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CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

September 03, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

2 lanes reopening today on York Road in Rodgers Forge

RODGERS FORGE - Two lanes of York Road between Anneslie and Dumbarton roads will reopen today, highway officials said.

Lane markings and traffic signs installed for construction of the York Streetscape project are being removed. The temporary left-turn lane along southbound York Road at Regester Avenue will be discontinued. Commuters should expect lane closings between Anneslie Road and Stevenson Lane while the Streetscape project is completed, highway officials said.

The work is part of a $6.2 million improvement project along York Road that is scheduled for completion next summer.

Fairgoers receive $156,944 unclaimed funds windfall

TIMONIUM - The unclaimed-funds booth at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium has found $156,944 for 247 people since the fair began Aug. 27, Comptroller William Donald Schaefer said yesterday in a statement. "One lucky family became about $74,435 richer after discovering five accounts in their name," Schaefer said.

More than 2,100 fairgoers have visited the comptroller's booth, where visitors may check to determine whether they can claim any lost wages, bank accounts, insurance benefits or stock dividends. The comptroller's office has records on about 510,000 unclaimed accounts, with a total worth of more than $223 million.

Those unable to make it to the fair can check the records by calling 410-767-1700.

Firefighters to collect muscular dystrophy funds

COCKEYSVILLE - Baltimore County firefighters will collect donations on street corners through Monday to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, according to Michael K. Day Sr., president of Baltimore County Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 1311.

Over the past several years, members of the union have raised more than $650,000 for Jerry's Kids, a charity that works to combat muscular dystrophy, Day said in a statement.

"Firefighters are working doubly hard in memory of 13-year-old Mattie Stepanek, MDA's national goodwill ambassador," Day said. Mattie, a 13-year-old boy from the Wheaton area, died of the disease June 22.

In Baltimore City

Police identify victim, 24, of fatal shooting in SUV

Police identified Glenn Dwight Littlefield yesterday as the victim of a fatal shooting Wednesday night in the 1200 block of Homewood Ave. in East Baltimore.

Littlefield, 24, was shot multiple times in the upper body while seated in his Ford Explorer about a block from his residence, police said.

The killing was the 195th this year in Baltimore. At the same time last year, there had been 188 homicides.

Rally means road closings, parking restrictions today

Road closings and parking restrictions are planned for today because of a back-to-school rally planned for noon to 9 p.m. near the school system's headquarters, according to city transportation officials.

North Avenue will be closed between Guilford Avenue and Calvert Street from 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., with parking prohibited. To accommodate a parade planned to begin at 3:30 p.m., Greenmount Avenue will be closed from the parade's starting time until about 5:30 p.m.

Transportation officials are encouraging motorists to use alternative routes during the parade and rally.

O'Malley band closing out concert series at park

A series of free summer concerts in Patterson Park will conclude Sunday night with a performance by Mayor Martin O'Malley and his band, O'Malley's March.

The show is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and there is no rain date.

The series is sponsored by Mercy Medical Center, Friends of Patterson Park and WYPR-FM.

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