TOWSON -- Charges of drunken driving have...


TOWSON -- Charges of drunken driving have been lodged against drivers in two fatal traffic accidents Sunday in Baltimore County -- one of them a hit-and-run incident.

Authorities said Angela Marie Pugaczewski, 21, was arrested Sunday after calling Howard County police from her home in Ellicott City to report being involved in an accident. Police said her 1994 Chevrolet Beretta struck and killed Melvin Brown, 45, of no fixed address as he walked on U.S. 40 near Rolling Road shortly before 1 a.m.

The other driver, John B. Supeck, 37, of Stewartstown, Pa., was hospitalized in fair condition after his 1986 Cadillac slammed into a tree about 2 a.m., killing his passenger, Earle Spencer Henderson II, 48, also of Stewartstown. Police said a county officer had pursued the car at speeds greater than 80 mph. However, the officer slowed as the cars neared the state line and he saw the Cadillac run out of control.

Deer Park Elementary schedules open houses


RANDALLSTOWN -- Expanding its effort to show off changes at Deer Park Elementary, county school officials have planned evening open houses for parents today and tomorrow.

Last week, a small group of parents, teachers and administrators was invited to a tour and briefing on the renovation that has taken place since the school was closed in the spring and its students were moved because of complaints about heating, ventilation and air quality.

During the 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. open houses, representatives of the county Health Department, the Board of Education and consultants who worked on the project will be available to discuss the renovation and the school's reopening Monday-- on time -- for the start of the school year.

Meeting set for tomorrow to discuss Sparks school site


PARKTON -- The issue of whether it is safe to build Sparks Elementary School on land next to a farm housing an explosives storage site will be discussed at a meeting set for 7 p.m. tomorrow at Hereford High, 17301 York Road.

Laura Eurice, president of the Sparks PTA, said her group is sponsoring the meeting at which government officials -- including county school Facilities Director Gene L. Neff -- will be available to answer questions about the proposed site off Old Belfast Road near Interstate 83.

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta has made more than $2 million in grants and low-interest loans to three Baltimore housing projects being built by nonprofit housing developers.

In West Baltimore's Sandtown-Winchester, Sandtown Habitat for Humanity will get a $162,000 grant to help build 27 rowhouses. In the 5400 block of Park Heights Ave. in Northwest Baltimore, Enterprise Housing Corp. and the Baltimore Housing Partnership will get a $2 million low-interest loan.

In the Walbrook area in West Baltimore, Enterprise Housing Corp., BUILD and Walbrook Neighborhood Development Corp. will receive a $75,000 grant to help build nine homes.

Empower Baltimore group opening facility downtown

In an effort to promote business and job development in depressed areas of the city, Empower Baltimore Management Corp. is opening a new downtown facility Thursday.

The facility at 34 Market Place will house two services: the Business Empowerment Center and the Small Business Administration's One Stop Capital Shop.

BEC, already in operation, helps people get access to capital and provides technical assistance and training. One Stop Capital Shop will provide a full range of SBA services.

Nonprofit group to present original play at church

The nonprofit group SAFE House for Girls will present an original play, "The Office," at 5 p.m. Saturday at St. Katherine's Episcopal Church, 2001 Division St. Tickets are $7 and dinner is included.

The play is about a lawyer who takes his daughter to the office, says author Gail Bailey. Secretaries at the office mistakenly believe the young woman is the lawyer's mistress, which creates confusion when the daughter becomes pregnant.

Pub Date: 8/20/96

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