Maryland Digest

MARYLAND DIGEST

March 06, 2006

One killed, one injured in accident

A car went out of control on a rural road in northern Baltimore County yesterday afternoon and crashed into a tree, killing the driver and injuring the lone passenger - both young men, according to county police.

The survivor was taken to York County Hospital in York, Pa., with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. Names were being withheld last night, pending notification of family members.

The BMW automobile was northbound on Spooks Hill Road between Armacost and Rayville roads shortly after 4 p.m., traveling at high speed when it left the road, police said.

A male friend of the occupants was driving behind them in a second vehicle, which glanced off the BMW when he failed to brake in time, police said. He was not injured.

Richard Irwin

Allegany County: Frostburg

College narrows search for president

The search for a new Frostburg State University president has been narrowed to four candidates, the school announced. They are Maravene Loeschke, provost at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Jonathan Gibralter, president of the State University of New York - Farmingdale; Richard Rafes, senior vice president for administration at the University of North Texas in Denton; and Timothy Flanagan, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York - Brockport. The candidates are among 110 who applied to succeed Catherine R. Gira, who will retire June 30.

Associated Press

Cecil County: Elkton

Public schools seek big budget increase

The proposed budget for the Cecil County public school system contains the largest increase in a decade and, if approved, would add dozens of employees and increase spending by $15 million. School officials said most of the new funds would go for pay raises and the hiring of new employees, including teachers, guidance counselors and paraprofessionals. New school buses and new drivers would also be funded, and four new bus routes would be created.

Associated Press

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