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31-year-old man dies in cycle crash after his clothes catch fire

A 31-year-old Southwest Baltimore man died after a motorcycle accident that was caused by his clothes catching fire, police said yesterday.

Kenneth Edward Hall of the 2600 block of Wegworth Lane was riding his motorcycle in Northwest Baltimore about 9 p.m. Saturday when sparks from the engine apparently ignited his clothing, city police said. The man lost control of his motorcycle and crashed near Lewin and Wabash avenues, according to police.

Hall was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about a half-hour after the accident, police said.

Surgeon to be honored at ceremony this evening

An awards ceremony is planned for 6 p.m. today at the Belvedere Hotel, Charles and Chase streets, to honor Dr. Claudia Thomas, who has been elected to the Johns Hopkins chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha, a medical honor society.

Thomas, assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins University's Department of Orthopedic Surgery, was one of the country's first African-American female orthopedic surgeons. She also is a member of the medical board of the Maryland State Retirement Agency and president of the Monumental City Medical Society.

Schoolchildren to create 'living flag' tomorrow

Children from public and private schools throughout the city will gather to create a "living American flag" tomorrow in front of Fort McHenry National Monument.

During festivities between 9 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders will hold up red, white and blue sections of cardboard to create an image of the flag as it appeared in 1814.

Actors will portray Francis Scott Key, Harriet Tubman, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington.

Summer registration at BCCC starts May 29

Baltimore City Community College will hold registration for summer classes from May 29 to June 1.

Registration will be held at the college's Harbor Campus, 600 E. Lombard St., and Liberty Campus, 2901 Liberty Heights Ave. Classes begin June 4. A mid-summer session will begin July 10.

Tuition is $60 per credit. Information: 410-462-8300.

In Baltimore County

York Road resurfacing may cause lane closures

HEREFORD - The Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration plans to resurface about two miles of York Road between Corbett Road and Monkton Road and between Gifford Lane and Hereford High School.

The project will start late this month and should be finished by summer, weather permitting, according to the department.

Single-lane closures may occur along York Road between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday to Friday and between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday to Thursday, the department said.

Loch Raven principal wins student councils' award

TOWSON - Loch Raven High School Principal Keith Harmeyer has been named 2001 Principal of the Year by the Baltimore County Student Councils.

He was honored recently by students and administrators at the student councils' end-of-the-year recognition ceremony for his continued support and involvement in student activities, leadership training and community service.

Harmeyer has been principal at Loch Raven for seven years. Students also honored Pam Dolan of Stemmers Run Middle School as adviser of the year.

Human relations panel to meet Wednesday

DUNDALK - The Baltimore County Human Relations Commission will meet Wednesday at the Fleming Community Center.

The meeting will focus on services that the commission makes available to the community. In addition, representatives of federal and county agencies - including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the county Department of Aging - have been invited to participate in a panel discussion of the services their organizations provide.

The public is invited to the meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. The center is at 641 Main St. Information: 410-887-5917.

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