In Baltimore City Girl, 8, hit by car while crossing...

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June 03, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Girl, 8, hit by car while crossing street, is in critical condition

An 8-year-old girl was in critical condition with a head injury at Johns Hopkins Hospital last night after being hit by a car when she dashed into traffic in the 1100 block of Calvert St.

Philisha Johnson, who was staying with her mother in a Mount Vernon area shelter for homeless families, tried to follow her mother, Annette Butler, across the street to a 7-Eleven convenience store on North Calvert Street, according to witnesses.

A woman driving a Toyota north on the street didn't see the girl until it was too late, police said. The driver was not charged, police said.

Children discover remains in woods in N.W. Baltimore

A group of children hunting for salamanders behind a cemetery in Northwest Baltimore Thursday night discovered a human skeleton, city police said yesterday.

The remains were found about 9 p.m. in woods near the Jewish Arlington of Chizuk Amuno cemetery in the 5500 block of Kennison Ave., near Northern Parkway and Wabash Avenue.

Police said the children ran home and told their parents, who called authorities. No identification, age or sex could immediately be determined from the remains. The state medical examiner is investigating.

Body in water identified as missing Edgemere man

A body found yesterday in the water off Sparrows Point has been identified as that of a 23-year-old man who was reported missing May 27 after he apparently fell off a boat that had left Fells Point.

A passer-by found the body of Craig Edward Keuski of Edgemere about 2: 30 p.m. in shallow water near the Key Bridge, said Susan O'Brien, a spokeswoman for Natural Resources Police.

Keuski and six others had been on a private 35-foot boat destined for North Point Marina about 2 a.m. May 27. He was discovered missing after the boat docked.

In Anne Arundel

Drug and mental disorder treatment facility opened

CROWNSVILLE -- Maryland's first drug-treatment program designed for people in the criminal justice system who have substance-abuse and mental disorders was opened yesterday at Crownsville Hospital Center.

Operated by Second Genesis, a nonprofit substance-abuse treatment organization, the 16-bed residential facility provides a "long-term, chemical-free environment for recovery" for people sent through the courts, it said.

In Baltimore County

Group honors Townsend for helping recovering addicts

CATONSVILLE -- Members of the Maryland One Church-One Addict awarded Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend its first George Clemons award yesterdayfor helping recovering addicts.

The group -- founded in 1993 by Clemons, a priest active in anti-drug work in Chicago -- is an interfaith organization that helps recovering addicts through religious activities.

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