In Baltimore City
New traffic patterns for bridge rebuilding near train station
Parts of Maryland and Lafayette avenues were converted to two-way traffic for the reconstruction of the Charles Street Bridge.
City work crews will begin the two-year, $23 million renovation near Pennsylvania Station on Sunday. During the weekend, the city converted southbound Maryland Avenue traffic into two-way traffic between Mount Royal and Lafayette avenues. Parking will be prohibited on both sides.
Also, westbound Lafayette Avenue traffic was made two-way between Charles Street and Maryland Avenue. Tomorrow, the city will turn eastbound Lanvale Street between Calvert and St. Paul streets into two-way traffic. Parking will also be prohibited on the east side of Calvert Street between Biddle and 25th streets from 3 p.m. to 6: 30 p.m. weekdays.
Suspect in August shootings is arrested in Worcester Co.
A man suspected of shooting five city teen-agers last summer was arrested by a Fruitland, Worcester County, police officer who recognized him from a photograph sent by Baltimore police.
Steven Emanuel Forrester, 18, whose address was unavailable, was apprehended Friday evening in the 100 block of Church St. in Fruitland, police said. Forrester was wanted on five counts of attempted first-degree murder and five counts of using a handgun in a felony.
Forrester is a suspect in a shooting Aug. 16 in which a man with a 9 mm handgun shot at a group of youths, wounding five of them. Forrester is being held without bail at the Wicomico County Detention Center awaiting extradition, police said.
Man crossing highway hit by car, in critical condition
A man was struck by a car while crossing Pulaski Highway in East Baltimore early yesterday and was in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Carl Eberwein, 48, of the 1100 block of Quantril Way in Armistead Gardens was crossing the highway near Erdman Avenue about 1: 40 a.m. when he was struck by a car traveling west, police said. Eberwein suffered a bro- ken leg, broken ribs and injured an elbow.
Police charged the driver, Timothy Anthony Thomas, 29, of the 6100 block of St. Regis Road with driving under the influence.
In Baltimore County
Father of Columbine victim to speak tonight, tomorrow
HUNT VALLEY -- Darrell Scott, father of Rachel Scott, one of the students killed in the Columbine High School shootings in Colorado last year, will speak tonight and tomorrow at Metro-Maryland Youth for Christ/Campus Life fund-raising banquets.
Scott will speak tonight at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie and tomorrow at Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn.
The banquets are for adults and reservations are required. Ticket information: Lisa McMahon, 410-529-4434.
Residents activist group to meet Wednesday evening
TOWSON -- Project 98 (2000), an organization of residents seeking changes to county policies and procedures, will hold a general meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Guild Room of Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Ave., Towson.
The group will discuss a proposed conflict-of-interest law for county elected officials and proposed development density legislation.
County honors volunteers during 'Good Neighbor Week'
OELLA -- Baltimore County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger recognized community groups and individuals for volunteer efforts during a "Good Neighbor Week" ceremony Thursday.
Bridge Builder Awards, for advancing interracial and cultural harmony, were given to Kathy Chenowith, Phoenix, Family Catechisis Team, St. Joseph's Parish, Cockeysville; Martha Tishler, Pikesville, outreach programs, Baltimore Jewish Council; and Kaiser Permanente, Woodlawn, programs to provide health care to people without insurance.
Also, Volunteer Service Awards went to Doris and Roger Denmyer, Lutherville; Maryland Permanent Bank, Owings Mills; Assistance Center of Towson Churches; Department of Aging Ombudsman Program; Mark Brody, Pikesville; Courtney Speed, Turners Station; and Catherine Price, Cockeysville.