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July 10, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Cleaning fumes drive 100 workers out of post office

About 100 employees inside the main post office at 900 E. Fayette St. were evacuated about 1 p.m. yesterday after workers complained of strong fumes.

Acting Battalion Chief Michael Waldner of the Baltimore Fire Department said employees were allowed to return to work about an hour later after firefighters determined the odor was caused by a full-strength cleaning solution that had been disposed of improperly.

The detergent was poured into a utility sink. The foam it produced poured out of several first-floor toilets, Waldner said.

In Baltimore County

Trinity Episcopal to hold summer clearance sale

TOWSON - The Surprise Shop at Trinity Episcopal Church, 122 Allegheny Ave., will hold its annual Clear-Out Sale of summer merchandise July 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All items, including used clothing for adults and children, household items, jewelry, toys, books and plants, will be reduced. Refreshments will be served throughout the day.

Regular hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, but the shop will close at 1 p.m. July 18. After the sale, the shop will close until Aug. 7. All profits from the shop help support the parish and its outreach projects. Information: Loraine Lewis, 410- 828-9343.

Students win honors in national contest

CATONSVILLE - Two students from the Western School of Technology and Environmental Science took first place recently at the 2000 National Health Occupations Students of America conference in Cleveland.

Genevieve Trego and Danielle Chambers, members of the local HOSA chapter, won gold medals in the career health display event. Students were judged on library research skills, English composition, use of the computer and oral presentation.

During the conference, students also were able to attend health-related symposiums and participate in national skills and knowledge competitions.

Rosedale man, 29, dies in late-night dive accident

EDGEMERE - A 29-year-old Rosedale man was killed early yesterday after diving from an Iroquois Avenue pier into shallow water.

Robert Douglas Tormollen of the 1500 block of Chivalry Court decided to go swimming with friends about 2 a.m., county police and fire officials said. After jumping into Old Road Bay, Tormollen never resurfaced.

His body was recovered in 3 feet of water, police said.

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