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January 26, 2001|By From staff reports

Boy, 17, killed when dirt bike hits pole in Cherry Hill

A 17-year-old youth was killed yesterday when he apparently lost control of a dirt bike and crashed into a telephone pole in southern Baltimore, police said.

Jamal Antonio Rogers of the 2400 block of Maisel Court died at the scene of the accident at 12:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Cherry Hill Road in Cherry Hill, police said. They said he was riding a white 1992 Yamaha dirt bike.

Rogers was riding south in the northbound lane when he apparently panicked when he spotted Officer Stanley Reaves, who was following him, police said. Rogers struck a curb, then hit the pole, police said. They said no chase occurred and the officer had not turned on his lights or siren.

East Baltimore man dies of gunshot wounds

A 35-year-old man who was shot several times on an East Baltimore street Monday evening died of his injuries Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Arthur Shawn Word of the 800 block of E. 22nd St. was pronounced dead at the hospital at 6:10 p.m., said Agent Martin Bartness, a police spokesman.

Word was shot several times in the upper body about 5:55 p.m. in the 2000 block of Robb St., police said.

Man killed in shooting in West Baltimore

A 50-year-old man was shot fatally in West Baltimore yesterday afternoon during an attempted robbery, police said.

The man, whose identity was withheld pending notification of relatives, was shot once in the chest at Fremont and West Lafayette avenues about 3:55 p.m. when he refused a gunman's demand for money, said Detective Carol Opher. Police said he died during surgery at Maryland Shock Trauma Center at 4:33 p.m.

Smoke from bedroom fire kills northeast resident

A 54-year-old man died yesterday afternoon after he was apparently overcome by smoke from a fire in his Northeast Baltimore rowhouse, a Fire Department spokesman said.

Battalion Chief Hector L. Torres said the one-alarm fire was reported about 1:45 p.m. in a second-floor bedroom of the house in the 1300 block of Pentridge Road, off Loch Raven Boulevard.

The man, identified by police as Earl Jackson, was pronounced dead at 2:05 p.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital. Torres said a smoke detector in the house did not sound.In Baltimore County

Highway agency to hold hearing about York Road

LUTHERVILLE - The State Highway Administration will hold a public meeting Feb. 13 to discuss the proposed widening of a stretch of Route 45, known as York Road, in the Lutherville area.

Highway officials propose to add a center turn lane to York Road between Cavan Drive and Ridgely Road to improve safety and traffic flow.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Lutherville Laboratory for Science, Math and Communication, formerly Lutherville Elementary School, 1700 York Road. Information: project manager Ed Bokman, 410-321-2853 or 800-962-3077.

Cable manager to discuss television use in classroom

PIKESVILLE - Parents whose children attend Winand Elementary School will have the opportunity to learn how cable television can be used in the classroom at 2 p.m. today.

Angela Heffner, community relations manager for Comcast Cable, will visit the school to talk about the company's "Cable in the Classroom" program, which provides schools with more than 540 hours of commercial-free educational television every month.

Information: 410-922-0950.

Homeowners association to hold bull roast Feb. 24

ROSEDALE - The fourth annual Shrimp & Bull Roast, a benefit for the Chase Manor Homeowners Association, will be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 24 at Rosedale Gardens, 8037 Philadelphia Road,

Tickets are $25. Information and reservations: 410-335-5375.

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