In Harford County Fallston man, 80, killed in crash on...

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January 08, 2002|By From staff reports

In Harford County

Fallston man, 80, killed in crash on Harford Road

FALLSTON - An 80-year-old Fallston man was killed yesterday in an accident on Harford Road south of Connolly Road, state police said.

Filippo Rocca of the 3200 block of Canterbury Lane was making a left turn from a parking lot onto Harford Road when he drove into the path of a northbound pickup truck shortly before 11:30 a.m., said Tfc. Ernest Meads. The truck, driven by Timothy Warner, 27, of the 100 block of Bloomsbury Ave. in Havre de Grace, broadsided Rocca's 1990 Honda Accord.

Rocca was taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Warner and a passenger in the truck, Tim Preston, 19, of the 600 block of Gairloch Place in Bel Air, were treated for minor injuries, Meads said. A second passenger in the truck was not injured. In Maryland

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The Maryland State Medical Society and the Maryland Foundation for Psychiatry are sponsoring an essay contest for Maryland high school students on the subject of violence.

The contest, open to ninth- and 10th-graders, calls for essays of up to 750 words on the topic "When Not to Keep a Secret."

The deadline for entries is Jan. 18. Information and applications: 410-539-0872.

Red Cross officials fear potential shortage of blood

American Red Cross officials, concerned about a potential shortage of blood supplies this winter, are encouraging people to donate blood, especially those with type O and type B blood.

During the holiday season, the division of the Red Cross that provides blood to 80 hospitals in Central Maryland, Washington, Northern Virginia and Eastern Pennsylvania collected 60 percent of the blood needed, said Red Cross regional director Gary Ouellete.

Those interested in donating should call 800-448-3543.

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