City/county Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

Baltimore & Region

December 28, 2005

City works to repair water main at golf course

A break in a 36-inch water main sent water spewing onto a golf course in Northeast Baltimore yesterday.

Workers from the Department of Public Works were making repairs about noon to the line at Clifton Park Golf Course, said Kurt Kocher, a spokesman for the department.

Officials were working yesterday to determine what caused the break in the transmission line. They said that the residential water supply likely wouldn't be affected by the break. There was no estimate of the amount of water spilled.

"At this time, we don't expect it to have any impact on anyone," Kocher said, explaining that water supplied to homes and businesses comes from smaller pipes that feed off the transmission lines. He said that repairs could take days.

Nicole Fuller

Baltimore County: Middle River

Essex man struck and killed by car

A 66-year old Essex man died after he was struck by a car Monday evening while attempting to cross Eastern Boulevard, Baltimore County police said. About 9:30 p.m., Michael Davis of the 900 block of Middlesex Road attempted to cross Eastern near Bennett Road when he stepped in front of a car traveling west on Eastern, police said. Davis died at the scene, police said. Police said the cause of the accident was pedestrian error. No charges have been filed and the investigation is continuing, police said.

-- Nick Shields

Harford County: Joppatowne

Traffic alert issued for officer's funeral

The Harford County sheriff's office is warning of heavy traffic and delays in the Joppatowne area tomorrow morning because of the funeral of Leslie A. Holliday, a city police officer killed last week. Friends, family and others attending the funeral will be asked to park at Joppatowne High School in the 500 block of Joppa Farm Road, and then take a shuttle bus to the Church of the Resurrection, at Bridge and Anchor drives, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Sheriff's deputies will also monitor six traffic posts in the Joppatowne area.

Carroll County: Mount Airy

Fire at library declared arson

A small fire at the Mount Airy branch of the Carroll County Public Library early Saturday has been declared arson by state fire officials. The fire was started in the after-hours drop box. Firefighters took five minutes to put out the blaze. Deputy Fire Marshal Mark Bilger asked anyone with information to call 410-552-0154.

Baltimore: Giveaway

Prisoners Aid group to give away items

The Prisoners Aid Association of Maryland Inc. will be giving away a tractor-trailer load of clothing, furniture, toys and household items today from noon to 4 p.m. in the 100 block of E. 20th St. at Lovegrove Street. Clients of Prisoners Aid, as well as others in the community who need assistance, are invited to the giveaway.

Contest

Doll Show scheduled today at ice rink

The Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks will hold its 65th Annual Doll Show today at noon at the Dominic "Mimi" DiPietro Ice Rink, 200 S. Linwood Ave. The contest is open to children 14 and younger. Registration begins at 11:15 a.m.

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