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Baltimore & Region

November 08, 2005

Motion for stay of execution filed for killer

Lawyers for death-row inmate Wesley Eugene Baker filed an emergency motion for a stay of execution yesterday, four days after Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. signed a warrant scheduling the convicted killer to be put to death during the week of Dec. 5. The attorneys argue that Baker has raised legal issues, including a request to reopen his post-conviction proceedings based on a state-funded death penalty study that found geographic and racial disparities in Maryland's use of capital punishment. Baker, 47, was convicted in 1992 for killing Jane Tyson, a 49-year-old teacher's aide, in front of two of her grandchildren on the parking lot of Westview Mall.

Jennifer McMenamin

Baltimore County: Fullerton

2 injured when car hits school building

A 77-year-old woman and her 6-year-old granddaughter sustained minor injuries yesterday when the woman drove her 1998 Subaru Legacy into St. Joseph School in the 8400 block of Belair Road in Fullerton, Baltimore County police said. Joanna Borys of Perry Hall was driving four grandchildren - 6-year-old triplets and a 9-year-old girl - to school at 9 a.m. when she "basically blacked out," hit the accelerator and struck the corner of the school building, said Sgt. Vickie Warehime, a police spokeswoman. Borys was not charged, police said. The building was not damaged.

Jennifer McMenamin

Woodlawn

Baltimore man dies in traffic accident

A Pimlico man was killed early yesterday morning when the car in which he was riding collided with another car and struck a light pole, Baltimore County police said. Glen Neilson, 20, of the 4900 block of Edgemere Ave. in Baltimore was riding in a 2005 Suzuki Forenza at 1:55 a.m. when it collided with a 2001 BMW. Both drivers, southbound on Windsor Mill Road, were turning onto Lord Baltimore Drive. The drivers - Shevon Green, 23, of 3900 block of W. Northern Parkway in Baltimore in the BMW and Fitzroy Watson, 21, of 4200 block of Fallstaff Road in Baltimore in the Forenza - were issued traffic citations, police said.

Jennifer McMenamin

The Region: Transportation

Sessions to discuss proposed Red Line

The Maryland Transit Administration is planning workshops to discuss the proposed Red Line, a transit link from the Social Security/Woodlawn area to Fells Point, Canton and Patterson Park. The meetings are set for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the World Trade Center's Constellation Room, 401 E. Pratt St.; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 10 at Bentalou Elementary School, 220 N. Bentalou; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 15 at Holy Rosary Church Hall, 408 S. Chester St.; and 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 19 at Woodlawn High School, 1801 Woodlawn Drive. Information: baltimoreregion transitplan.com.

Baltimore: Electronics

Free recycling for city residents

Baltimore has begun free, year-round electronic recycling at its waste drop-off locations. The program is open only to city residents. Capitol Recycling Services Inc. in Upper Marlboro has contracted with the city to recycle the items. Bins will be set aside at the city's drop-off sites: Quarantine Road Sanitary Landfill, 6100 Quarantine Road; Northwest Transfer Station, 5030 Reisterstown Road; Western Sanitation Yard, 701 Reedbird Ave.; the Eastern Sanitation Yard, 6101 Bowleys Lane; and the Northwest Sanitation Yard, 2840 Sisson St. These locations are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Information: 410-396-8450.

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