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August 01, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

SUV passenger dies, 3 injured in collision with car in Rockdale

ROCKDALE -- A woman in her early 30s was killed and three relatives -- including a 6-year-old girl -- were injured last night when the Mitsubishi sport utility vehicle they were riding in collided with a car on Liberty Road, county police said.

The driver, who was among the injured, was turning left from the westbound lanes into the parking lot of Sea Pride Crab House 2 about 9 p.m. when the Mitsubishi Montero collided with a BMW automobile, police said.

Witnesses said the BMW and an unidentified vehicle that left the scene were traveling at a "very high rate of speed," said Sgt. Vickie Warehime, a police spokeswoman.

The woman, who was not identified, was ejected from the SUV and thrown about 30 feet. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The girl was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where her condition was unknown last night, Warehime said. The driver of the SUV and another passenger were taken to Northwest Hospital Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, while the driver of the BMW refused treatment at the scene, she said.

Pre-dawn blaze destroys lumber company building

WHITE MARSH -- An abandoned lumber company building on Belair Road was destroyed yesterday in an early fire that caused about $250,000 in damage, a Baltimore County fire official said.

The cause and origin of the fire at the former Ridge Lumber Co. in the 8100 block of Belair Road is under investigation, said Capt. Glenn A. Blackwell. The building hadn't been used for about five years, he said.

No one was injured as about 75 firefighters battled the blaze from 1 a.m. to 3:25 a.m., Blackwell said.

Summer child care rebates offered for eligible parents

TOWSON -- Baltimore County parents who work full time might be eligible for up to $600 in day care reimbursement for camp or summer child care.

Parents must meet family income guidelines, live in the county and have children between ages 5 and 13 who are in a licensed child care program. Parents must work 30 hours a week or more and have a gross family income of from $38,843 for a family of two to $75,403 for a family of six.

Information: Department of Social Services, 410-853-3000, menu 4, and request a C-Care application.

Program seeks advocates for children in foster care

TOWSON -- CASA of Baltimore County Inc. is looking for people who would like to train as court-appointed special advocates for abused and neglected children in foster care.

Applicants must be at least age 21 and willing to participate in 30 hours of training.

Information: 410-828-0515.

In Baltimore City

Company donates 13 bikes for harbor police patrol

BMW of North America donated 13 bicycles to the Baltimore Police Department's Inner Harbor unit yesterday, police officials said.

The BMW Q3.0 mountain bikes, which cost about $1,000 each, are ideal for the 22-member unit to efficiently patrol the Inner Harbor, which is heavily traveled by pedestrians, police officials said.

"Bikes are obviously a good fit for the Inner Harbor," Deputy Commissioner John McEntee said in a statement. "Cars just aren't viable down there, and police on bicycles are more visible to the public."

Two neighborhoods to hold National Night Out events

At least two city communities will mark National Night Out on Tuesday with activities that residents hope will reinforce grass-roots efforts to thwart crime.

The Harlem Park/Lafayette Square Village Center in West Baltimore and the Baltimore Highland-Highlandtown HotSpot in East Baltimore will hold events that will include speakers, entertainment and children's activities. The Harlem Park/Lafayette Square gathering will be at Edmondson Avenue and Carey Street, although several nearby intersections will be closed. The Baltimore Highland-Highlandtown festival will be at East Baltimore Street and Highland Avenue. Both events are scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

National Night Out is a program in which neighborhoods, with shows of community spirit and solidarity, demonstrate their determination to take back their streets from criminals.

Jefferson school program to be discussed Wednesday

A meeting to discuss the program at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School 232 will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Enoch Pratt Free Library branch at 4330 Edmondson Ave.

Parents and community members are invited.

Information: 410-361-9203.

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