Seven adjacent porch roofs on a block of rowhouses in...


November 20, 1998|By From staff reports

CATONSVILLE — Seven adjacent porch roofs on a block of rowhouses in Southwest Baltimore collapsed yesterday in a chain reaction that began at 266 S. Monastery Ave., near the middle of the block.

No one was hurt in the collapse, which kept residents from their homes until early evening as the city housing department cleared enough debris to make doorways passable. The affected rowhouses are 256 to 268. Housing inspectors had not determined the cause of the collapse last night.

"I'm sitting in the back yard waiting to hear from my insurance company because we're not supposed to go inside," said the owner of 256, who did not want to be identified. "I find it rather upsetting."

Sinai Hospital program to target coronary disease

Sinai Hospital will begin a program to prevent coronary disease with a $250,000 pledge from Save-A-Heart Foundation, the hospital announced yesterday.

Dr. Jeffrey L. Quartner, director of Sinai's Helen Dalsheimer Division of Cardiology, will direct the system of education projects and screenings, an annual symposium, a plan to identify people at risk for disease and a learning resource center.

Woman dies, 7 people hurt when two cars collide

A woman was killed and seven other people injured yesterday when two cars collided in East Baltimore, police said.

Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman, said Margaret Barrett, 44, was driving east in a 1992 Toyota Celica in the 1900 block of E. Federal St. about 11 a.m. when her car collided with a 1997 Kia Sportage going north in the 1500 block of N. Washington St. Barrett, of the 3800 block of Cedarbrook Road, was treated at Church Hospital.

A passenger in the Kia, Deborah Hinton, 33, of the 1900 block of E. Lafayette Ave., was ejected and died at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The driver, Lawrence Williams, 37, of the 1600 block of Normal St., and four other passengers were treated at Hopkins and another passenger at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

50 women will graduate from welfare-to-work center

More than 50 women will graduate from Caroline Center, an East Baltimore welfare-to-work program, at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Urban Bible Fellowship Church, Eager and Aisquith streets. The center at 900 Somerset St. offers career training in nursing and other fields.

CATONSVILLE -- Sixty middle and high school students from Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Montgomery counties will spend tomorrow with historians at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to learn how to do historical research.

The students are participating in Maryland's History Day Program and developing projects for the National History Day theme, "Science, Technology and Invention in History."

Doll club will display collection at Essex library


ESSEX -- An exhibit linking dolls and the books in which they are portrayed will be presented at the Essex branch library, at 1110 Eastern Blvd., starting at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

Members of the Charm City Dolling Club will provide its collections of dolls. Tickets are free and may be obtained at the library. Information: 410-887-0295.

3 senior centers scheduled to serve Thanksgiving meal


TOWSON -- Three county senior centers will be open Thanksgiving Day from 11: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to serve a holiday meal. Anyone interested must make reservations by noon today, and participants younger than age 60 must pay between $4.86 and $6.75 for the meal, depending on the center.

People age 60 or older need not pay but are asked to donate what they can. Limited transportation for seniors will be available.

The centers that will be open are in Towson, at 611 Central Ave. (410-887-3094); in Essex, at 600 Dorsey Ave. (410-887-0267); and in Randallstown, at 3525 Resource Drive (410-887-0780). Call for more information or to make reservations.

Pub Date: 11/20/98

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