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AROUND THE REGION

December 17, 2008

5-vehicle crash kills man, leaves two others injured

A 47-year-old Carroll County man was killed, and his mother and another woman were seriously injured yesterday in a five-car crash on Black Rock Road in northwestern Baltimore County, police said. Richard Daniel of the 4600 block of Lower Beckleysville Road in Hampstead died at the scene, police said. He was a passenger in a 2002 Subaru Outback that was hit head-on about 8:40 a.m. by a 2002 Honda CR-V in the 4400 block of Black Rock Road, police said. Taken to Sinai Hospital were the driver of the Outback, Sara Katherine Daniel, 72, of the 100 block of Weaver Lane in Hampstead, and the driver of the CR-V, Mary Ann Farevaag, 64, of the 16800 block of Ridge Road in Upperco, police said. Daniel was in critical condition, and Farevaag was in guarded condition yesterday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said. Police gave this account: The CR-V was westbound on Black Rock Road when it crossed the center lane and sideswiped an eastbound 2004 Cadillac Escalade, which went off the road and into bushes. The CR-V then crashed into the eastbound Outback. The Outback spun and hit an eastbound 2008 Toyota RAV4, which was rear-ended by a 2001 Honda Accord. The drivers of the RAV4, Accord and Escalade had minor injuries, police said.

From Baltimore Sun staff reports

Dixon helps give out gifts at Md. Food Bank benefit

As Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon helped to distribute 100 turkeys and 200 wrapped gifts to Wal-Mart customers at a holiday event in South Baltimore yesterday morning, she encouraged the recipients of the gifts to do a good deed for someone else in their community. Wal-Mart donated $25,000 to the Maryland Food Bank at the event, money that the nonprofit desperately needs because of an increase in demand for meals this year, said Deborah Flateman, president of the food bank.

Annie Linskey

7- to 10-year time frame for school air conditioning

Installing air-conditioning systems in Baltimore County schools that lack them could take seven to 10 years at current funding levels, a school district official told board members last night. "It takes two things: time and money," said Michael Sines, executive director of physical facilities. Sines and others explained what would be required - engineering analysis and site surveys, for example, to retrofit slightly more than half of the 171 school, center and program buildings that do not have air conditioning. Staff members have also recommended including air conditioning in the high school renovation program. They will do annual surveys on every building and create a physical-facilities database and set priorities based on need or opportunity. Projects at Hampton and Stoneleigh elementary, for example, would present chances to install air conditioning in the core building, Sines said.

Arin Gencer

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