In Baltimore County Regular pickup on King holiday for...

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January 10, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Regular pickup on King holiday for trash, recyclables

TOWSON - Baltimore County will have regular residential trash and recyclables collection Monday, Martin Luther King Day.

Refuse and recycling centers will also be open, according to the county's Bureau of Solid Waste Management. Information: 410- 887-2000.

Woman takes possession of villa seized from father

A Baltimore County woman who spent four years battling the Romanian government to reclaim her father's seaside villa - confiscated by the Fascists in 1940 - took possession of the home Monday after traveling to the Black Sea town of Constanta with U.S. Ambassador Jim Rosapepe, according to the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest.

Jacqueline Waldman, 53, a chemistry instructor at Goucher College in Towson, had been rebuffed by the Romanian government, despite winning the right to the house in three Romanian courts. The government ended its opposition after receiving a letter on her behalf in July from U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, who personally delivered it to Romanian President Emil Constantinescu.

Community college to offer courses on small business

CATONSVILLE - Continuing education classes designed to help small-business entrepreneurs will be offered at the Community College of Baltimore County's campuses at Essex, Dundalk and Catonsville during the spring semester.

One course will explore how to begin and manage a Web-based design and marketing company. Others will show students how to start catering and photography businesses.

Some of the courses also will be offered at Carroll Community College as part of an agreement between the schools. Information: 410-869-0296.

In Baltimore City

Pedestrian, 21, dies after being hit by truck

A 21-year-old Baltimore woman has died of head injuries suffered when she was struck by a vehicle Saturday in North Baltimore.

Frances Bolden of the 300 block of Birkwood Place died Monday night at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said. She was walking with three other pedestrians when they were hit by a truck that had been struck by a Chevrolet Lumina about 11:15 a.m. at 33rd Street and Greenmount Avenue, police said. The other pedestrians were not seriously injured, police said.

Amber Lynn Davis, 19, of the 1900 block of E. 31st St., the driver of the Lumina, has been charged with driving without a license, driving a car with stolen license plates and failure to yield the right of way, police said.

Young man dies of wounds in coin laundry shooting

A young man died yesterday after he was shot several times in the upper body inside an East Baltimore coin laundry.

Demitrius Smith, 23, of the 2100 block of W. Patapsco Ave. in Southwest Baltimore, was in Benedict Laundromat in the 2600 block of E. Monument St. about 12:45 p.m. talking to another man who pulled out a handgun and shot him, said Detective Roscoe Lewis. The gunman and several customers fled.

Lewis said Smith was pronounced dead at 1:16 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Design center is seeking volunteers for communities

The Neighborhood Design Center, a nonprofit group that helps communities solve planning problems by matching them with experienced designers, is looking for volunteers.

The center will hold an "after-hours" party for prospective members from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at Cafe Hon, 1000 W. 36th St. Information: 410-233-9686.

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