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Driver in I-83 crash that killed Pa. man given home detention

TOWSON - The driver of a pickup truck who caused a fatal accident last November when he drove the wrong way on Interstate 83 was sentenced in Baltimore County Circuit Court yesterday to 90 days of home detention, a decision that infuriated the victim's family.

Judge Thomas J. Bollinger Sr. sentenced Calvin Eng, 47, of Forth Worth, Texas, to five years and suspended all but 90 days after Eng pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident. Bollinger also recommended that Eng serve the sentence under home detention.

Eng had been charged with auto manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident after he struck a minivan carrying Richard J. Bell, 31, of New Freedom, Pa. The crash occurred in heavy fog while Eng was driving south in the northM-W bound lanes of I-83 near the Belfast Road exit.

Two employees hurt in chemical explosion

ROSEDALE - Two employees of a Jiffy Lube in Rosedale were injured when a 55-gallon drum of a methanol-based windshield solvent exploded yesterday, according to a county fire department spokesman.

The employees were inside the Jiffy Lube in the 6300 block of Kenwood Ave. about 4:20 p.m. when the drum exploded, causing burns to the arms and legs of one employee.

Eric Costin, 20, of the 4000 block of Marjeff Place was treated at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Larry McLaurin, 17, of the 800 block of Rosedale Ave. was treated for a possible concussion at Franklin Square Hospital Center.

Orioles broadcaster to speak on civility at forum

COCKEYSVILLE - Baltimore Orioles broadcaster Chuck Thompson will talk about civility at a forum sponsored by the group Health Educators Linking Parents and Students at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Cockeysville Middle School, 10401 Greenside Drive.

The event is open to parents of children who attend the Baltimore County public schools.

Information: 410- 771-1900.

Tutoring center to open on York Road tomorrow

TOWSON - Score! Learning Inc., which offers after-school tutoring for school-age children, will open a learning center in Towson with a ribbon-cutting and reception at 4 p.m. tomorrow and an open house Friday and Saturday.

Score! Learning offers programs to help students in kindergarten through 10th grade develop academic skills, goal-setting and self-confidence.

The Score! Learning center in Towson is at 6350 York Road. Information: 410-377-9414.

In Baltimore City

Man released on bail charged in auto theft

Members of a police task force on auto theft arrested a Baltimore man yesterday who had been free on $100,000 bail in connection with armed robbery charges from a Lansdowne burglary in July.

Detectives David F. Azur and Ray McTamany pulled over a 1997 Kia in the 2700 block of Parkwood Ave. in Northwest Baltimore about 2 p.m. Police said the Kia was a rental that had not been returned.

The driver was identified as Theodore Moore, 35, of the 1000 block of North Monroe St. Moore is scheduled to stand trial next month on robbery and handgun charges arising from the incident July 21 in Lansdowne. Police said they found two two-way radios, a wig, gloves, two pairs of sunglassesM-5, a mask and a .38-caliber revolver in the Kia.

U.S. civil rights chief to speak at Hopkins

Bill Lann Lee, the U.S. assistant attorney general for civil rights, will speak at the Johns Hopkins University tonight as part of a continuing symposium on race, class and gender in America.

Lee will speak at 8 p.m. in Shriver Hall as part of the 2000 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, "Unfinished Business,"which continues through December. The event is free.

Bank donates $20,000 for Harlem Park housing

A plan to build affordable, single-family houses in Harlem Park has received a boost of $20,000 from the Bank of America Foundation.

The money will be used to create workshops for landlords and tenants affected by the plan; to coordinate resident relocations; and to provide counseling for new homebuyers.

In June, the Harlem Park Revitalization Corporation completed a strategic plan for a 24-block area on the western edge of Harlem Park. The plan calls for building 160 single-family homes and a 94-unit rental facility for seniors on six of those blocks. Construction is scheduled to begin next year.

Man sues Anne Arundel in deaths of wife, child

The husband of a Glen Burnie woman who was fatally injured with her infant daughter in a collision with an Anne Arundel County police cruiser has filed a $3 million wrongful death lawsuit against the county and police department.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, contends that Officer Stephen C. Perron was driving at a "grossly excessive rate" and killed Brandi Forney, 20, and her 19-month-old daughter, Kelsi, on Nov. 19, 1999.

Eric Forney and his mother-in-law, Virginia Condon of Pasadena, Md., filed the lawsuit. In February, state prosecutors said an accident review found Brandi Forney was at fault.

Police continue probe of westside fatal shooting

No arrests have been made in the slaying early Monday of a West Baltimore man identified by police as Ulysses Kirby, 18, of the first block of N. Gorman Avenue.

Detectives are working to establish a motive in the 4 a.m. incident. Kirby was shot outside of his home on Gorman Avenue, a small street that connects West Baltimore and West Fayette streets.

Kirby died at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Anyone with information should call the homicide unit at 410-396-2100.

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