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May 29, 2001|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

City man, 23, killed in two-vehicle crash on U.S. 50 in Talbot

A 23-year-old Baltimore man was killed early yesterday in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 50 near Skipton Landing Road in Talbot County, state police said.

Chris Paul Joicy of the 7800 block of St. Fabian Lane died at the scene after the pickup truck he was a passenger in overturned, police said. Joicy, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle, police said. The pickup, driven by Johnny Reese Benton Jr. of the 1400 block of Hadwick Drive in Baltimore, was attempting to pass another pickup truck when the two vehicles collided, police said, causing Benton's vehicle to veer off the roadway and overturn.

The driver of the other pickup truck, Linwood Benson Sterling Jr., 53, of Crisfield, was flown to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury with abdominal injuries, police said. Benton was taken to Memorial Hospital at Easton with unknown injuries, police said.

Identity sought of woman found dead in trash bin

City police were trying to determine yesterday the identity of a woman whose body was found in a trash bag stuffed into a trash bin in the 1000 block of W. Saratoga St.

The woman, believed to be between age 20 and 25, had no visible wounds, police said.

The woman's death is being treated as "suspicious," pending a ruling from the medical examiner on the cause, police said. Police said a resident called to report discovering the body about 11:30 a.m. yesterday.

Md. SPCA to sponsor Animal Wellness Day

The Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will sponsor an Animal Wellness Day on Saturday, offering low-cost health services for family pets at its location in Baltimore.

Services will include a $5 rabies shot and a $10 distemper combination shot. City licenses and low-cost neuter/spay certificates will also be available.

Owners can bring their leashed pets to the facility at 3300 Falls Road from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: 410-243-7692, Ext. 1.

Church to hold concert to benefit restoration fund

Old Otterbein United Methodist Church will sponsor a concert Sunday to benefit the church's Roof Restoration Fund.

The program will include spirituals, hymns, classical jazz and a sing-along performed by area musician Aaron Androh.

The performance is at 4 p.m. at the historic church, 112 W. Conway St. Voluntary offerings will be accepted. Information: 410-685-4703.

In Baltimore County

Two hurt after their car rolls over, hits fence

HILLENDALE - Two people were injured yesterday afternoon, one of them seriously, when their car drove off Perring Parkway near Oakleigh Road, rolled once and hit a metal fence.

The driver of the car, Gladys Muinamo, was seriously injured when a fence post broke through the car's windshield, said Baltimore County police officer Stephen Forster.

John Muiru Mwangi, 30, who owns the car and was a passenger, was knocked unconscious when the car rolled over at about 3:35 p.m., Forster said. Muinamo and Mwangi were flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore in separate helicopters. Muinamo was listed in serious condition late last night. Mwangi was listed in fair condition.

Volunteers needed to help at Relay for Life on June 9

CATONSVILLE - The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to help with an overnight Relay for Life on June 9 at the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.

Teams of eight to 15 people will camp near the school track from 4 p.m. June 9 until 7:30 a.m. June 10. Each team must have a member on the track at all times. Members are asked to raise at least $100 in donations before the event.

Information: 410-781-4316, Ext. 25.

Board of Education to meet tomorrow

TOWSON - The Baltimore County Board of Education will meet tomorrow at school headquarters, 6901 Charles St.

The board will meet in open session at 5 p.m., then move to a closed session to discuss personnel matters regarding appointments and retirements. No public business will be conducted.

The public meeting will resume at 7:30 p.m.

Hospital to hold golf clinic for people with disabilities

TIMONIUM - Kernan Hospital will hold a "Learn to Golf" clinic Saturday for disabled people.

The first session will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the second from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Pine Ridge Golf Course, 2101 Dulaney Valley Road.

Early registration is recommended. Registration forms and information: 410-448-6320.

County seeking applicants to work at two beaches

TOWSON - The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks is seeking applicants for summer jobs at Rocky Point and Oregon Ridge beaches.

Positions include lifeguards, park attendants and cashiers.

Information: 410-887-3873.

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