JACKSONVILLE -- The county zoning commissioner has...


JACKSONVILLE -- The county zoning commissioner has given final approval to a 21-house development on a former Christmas tree farm near Manor Road and Jarrettsville Pike.

Commissioner Lawrence E. Schmidt, who gave conditional approval to the Locksley Conserve project in October, said he was satisfied that the storm-water management plan submitted by developer Barbara Andrews would protect two trout streams in the area.

Opponents said the development plan was better than one originally submitted, but they worried the storm-water system would not be adequately monitored and maintained.

10 passengers go to hospital after minor bus-car collision


TOWSON -- Ten passengers on a Mass Transit Administration bus were taken to St. Joseph's Medical Center for observation yesterday afternoon after a minor traffic accident in the Towson roundabout, authorities said.

The accident occurred as a car attempted to enter the roundabout about 2: 30 p.m., said MTA spokesman Anthony Brown. The bus was in the roundabout, and the car hit it just behind the rear door, Brown said. No one in the car was injured, and Brown could not provide the driver's identity.

The accident was under investigation.

Resident finds body of man in apartment storage area


PIKESVILLE -- A woman opened the storage area in her apartment complex and discovered a man's decomposing body, county police said.

The woman, who was not identified by police, found the body on Monday night in the first block of Tentmill Lane, said police spokesman Bill Toohey.

The body was that of a black male who appeared to be in his early 20s, Toohey said. The body, which had no obvious signs of trauma, was sent to the state medical examiner, who had not determined the cause of death yesterday.

The Maryland Commission on Infant Mortality and the city Health Department will sponsor a town meeting on infant mortality from 5: 30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 5 at the MedChi Building, 1211 Cathedral St.

The aim of the meeting is to share information with citizens about the state of infant mortality in their communities, highlight prevention efforts and to encourage citizens to share their ideas about how to improve the health of women and children.

A light dinner buffet and child care will be provided. Information: Jacqueline Patterson, Health Department policy analyst, 410-396-7318.

Civil War Museum sets holiday event this weekend

The Baltimore Civil War Museum, located at 601 President St. in a historic railroad station, will present "A Visit From St. Nick -- Civil War-Style" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The event features historian Kevin Rawlings, author of "We Were Marching on Christmas," who will present a slide show on 19th-century and Civil War holiday traditions.

The program is free with regular museum admission of $2 for adults and $1 for children. Children under age 4 are free. Information: 410-385-5188.

Firefighters find body of woman in burning car

The body of an unidentified woman was found in a burning car at a south Baltimore apartment complex early yesterday, and police said her death was a homicide.

Detective Wayne Jones said firefighters, responding to a report of a car on fire in the 3900 block of Pascal Ave. in Curtis Bay about 3: 25 a.m., found a 1998 Mercury Tracer engulfed in flames. The car had North Carolina tags.

Firefighters extinguished the flames and found the body. Jones declined to describe wounds on the body, which was taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

Pub Date: 12/16/98

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