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$8.2 million ticket for Lotto jackpot sold at Walther Blvd. store

CARNEY -- An $8.2 million Lotto jackpot ticket was sold at Walther Liquors on Walther Boulevard sometime Saturday, Mary- land Lottery officials announced yesterday.

The winning numbers, selected by Quick Pick, were 8-16- 20-21-31-36. The jackpot winner elected cash rather than an annuity for the drawing and will receive a lump sum of $4.1 million. "We are eagerly awaiting the winner to come forward and claim their prize," said Lottery Director Buddy Roogow.

Fourteen second-tier winners matched five of the six numbers to win $1,500 each; 962 third-tier winners matched four of the numbers to win $40 each; and 17,660 fourth-tier winners matched three numbers to get $2 each.

Historical Trust to award grants for preservation

RELAY -- The Baltimore County Historical Trust Inc., will award a total of $3,850 this week to individuals and community groups for their preservation works.

The recipients include the Relay Improvement Association, the Old Catonsville Neighborhood Association, the Catonsville Rails to Trails Committee and the Lillian Holt Center for Creative Arts. Individuals who will receive grants for residential restoration projects are Sharon and Jeff Dillon of Long Green, Meredith Bishop Fagan of Parkton, and Nancy Ringgold of Freeland.

Although the grants are not large, they often are used to leverage funds from other sources, said Trust director Judith Kremen. The award ceremony will be held 5: 30 p.m. Thursday at the Relay Town Hall.

Green Spring Station plan to have an expedited review

BROOKLANDVILLE -- A county committee agreed yesterday to allow the developers of Green Spring Station to go through an expedited review process for a proposed 101,000-square-foot expansion of their retail and office project at Falls and Greenspring Valley roads.

The Development Review Committee agreed to treat the proposal as a refinement to an approved plan rather than require Foxleigh Enterprises to go through a new review. The proposal, smaller than one initially proposed, will have to be reviewed by county representatives.

Foxleigh also faces challenges from neighbors, who have appealed the county's approval of the original plan. The developer will not be able to obtain building permits until the county Board of Appeals resolves those issues.

In Baltimore City

Community group gets grant for HIV outreach program

Glaxo Wellcome Inc. has awarded a $15,000 grant to the Health Education Resource Organization Inc. (HERO) for an outreach program that will link HIV-positive African-American gay men and low-income women to medical services and clinical trials.

Glaxo Wellcome is a leader in human immunodeficiency virus research and offers patients and physicians a range of anti-HIV therapies.

HERO is a private, nonprofit community-based group in the city that offers education, resources and services for those affected with acquired immune deficiency syndrome and HIV.

Police Col. Shirey gets turn as acting commissioner

Col. Bert Shirey, a 33-year veteran, has been named the Baltimore Police Department's acting commissioner for the next three weeks -- part of a plan to rotate the job among the top three commanders.

Shirey, 54, one of two patrol chiefs, replaces Col. John E. Gavrilis, who has run the department since Oct. 2, the day after Thomas C. Frazier resigned to take a position with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke ordered Gavrilis, Shirey and Col. Robert Smith to take over the commissioner's position for three weeks each. A new mayor takes over Dec. 7. No decision on a permanent commissioner has been made.

Police identify woman who fell under freight train

Bernadette Lewis, 26, of the 600 block of S. Paca St. was identified by police yesterday as the woman who was decapitated Sunday when she tried to board a CSX freight train in southern Baltimore, lost her grip and fell under the wheels of a railroad car. Police ruled the death an accident.

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