City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

January 05, 2007

Dixon keeping 3 more from O'Malley's Cabinet

City Council President Sheila Dixon announced yesterday that she will retain three more members of Mayor Martin O'Malley's Cabinet when she becomes mayor this month.

Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein will remain the city's health commissioner, Dixon said -- a position he has held since November 2005. John P. Stewart will continue to lead the city's Commission on Aging and Retirement Education, and Nollie P. Wood will remain executive director of Baltimore's Commission on Disabilities.

The three positions will fall under the new deputy mayor for community and human development, Salima S. Marriott, a position Dixon has created within the mayor's office.

Dixon will become mayor Jan. 17 when O'Malley is sworn in as governor.

Anne Arundel: 2-car collision

Columbia woman fatal-crash victim

Officials yesterday identified the Columbia woman who died in a two-car collision near Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. She was Amy M. Olszowka, 30, of the 5000 block of Harness Court, said Cpl. Jonathan Green of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. Olszowka's car collided with a pickup truck just past 11 p.m. Tuesday at WB&A Road and Route 176. She was headed north on WB&A Road, and a vehicle operated by James Stanley Bardsley III, 18, of Hanover was eastbound on Route 176, Green said.

Andrea F. Siegel

Harford County: Bel Air

Car hits house, flips; driver hospitalized

A 45-year-old Bel Air woman was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries early yesterday morning after the vehicle she was driving crashed into a house and flipped onto the roof of the garage, Harford County fire officials said. Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to the home in the 600 block of Old Fallston Road about 11:37 p.m. Wednesday and found the vehicle on the garage floor; it had fallen through the roof, said Dave Williams, a spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association.

Williams said a preliminary investigation determined that the vehicle struck a small embankment and went airborne, crashing into the home and falling through the garage roof before coming to rest on its side.

The driver, Teresa Jean Bagley of the 2200 block of Tollgate Circle, was removed from the vehicle and taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Justin Fenton

Baltimore: Education

BCCC president names student-affairs chief

E. Daniel Kapraun has been appointed vice president of student affairs at Baltimore City Community College by President Carolane Williams. Kapraun has had a 20-year career in higher education -- including a position at what was then the Community College of Baltimore. His teaching and academic administrative experience includes a stint locally as assistant dean for enrollment services at Anne Arundel Community College, according to BCCC's announcement issued last night.

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