Seventeen middle-school children were taken to...


October 06, 1998|By From staff reports

ROSEDALE -- Seventeen middle-school children were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries yesterday after the school bus carrying them from Golden Ring Middle School collided with a car in the 8200 block of Philadelphia Road, police and fire officials said.

The collision occurred just before 3 p.m., said Cpl. Vickie Warehime of the Baltimore County Police Department. The bus driver, whose identity was not released yesterday, glanced in his rearview mirror to check on a minor disturbance in the back of the bus, and hit the car in front of him, police said.

In all, there were 45 children on the bus. No charges were filed.

Former council candidate running for State House


DUNDALK -- Businessman Russell Mirabile filed his candidacy for House of Delegates in the 7th District yesterday, the last day on which election vacancies for the Nov. 3 general election could be filled.

Mirabile, a Republican, originally was a candidate for County Council, but withdrew last week in order to refile for the House of Delegates, filling a vacancy left when George Rolf withdrew from the 7th District race.

"I don't consider it a late start," Mirabile said, explaining that he has been active in community affairs since his last campaign for state Senate in 1994. "I'm not an election-year wanna-be," he said.

Professors get $64,000 grant for science, math teaching


CATONSVILLE -- Two professors at Catonsville Community College are recipients of a $64,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to explore improvements in teaching introductory science and mathematics.

Diane Jones, professor of biology, and chemistry professor Tom Matey said their project will improve lab instruction by implementing various computers and other technology.

The NSF grant is the second awarded to the college in recent months. A $500,000 award went to Jones and Judy Brown of the Center for Marine Biotechnology in Baltimore, a program for statewide biotechnology based at the college.

A 19-year-old man, who grappled with firefighters trying to take him from a burning North Baltimore residence, died last night of apparent cardiac arrest, a fire official said.

Battalion Chief Joseph McKenzie said firefighters responded to a smoky fire that broke out about 9:25 p.m. in the basement of a residence in the 700 block of E. 36th St. and found Prince Allen on the second-floor landing. McKenzie said that when two firefighters tried to take Allen outside, he grappled with them before they got him under control.

BTC Allen was taken to Union Memorial in full cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead there about 10:30 p.m., McKenzie said. The fire is being investigated, he said.

Barnes & Noble will open superstore in Power Plant

Barnes & Noble Booksellers will open a superstore inside the Pier 4 Power Plant with a public gala from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

The 35,000-square-foot store at 601 E. Pratt St. features a 3,000-gallon aquarium designed and built by the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

A percentage of first-day sales will benefit First Book, a national organization that distributes books to children who have little or no access to them.

Enoch Pratt employee named 'Cybrarian of the Year'

Patricia Wallace, the chief of the Information Access Division of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, has been named "Cybrarian of the Year" by MCI WorldCom.

Wallace, one of 51 winners nationwide, will be recognized in ceremonies Thursday at the Central Library, 400 Cathedral St., for her work managing the Pratt's information access division and helping with Sailor, Maryland's public information network.

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and MCI WorldCom officials will also present a $30,000 grant Thursday to fund a computer training center, set to open in February, at the Pratt's Broadway Branch, 301 N. Broadway.

Pub Date: 10/06/98

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