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June 15, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Arm hydraulic system not responsible in bridge fall, police say

ARBUTUS -- Authorities have ruled out the possibility that the arm on the excavator that smashed into a pedestrian bridge on Interstate 695 last week accidentally rose because of mechanical failure, a state police spokeswoman said yesterday.

Investigators have found that the hydraulic system that raises the excavator's arm was not accidentally engaged during the drive from Locust Point to the accident scene, said 1st Sgt. Laura Lu Herman.

An "event recorder" recovered from the truck showed that the driver was not speeding at the time of the accident, Terry Williams, spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, said yesterday. No charges have been filed in the accident, which killed one man and left three women seriously injured.

Man killed in hit-and-run identified as Essex resident

TOWSON -- A dead man found lying beside Eastern Boulevard near Wilson Point was identified yesterday by county police as Larry Earl Jones, 21, of the 600 block of Eastern Blvd. in Essex.

Jones was found early Sunday morning by a passing motorist, the apparent victim of a hit-and-run accident. Police said yesterday they have found and impounded the car that struck him, but no one has been charged. The investigation is continuing.

Census processing center to open in business park

ESSEX -- A center to process forms for the 2000 census will open Thursday in a business park at 8411 Kelso Drive.

The Baltimore Census 2000 Data Capture Center is one of four facilities across the country that will process more than 100 million census forms next spring. About 2,500 temporary employees will work at the center, helping process census questionnaires.

The facility will be managed by TRW Systems & Information Technology Group.

In Baltimore City

Teen-ager on life-support after he falls into public pool

An East Baltimore teen was in critical condition and on life-support last night after he fell into a public swimming pool in Patterson Park, a police spokesman said.

Sgt. Scott Rowe said Canvas Goods, 15, of the 2900 block of E. Baltimore St. and two other teens lifted a broken section of chain-link fence and entered the pool about 7 p.m. Rowe said Goods, who cannot swim, fell into water 8 feet deep.

One of the boys with Goods ran to the 100 block of S. Linwood Ave. and found Sean Yancheski and Skip Kenny, Rowe said. Kenny called 911 and Yancheski ran to the pool and pulled Goods to the surface. Goods was taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital and was placed on a life-support system.

Free immunizations offered to Cherry Hill children

Free immunizations for children will be available from a mobile clinic parked at 631 Cherry Hill Ave. between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays. No appointments are necessary.

The clinic is a partnership between the city Health Department and South Baltimore Family Health Center and is called TIKE: To Immunize Kids Everywhere. The Cherry Hill area has been identified as lacking adequate immunizations for children.

A grand opening will be held at 1 p.m. Monday. Information: Melina Turtle, 410-396-1884.

Parks event marks start of summer activities

The impending arrival of summer will be celebrated with a Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks party at 10 a.m. Saturday at Roosevelt Park, 1221 W. 36th St. in Hampden.

The event will launch the opening of the municipal swimming pool and summer fun camps and include sports, music, arts and crafts, and dance exhibitions. The fun camps will be operating at more than 45 recreation centers through mid-August.

Information: Annette Stenhouse, 410-396-6694.

Pub Date: 6/15/99

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