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July 15, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Views on greenway voiced at meeting of Oella association

OELLA -- In sharp contrast to its chaotic meeting in May, the Greater Oella Community Association managed last night to hold a civil information-gathering meeting about the proposed Patapsco Heritage Greenway.

Jay Patel, association president, said no vote would be taken on supporting the greenway until a future meeting, probably in late summer or the fall.

At last night's session, two supporters and two opponents of the greenway voiced their views and answered questions. While the pro-greenway speakers see it as a tourism-promoting protection of historic, natural and cultural resources of the valley, opponents see a "commercial development tourism scheme" that would imperil Patapsco Valley State Park and the peace and quiet of surrounding neighborhoods.

10 roads to receive special attention from police

TOWSON -- Ten roads that have had multiple fatalities will receive extra attention through July 24, officials said yesterday.

State grants will pay overtime for officers to watch for errant or aggressive drivers on the targeted roads, which have accounted for 164 traffic deaths in a 2 1/2-year period.

The roads being watched are: Dulaney Valley Road, Eastern Boulevard, Falls Road, Hanover Pike, Harford Road, Joppa Road, Liberty Road, North Point Boulevard, Old Court Road and York Road.

School board chooses new leaders, greets student

TOWSON -- County school board members this week elected a new president and vice president, and welcomed a new student member.

Board members appointed Donald L. Arnold president and Phyllis E. Ettinger vice president. Arnold takes over as president for Dunbar Brooks, who is leaving the board and has been appointed chairman of the Baltimore County Judicial Nominating Commission.

As officers, Arnold and Ettinger will serve one-year terms.

Sparrows Point High School senior John A. Olszewski Jr. attended his first board meeting as the student representative on Tuesday. He will serve a one-year term. His father is Baltimore County Councilman John A. Olszewski Sr.

Two police officers to receive promotions

TOWSON -- Two county police officers will be promoted in a ceremony at the Public Safety Building at 2 p.m. today, officials said.

Cpl. Gwendolyn Parrish will be promoted to sergeant, and Officer Mark J. Worden will become a corporal. Col. Bernard J. Goerst will award the promotional certificates.

In Baltimore City

Man charged in homicide surrenders to police

The second of two men charged in the fatal shooting of an East Baltimore grocery store clerk during an April robbery was arrested Monday after surrendering to police.

Sgt. Steven A. Lehmann of the homicide squad said Dwayne Lamont Stevens, 25, of the 5600 block of Fernpark Ave. in Northwest Baltimore had been charged in a warrant with first-degree murder in the shooting of Jose Espinal, 27, of the 200 block of N. Belnord Ave. during a robbery April 21 at Perez Grocery in the 500 block of N. Kenwood Ave.

Arrested July 8 and also charged in the killing is Kareem Xavier Hawkins, 24, of the 1200 block of Young Court. Both men are being held without bail.

Karimian is named director of city inspection division

Shawn Karimian has been named director of the Division of Construction and Building Inspection in the city's Department of Housing and Community Development.

Karimian, acting chief of construction and building inspection, will oversee a staff of 105 workers and an annual budget of more than $20 million.

A graduate of the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma, Karimian also earned a master's degree in mechanical engineering there. He has been a city employee since 1984.

Astronaut will appear at library's space exhibit

Guion S. Bluford Jr., a NASA space shuttle astronaut, will appear at 2 p.m. Saturday at Enoch Pratt Free Library headquarters on Cathedral Street as part of the library's "Life in Space" exhibit commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

NASA's first African-American astronaut, Bluford flew 144 combat missions in Vietnam and was a mission specialist on four shuttle flights between 1983 and 1992.

The exhibit in the main hall of the library includes a spacesuit and food eaten in space and will be highlighted with the display of a moon rock Aug. 3 to 19.

Pub Date: 7/15/99

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