NORTH COUNTY -- Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey

Group's officers seek support for anti-speeding plan

Officers of the Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association are still hoping to rally support for a plan to put the brakes on cars speeding on Benton Avenue.


A State Highway Administration (SHA) radar gun confirmed what residents suspected -- motorists routinely ignore the posted 25 mph speed limit, often by as much as 10 mph.

But initial attempts to curb the speed on the street, which is near Linthicum Elementary School, has met with resident apathy.


The improvement association enlisted the assistance of Dennis Fretz, an SHA traffic engineer, who developed a proposal for residents to consider.

Options included:

* Installing temporary median islands at each end of the road;

* Placing three-way stop signs at the intersection with Golden Oak Drive;

* Adding white lane markings.

But his presentation last month attracted only five of the 145 households of Linthicum Oaks.

Improvement association officers are asking residents who are still interested in resolving the problem to send their comments to: Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association, P.O. Box 143, Linthicum 21090.

Arundel Village man stabbed at his home


An Arundel Village man told county police Saturday he was stabbed while under the influence of phencyclidine (PCP).

Officers arrived at Anthony Pastor's home in the 5100 block of Patrick Henry Drive at 8:27 p.m. and found him bleeding from a stab wound in the back.

Mr. Pastor refused to tell police what happened, but did admit to smoking a large amount of PCP.

He was treated at Harbor Hospital Center and released, police said.