City/county Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

October 01, 2005

Harford County: Pylesville

North Harford school water tests clean

The water at North Harford Middle School came back clean in its first test since showing traces of fecal coliform earlier this month.

Twelve samples were taken from the Pylesville school's water, which has been shut off since a pipe was broken during construction in the summer. A spokesman for the Maryland Department of the Environment said 12 more samples were to be taken yesterday, with the results coming in over the weekend. Don Morrison, a spokesman for Harford County Public Schools, said the water could be turned back on Monday if those results are also negative for bacteria.

Justin Fenton

Baltimore: Public works

Pickup of bagged leaves starts today

Sanitation workers for the Baltimore Department of Public Works will begin picking up bagged leaves today and will continue through Jan. 31. The collections will be done on the second trash day of each week, which varies in neighborhoods. Residents are reminded to use clear or labeled bags, not to place the bags in public right of ways, and not to rake leaves into gutters. Crews will not vacuum or sweep up leaves. Resident also may bring bagged leaves to solid waste yards at 6101 Bowleys Lane, 2840 Sisson St. and 701 Reebird St. from Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Downtown

`Money Game' set at kids' museum

The Children's Museum at Port Discovery is holding performances today of The Money Game, an interactive program to help teach children about earning and managing money. Participants compete on teams and must decide on when and how to spend, save, invest or share. Today's game will focus on teaching children how sharing money will help other children affected by Hurricane Katrina. Adult audience members will be encouraged to match the dollar amounts earned by the children with real donations to the Louisiana Children's Museum and the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. Game times are 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Port Discovery is at 35 Market Place near the Inner Harbor.

Baltimore County: Middle River

Pilot to speak on sub-chasers

Roger Thiel, a historian and pilot who flew Civil Air Patrol missions over waters off Maryland during World War II, will be guest speaker Monday at the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum.

During the war, Thiel was among the pilots who searched for German submarines that attacked allied ships in the Atlantic Ocean. Those pilots flew single-engine light planes up to 100 miles offshore.

Thiel's free program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Lockheed Martin Auditorium, 2323 Eastern Blvd. Information: 410-682-6122.

Maryland: Courts

Hurricane-displaced lawyers get break

Maryland's highest court has approved permitting lawyers displaced by Hurricane Katrina to continue practicing law while temporarily living in Maryland. The order, filed this week in response to a request from a displaced lawyer, was supported by the Maryland Bar Association and unanimously approved by the Court of Appeals, according to a statement by Chief Judge Robert M. Bell. It is to remain in effect until June 30. More information: www.courts.state.md.us/rules/ro15-1.pdf

Montgomery: Politics

Real-estate owner plans Senate bid

Montgomery County real-estate owner and philanthropist Joshua Rales plans to file paperwork Monday necessary to become a candidate for U.S. Senate, his campaign staff said. Rales would become the fifth Democrat to enter the race, joining Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, former NAACP head Kweisi Mfume, pyschiatrist Lise Van Susteren and history professor Allan J. Lichtman in the 2006 contest to succeed retiring Paul S. Sarbanes. Rales, a political novice, has said he is prepared to spend $5 million of his own money on the campaign, which would raise his name recognition. Republican Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele is also considering the race.

david nitkin

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