Regional Digest

REGIONAL DIGEST

April 24, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

15-year-old boy killed in one-car crash; driver sought

A 15-year-old Southeast Baltimore boy was killed late Thursday in a single-car crash in the 2200 block of S. Newkirk St., police said yesterday.

Joshua Napaistek of the 400 block of S. Drew St. was riding in the passenger seat of Mitsubishi Lancer driven by a friend about 11:30 p.m., said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman. The car carrying four people was headed south when it crashed into a legally parked trailer, Moses said.

The driver, an 18-year-old who did not have a driver's license, fled, and police were searching for him yesterday, Moses said. They declined to release his name. The other two passengers suffered minor injuries, he said.

In Baltimore County

Intersections closed for steeplechase today

Several Baltimore County intersections will be closed temporarily today for the Maryland Hunt Cup steeplechase, police have announced.

The road closures, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., will affect Worthington and Tufton avenues; Belmont Avenue and Butler Road; Mantua Mill and Geist roads; Tufton Avenue and Falls Road; and Dover and Tufton Ridge roads.

In Maryland

Panel is created to study needs for higher education

The Maryland Higher Education Commission announced yesterday the creation of a committee to study higher education needs and report to the governor this fall.

The 31-member committee includes top policy-makers such as University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan, state Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, Budget Secretary James C. "Chip" DiPaula Jr., state schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick and several lawmakers. It will be led by Calvin W. Burnett, the acting head of the commission.

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