In Baltimore County Reisterstown man, 2 others killed...

City/County Digest

April 06, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Reisterstown man, 2 others killed when jet crashes in Fla.

MARIANNA, Fla. -- A Reisterstown man and two others were killed yesterday when their Lear jet crashed while attempting to land at Marianna Municipal Airport in the Florida Panhandle.

Killed were Timothy R. Hannon, 20, of the 200 block of Log House Way in Reisterstown; William L. Wilson, 38, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and Matthew A. Spangler, 31, of Cottage Grove, Minn.

A spokesman for the Marianna Police Department said the plane was attempting to land about 9: 30 a.m. CDT after a cross-state flight from Opa-Locka when it crashed into trees before sliding onto a road at a federal prison. The twin-engine, 10-passenger jet burned, and its occupants died at the scene, the spokesman said. The three pilots were employed by BankAir Inc. of Columbia, S.C.

Eastern Tech team wins car-design competition

ESSEX -- A team of students from the Computer Aided Drafting, Engineering, and Computer Information Technology program at Eastern Technical High School has won a top prize in the Future Car Congress, a design competition sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Student participants include Joe Harris, Josh Lee, David Myers, Todd Perkins, Josh Fisher, Nicholas Rinebarger, Paul O'Conner, Jason Arthur, Gary Eikenberg, Mario Schippacasse and Matt Garey.

The team competed against students from 17 schools across the United States and won first place for a research project in which it worked on the World Wide Web.

Program to focus on care of elderly with dementia

PARKVILLE -- The county Department of Aging is sponsoring a program April 17 for those who care for older people.

The seminar, "Caring for a Loved One With Dementia," will be held at Parkville Senior Center, 8601 Harford Road. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. Suzanne Friedman, a geriatric nurse specialist, will speak at 5: 45 p.m.

The cost of the dinner is $5.25. The lecture is free. Information: 410-887-2594.

Humane Society schedules orientation for volunteers

REISTERSTOWN -- The Humane Society of Baltimore County has scheduled an orientation session for 1 p.m. April 15 for people interested in volunteering. It will be held at the society's Windswept Building, 1601 Nicodemus Road.

Orientation will include a description of opportunities for volunteers and of the work done by the society, and a tour of the animal shelter. Volunteers will be required to fill out applications and must be at least 16 years old.

Volunteers are needed to walk dogs, groom cats, feed animals, answer phones, write the newsletter and perform other duties. Information: 410-833-2387.

In Baltimore City

4-alarm fire strikes houses in Park Heights; no one hurt

A four-alarm fire tore through seven rowhouses in the 4600 block of Delaware Ave. in Park Heights yesterday. All but one of the houses were vacant, and no one was injured.

The Baltimore Fire Department received the first call about 3 p.m. and dispatched 60 firefighters. The fire was extinguished about 4: 30 p.m.

Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

Golf fund-raiser to benefit scholarship for foster teens "Teeing off for Teens," a fund-raising golf tournament sponsored by Baltimore City Department of Social Services, will be held tomorrow at Greystone Golf Course, 2115 White Hall Road in White Hall.

Tee time is 9 a.m. and the cost is $110 per golfer and $440 for a foursome. Proceeds will be used for college scholarships for teens in foster care. Information and reservations: 410-361-2002.

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