In Baltimore County Controlled burn of reeds set Friday...


April 02, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Controlled burn of reeds set Friday on Hart-Miller

ANNAPOLIS -- A controlled burn of phragmites australis, or common reed, on Hart-Miller Islands Natural Resource Area in the Chesapeake Bay is scheduled this week, according to the Maryland Environmental Service.

The service, in a news release, called phragmites "an invasive wetland species considered to have limited value for wildlife habitat." It said the controlled burn is expected Friday, with the Baltimore County Fire Department on standby.

Phragmites must be destroyed to redevelop Hart-Miller Islands into a state park, the service said.

Police identify woman killed in collision on York Road

COCKEYSVILLE --Baltimore County police identified yesterday a woman killed Sunday when her car was struck by a pickup truck near a shopping center in Cockeysville as Helen Kadan of Timonium.

Police said Kadan, 68, of the 1900 block of Eastridge Road was driving a 1991 Geo Prism north in the 10000 block of York Road about 7 p.m. and was trying to turn left into Church Lane Shopping Center when she was struck by a 1997 Mazda pickup truck driven south by Brian Nowotnik, 26, of the 2400 block of Chetwood Circle, Timonium.

Police said Kadan was taken by ambulance to Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Nowotnik sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.

Man killed when car stops, truck hits him on Beltway

ROSEDALE -- An unidentified man was killed on the inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway yesterday when his car stopped on the busy highway for no apparent reason.

State police at the Golden Ring Barracks said the man, 69, apparently from out-of-state, was driving a 1993 Dodge Dynasty in the slow lane about 6:20 a.m. when he stopped and was rammed from behind into a guardrail near Pulaski Highway by a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup truck. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The other driver was treated for injuries at Franklin Square Hospital Center.

Police were withholding the dead man's name until his family is notified.

Police recruiting students as cadets after high school

TOWSON -- Baltimore County police are looking for high school students interested in becoming police cadets after graduation.

The salary is $20,674 a year for duties that can include traffic enforcement, undercover operations and administrative work. Applicants must be age 18 and can become eligible for enrollment in the county's Police Academy at age 21 to become full-time police officers.

Testing will be held at 3:30 p.m. April 9 at Woodlawn High School, 1801 Woodlawn Drive, and at 3:30 p.m. April 16 at Eastern Technical High School, 1100 Mace Ave. Information: 410-887-5542.

In Baltimore City

Senior citizens forum scheduled for April 22

Baltimore City Council President Sheila Dixon will hold her annual senior citizens forum on April 22.

The event will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Waxter Center at 1000 Cathedral St. Dixon intends to present information on issues such as Medicare, transportation, Social Security, housing, crime and health care.

More than 200 seniors from a cross-section of Baltimore neighborhoods are expected to attend. Information: 410-396-4804.

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