In Baltimore CountyPIKESVILLE -- Promotions will be given...

City/County Digest

August 30, 1999|By From staff reports

PIKESVILLE — In Baltimore County

PIKESVILLE -- Promotions will be given to 116 state troopers today at state police headquarters.

Col. David B. Mitchell, superintendent of Maryland State Police, and Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, a Maryland Democrat, will address the honorees in a ceremony at 10 a.m. Three troopers will become majors, eight will become captains, and 13 will be named lieutenants.

Forty troopers will be promoted in several grades, with the remainder being named trooper first class. Also being honored are four members of the state police who won medals in the 1999 World Police and Fire Olympic Games in Sweden.

African-American festival planned Sept. 18 in Towson

TOWSON -- The third annual Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Courts Plaza near the Old Courthouse on Washington Avenue in Towson.

The festival, which attracted 30,000 last year, will include entertainers Chubby Checker, Howard Hewett, the Softones and Jean Carne.

Displays and exhibits will highlight the county's 40 historical African-American communities and the Buffalo Soldiers. The festival will include a children's carnival, arts and crafts and health screenings. Information: 410-887-5557.

In Baltimore City

No arrest made in killing of pizza delivery driver

Police said yesterday no arrest had been made in the fatal shooting of a pizza deliveryman as he sat in his car in East Baltimore early Saturday.

Uddin Burhan, 37, an employee of a Fells Point pizza shop, was making a delivery in the 1800 block of N. Dallas St. about 1: 20 a.m. and was seated in his 1992 Oldsmobile when a gunman on a bicycle shot him in the back, police said. They said no money was reported missing.

Burhan, of the 2000 block of Paulette Road in West Inverness, Baltimore County, died at 1: 54 a.m. at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said.

State business secretary to speak at breakfast meeting

State Secretary of Business and Economic Development Richard C. Mike Lewin will be guest speaker at a meeting Sept. 9 of Eastern Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce and Baltimore City Development Corp.

The breakfast meeting will be held at Best Western, 5625 O'Donnell St. Information: 410- 282-9100.

Two people are injured when car strikes train

Two people were injured yesterday when a Central Light Rail train was struck by a car at a downtown intersection, said a Mass Transit Administration spokesman.

Anthony Brown said the train was headed north in the 100 block of N. Howard St. about 4: 42 p.m. when a Toyota Celica, whose driver ran a red light at West Fayette Street, collided with the front of the train. The train and car were seriously damaged and it took work crews 45 minutes to remove the Toyota, Brown said.

He said none of the 21 passengers on the train or its operator was injured, but two people in the car were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment of nonlife-threatening injuries. A third person in the Toyota refused medical treatment, Brown said.

Pub Date: 8/30/99

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