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Motorcyclist, 55, dies in three-vehicle accident in Chase

CHASE -- A man was killed yesterday morning when his motorcycle was struck by a car, county police said.

Joseph James Stroh Jr., 55, of the 2900 block of Westfield Road in the Dundalk area was riding his motorcycle east in the 2900 block of Eastern Blvd. about 7: 30 a.m. when the motorcycle was rear-ended by a car. The car and the motorcycle together broadsided a pickup truck.

Stroh was thrown from the motorcycle and pinned under the car's front wheels, police said. He died at the scene. The other motorists involved, who were not identified by police, suffered minor injuries. Police are investigating.

Conference will address community conservation

TOWSON -- A conference on community conservation will be held Saturday in the Chesapeake Room of the University Union building at Towson University.

The conference will run from 8: 30 a.m. to 12: 45 p.m. and include workshops on cultivating community leaders, marketing communities, recruiting volunteers and dealing with problem properties.

Information: 410-887-3480.

In Baltimore City

Two boys on bicycle hurt when police car hits them

Two boys on a bicycle were injured, one seriously, when they were struck yesterday by a police car on the parking lot of a shopping center in East Baltimore, police said.

Traffic Sgt. Kevin F. Chubb said Officer Christine Treaster, 23, of the Northeastern District was responding to a call about 5: 15 p.m. and was driving on the lot in the 2400 block of Belair Road with her emergency equipment on when she struck the boys near an Ames department store.

Chubb said the boys, 8 and 11, were taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where the elder boy was in serious condition with two broken legs and a head injury. The other boy was treated for minor injuries and released. Chubb said the accident remains under investigation.

Lutheran school jazz band on tap at Westminster Hall

The Baltimore Lutheran High School Jazz Band will perform at noon May 13 at Westminster Hall, Fayette and Greene streets, as part of Lunch Under the Pipes, a free recital series sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Law.

People are invited to bring lunch. Tables will be set up in the hall, which features the law school's restored 1882 Johnson pipe organ.

If special accommodations are required to attend or participate, call Mary Jo Rodney at 410-706-2072, or 1-800-735-2258 TTY/VOICE, at least five business days in advance.

Korean War veterans plan service for Memorial Day

The Maryland Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association will conduct a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. May 30 to honor all men and women who died in service to the United States.

The event will be held at the Maryland Korean War Memorial, 2903 Boston St. on the Canton waterfront. If it rains, the service will be held at the Clarence Du Burns Arena across the street from the war memorial.

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