Mayo Shattuck, the president and chief executive officer of Constellation Energy Group, and his wife, Molly, have donated $1 million toward the creation of a new pediatric burn center at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The unit, which will be in a new children's tower to be completed by 2010, will care for children younger than 15 and carry the Shattuck name.
"Our wish is that children and their families who are confronted with serious burn injuries can find comfort and healing in this unit of Johns Hopkins Hospital," said Molly Shattuck.
The Johns Hopkins Children's Center was recently named the state's pediatric burn center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.
Previously, young burn patients were treated at the regional burn unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, which will continue to treat older teens and adults.
While the new 12-story tower is under construction, burn victims are being treated in an older unit at the Children's Center.
Harford county: Bel Air
Man dies in crash; two are critical
A Bel Air man was pronounced dead at Upper Chesapeake Hospital last night after he lost control of his car while driving north on U.S. 1 in Harford County and collided with two southbound cars, state police said.
Justin Kane Moyer of the 3000 block of Sandy Hook Road was speeding in his Honda CRX when he lost control while changing lanes and swerved into the oncoming lane, according to police. He collided with one car and then another before his car came to a stop. The accident happened at 6:15 p.m. on the Belair bypass, a section of U.S. 1.
The occupants of the second car, Amy and Michael Jackson of Delta, Pa., were flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where they were listed in critical condition. The driver of the first car refused medical treatment at the scene.
Streets close for St. Patrick's march
Several downtown Baltimore streets will be closed tomorrow for the city's annual St. Patrick's Day parade, which begins at 2 p.m. at North Charles and Centre streets and ends at Market Place. Marchers in the parade will begin gathering at the Washington Monument at noon.
Charles Street from Read to Conway streets and Centre Street from Cathedral to St. Paul streets will be closed starting at noon until the end of the parade, about 3 p.m. Pratt Street from Howard to President streets and South Street at Lombard Street will be closed starting at 1:45 p.m. Parking also will be prohibited on several streets from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: both sides of Mount Vernon Place from Cathedral to St. Paul streets; Centre Street from Cathedral to St. Paul streets; Charles Street from Mount Vernon Place to Conway Street; and Market Place from Pratt to Water streets. Parking will be banned from the south side of Conway Street from Charles to Light streets and on the north side of Pratt Street from Gay Street to Market Place.
Prior to the start of the parade, at 1:15 p.m., the Shamrock 5K run will start at Charles and Franklin streets, then head south on Charles, east on Conway, south on Light, onto Key Highway to Jackson Street in South Baltimore and back along Key Highway, Light and Pratt streets to end at Market Place.
Charles Street traffic will be detoured east onto Conway Street, north onto Light Street, continuing up Calvert Street, west on Read Street and back onto Charles. Pratt Street traffic will be detoured to Howard Street, east onto Baltimore Street, south onto St. Paul Street and back onto Pratt.
Northern Parkway exit closes Saturday
Baltimore transportation officials are planning to close the exit from the northbound Jones Falls Expressway onto eastbound Northern Parkway (Exit 10A) from 6 a.m. to until 3 p.m. today. While the exit is closed, workers will be removing concrete barriers that were needed during a construction project, officials said. As a detour, northbound JFX motorists should use the eastbound Cold Spring Lane exit (Exit 9A), travel north on Falls Road and then onto Northern Parkway. Motorists who miss the Cold Spring exit will be directed onto westbound Northern Parkway, then south onto Greenspring Avenue, east on Cylburn Avenue and east on Northern Parkway.
Open house today to welcome spring
The Cylburn Arboretum will hold an open house to welcome spring today. A story hour will be held in the Nature Museum from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and nature craft projects will be available in the mansion from 10 a.m. until noon. The Cylburn Arboretum is located at 4915 Greenspring Ave.