City/county Digest


November 03, 2003|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Three accidents delay traffic on Interstate 95

HALETHORPE -- Accidents in the northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 95 between the city-county border and Interstate 195 caused no serious injuries but created major traffic tie-ups yesterday afternoon, police said.

Between 2:25 p.m. and 4 p.m., police said, the stretch of I-95 was the scene of three accidents.

An accident involving a tractor-trailer resulted in the shutdown of the northbound lanes while the rig was removed. A motorcycle accident slowed southbound traffic, although some lanes remained open -- then was followed by another accident in the southbound lanes, police said.

The traffic problem was announced to the crowd attending the Baltimore Ravens-Jacksonville Jaguars football game, with a warning that people avoid taking I-95 when leaving M&T Bank Stadium. All lanes in both directions were open by 5 p.m., police said.

Board of Education sets meeting for tomorrow

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Board of Education will meet tomorrow in the Educational Support Services building, 6901 Charles St.

The board will meet in open session at 6 p.m. to discuss scheduling, then go into closed session. The open meeting will resume at 7:30 p.m.

The public is invited to all open sessions.

Native American games, tools to be presented

HEREFORD -- The tools, games and activities of Maryland's pre-Colonial Native Americans are the subject of a presentation by the Irvine Nature Center at 7 tonight at the Hereford Library, 16940 York Road.

The free program includes replicas of artifacts found locally. The same program will be offered at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Reisterstown Library, 21 Cockeys Mill Road.

Education writer to discuss Reading by Nine program

CATONSVILLE -- Mike Bowler, education writer at The Sun, will discuss the Reading by Nine program tonight at the Catonsville Library, 1100 Frederick Road.

The program focuses on reading skills and having children read at grade level by third grade. Bowler, a journalist for 37 years, has traveled throughout the United States gathering data on reading instruction.

Teachers, parents and students are invited to attend the free program, which begins at 7 p.m. Information: 410-887-0951.

In Baltimore City

Man, 28, fatally shot outside after-hours club

A 28-year-old man was fatally shot early Friday during an argument with several other men outside an after-hours club in West Baltimore, city police said yesterday.

The shooting occurred shortly before 5 a.m. outside the X & O Bar in the 1900 block of Clifton Ave. The victim, identified as Glenn Roy Gray of the 500 block of Baker St., was shot once in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrest had been made, and police urged anyone with information about the shooting to call Detective Michael Baier at 410-396-2100.

City Council to hear evictions report findings

The Abell Foundation will present the City Council tonight with findings of its recent report on evictions. Council President Sheila Dixon has requested that the director of Public Works, the chief of the Bureau of Solid Waste and the Baltimore City sheriff attend the briefing and provide written responses to the findings within 30 days.

The Sun reported Oct. 19 that evictions are more common in Baltimore than in many cities, in part because the population is largely poor and the eviction process unusually swift, according to the Abell report, court officials and tenant advocates.

There were 7,443 evictions in Baltimore last year, representing nearly 6 percent of the city's renters, the Abell report found.

Free seminar to discuss paying for college tonight

U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings will hold a free seminar on how to pay for college from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at Dunbar High School, 1400 Orleans St.

Representatives of colleges and universities, financial institutions and government agencies will provide information to students and parents about the college application process, and financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

A second seminar on how to pay for college will be held Nov. 10 at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia.

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