Glen Arm woman is killed in single-vehicle crash
A 69-year-old Glen Arm woman was killed when her car left Dulaney Valley Road and struck a fence and trees late Monday, Baltimore County police said yesterday. Diane St. John Eckholdt of the 4300 block of Manorwood Drive was pronounced dead at the scene north of Stone Hill Road near Loch Raven Reservoir. Police said her 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300D was northbound on Dulaney Valley Road when it crossed the center line, went off the roadway and rolled over after hitting a wooden fence and several pine trees. Part of the fence went inside the car, police said.
Baltimore sends out tax bill notices with errors
Baltimore City officials acknowledged yesterday sending erroneous tax bill notices to property owners in the Midtown, Charles Village and Waterfront Management districts. The city is reviewing the files to determine the extent of the billing errors and will send follow-up letters to property owners when the mistakes are corrected. City officials anticipate the errors will be corrected by March. The errors are limited to liens for special benefit district taxes levied on properties in those neighborhoods.
Experts to develop plan for Catholic schools
A committee with some of the state's leaders in education will develop a strategic plan for Catholic schools, Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien announced yesterday. The committee will include city schools chief Andr?s Alonso, state Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick and former House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr. Frank Bamble, a member of the board of directors for Bank of America, will chair the group. The National Catholic Education Association estimates that about 15 percent of Catholic children are enrolled in Catholic elementary school, down from a 1965 peak of about 50 percent. "Unless we act now and decisively, we will squander that heritage," O'Brien said in remarks yesterday to more than 100 priests at a consultation to discuss the challenges.