City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

October 29, 2006

Maryland: MARC trains

Commuter schedule changes tomorrow

The Maryland Transit Administration is planning schedule changes on the MARC train line beginning tomorrow.

The Penn Line changes -- which aim to avoid conflicts with Amtrak -- include:

Train 406 will leave Washington's Union Station at 7:21 a.m., four minutes earlier than its current time.

Train 408 will leave Union Station at 7:37 a.m., one minute earlier than its current time.

Train 520 will leave Union Station at 12:25 p.m., five minutes earlier than its current time.

Train 401 will leave Baltimore's Penn Station at 4:40 a.m., five minutes earlier than its current time.

Train 407 will leave Penn Station at 6:15 a.m., five minutes earlier than its current time.

Train 521 will leave Perryville at 8:50 a.m., five minutes earlier than its current time.

Train 535 will leave Penn Station at 3:45 p.m., five minutes earlier than its current time. The Perryville departure time will not change.

On the Brunwick Line, Train 891 will leave Union Station at 3:50 p.m., 15 minutes earlier than its current departure time, to avoid a conflict with an Amtrak train scheduled to depart about the same time.

Information: www.mta maryland.com or call 410-539-5000.

Baltimore: Shootings

Two men die in separate incidents

Two men were fatally shot in separate incidents Friday evening and early yesterday in Baltimore, city police said. About 12:45 a.m. yesterday, Arnilo Handy, 30, was found shot in the 2700 block of Tivoly Ave. in North Baltimore, police said. Handy was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he died, police said. About 6:30 p.m. Friday, Kevin Washington was found shot several times in the 1700 block of Ashburton St. in West Baltimore, police said. Washington was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where police said he was pronounced dead. Police did not release the addresses of the victims and said that as of last night no arrests had been made in either shooting.

Nick Shields

Schools

Board's agenda to appear on Web

The Baltimore school board has launched a Web site on which it will post meeting agendas and related documents. Officials say school board agendas will be posted to the Web site, openaccess.baltimorecityschools.org, up to three days before scheduled public meetings, normally held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The Web site is run by Emerald Data Solutions, also known as BoardDocs, a program used by 11 other school systems in Maryland.

Sara Neufeld

Montgomery Co.: Wheaton

Rain damage forces building evacuation

About 300 residents were evacuated from a Montgomery County apartment building yesterday morning after heavy rain overnight caused the roof to leak and damaged the building's electrical equipment, authorities said. Residents at the Ambassador Apartments, a multistory building in the 2700 block of University Blvd. in Wheaton, were shuttled in buses to a shelter being run by the American Red Cross at John F. Kennedy High School, said Pete Piringer, a spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. No injuries were reported, but building and fire code inspectors began evacuating the building about 6 a.m. when they decided to shut down the utilities to prevent a fire, Piringer said.

Gina Davis

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