In Baltimore City
Plane flying banner over stadium makes emergency landing
A single-engine plane flying a banner over the Ravens game yesterday had to make an emergency landing in an industrial area of southern Baltimore. No injuries or property damage were reported.
The Piper PA 25 apparently developed an engine problem while flying over PSINet Stadium. The pilot, Brian Corcoran, 38, of the 5000 block of Michaels Meadow Drive in Hampstead, was forced to land about 3:30 p.m. in a small field near the 2400 block of S. Hanover St., police said. They said the plane took off from an airfield in Pasadena.
The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to conduct an investigation, and the Federal Aviation Administration is also likely to investigate, according to an NTSB spokeswoman.
Man, 25, fatally shot on East Baltimore street
A 25-year-old man was fatally shot yesterday in East Baltimore, police said.
James Dante Bethune of the 3600 block of Elmley Ave. in Northeast Baltimore was shot several times about 4 p.m. in the 500 block of N. Belnord Ave., said Detective Lynette Nevins. Bethune was pronounced dead at 4:40 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Nevins said.
Police knew of no suspect or motive for the slaying.
Former insurance agent gets 2 months in theft
A former Baltimore insurance agent was sentenced in Baltimore Circuit Court to 60 days in jail after he was convicted of theft and insurance fraud for stealing more than $22,000 from a client.
Ernest Davis Ginter Jr., 57, of the 2300 block of Fleet St. collected insurance premiums from the Oriole Chemical Trucking Co. but kept the payments instead of forwarding them to the insurance companies from 1996 to 1999. The policies were canceled and the company was uninsured for three years, according to a spokesman for Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr., who prosecuted the case .
Circuit Judge Kenneth Lavon Johnson sentenced Ginter last week to two months in jail. Ginger's insurance license had been revoked in 1994 for stealing from another client, the attorney general's spokesman said.
City leaf collection to run through Dec. 31
Leaf collection in Baltimore began this month and will continue through Dec. 31, the Department of Public Works said.
Bagged leaves will be collected during residential pickups on the second trash collection day of the week and on scheduled "Monthly Cleanup Days" and "Community Pitch-In Cleanups."
Beginning Oct. 30, leaves will be vacuumed in heavily wooded communities through Dec. 31. Information: 410-396-4511.
City College class of '60 to have 40th reunion
City College's Class of 1960 has scheduled its 40th reunion.
The event will take place on Nov. 21 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Martin's West. Tickets are $60 each.
Information: Steve Sklar, 410-561-1514, or Irv Hamet, 410-653-3720.
In Baltimore County
Carroll, Allegany, Caroline bands take top honors
TOWSON - Two high school marching bands from Carroll County and one each from Allegany and Caroline counties took top honors Saturday in the 14th annual Maryland State High School Band Championship.
The Westminster High School Band won the competition for bands with more than 80 members. It also won best music, best auxiliary and best percussion awards. South Carroll High School in Sykesville, Allegany High School in Cumberland and Colonel Richardson High School in Federalsburg won in their respective categories.
Thirty-three bands competed at Towson University's Minnegan Stadium. The event was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Towson.
Fire Department to hold child safety seat check
CATONSVILLE - The Baltimore County Fire Department's Community Awareness and Safety Education Division will hold a child safety seat check in the parking lot of Babies "R" Us, 6501-A Baltimore National Pike, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to tell parents how to install child safety seats correctly and help them do it. According to the Fire Department, national statistics show that 85 percent to 90 percent of seats are incorrectly installed.
Forum will examine sexual-orientation issues
TOWSON - Towson University's Multicultural Institute and the Baltimore County Human Relations Commission will sponsor a forum Thursday on the legal, economic and political significance of sexual-orientation issues.
The program will be held in the University Union, with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and the discussion at 6 p.m. The program is open to the public.
Parkville alumni plan bull and oyster roast
PARKVILLE - The Parkville High School Alumni Association will sponsor a bull and oyster roast from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Parkville Heritage Gardens.
Tickets for association members are $25 each, and for nonmembers, $27 each. A table for 10 costs $240.
Information, call 410-995-7484.