New directory lists transportation services
BALTIMORE -- Elderly and disabled people who need a lift can get one through a new transportation guide published by the Baltimore Metropolitan Council.
The publication lists specialized transportation providers serving the city and Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.
The list includes private and public transit services.
Copies of the "Directory of Specialized Transportation Services" can be obtained by calling the council's information center at 333-4881.
The first copy is free. Additional copies cost $10 each.
Unidentified man found fatally shot
BALTIMORE -- An unidentified man was shot fatally about 2:30 p.m. yesterday at the intersection of Reisterstown Road and Gwynns Falls Parkway in Northwest Baltimore, police said.
Officers said they found the victim, who appeared to be in his early 20s, lying in the street.
The man, who apparently sustained multiple gunshot wounds, was pronounced dead on arrival at Sinai Hospital.
Report of child lost in creek apparently false
ROSEDALE -- Authorities concluded last night that a report yesterday of a child having been swept away in the waters of a swollen Rosedale creek was false. Rescue workers, divers and search dogs scoured the creek and its environs for more than three hours.
The search, aided by Baltimore County and state police helicopters, ended shortly before 8 p.m.
It began after a Rosedale woman reported that her son and another boy told her they saw a 5- to 7-year-old boy swept away in Redhouse Creek, behind Red House Run Elementary School on Weyburn Road.
Police said they had received no reports of missing children in the area yesterday.
Military court blocks midshipmen's suit
WASHINGTON -- In a 4-to-1 vote, the U.S. Court of Military Appeals Friday dismissed an attempt by three senior midshipmen to block an officers' panel from taking disciplinary action against them because of their roles in a cheating scandal at the U.S. Naval Academy.
The military court dismissed the motion for a stay without comment, according to lawyers and Navy officials.
The suit, filed by Midshipmen Michael J. Steve, Fred J. Regan and Dante J. Marzetta, was similar to one filed in U.S. District Court in Washington by 48 other seniors trying to block the officers' panel from meeting.
A hearing in the District Court case is scheduled for Tuesday.
The panel, headed by Rear Adm. Richard C. Allen, was formed to decide the cases of 109 of the 133 midshipmen implicated in the scandal.
The panel has the power to recommend expulsion.
Both suits charge that the investigation into the scandal involving cheating on an electrical engineering exam in December 1992 violated the midshipmen's constitutional rights
The Navy, however, has denied that.