In Baltimore County Upperco man dies in crash along...


July 19, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Upperco man dies in crash along Interstate 83

COCKEYSVILLE - A man driving north on Interstate 83 died yesterday after his car crashed into the rear of a pickup truck parked on the shoulder, state police said.

Richard Michael McMahon, 61, was driving a 1987 Honda Accord north of Shawan Road about 1:38 p.m. when he left the roadway and struck the rear of a 1999 Dodge pickup whose driver had pulled onto the right shoulder to use a cellular phone, said Tfc. Richard Hill of the Golden Ring barracks.

McMahon, of the first block of Hunter Lake Court in Upperco, suffered head and chest injuries and was pronounced dead at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Hill said. The driver of the truck, William Kenneth Holcomb Jr., 33, of the first block of Dairy Road in Parkton,suffered minor injuries, Hill said.

Towson business group to hold summer social

TOWSON - Towson Business Association Inc. will hold a summer social to welcome new and prospective members from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 26 at Peerce's Plantation, 12460 Dulaney Valley Road.

The 300-member association was organized in 1964 and serves as a voice for merchants and businesses.

The cost is $15 per person for hors d'oeuvres; a cash bar also will be available. All members of the Towson business community are invited. Information: 410-825-1144.

Army National Guard band to perform Sunday

TOWSON - The Towson At Night Concert Series continues Sunday with the 229th Maryland Army National Guard Band performing at 7 p.m. in the Towson Court House Plaza.

The band was formed in 1917 and has performed throughout the state in military and civilian parades, concerts and celebrations. The band will play marches, overtures, light concert pieces and big-band music.

The event, sponsored by the Towson Business Association, American Legion Towson Post 22 and the Greater Towson Jaycees, is free. Light refreshments will be sold. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets.

In Baltimore City

Panel urged to investigate link between BGE, fatal fire

A local attorney is asking the state Public Service Commission to investigate allegations that Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. illegally denied service to a woman whose home was the scene of a fatal fire that was caused by candles being used for light.

William H. Murphy Jr. called for the investigation, alleging that BGE denied Pansy Smith service because she would not clear outstanding bills - totaling more than several thousand dollars - which he said was owed by previous tenants, relatives and others. The fire June 10 at 912 Amity St. in West Baltimore took the lives of five people.

No charges in 1994 assault that caused death last year

Prosecutors will not charge a man suspected in the November death of a man who had been assaulted in 1994 because of the "year-and-a-day" law that was repealed in 1996.

Irvin Williams, 43, of no known address, was assaulted on Feb. 24 1994, in the 4400 block of Park Heights Ave. As a result of his injuries, Williams suffered seizures, and one killed him on Nov. 16, 1999.

The death was ruled a homicide this year and prosecutors said they have a suspect in the 1994 attack. But in Maryland, assault victims had to die within a year and a day of the injury for the death to be prosecuted as a homicide. The law was repealed in 1996.

Luau to benefit Kosher Food Pantry

A luau for young adults 22 to 35 will be held at 6:30 p.m. July 27 at Harbor View Marina & Yacht Club, 500 Harbor View Drive.

Guests are asked to bring a kosher, nonperishable item to donate to the Kosher Food Pantry.

The event is sponsored the Young Adult Division of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. Information: Stephanie Gordon, 410-727-4828, ext. 284; or

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