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April 11, 2009

O's game means parking limits

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Traffic modifications and stadium parking rules will be in effect Sunday as the Baltimore Orioles take on the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:35 p.m., the city Department of Transportation says. Spectators are encouraged to take public transportation or to pay for public parking lots because parking agents will be aggressively enforcing stadium-area restrictions in surrounding neighborhoods from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Changes to traffic patterns around the stadiums will begin at noon.

Liz F. Kay

Police seek inmate who was mistakenly freed

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Baltimore County police said Friday that they are looking for a Woodlawn man who was released by mistake Tuesday from the county detention center. A warrant has been issued for Jeffrey Michael Shiflett, 29, of the first block of Duke of Windsor Court, who was being held on a violation-of-probation charge after a robbery conviction, police said. James P. O'Neill, director of the county's Department of Corrections, blamed Shiflett's release on "human error." Two of three charges against Shiflett had been dismissed in court, but staff members missed the one remaining, he said. Anyone with information is asked to contact county police at 410-307-2020.

Arin Gencer

Liberian president to speak at Goucher

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first elected female head of state, will give a presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday in Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road. Called the "Iron Lady," she has pledged to begin reforms to help Liberia become "an example to Africa and the world of what love and liberty can achieve." She was elected president in 2005. The talk is free, but tickets are required in advance at 410-337-6333.

Beth Israel to mark Kindertransport

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To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the British-run Kindertransport during the Holocaust, Beth Israel Congregation's Sisterhood and Brotherhood will present a program by John Obermeyer, who was saved by the transport in 1939, when he was 11. The Holocaust observance will be held at 9:30 a.m. April 19 at the synagogue, 3706 Crondall Lane, Owings Mills. The cost is $5 for nonmembers and includes breakfast. Reservations are required by Tuesday. Information: 410-402-4850.

Northeast Baltimore road collision kills 1

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A passenger in a 1996 Toyota was killed Friday when the car was hit by a Jeep, flipped over and hit a pole at Northern Parkway and McClean Boulevard shortly after 6:30 p.m., said Donny Moses, a city police spokesman. Moses said emergency responders found the passenger dead at the scene and the drivers of the two vehicles were sent to hospitals. The Toyota was attempting to turn left from Northern Parkway onto McClean Boulevard when the Jeep, traveling west on Northern Parkway, struck the car.

Melissa Harris

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