot in the head on a 7-Eleven store parking lot in East Baltimore almost two weeks ago has died.

Jamar Ellis of the 400 block of N. Highland Ave. had been in a coma and on life support at Johns Hopkins Hospital since the shooting Sept. 15 in the 2300 block of Orleans St. He died Thursday, police said.

The shooting remained under investigation yesterday.

Pub Date: 9/28/98

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