Public works employee critical after accident.BALTIMORE...


April 19, 1993

BALTIMORE CITY BALTIMORE — Public works employee critical after accident.

BALTIMORE -- A 50-year-old city public works laborer remained in critical condition yesterday after an accident Saturday at the Pulaski Highway incinerator.

The victim, Thomas Oxner of the 600 block of McKewin Ave., was struck by a front-end loader about 10:30 a.m. Saturday as he worked near the rear of a sanitation truck, said Vanessa Pyatt, spokeswoman for the Department of Public Works.

Mr. Oxner, a full-time city employee since March 29 after 18 months on temporary status, was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Town's election draws complaint from ACLU



QUEEN ANNE -- Town officials tried to stop renters from voting while allowing nonresident property owners to cast ballots, the American Civil Liberties Union complained.

ACLU attorney Deborah Jeon said last week that the election April 5 violated the Constitution and the town's charter, which does not prohibit renters from voting.

"We believe that the only way to correct these illegalities is for the election to be rerun in a manner consistent with the Constitution, with sufficient publicity to advise town residents that they need not own property in order to vote or run for public office," Ms. Jeon said in a letter to town attorney Robert Jarrell.

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