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January 04, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

State police name first black female barrack commander

PIKESVILLE - The superintendent of the Maryland State Police yesterday announced the promotions of 82 troopers, including the first African-American female lieutenant in the force's history.

Lt. Anita Allen, 33, a 12-year veteran of the state police, will command the College Park Barrack, said Superintendent Col. David B. Mitchell.

Lt. Ivan Quinones, 36, who has 14 years with the state police, becomes the first Hispanic commissioned officer with the force. He will command the Forestville Barrack in Prince George's County.

Carroll driver dies in crash on Md. 140

REISTERSTOWN - A Carroll County motorist was killed yesterday afternoon when his car was struck by a truck as he entered Westminster Pike -Route 140 - near the community of Nob Hill.

Police said the victim, William Sheldon Gulack, 46, of the 3200 block of Murray Road, Finksburg, was exiting the 1400 block of Gores Mill Road with the green light about 4:40 p.m. and was about to turn left to go west on the pike when the driver of an eastbound truck ran the red light and struck the victim's vehicle.

Police said the victim suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver, Robert Hamilton Ross, 21, of Elkridge was unhurt. Police are investigating the crash.

English teacher honored by Jack London group

ESSEX - Harry J. Cook, chairman of the English Department at Eastern Technical High School, will be honored this month as "Man of the Year" by the Jack London Foundation, based in Glen Ellen, Calif. Cook, a member of the foundation's advisory board, has published two books related to Jack London studies.

The foundation's primary purpose is to provide scholars with research support and to educate the public about London (1876-1916), the author of The Call of the Wild and one of America's most prolific writers.

At the request of the foundation, Cook will lead the teaching of London's novel Burning Daylight and prepare a study guide. The foundation gave Eastern Tech 40 copies of the novel for the project.

Motorist crashes car into GBMC lobby window

TOWSON - An 84-year-old Baltimore woman drove her 1989 Cadillac DeVille into a main entrance lobby window at Greater Baltimore Medical Center last night when she accidentally stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake, Baltimore County police reported.

Hospital spokeswoman Kay Taylor said the front bumper of the car shattered the window, but the woman was not injured in the incident, which occurred about 5:15 p.m.

The driver was evaluated by emergency medical staff and released about 6 p.m., Taylor said, adding that no one in the lobby was injured.

WMC professor to discuss apocalyptic thinking

FULLERTON - Robert Kachur, an assistant professor of 18th- and early 19th-century British literature at Western Maryland College, will speak on the topic "Apocalypse 2001: Envisioning the End" on Wednesday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

Kachur will discuss the role that apocalyptic thinking - the idea of how and why the world will end - plays within Maryland's religious and social communities today. His talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

The event, sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council, starts at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The church is at 7910 Belair Road. Information: 410-665-2386.

In Baltimore City

Public works to collect trees through Feb. 2

With the holiday season winding down, the city is gearing up for the aftermath - discarded Christmas trees, which will be collected at curbside through Feb. 2 for recycling into mulch, the Department of Public Works announced yesterday.

Trees placed in the same location as trash will be collected on the second collection day of the week. The trees should be set out no later than 7 a.m.

Residents can also drop off trees from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday at Polytechnic Institute, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane. Those interested in picking up mulch for home gardens should bring bags or other containers.

Information: the department's Office of Recycling, 410-396-5916.

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