City/county Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

October 21, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Couple, 2 children hurt when Jeep overturns on I-695

WOODLAWN - Four people were injured and sections of both loops of the Beltway were briefly closed last night when a vehicle overturned in an accident that state police said was alcohol-related.

Police said a Jeep driven by a 37-year-old Carroll County woman was northbound on the inner loop near the Milford Mill Road overpass about 7 p.m. when it overturned, injuring the driver, her husband and their two children. Debris from the Jeep flew across the median and struck two vehicles on the outer loop, but caused no other injuries, police said.

One person was taken by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, while the others were taken to Northwest Hospital Center, the county Fire Department reported. Police said all traffic lanes were reopened by 9 p.m.

County Board of Education plans meeting tomorrow

TOWSON - Baltimore County Board of Education will meet tomorrow at the Educational Support Services Building, 6901 Charles St.

The board will convene at 5 p.m. and immediately go into closed session to discuss appointments and resignations. The board will reconvene at 7:30 p.m. for an open meeting.

The public is invited to all open sessions.

English headmaster to visit school to learn education

PIKESVILLE - An English headmaster will visit Pikesville High School this week to learn about practices used by effective principals.

Keith Sorrell, head teacher of Windsor High School in England, will discuss education with Pikesville Principal Dorothy E. Hardin.

Sorrell will observe classrooms, mock trial team preparations, and a varsity football game Wednesday through Friday as part of the exchange, which was arranged by the Maryland State Department of Education.

In Baltimore City

National Science Foundation gives $300,000 to Loyola

Loyola College has received $300,000 to fund scholarships for students of the Class of 2007 who intend to major in computer science, engineering or mathematical sciences.

The National Science Foundation is contributing the money.

Each of 24 students will be awarded more than $3,000 a year for four years. Scholarships will be given on the basis of applicants' high school transcripts, SAT scores and financial need.

Westminster Hall to hold Halloween tour, activities

A Halloween tour of Westminster Hall, dramatic readings of Edgar Allan Poe's works and a performance by Frank the Body Snatcher are among the highlights planned for the Westminster Preservation Trust Inc.'s annual ghostly observance.

The Halloween activities, including visits to Poe's grave and classical guitar performances of "The Usher Waltz," will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 at Fayette and Greene streets. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. Fee includes popcorn, cider and prize drawings.

Proceeds will benefit the Westminster Preservation Trust. No reservations are required. Information: 410-706- 7228.

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