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County man charged with drunken driving after woman killed

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ROCKDALE - A Lutherville motorist was charged yesterday with driving while intoxicated after a Woodlawn woman was struck and killed by a car as she crossed Liberty Road late Sunday.

The driver, Bryan Moore, 37, of the first block of Hazymorn Court, was being held yesterday on $25,000 bond, police said.

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Police said a 2002 Mercedes Benz struck Matilda Shiri Bayong, 52, of the 3500 block of Wild Cherry Road as she walked across Liberty Road at Liberty Place Road about 11:40 p.m. The vehicle stopped a block east of the accident, and the driver called 911, police said.

Deck replacement work finished on bridge over I-83

BELFAST - The State Highway Administration has completed replacement of the deck on the Cold Bottom Road bridge over Interstate 83 and has reopened the bridge to traffic.

Painting and substructure work continues, however, and might affect motorists on I-83. Administration officials say lane closures might occur at any time on northbound I-83 - except between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. - between Exits 24 and 27. Southbound lane closures in the same area also are possible, although not between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m.

The $1.3 million bridge project is designed to extend the life of the span, built in 1955.

County streamlines process to apply for magnet schools

TOWSON - Applications for Baltimore County's magnet school program are being accepted under a streamlined process.

For the first time, elementary school applications are available online and can be submitted electronically. Applications also can be obtained by mail or from any county public school.

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In addition, the same two-part application form will be used for middle and high schools. That form will be available next month. Information: www.bcps.org and click on schools, then magnet schools, or 410-887-4127.

Historical society museum posts hours for this month

CATONSVILLE - The Pullen Museum of the Catonsville Historical Society will be open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 14 and 21.

Books and community-related items can be purchased during those hours. Group tours of the museum can be scheduled for other times. The museum is at the society's headquarters, 1824 Frederick Road, across from Five Oaks Swim Club.

Information: 410-884-4440.

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Living Classrooms receives $1.5 million grant for park

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million grant to the Living Classrooms Foundation to help create a park in Fells Point.

The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park project will include restoration of the Sugar House, an early 1800s warehouse that is Baltimore's oldest waterfront industrial building. The project's plans also call for a new building for Living Classrooms' youth program.

Living Classrooms, which announced the grant last week, is a nonprofit organization based at 802 S. Caroline St., offering education and job training for at-risk youth and groups from diverse backgrounds.

College wins grant to run a Latin teachers institute

The College of Notre Dame of Maryland has received a $150,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to run a six-week institute for 25 middle and high school Latin teachers next summer.

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The institute, with the theme "Houses of Mortals and Gods: Houses, Temples and Tombs of the Ancient Roman World," will include a week at the women's college in Baltimore, three weeks in Rome and two weeks in Cuma, Italy, outside Naples, with all expenses paid.

Teachers interested in applying should contact Sister Therese Marie Dougherty in early November at 410-532-5559. The application deadline is March 1.


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