City/County Digest

City/County Digest

October 04, 2004|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Towson woman, 57, dies in collision off the Beltway

TOWSON - A crash Saturday night on Dulaney Valley Road killed a 57-year-old woman whose car was exiting the Baltimore Beltway, Baltimore County police said yesterday.

Amelia Muneses Lim of the first block of Center Road in Towson failed to yield the right of way as her car went from Interstate 695 onto southbound Dulaney Valley Road about 10 p.m. The 1992 Toyota Corolla she was driving was struck on the driver's side by a 1994 Ford Explorer, police said.

Lim died at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said, while the driver of the Explorer, whose name was not released, was not injured.

Two men struck by car on Pulaski Highway

ROSEDALE - Two men were injured when they stepped in front of a car in the 7900 block of Pulaski Highway about 6 a.m. yesterday, Baltimore County police said.

The men, ages 26 and 27, had been talking to the driver of a car at the side of the road and were struck when they stepped in front of that vehicle and into the path of a westbound 2004 Mercury Marquis, police said.

Police did not release the names of the victims, saying their families had not been notified. One was taken to Shock Trauma and the other to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, police said. The accident appears to be the result of pedestrian error, police said.

Ribbon-cutting set today at senior apartments

OWINGS MILLS - A ribbon-cutting will take place at 1:30 p.m. today at the Catholic Charities Owings Mills senior housing facility at 9773 Groffs Mill Drive.

Residents have lived in the 68 rent-assisted apartments since May. The facility is now at full occupancy, the organization said in a statement.

The ceremony will be conducted by Catholic Charities Executive Director Harold A. Smith, with Cardinal William H. Keeler giving the blessing. The Owings Mills residence is the 16th Catholic Charities senior housing property in Maryland. Another is under construction in Woodlawn, the organization said.

Solar system to be topic of talk at aviation museum

MIDDLE RIVER - The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum will feature Herb Frey, head of the geodynamics branch of the Terrestrial Physics Lab at Goddard Space Flight Center, as a guest speaker at 7 p.m. today at the Lockheed Martin Auditorium, 2323 Eastern Blvd.

Frey will discuss recent discoveries about the solar system, including recent results from the Mars rovers. The talk will feature images from Mars and other planets.

Admission is free; photo ID is required for entry. Information: 410-682-6122.

In Baltimore City

Police, children to join Walk to School Day event

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to accompany children to school Wednesday in observance of National Walk to School Day, an annual event that promotes pedestrian safety.

The centerpiece event of Baltimore's observance of Walk to School Day will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Edgecombe Circle Elementary, 2835 Virginia Ave. The Baltimore police motorcycle unit will lead a procession of pupils around the school. According to city Health Department spokeswoman Jewel Johnson, the school was chosen because an 8-year-old was killed by a car in the area last year.

In 2002, about one-third of the victims in the 1,007 pedestrian-involved motor vehicle accidents in Baltimore were younger than age 16, according to the Health Department.

College of Notre Dame ends capital campaign

The College of Notre Dame of Maryland has concluded a five-year capital campaign after raising $34 million - money that will increase the number of scholarships, and pay for faculty development and the renovation of several historic buildings on the North Baltimore campus.

Notre Dame, Maryland's only women's college, had set a $30 million goal for the campaign. More than 1,500 individuals made donations, including one alumnae who gave $2 million.

Work on many of the projects has begun.

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