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TOWSON -- Towson Ford was adding up...


TOWSON -- Towson Ford was adding up the damage after a wayward Mass Transit Administration bus turned the auto dealership's show yard into a scrap yard during Monday's rainstorm, wiping out 11 new cars in a chain-reaction crash. A falling light pole struck a 12th car.

County police said the MTA driver, Kim Denise Davis, 39, of Baltimore was driving southbound on York Road about 4: 15 p.m. when her bus "began to slide" and she could not regain control as it jumped the curb. The bus struck four cars, beginning a chain reaction as one car banged into another along a double row of new vehicles.

Irv Silverman, sales manager for the in the dealership, in the 900 block of York Road, said it was not known yesterday whether any of the 1996 and 1997 model cars can be salvaged. "They were all heavily damaged," he said, adding, "We were lucky that no one was at the bus stop." Five bus passengers were taken to Greater Baltimore Medical Center but none was injured seriously, police said.

Job fair to be held Saturday at Scotts Branch elementary


RANDALLSTOWN -- A job fair organized by police officers from Baltimore County's Garrison precinct is scheduled for 10: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Scotts Branch Elementary School.

The fair is expected to attract employers from the private sector and from county government agencies including police and fire departments. Its focus is to give young people an opportunity to meet prospective employers.

Information: 887-1604.

Pedestrian error blamed in fatal traffic accident


CATONSVILLE -- Pedestrian error was blamed by county police yesterday in the death of a 62-year-old man, who was struck by a minivan late Monday as he walked across Baltimore National Pike near Winters Lane.

The victim, Fred Lee Stephens of the 800 block of Kevin Road in Baltimore, had just left the Blue Jay Cue Club with his son when the accident occurred about 11: 20 p.m. Two witnesses tried cardiopulmonary resuscitation while awaiting an ambulance, but Stephens died before reaching St. Agnes Hospital.

Police said no charges were likely to be lodged against the van's driver, Stewart Christopher Guy, 43, Carroll County bureau chief for The Sun.

Police were investigating two unrelated fatal shootings, one in which Vernon Lipscomb, 17, of the 400 block of Mount Holly St. in West Baltimore was slain near his home about 9: 15 a.m. yesterday. Agent Ragina L. Cooper, a police spokeswoman, said homicide detectives believe the incident was drug-related.

Monday night, Antwan Lamont Gregory, 22, of the 4500 block of Marble Hall Road was slain at a bus stop in North Baltimore, Cooper said.

She said Gregory apparently was waiting for a bus in the 5600 block of The Alameda, near the Alameda Shopping Center, when he was approached by two men, one wearing a red-hooded jacket and the other a blue-hooded jacket. One of the men shot Gregory in an apparent robbery attempt.

Highway agency employees evacuated after bomb scare

About 200 employees were evacuated yesterday after a caller said a bomb had been placed in one of the State Highway Administration buildings in the 700 block of N. Calvert St. and around the corner in the the 200 block of E. Madison St., police reported.

Searches by police and the buildings' private security guards turned up nothing and employees returned to work about 4: 20 p.m., about an hour after the call was received.

Harford Road Partnership plans community forums

The Harford Road Partnership has scheduled community forums from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 22 and 29 at St. Francis of Assisi Church Hall, 3615 Harford Road, to seek ideas for a master plan for the commercial area from Lake Montebello to Echodale Avenue.

HARP, a nonprofit group, is trying to revitalize the Harford Road corridor in Northeast Baltimore. Information: HARP, 426-3186.

Pub Date: 8/14/96

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