Digest

April 28, 2008

Baltimore

Woman found dead in city rowhouse

An autopsy is to be performed on the body of an unidentified woman found yesterday in East Baltimore.

Police said the body was found in a rowhouse in the 1600 block of N. Milton Ave. near North Port Street in the Broadway East community about 7 a.m.

A preliminary investigation at the scene by uniformed officers and homicide detectives found no obvious signs of foul play.

Police speculated the death might have been caused by a drug overdose. An autopsy was expected to reveal the exact cause.

Richard Irwin

Outward Bound honors three

The Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound Center honored three Baltimoreans yesterday for their service to the community.

The organization named Jim Smith, president of Baltimore Subway Systems Inc.; Richard "Dick" Frisch, a retired executive at McCormick & Co.; and the late Howard P. Rawlings, a longtime state delegate representing Northwest Baltimore, recipients of its 2008 Cornerstone Awards for "their personal and professional accomplishments and the instrumental role they each played in Outward Bound's Baltimore Urban Center," the group said in a news release.

The group was founded in 1986 and bills itself as an educational organization that uses experiential learning, team building and the outdoors to teach leadership skills.

Nicole Fuller

Baltimore County

Seniors program seeks volunteers

The Baltimore County Department of Aging is seeking individuals to help lead a class in the "Living Well ... Take Charge of Your Health" series.

The program focuses on chronic medical conditions and how to deal with them. Individuals who have a chronic condition or who live with someone with a chronic disease are sought to share information and their experiences.

Lay leader training will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Friday, May 5 and May 9.

Information: 410-887-3423.

Washington Co.

Truck flips, spills paint on Interstate 70

Traffic along heavily traveled Interstate 70 near Hagerstown was disrupted for about three hours yesterday afternoon when a box-trailer overturned, spilling paint and paint thinner onto the road and into a culvert, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

A crew from the Maryland Department of the Environment found no damage to water sources, a spokesman said.

The accident is being investigated by police and MDE officials.

Richard Irwin

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