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June 09, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Driver error caused fatal bus crash, investigators say

TOWSON -- Investigators have determined that driver error caused a fatal school bus accident Monday, police said yesterday.

Virginia T. Carter, a veteran school bus driver, had leaned over to pick up a piece of paper from the floor as she drove a small school bus west on Golden Ring Road near Red House Run Elementary School early Monday afternoon, said Baltimore County Police spokeswoman Cpl. Vickie Warehime.

The bus drifted to the right, bumping a curb and throwing Carter, who was not wearing a seat belt, onto the floor, Warehime said. The bus veered left, hitting a curb and utility pole before coming to rest in a front yard. Carter, 61, died in the accident. Two others on board were injured.

Veteran of World War II to discuss D-Day landing

TOWSON -- World War II veteran Warren Sody will give a talk called "Reliving History: D-Day Memories" at the Cockeysville library in the 9800 block of Greenside Drive at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Sody will describe the landing of the 101st Airborne Division at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. Uniforms and equipment used in the battle will be displayed.

Information: 410-887-7750.

Park School team to talk about solar boat competition

BROOKLANDVILLE -- The team of seven Park School students who are entering Solar Splash '99 will discuss the competition with their peers and display their boat on the school pond Friday.

The students will travel to Milwaukee next week to compete in the solar/electric boat regatta, sponsored by the Solar Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Industrial and Electrical Society of America. Nineteen collegiate entries and two high school entries are expected.

Park's team is led by Eric Glaser. Other members are Ned Perkins, Michael Hoffman, Christian Goodlander, Steven Bass, Julia Katz and Michelle Riach.

In Baltimore City

Police rule death of man killed in crash a homicide

The state medical examiner's office ruled yesterday that the death of a man whose body was found in a bullet-riddled truck last summer was a homicide by blunt force trauma, city police said.

Bobby E. Beane Jr., 22, was found Aug. 11 in a Chevrolet Blazer that had crashed into a house in the 4100 block of Fairfax Road in Northwest Baltimore. Police said he had been abducted by a man, who fled from the Blazer after the crash and got into a red car that was following the truck.

But police found no evidence Beane, who had been decapitated, had been shot. A shotgun found in the Blazer had not been fired, they said. Police said the medical examiner ruled that Beane died as a result of the accident, and ruled the death a homicide because the victim had been chased.

Author to give talk on life in the city during Civil War

Bolton Hill resident and author Frank R. Shivers Jr. will give a free talk at noon today in the Abell Room at the Woman's Industrial Exchange, Charles and Pleasant streets downtown.

Shivers, a retired Friends School faculty member and author of local guidebooks and literary histories, will speak on the topic "Gloom Settles over the City," a discussion on Baltimore during the Civil War.

No arrest in street shooting that wounds three people

Police investigating a street shooting Monday night that left three people wounded reported yesterday no arrests or motive in the case.

Officers responding to calls about 9: 40 p.m. for gunfire in the 1800 block of E. 28th St. in Northeast Baltimore found three victims and several 9 mm shell casings on the street. Detectives said yesterday that they do not know who was the intended target.

Police identified the victims as Andre Easter, 19, who was in stable condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital with a wound to the abdomen; Tion Casey, 19, in stable condition at Hopkins with a wound to the lower back; and Angelia Wynder, 22, in stable condition at Union Memorial Hospital.

Man charged in '97 slaying of woman answering door

A 45-year-old man was charged yesterday in the 1997 slaying of a woman who was shot in her East Baltimore home by a man posing as a police officer.

Police said Gregory Lee King of the 600 block of Hillview Road in Cherry Hill was charged with first-degree murder and was being held without bail at the Central Booking and Intake Center. The victim was Bernadine Cooper, 44, of the 1200 block of Treeleaf Court.

Police said Cooper was shot in the head when she opened her door Oct. 30, 1997, after seeing a man outside displaying a silver badge. She had been released on bail two weeks earlier after being charged with murder in the Sept. 16 shooting of a man. Police would not say whether the events are connected.

Pub Date: 6/09/99

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