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October 15, 2008

Developers for old city landfill site are named

The Baltimore Development Corp. said yesterday that it has chosen developers for the former Bowleys Lane Landfill and Eastern Sanitation Yard in Northeast Baltimore. Chesapeake Real Estate Group and McCrary Development, which plan to build a $31.7 million light industrial and warehouse business park called Moravia Business Center, will enter into negotiations with the BDC on the project. The development would include five buildings totaling 423,800 square feet and would create about 140 permanent jobs. The 82-acre site in the Frankford neighborhood was used as a landfill until 1985.

Lorraine Mirabella

UM professor A'Hearn awarded astronomy prize

A University of Maryland astronomer who led the 2005 Deep Impact mission to smash a probe into the nucleus of a comet has won the 2008 Gerard P. Kuiper Prize for his contributions to the study of the solar system. Michael A'Hearn is being honored by the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences, meeting this week in Ithaca, N.Y., for originating a series of fundamental shifts in scientific thinking about the nature of comets. A'Hearn is a distinguished university professor of astronomy at College Park. Previous winners of the Kuiper Prize include Carl Sagan, James A. Van Allen, Eugene M. Shoemaker and Fred L. Whipple.

Frank Roylance

Meeting to discuss deer hunting at Soldiers Delight

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. today in Owings Mills to discuss a proposed expansion of deer hunting at Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area. The meeting, to be held at New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd., will discuss a proposal to add two days of shotgun-only deer hunting at Soldiers Delight on Jan. 20 and 21. The area would be closed to the public during those two days. Officials with the DNR said the expanding deer population is damaging the fragile serpentine ecosystem of the area. Limited bowhunting has been allowed on the property for the past two years, the department said. Information: 410-260-8016.

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