The County Council approved a transfer of...


November 17, 1998|By From staff reports

WOODLAWN -- The County Council approved a transfer of funds last night to pay for the extension of Lord Baltimore Drive from Security Boulevard to Dogwood Road, a move expected to open more land for industrial and commercial use and provide a bypass to congested Rolling Road near Interstate 695.

The council approved the transfer of $800,000 from nine other capital projects with surplus funds to pay for the extension, which is to begin construction in the spring.

The road extension was part of the county's capital budget, but is being accelerated because the county got the land for the right of way earlier than expected.

New Jersey driver dies after crash on Interstate 95


ROSEDALE -- A New Jersey man driving home from a business meeting in Washington was fatally injured yesterday in an accident on Interstate 95, state police said.

Timothy R. Herkert, 27, of Manahawkin apparently fell asleep while driving north on I-95 near Rosedale about 2: 52 p.m., police said. His 1994 GMC Safari van went off the road, overturned and crashed into a tree. Herkert was trapped inside for several minutes before firefighters freed him, police said.

Police said Herkert was airlifted to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, where he died at 6: 05 p.m.

Zoning hearing delay sought on proposed Loyola retreat


UPPERCO -- Loyola College has asked county officials to postpone a zoning hearing on a proposed religious retreat so that the college can answer questions concerning the project's environmental impact.

Robert Hoffman, a lawyer representing the college, said he asked for a delay in the hearing scheduled for Nov. 30 to address concerns of the county's Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management about wetlands and forest buffers on the 101-acre tract off Beckleysville Road.

Loyola is proposing to build a retreat center, three parking lots and 10 cabins, despite objections from neighbors who say the facility is too large for the rural area.

Suspect sought in death of 19-year-old Rockdale man


ROCKDALE -- County police were searching yesterday for a man charged in the fatal shooting Saturday of a Rockdale man.

Michael Terrance Howard, 19, of the 3900 block of W. Northern Parkway in Baltimore is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Raymond Martin Wallace Jr. Police said Wallace, 19, of the 3600 block of Valley Terrace was riding his bicycle in the 3600 block of Yennar Lane when a man drove past, emerged from his car and fired several shots.

Police said they linked Howard to the shooting through witness descriptions of the car, a white 1991 Pontiac Grand Am, with New Jersey tag number WA169X. Anyone with information on Howard or the car is asked to contact county police at 410-887-2198.

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke said yesterday he will support a City Council bill that would tax cigars and pipe and chewing tobacco 36 cents to 90 cents per sale.

The council's Policy and Planning Committee will hold a hearing on the bill at 6 p.m. tomorrow at City Hall.

Montgomery County is considering a similar measure.

Robbery believed to be motive in fatal shootings in Pimlico

Police identified three people who were fatally shot in the head in the basement apartment of a Northwest Baltimore house Friday, and said yesterday they believe robbery was the motive. No arrest had been made.

Detective Kerry G. Councill identified the victims as Edward Grisham Jr., 39, and his girlfriend, Elaine Webb, 38, both residents of the one-room apartment in the 2800 block of Oakley Ave. in Pimlico, and Anthony Cannady, 24, of the 2800 block of W. Garrison Ave.

Councill said the killings occurred between 6: 30 p.m. and 8: 45 p.m. when Grisham's mother, who lives upstairs from her son, returned from work, but she did not enter her son's apartment after she arrived home. The bodies were discovered at 9: 45 p.m. by a friend of Grisham's.

Baltimore NAACP branch to elect president Monday

The city branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold an election for president from noon to 7 p.m. Monday at the United Baptist Missionary Convention of Maryland, 940 Madison Ave.

Rodney A. Orange, who has been president for six years, is being challenged by First Vice President G. I. Johnson.

Members in good standing as of Oct. 23 are encouraged to vote. Individuals and organizations with questions on eligibility can call the branch office at 410-366-3300.

Pub Date: 11/17/98

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