Baltimore County Digest

Baltimore County Digest

March 28, 2006

Airport cabdriver dies in crash along Beltway

A 43-year-old BWI airport taxi driver died early yesterday when his cab crashed into a tractor-trailer that was parked on the shoulder of Interstate 695, according to Maryland State Police.

Yury Fleytman of Reisterstown was driving a 2000 Mercury Marquis on the inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway near Interstate 70 when the vehicle went onto the shoulder, according to police.

State troopers arrived at the accident site shortly after midnight, and medical personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene, police said. The investigation was continuing.

Dundalk

Underage drinking to be discussed

The Community College of Baltimore County's School of Justice will host a town hall meeting on preventing underage drinking at 6:30 p.m. today in the K-Building Theatre on the Dundalk campus, 7200 Sollers Point Road.

Street Smart author R.L. Wright, a retired Baltimore City police officer and owner and operator of a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Dundalk, and Officer Terry Mills of the Baltimore County Police Department's Crash Team, will lead the discussion. The meeting offers the community an opportunity to share experiences and concerns on underage drinking in the neighborhoods.

"Children as young as 8 years old are starting to drink alcohol in significant numbers to require intervention and prevention," said Tanya Jones, director of the Professional Development Center for Excellence at the School of Justice.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Information: Call Jones at 410-285-9740.

Woodlawn

BGE rate rise topic of meeting today

State Del. Emmett C. Burns Jr., a Baltimore County Democrat, will hold a community meeting at 7 p.m. today to discuss the proposed increases in electric rates.

Burns said representatives of the state Public Service Commission and Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. will attend the meeting, to be held at the Rising Sun First Baptist Church, 2211 Saint Lukes Lane, Woodlawn.

Countywide

Parent meetings on gifted classes set

The public is invited to attend a series of meetings on Gifted and Talented Education in Baltimore County public schools at sessions throughout the county.

The sessions are designed to provide information about the gifted and talented program and parents' roles in their children's education.

The meetings will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the following locations: today, Charlesmont Elementary, 7800 W. Collingham Drive, Dundalk; tomorrow, Cromwell Valley Elementary, 825 Providence Road, Towson; Monday, Pine Grove Elementary, 2701 Summit Ave., Carney; and April 4, Catonsville Elementary, 615 Frederick Road, Catonsville.

For information, contact Ken Dickson, gifted and talented education, 410-887-4330.

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