In Maryland Winter's first snowfall forecast for area...

REGIONAL DIGEST

January 06, 2002|By From staff reports

In Maryland

Winter's first snowfall forecast for area today

The Baltimore area can expect its first snowfall today, thanks to a storm making its way from the Gulf Coast.

National Weather Service forecasters said they expect 1 to 3 inches of snow to accumulate in Baltimore by midnight. North and west of the city could get between 2 and 4 inches. The storm should begin by late morning as rain, forecasters said, then mix with or change to snow by afternoon.

In Baltimore City

Pride of Baltimore II gets new executive director

The Pride of Baltimore II, the topsail schooner that serves as a goodwill ambassador for the state and Port of Baltimore, has a new executive director.

Linda E. Christenson, an attorney and lobbyist with nonprofit experience, will oversee the ship's itinerary of goodwill voyages and educational programs.

She also will manage the nonprofit company that raises money for the vessel, a re-creation of the type of schooner used in the War of 1812, which is scheduled to sail along the Gulf of Mexico and up the East Coast this year.

In Baltimore County

About 4 acres burned in brush fire near I-895

HALETHORPE - A brush fire burned about 4 acres yesterday near Interstate 895 and Hammonds Ferry Road before Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County firefighters extinguished the blaze.

No one was injured, said a spokesman for the Baltimore County Fire Department.

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