City/County Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

September 21, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

REISTERSTOWN — In Baltimore County

Reisterstown boy, 13, dies after truck hits his bicycle

REISTERSTOWN - A 13-year-old Reisterstown boy was killed Sunday afternoon when he apparently rode his bicycle into the path of an oncoming truck, police said yesterday.

Demtrious Vaughn was riding near his home on Franklin Valley Circle about 1:15 p.m. when he rode off a driveway onto Cockeys Mill Road and into the path of Juliana Pittinger, 43, who was driving a Ford F350 truck pulling a horse trailer, police said. The boy was flown to Johns Hopkins Hospital's pediatric intensive-care unit, where he was pronounced dead about 2 p.m.

Police said their preliminary findings indicate that the driver was not at fault.

County buys Kingsley Park, seeks input on development

TOWSON - As residents of Kingsley Park Apartments move to new homes, Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr. announced yesterday that the World War II-era complex in Middle River has been purchased and planned redevelopment can move ahead.

Under a deal struck with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the former owner, the county obtained the property and will now seek input on development at the site, Smith said in a statement. Officials want to help move all residents from the apartments before winter.

The 312-unit complex served as housing for workers in the 1940s.

Waterfowl book author to speak at nature center

MIDDLE RIVER - Author C. John Sullivan will speak at 7:30 p.m. today at Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Road.

Sullivan will elaborate on his research for his new book, Waterfowling on the Chesapeake. After the discussion there will be a book signing.

Information: 410-887-2817.

University women's group to hold dinner tonight

RUXTON - The American Association of University Women, Towson chapter, will hold a potluck dinner at Church of the Good Shepherd, 1401 Carrollton Ave., at 6 p.m. today.

A program, "Trouble-making Women in American History," will be presented by John Ashby, a retired professor of women's studies.

Information: Roberta Sharper, 410-624-3144; or Christian Schmitz, 410-795-5091.

Halethorpe civic group plans meeting tonight

HALETHORPE - The Halethorpe Improvement Association will hold its first meeting of the fall at 7:30 p.m. today at Good Shepherd Center on Maple Avenue.

The civic group plans to elect officers at the meeting.

Information: Bill Zirkle, 410-242-0001.

In Baltimore City

Inner Harbor master plans to be discussed tomorrow

A lecture on the original and updated master plans for Baltimore's Inner Harbor will be held at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow in the offices of the Baltimore Planning Department, 417 E. Fayette St.

Martin Millspaugh, former chief executive of Charles Center-Inner Harbor Management Inc., and architect David Benn will discuss the master plan, created in the 1960s to guide development the Inner Harbor, and the updated version that was unveiled this year.

The event is the first in a series of lectures on urban design sponsored by the planning department and the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The cost is $10 for AIA members and planning department employees, and $15 for others.

Loyola College to hold discussion on '04 election

Loyola College's Catholic Studies Program will hold a panel discussion tonight on "Catholics, Politics and the 2004 Election.

Panelists include Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, former longtime editor of Commonweal; Robert Royal, president of the Faith & Reason Institute in Washington; and Paul Griffiths, the Arthur J. Schmitt chairman of Catholic studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The discussion, which is open and free to the public, will be at 7 p.m. in the fourth-floor programming room of the Andrew White Student Center on the college's North Charles Street campus. Information: 410-617-2359.

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