City/County Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

January 02, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Police responding to gunshots find man dead in Rosedale

ROSEDALE -- An unidentified man was found dead yesterday in Rosedale, just east of the city near the Rosedale Shopping Center.

Baltimore County police, responding to reports of gunshots just before 4 p.m., found a man on the berm of the road on Hamilton Avenue off Chesaco Avenue, apparently with gunshot wounds to the upper body, Officer Shawn Vinson said. The man, whom police described as middle-aged, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police had made no arrests.

Fire at Hereford gas station causes $100,000 in damage

HEREFORD -- Baltimore County fire officials estimate that an early-morning blaze yesterday at an Exxon gas station in Hereford caused about $100,000 in damage to the building.

The fire resulted from a discarded cigarette in a trash can inside the convenience store portion of the Exxon, said Battalion Chief Michael Robinson, a spokesman for the Baltimore County Fire Department.

It took firefighters about 45 minutes to extinguish the blaze, which began about 2:15 a.m., he said. No one was injured, and the fire did not spread to the fuels stored at the gas station on Mount Carmel Road in northern Baltimore County.

State updates Web site with Isabel information

REISTERSTOWN -- The Maryland Emergency Management Agency has updated information on its Web site about Tropical Storm Isabel.

The agency has added information from the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about mold in homes and how to get rid of it. Also added was information about the Office of the People's Counsel, an independent state agency that represents consumers of electricity, natural gas and telephone and private water services.

The agency's Web site is www.mema.state.md.us.

Office sponsoring seminar on grant, proposal writing

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Office of Fair Practices and Community Affairs will sponsor a free grant and proposal writing seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Towson library, 320 York Road.

The seminar will provide community leaders, civic groups and others basic grant and proposal-writing information that will help them apply for block, community conservation, crime prevention and substance abuse grants.

Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. Information: 410-887-5557.

In Baltimore City

Doctor to be 6th woman heading medical society

Dr. Anil Uberoi will become the 101st president of the Baltimore City Medical Society on Jan. 24. She will be the sixth woman to be president of the 1,100-physician professional membership organization.

Uberoi is certified in internal medicine. She completed medical school in India and was a resident at hospitals in New York and Akron, Ohio. She has been in private practice since 1983 and is affiliated with Bon Secours, Maryland General, Sinai and Union Memorial hospitals.

The society will mark its 100th anniversary this year.

Christmas tree pickup to begin next week

Trash collectors will pick up Christmas trees curbside on the second trash-collection day of each week this month, according to the Department of Public Works. The trees will be ground up to produce mulch for gardens and parks.

Trees also can be taken to the Polytechnic Institute parking lot, 1400 Cold Spring Lane, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Sunday, Jan. 10 and Jan. 11. Residents who want to take home mulch should bring bags or other containers. Information: 311.

The department also announced that residents whose collection day would have normally been yesterday should place their trash out on the next regularly scheduled collection day, Monday.

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