Flatbed tractor-trailer laden with steel...


October 14, 1998|By From staff reports

PIKESVILLE -- A flatbed tractor-trailer laden with steel overturned yesterday morning on Interstate 695, injuring the driver and her passenger and stalling traffic for more than two hours.

The accident occurred about 11: 30 a.m. as the truck rounded the curve near Interstate 795, said Sgt. Robert Lipsky of the Maryland State Police. The load of steel shifted and broke through the restraining straps, causing the truck to flip over, Lipsky said.

Driver Loraine White, 58, and passenger Jim White, 68, were taken to Sinai Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, where they were in good condition yesterday, hospital officials said.

Volunteers sought for cleanup day activities


TOWSON -- The county's second annual volunteer cleanup day takes place Saturday, and more people are needed for seven of the more than 200 events planned.

Activities include planting trees along Dundalk's Bear Creek shoreline, sprucing up Hereford's park-and-ride and work at Powder Mill Park off Liberty Road on the west side. Information: Jay Doyle in the county Office of Communications, at 410-887-2470.

Also that day, volunteers are needed to help direct traffic at Timonium Fairgrounds for the county's annual household hazardous waste drop-off. To register to help: Department of Environment at 410-887-3733.

PTA Council will meet tomorrow in Cockeysville


COCKEYSVILLE -- The Baltimore County PTA Council will hold its first general meeting of the 1998-1999 school year at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Cockeysville Middle School.

The general meeting will be followed by the council's fall workshop, which will include information sessions on PTA money management, school system curriculum, special education and leadership training.

The workshop is expected to end by 9: 30 p.m. For more information, call the PTA Council office at 410-687-1409.

Cherry Hill will get a new place to buy groceries today with the 10 a.m. reopening of Super Pride Markets, part of the revitalization of the South Baltimore community's shopping center on Cherry Hill Road.

In early 1997, Catholic Charities of Baltimore purchased the shopping center for $1.1 million in an effort to help residents of the struggling area keep money in their neighborhood and spark economic revitalization.

The $5.5 million renovation -- which expands the supermarket to 18,000 square feet -- was funded through a collaboration of Catholic Charities, United Way, First National Bank of Maryland, the Abell Foundation and Super Pride owner and president Oscar A. Smith Jr.

$500 reward offered against animal cruelty

Baltimore will offer up to $500 for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of people guilty of animal cruelty, the Animal Control bureau announced recently.

The program is a response to growing fears of cat owners near Patterson Park in East Baltimore, where municipal animal control officials suspect pit bull owners of using cats for bait to train their animals how to fight.

Anyone reporting the crimes will be granted complete anonymity. To make reports: Animal Control at 410-396-4688.

Pub Date: 10/14/98

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