$50,000 gift to help poor pay heating bills
The Fuel Fund of Central Maryland has received an anonymous donation of $50,000 to help low-income families pay their heating bills this winter.
The fund is currently winding down its annual "green envelope" campaign, its single largest fund-raising effort. Once each year, Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. sends out literature about the fund with monthly bills and a green envelope for donations.
To date, approximately $310,000 has been collected through the campaign, compared to a final total of $346,000 last year. Anyone who does not have the green envelope but wishes to contribute may contact the fuel fund at (301) 547-7157.
The Baltimore Fuel Fund, established in 1979, was the first of ittype in the country. The Fuel Fund of Central Maryland, an umbrella organization established two years later, now includes the Baltimore Fuel Fund and fuel funds in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.
Glen Burnie teen dead, driver hurt in wreck
A 16-year-old Glen Burnie girl was killed yesterday when a car in which she was a passenger rammed a tree near Old Mill High School in Millersville, police said.
The 19-year-old driver of the car was seriously injured.
Amy Lorraine Riedel of the 6300 block of Smithy Square died at the scene of the accident near the intersection of Shetlands Lane and Century Town Road. The driver, identified as Jason G. Zerr of the 8300 block of Williamstowne Drive in Millersville, was in serious condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
Police said Mr. Zerr was driving near the school when he lost control of the car on a curve along Shetlands Lane and it ran head-on into a tree.
2 youths on cycle badly hurt in crash
Two East Baltimore youths, riding together on one motorcycle, were seriously injured in a crash in Parkville last night, police said.
The youths -- a 17-year-old driver and his 14-year-old passenger -- were hurt when the bike ran out of control at the top of a hill at Putty Hill Avenue and Avondale Road. Police said the motorcycle was airborne for about 20 feet, skidded in a grassy yard for another 40 feet and tumbled into the side of a Chevrolet Blazer.
The youths' names were not divulged because relatives had not been notified, police said.
Police said the 14-year-old was in serious condition at Franklin Square Hospital and the 17-year-old was in critical condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
Man convicted in rape, kidnapping of woman
A Delaware man who was tried three times in the 1987 rape and kidnapping of a woman from Elkton, Md., is promising to appeal his latest conviction.
Timmy Goodwin, 32, was sentenced Friday in Wilmington to two life terms plus 15 years.
FOR THE RECORD
* A Lotto ticket randomly purchased at a Baltimore liquor store was the sole jackpot winner of Saturday night's $8 million drawing, the Maryland Lottery announced yesterday. Another 64 tickets had five of the six numbers drawn and were worth $1,565 each, while 4,374 tickets had four of the numbers and were worth $39 each.