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Memorial Stadium service for Blefary closed to the public

A service at which former Oriole Curt Blefary's ashes are to be scattered at Memorial Stadium will not be open to the public, an official with the contractor that is demolishing the stadium said last night.

Lana Blefary had said that she wanted her late husband's fans to be able to attend the service, scheduled for this morning. But an official at Potts & Callahan said that the site is potentially dangerous, and that after consulting with its insurance company, it decided the public would not be allowed to attend.

Curt Blefary, who played for the Orioles from 1965 to 1968, died Jan. 28 at his home in Pompano Beach, Fla. He was 57.

Parade to build support for Citizens on Patrol

Northeast Citizens on Patrol will join police officers in a parade through the Northeastern District tonight to drum up support for the group, organizers said.

Participants should meet at 7 p.m. at St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church in the 4400 block of Frankford Ave., said Bob Wiegel, parade organizer. Group members will drive through the district in their cars and will be joined by police cars in a motorcade, Wiegel said.

COP members patrol designated neighborhoods Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Information: Bob Wiegel, 410-254-5133.

Public works museum, facilities offer tours

To commemorate National Public Works Week, the city is offering tours of four public works facilities and landmarks.

The Baltimore Public Works Museum, 751 Eastern Ave., is offering free admission to exhibits of public works projects from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sunday.

Tours of the facilities at Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday. Tours: 410-545-6189 before 4:30 p.m. tomorrow. Tours of the city's waste-to-energy plant will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Baltimore RESCO, 1801 Annapolis Road. Tours: 410-234-0808.

Housing group schedules seminar on buying a home

Tri-Churches Housing invites prospective homeowners to a free sales seminar at 6:30 p.m. June 14 at St. Jerome's Head Start Center, 765 W. Hamburg St.

Anyone considering buying a home can meet with industry professionals, learn about loan programs and schedule a free counseling session. No registration is required.

Tri-Churches Housing, a Southwest Baltimore organization committed to providing affordable housing, also will offer homebuyer education classes in July. Information: 410-385-1463.

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Event to honor Md. sailors killed on USS Cole

TIMONIUM - The annual Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens will honor the three Maryland servicemen killed in the terrorist attack on the USS Cole in Yemen in October.

Seventeen servicemen, including Joshua L. Parlett of Churchville, Patrick H. Roy of Keedysville and Craig B. Wibberley of Williamsport, were killed when the ship was attacked while refueling in Aden harbor.

The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Monday and will be held in the Circle of the Immortals, an area reserved for Maryland residents killed in action. The observance is free and open to the public.

Motorist injured in collision with school bus

ESSEX - One person was injured yesterday when a car collided with a school bus at Route 702 and Mansfield Road, a Baltimore County school official said.

Charles Herndon, a spokesman for the county Board of Education, said the bus was transporting a prekindergarten pupil from Mars Estates Elementary School in Essex when the car collided with the bus, which was turning from Mansfield Road onto Route 702.

Neither the 3-year-old pupil nor the bus driver was injured. A Maryland State Police spokesman said the driver of the car was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police did not release the driver's identity.

Two Parkville High teams competing in world event

PARKVILLE - Two teams from Parkville High School are competing in the international round of the Destination Imagination contest in Knoxville, Tenn.

The competition began yesterday and continues until Saturday. The two Parkville teams - composed of 12 students - got to Knoxville by winning the statewide competition held recently in La Plata.

Team members will match their knowledge of subjects such as engineering and art against teams from around the world. The competition, formerly known as Odyssey of the Mind, encourages students to use teamwork to solve problems. The Parkville teams are known as "Mystery Loves Company" and "Incredible Tech Effects."

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