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Conway arrested, accused of failing to move from scene

State Sen. Joan Carter Conway was arrested last night in East Baltimore, charged with hindering a police officer when she allegedly refused to move away from an accident scene while paramedics and firefighters tried to aid a 6-year-old child hit by a car.

Robert W. Weinhold Jr., a police spokesman, said the Northeast Baltimore Democrat -- a former city councilwoman -- was among several people whom officers asked to move back as emergency treatment was given to the child, who was struck about 7 p.m. in the 2300 block of E. Monument St.

The child was being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Police said Conway was released on her own recognizance about 10 p.m. from the Central Booking and Intake Center.

Weather delays completion of Madison Street repaving

The completion date for the city's Madison Street repavement project has been pushed back two months, to the end of March, the Department of Public Works said.

The repaving of Madison Street, between Edison Highway and Washington Street, was scheduled to be finished Jan. 24, but rain and cold weather prompted workers from I A Construction Corp. of White Marsh to cease operations, said Kurt Kocher, a department spokesman.

Asphalt plants close in the winter and the material cannot be put down in temperatures lower than 45 degrees, he said.

Man struck and killed on Pennsylvania Avenue

A 67-year-old West Baltimore man was fatally injured yesterday evening when he was struck by a vehicle while trying to cross Pennsylvania Avenue, police said.

Walter Brawner of the 1100 block of Mosher St. stepped into the southbound lane of the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Ave. from behind a parked truck about 5 p.m. and was struck by a 1995 Plymouth Voyager van driven by a 19-year-old woman.

Brawner was pronounced dead at 5: 38 p.m. at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police said pedestrian error appeared to be a factor.

In Baltimore County

One of two men charged in rape, beating is arrested

TOWSON -- One of two men charged with beating and raping a Middle River woman, and robbing her companion, was arrested yesterday in Pennsylvania, county police said.

Keith A. Miller, 24, of Airville, Pa., was arrested without incident by Pennsylvania State Police and Baltimore County detectives, police said.

He was charged with first-degree rape and assault, and two counts of robbery. A second man charged in the case, James T. Fox, 24, of the 2000 block of Channel Road in Pylesville, Harford County, was still being sought last night, police said.

Police identify man slain in Woodlawn apartment

WOODLAWN -- One of two men found shot to death in a Woodlawn apartment during the weekend was identified yesterday, county police said.

Robert Ifeanyt Onwubiko, 44, of no known address, was identified after the FBI matched his fingerprints with those of a man charged with heroin distribution in 1987, said police spokesman Bill Toohey.

Onwubiko and the other man, identified earlier as Johnmarc Nwolise, were found dead Sunday after a neighbor reported shots had come through her wall. No arrests have been made in the case.

Frank Bush named director of Chamber of Commerce

ESSEX -- Frank J. Bush Jr., an accountant and civic activist, has been appointed executive director of the Essex-Middle River Chamber of Commerce.

A lifelong resident of Middle River, Bush is treasurer of the Friends of the Oliver House, chairman of the board of Oliver Beach Improvement Association and member of the Baltimore County Coastal Rural Legacy Commission.

Bush replaces Edward Ziegenfuss, who retired from the post last year. Last year, the chamber was in debt and faced legal problems connected with its affiliation with the now-defunct Chesapeake Country Music Festival Inc. and problems with the Chesapeake Air Show, in which a Stealth fighter plane crashed in September 1997.

Pub Date: 2/10/99

An article in Wednesday's editions about the appointment of Frank J. Brush Jr. as executive director of the Essex-Middle River Chamber of Commerce misspelled his last name.The Sun regrets the error.
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