In Baltimore City Man beaten into coma dies

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March 07, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Man beaten into coma dies; police await results from autopsy

A man who was beaten into a coma Dec. 31 has died, and Baltimore police are awaiting autopsy results to determine a cause of death. Detectives said they are investigating the case as a homicide.

Oran Bolner, 53, of the 3900 block of Pascal Ave. was pronounced dead Friday at Spa Creek Genesis Elder Care Center in Annapolis. Police said family members notified them of the death during the weekend.

Police said Bolner was found unconscious after a fight with two men. Bolner had been beaten and kicked in the head about 12: 30 a.m. at Pennington Avenue and Elmtree Street in the Curtis Bay neighborhood. Police said they have not determined a motive or made any arrests.

Free employment counseling offered by New Directions

Employment counseling for single parents and those who are divorced or separated is available at no charge through the "Starting Over" program of Maryland New Directions.

Orientation will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow and 1 p.m. March 22 at New Directions, 2230 N. Charles St. Appointments: 410- 235-8800.

Origins of American flag to be discussed Saturday

A symposium on origins of the American flag will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Admiral Fell Inn, 888 S. Broadway in Fells Point.

The event, featuring experts in flag history, is sponsored by the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House in Baltimore. Topics will include early political use of flags, early flag designs and research on "The Star-Spangled Banner."

The cost of the symposium is $35 per person and includes lunch. Information: 410-837-1793.

In Baltimore County

Students invited to create radio ads about libraries

TOWSON -- The county public library system will give a computer to the student or class that creates the best radio advertisement to showcase how libraries help children.

The contest is open to Baltimore County public, private or home-school students, grades one to 12. Radio advertisement entries must be less than 30 seconds when read aloud. Music and sound effects will be added to the winning entry, which will be played on WLIF-FM 101.9.

Entries must be postmarked by March 25. Entry forms are available at any Baltimore County Public Library branch. Information: 410-887-6196.

Mount de Sales parents to sponsor basket bingo

CATONSVILLE -- The Mount de Sales Academy Parents' Club of Catonsville will hold Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7: 30 p.m. March 31 in the school gymnasium. Doors open at 6: 30 p.m.

Ticket price, which include 20 games of bingo, is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Refreshments, including pizza, subs, chips, cake, soda and coffee, will be sold.

Information: 410-536-9163, 410- 744-4509 or 410-796-7199.

Program to help families for Easter is seeking donors

TOWSON -- The volunteer office of the county Department of Social Services is seeking donors for its Adopt a Family for Easter program.

Donors may give ingredients for a holiday meal, food certificates, Easter baskets or clothes for children. Community associations, churches, clubs, families and individuals can participate. Those who would like to help but don't have the time to shop may make a monetary donation to the Fund for Social Welfare.

Information: 410-853-3024.

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