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April 23, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Man dies after car strikes utility pole on Belair Road

KINGSVILLE - A man was killed early yesterday morning when his car hit a utility pole on Belair Road and burst into flames.

Baltimore County police received a call at 1:23 a.m. that a southbound car had gone out of control in the 12200 block of Belair Road and struck a pole. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe the victim is the car's registered owner but are awaiting autopsy results before releasing his name.

Motorcyclist killed in collision in White Marsh

WHITE MARSH - An Essex man was killed and his female passenger critically injured yesterday afternoon when the motorcycle they were riding collided with a car whose driver made a U-turn in front of them on Philadelphia Road, police said.

Police said Brandy G. Smith, 20, of the 5700 block of Station Road in White Marsh was driving a 1994 Oldsmobile Achieva north in the 10900 block of Philadelphia Road about 12:05 p.m. when she made a U-turn from the shoulder in front of a 1992 Harley-Davidson motorcycle driven by Louis C. Valenti, 46, of the 100 block of Riverthorn Drive.

Police said Smith was not injured, but Valenti and his passenger, Shelby L. Adolfo, 45, of the first block of Schooner Bay Court in Essex, were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where Valenti died and Adolfo was in critical condition.

Fire stations collecting hazardous products

TOWSON - Baltimore County fire stations will serve as collection sites through Friday for hazardous products such as disposable cigarette lighters and frayed extension cords.

The effort is part of a national "recall roundup" organized by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to collect items that could cause fires. Information: 410- 887-4520 or the commission, 800- 638-2772.

Girl Scouts to honor former Rep. Bentley

PIKESVILLE - The Girl Scouts of Central Maryland will honor former Rep. Helen Delich Bentley and four other prominent area women at an award reception April 30.

In addition to Bentley, a Republican who represented Maryland's 2nd District from 1985 to 1995, the Scouts plan to recognize Susan Joyce Ganz, Malynda Hawes Madzel, Margaret Preston and Dr. Lauren A. Schnaper for exemplifying the ideals of Scouting.

The Distinguished Women's Award reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Woodholme Country Club. The event will feature a silent auction and food prepared by area restaurant chefs. Tickets or information: 410-358-9711, Ext. 247.

Eastern Technical High principal to lead group

ESSEX - Robert J. Kemmery, principal of Eastern Technical High School, has been elected president of the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals.

Kemmery, whose school was named a Maryland Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 1997 and a U.S. Department of Education New American High School in 1999, has been principal at Eastern Technical for 10 years. Information: 410-795-0563.

In Baltimore City

Pediatric emergency unit at Hopkins to get $1 million

A charitable trust has pledged $1 million to Johns Hopkins Children's Center for the treatment of children who are victims of violence.

The Albert W. Vittek Charitable Lead Trust has designated that the money support the pediatric emergency department and primary care clinic. Funds will be paid over the next 20 years.

The trust was established by Albert W. Vittek of Annapolis, a retired Navy commander, and his wife, Mary Vittek.

Air Force flight simulator to visit high school

Polytechnic Institute will be host to a demonstration of an Air Force flight simulator.

The demonstration of the Link Trainer, which was put into service in 1953, will take place at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the school, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane.

The complete cockpit is designed to give students the feel of a working aircraft.

School seeking donations for white elephant sale

Roland Park Elementary-Middle School is looking for donations for a white elephant sale.

The event will be held with the school's 73rd annual May Mart Festival on May 12.

Contributions: 410-323-5966.

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