City / County Digest


August 16, 2004

In Baltimore City

Three firefighters hurt when floor of rowhouse collapses

Three city firefighters suffered minor injures yesterday when the floor of an abandoned rowhouse collapsed under their feet.

The firefighters had responded to a fire in a house in the 2200 block of E. Eager St. in East Baltimore shortly before 6 a.m., department spokesman Kevin Cartwright said. They were fighting the fire on the second story when the floor gave way.

Two of the firefighters were treated at Mercy Medical Center, and the third was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cartwright said. All were released yesterday.

Meeting scheduled tonight to discuss crisis in Sudan

A meeting will be held tonight to discuss the situation in Sudan and plan ways to encourage foreign governments to become more involved in the crisis.

Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed in Sudan's western region of Darfur. Arab militias - which the United States and United Nations accuse the Sudanese government of supporting - have been killing black villagers.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave.

National Aquarium seeks volunteer exhibit guides

The National Aquarium in Baltimore seeks volunteers to be part of its expansion team for the Australia exhibit opening next year.

Volunteers will work as exhibit guides and information specialists for one 3 1/2 -hour shift a week. Volunteer will receive training and must be at least age 18.

Among the benefits for volunteers are free parking, and gift shop and concession discounts. Information: 410-576-3886.

Maryland Food Bank names two board members

The Maryland Food Bank has elected two new members to its board of directors, Barbara Blount Armstrong and Steven M. Schwalb.

Armstrong is interim executive director of Associated Black Charities. Schwalb is vice president for business development at Perdue Farms Inc.

The nonprofit food bank gathers donated food products for distribution to charitable providers. It has storage and warehouse facilities in Baltimore and Salisbury.

In Baltimore County

Rep. Cardin to discuss prescription drug plan

PIKESVILLE - Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin will meet with seniors Wednesday to talk about the new discount prescription drug program that went into effect in June.

The meeting will include a 13-minute video prepared by the nonprofit organization Families USA.

The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. at Weinberg Gardens, 1500 Bedford Ave.

Stella Maris shop plans summer clearance sale

TIMONIUM - A consignment shop whose sales benefit the residents of the Stella Maris long-term care facility is holding a summer clearance sale starting today.

Items in the Good Buy Shop will be 50 percent off this week and 70 percent off Aug. 23 to 25. "Fill a Bag for $3" will be offered Aug. 26 and 27. The shop sells jewelry, household items and clothing.

The shop is on the ground floor of Stella Maris, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road.

Work might interrupt White Marsh water supply

WHITE MARSH - Residents might experience a temporary water outage between 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.

The outage will generally affect homes in an area bound by Interstate 95 on the west, Allender Road and Loreley Beach Road on the north, Stumpfs Road on the east, and Reames Road on the south.

The temporary outage will allow public works crews to complete water main improvements as part of the Route 43 extension project.

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