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January 04, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

83-year-old man dies in blaze at Fullerton home

FULLERTON - An 83-year-old man was killed yesterday in a one-alarm fire at his home in the first block of Henry Ave., the county Fire Department reported.

A department spokesman said firefighters were called to the two-story brick dwelling about 5 p.m. and discovered the house in flames. Neighbors told firefighters that a man might be trapped inside. Henry Edward Winters was found in a first-floor living room and pronounced dead at the scene, the spokesman said.

The fire, which appeared to have started on the first floor, is being investigated.

Solid waste bureau lists bad-weather pickup policy

TOWSON - If a scheduled trash collection is missed during bad weather, the county Bureau of Solid Waste Management asks residents to leave the trash containers out so they can be picked up as soon as weather conditions permit.

If a scheduled collection of paper or other recyclables is missed because of weather, the bureau asks residents to remove the items from the curb and to set them out again on the next scheduled collection day for that type of recyclable.

Information: 410-887-2000.

Meetings planned on needs of older neighborhoods

TOWSON - The Baltimore County Office of Community Conservation invites residents of the central part of the county to a series of meetings to discuss the needs of older neighborhoods. The meetings will help county officials draft a five-year strategic plan for those neighborhoods.

The meetings will be: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Loch Raven Community Council Community Resource Center, 6877 Loch Raven Blvd.; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Greater Timonium Community Council, Ridgely Middle School, Room 103, 121 Ridgely Road; 7 p.m. Jan. 16, Carver Center, 300 Lennox Ave.; and 7 p.m. Jan. 18, Idlewylde Hall, 6301 Sherwood Road.

Information: 410-887-2483.

Pikesville High students to be honored for essays

PIKESVILLE - Two Pikesville High School students will be honored for essays they wrote about assassinated civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. at a memorial breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at Martin's West in Woodlawn.

Eduard Gordon, a Pikesville junior, won first place in the contest, which was sponsored by the YMCA of Central Maryland and the King's Landing Women's Service Club. Gordon will receive $500 for his essay. Leon Belt, a Pikesville senior, won second place, and will receive $300.

Information: 410- 887-1217.

In Baltimore City

FBI counsel to discuss e-mail surveillance Jan. 11

A luncheon discussion of the FBI's surveillance of e-mail and the legal ramifications of the practice is scheduled for noon Jan. 11 in the Woodland Room at the Cross Keys Inn on Falls Road.

Robert Chamberlain, chief counsel of the FBI's Baltimore office, will be the speaker at the program, sponsored by the Maryland Press Club.

The cost is $18 for members and $23 for guests. Information: 410-879-0715.

Police seek man wanted in two bank robberies

City police are seeking a man wanted in two downtown bank robberies.

The first robbery occurred about 9 a.m. Dec. 26 at the BB&T bank at 2 N. Charles St., police said. In that incident, the robber handed a teller a note stating that he was armed and demanding money. The man followed almost the same procedure in the holdup of the First Union bank at 7 St. Paul St. about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Police described the robber as a light-skinned black man with a mustache, about 6 foot, 2 inches tall, weighing about 210 pounds. They said he wore a black puff coat and a black baseball cap. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Janet Greaves or Detective Mike Wilhelm of the Bank Robbery Task Force at 410-265- 8080.

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