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January 31, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Woman hit, killed while trying to cross M.L. King Boulevard

A 69-year-old woman died last night of injuries she suffered when she was struck by a car as she tried to cross a busy downtown street, a police spokeswoman said.

Maggie Peterson, of the 500 block of Warner St. was walking east and attempting to cross Martin Luther King Boulevard at Washington Boulevard about 8 p.m. when she was struck by a southbound Dodge Stratus driven by an off-duty police officer, said Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes. She said the officer had the green light.

Peterson died a short time later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Cook-Hayes said. The accident is being investigated, she said.

Two men die in shootings in west side, Cherry Hill

An 18-year-old man was fatally shot about 12:45 a.m. yesterday in the 500 block of N. Gilmor St. in West Baltimore, police said.

Victor White, 18, of the 700 block of Cumberland St., in the Sandtown section of West Baltimore, was pronounced dead at the scene by the crew of a Fire Department ambulance. Police said they knew of no motive or suspects in the shooting.

Police also are investigating the unrelated fatal shooting of a man shortly before midnight Monday in the 3400 block of Round Road in Cherry Hill in southern Baltimore. The man's name was not released, and other details of the incident were not available.

Summer jobs available at 24 municipal pools

The Department of Recreation and Parks is looking to fill positions at its 24 municipal swimming pools this summer.

Positions available are swimming pool operator, water safety instructor, swimming pool attendant and lifeguard. Certification is required.

Information: the Aquatic Division, 410-396-3838.

Museum of Art seeks volunteers to greet visitors

The Baltimore Museum of Art is looking for adult volunteers to welcome visitors, promote membership and perform other duties.

Information: the Greeter Program, 410-396-7137.

In Baltimore County

Glyndon school shuts down for a day to fight germs

GLYNDON - The Sacred Heart School of Glyndon closed yesterday so that staff could disinfect and air out classrooms.

More than 10 percent of Sacred Heart pupils have missed school recently because of illness, said Principal Anne Price, who added that the school will reopen today. A large number of teachers are ill as well, she said.

Public schools are reporting a higher-than-usual rate of illness- related absenteeism, too. At some Baltimore County schools, close to 10 percent of students have been out sick recently, said spokesman Charles A. Herndon.

Ruppersberger appoints Goldman, Paul to boards

TOWSON - Baltimore County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger has named David Goldman to a seat on the Board of Social Services and Pamela Paul to the Board of Health.

"Both Mr. Goldman and Mrs. Paul were highly recommended, and I am certain they will bring knowledge and skills to the boards on which they serve that will greatly benefit the residents of Baltimore County," the executive said this week.

Both appointments are effective immediately. Goldman's term expires June 30, 2004, and Paul's on Dec. 15, 2003.

Lansdowne pupils to visit Exchange City tomorrow

LANSDOWNE - Pupils from Lansdowne Elementary School will visit Exchange City - a large classroom in Owings Mills set up to resemble a city with a police station, courthouse and shops - tomorrow.

While visiting Exchange City, pupils will assume the roles of police officer, newspaper reporter, judge, mayor and entrepreneur to learn the importance of education in the working world. They will experiment with career options, free enterprise and wise consumerism.

Exchange City, 10711 Red Run Blvd., is offered by Junior Achievement, a nonprofit organization based in Colorado Springs, Colo., with connections to the corporate and business community. Information: 410-887-1408.

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