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April 15, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

City to alter traffic around post office for tax form mailing

Anticipating the annual rush of taxpayers before tonight's midnight filing deadline, the city has announced temporary changes in traffic flow for several streets near Baltimore's main post office on East Fayette Street.

From 6 p.m. until midnight, traffic department employees will change the direction of one-way North High Street between Baltimore and Fayette streets from northbound to southbound.

The right lanes of Fayette Street from Front Street to Colvin Street will be dedicated solely for those dropping off tax returns. Postal employees will be stationed along the curbs to accept tax returns.

In Anne Arundel

Detectives ask for help identifying dead woman

PUMPHREY -- Anne Arundel County police asked for the public's help yesterday in identifying a woman found dead in a wooded area in the 300 block of Berlin Ave.

Two neighborhood children playing in the area near Belle Grove Road discovered the body Friday afternoon, but when they told friends and relatives, no one believed them, police said. On Saturday evening, a neighbor decided to check out the report and called authorities when he saw the body, according to police reports.

An autopsy by the state medical examiner's office was incomplete, pending the results of tests. Police were trying to identify the woman, described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall, 100 to 130 pounds, with shoulder-length brown hair and upper and lower dentures. She was wearing a red jacket and two rings. Police ask anyone with information to call Detective Mike Regan at 410-222-3463.

In Baltimore County

Homeless man, 59, hurt when struck by patrol car

TOWSON -- A 59-year-old homeless man was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday after being struck by a state police patrol car as he walked across a street in Towson.

John F. Sheeler was hit on Bosley Avenue near the county courthouse about 2 a.m. yesterday, state police said.

Police said Sheeler walked into the path of a cruiser driven by Trooper John C. Peach, 34, of the Golden Ring barracks. Peach swerved but was unable to avoid hitting the man, police said. Accident investigators determined that Peach, who has been on the force for about a year, was driving no more than 30 mph in the 35-mph zone.

Randallstown banker picked for planning board

TOWSON -- Baltimore County Councilman Kevin Kamenetz has appointed Aaron E. Dock Sr., a Randallstown banker, to the county planning board to complete the term of a member who resigned to run for office.

Dock, who specializes in commercial and Small Business Administration lending, will replace Kenneth N. Oliver, who was the planning board chairman until resigning recently to run for County Council.

Today, the council will vote on new leadership for the planning board. County Executive C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger has nominated Charles E. Klein to be chairman and Randall Cogar to be vice chairman. Dock's appointment does not require confirmation.

Job fair set tomorrow at Catonsville campus

CATONSVILLE -- A job fair featuring employers from the public and private sectors will be held tomorrow in Room 100, K Building, at the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, 800 S. Rolling Road.

The fair will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Employers will include Allfirst Bank, St. Agnes HealthCare and law enforcement agencies.

Information: 410-455-4435.

In Harford County

Police search for man in fatal stabbing of teen

EDGEWOOD -- A Harford County man was being sought by state police yesterday in the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old man found dead Saturday at a Pulaski Highway motel.

The victim, identified yesterday as Brandon S. Wallace of the 900 block of Cheswold Court in Bel Air, was found dead in a room at the Edgewood Motel in the 2200 block of Pulaski Highway about 3 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Troopers were searching for Arthur David Shipe, 39, who had no fixed address, in the death, police said, adding that he had been driving a brown 1988 Mercury Grand Marquis. He was described as white, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 150 pounds, with short-cropped red hair, blue eyes, and a small goatee and mustache. He wears glasses and has tattoos on both arms, police said.

In Maryland

Sprint seeks used phones to raise funds for charities

Sprint PCS has announced a drive to collect used wireless phones at its stores in Maryland and across the country to raise money for the disabled.

The phones will be resold or recycled, with a portion of the proceeds going to Easter Seals and the National Organization on Disability.

The company hopes to raise $500,000 nationwide for the organizations. Phones can be donated at any Sprint store or at the Easter Seals Mid-Atlantic office at 7301 Dogwood Road, Woodlawn.

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