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March 04, 2009

Fatal accident victim identified

Baltimore County police have identified the pedestrian who was killed by a sport utility vehicle Monday night in North Point as Frederick C. Staigerwald, 66, of the 7900 block of St. Claire Lane. Staigerwald was hit shortly before 8:30 p.m. by a 2005 Mercury Mariner as he was crossing North Point Boulevard at St. Monica Drive near his home. Staigerwald, who was not in a crosswalk, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Lacey B. Defelice, 17, of the 1300 block of Willow Road, was interviewed by officers. Police said pedestrian error caused the accident.

From a Baltimore Sun staff report

Clements in running to head W.V. U.

The provost of Towson University, James P. Clements, has been named a finalist for the presidency of West Virginia University. Clements will travel to Morgantown tomorrow for an interview. He has been Towson's provost since 2007 and had held faculty and administrative positions at the university since 1989. The other finalist is the president of the City College of New York, Gregory H. Williams. The board of governors of West Virginia University, which has about 29,000 students, is to select a new president Friday.

STEPHEN KIEHL

Taylor running for Annapolis mayor

Wayne Taylor, a former Annapolis alderman, announced yesterday that he will run to be the city's next mayor. Taylor, 51, a Democrat, stepped down from his Ward 4 alderman position in 2006 to work as the county's director of the Department of Aging and Disabilities. He left that job in 2007 to pursue elected office. At the announcement, Taylor named "Five Points of Life" that will serve as the focus of his campaign: education, crime, transportation, infrastructure and the environment. Taylor also stressed his campaign slogan of "One Annapolis." "The individual who is sitting in the mayor's seat cannot do this thing alone," Taylor said.

Tyeesha Dixon

Federal Hill named one of five top main streets

Federal Hill Main Street was named one of the five Great American Main Streets yesterday at a national conference in Chicago. More than 80 businesses have opened since 2000, providing 270 new jobs in the neighborhood. Federal Hill Main Street has rehabbed 58 historic structures and received $350,000 in public investment and more than $1 million in from private donors. A jury comprised of previous award winners, community development professionals, representatives from foundations and journalists selected the winners on behalf of the National Trust Main Streets Center. The winners were chosen based on revitalization efforts, quality of achievements over time, commitment to historic preservation, economic impact and other criteria.

Brent Jones

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