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March 31, 2000|By From staff reports

Annapolis e-mail, Web site restored after shutdown

Annapolis restored its e-mail and Web site Wednesday, nearly two weeks after a shutdown.

City employees had been unable to receive e-mail from outside servers or send it, and the Web page could be accessed only through an alternate address.

The problems were attributed to a recent change in Internet providers.

Hanover woman, 40, dies after car collides with truck

A 40-year-old Hanover woman was pronounced dead Wednesday evening at North Arundel Hospital, about an hour after her car collided with a pickup truck on Dorsey Road.

County police said the victim, Pauline Odum of the 7700 block of Kidwell Court, apparently failed to yield to the pickup truck as she drove her 1991 Pontiac Grand Am onto Dorsey Road from the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store near the intersection at Telegraph Road about 4: 45 p.m.

Police said the driver's door was struck as the car crossed the path of the 1995 Chevrolet S-10 driven by Steven John Sabers, 19, of the 1200 block of Guilford Road in Glen Burnie.

Sabers sustained minor injuries, police said. He was wearing his seat belt, and the truck's air bag deployed. Odum was not using a restraint and suffered multiple injuries, police said.

Group to offer legal services for poor in custody cases

The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service has received a grant to represent low-income residents of Anne Arundel County in contested custody cases.

Those who qualify for the help are longtime caregivers who have been sued for custody, or have been victims of domestic violence and could not be helped by a family violence program such as the House of Ruth or YWCA of Anne Arundel County. People seeking a divorce with custody contested also qualify.

The grant was provided by Maryland Legal Services Corp. The volunteer service's director, Winifred C. Borden, said it will provide "a unique opportunity for us to be able to help resolve complex and contentious custody cases promptly."

"Our goal," she said, "is to create a stable family environment for children. We have a group of lawyers ready to handle these cases."

The nonprofit organization was created in 1981. It provides free or low-cost assistance to low-income people across Maryland.

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