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February 15, 2006

Three buses honoring Parks go into service in Annapolis

Three upgraded buses went into service in Annapolis on Monday, with plaques honoring civil rights heroine Rosa Parks.

The blue buses replace three older ones in the city fleet. The cost of the upgraded buses was about $800,000, city officials said.

Jan Hardesty, the city's spokeswoman, said the new buses will continue the scheduled rounds to the parking lots at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for tourists, commuters and midshipmen at the Naval Academy.

A new traffic pattern has been put into place, diverting traffic from the nearby neighborhoods toward Taylor Avenue.

"The shuttle is a safe, reliable and frequent way to experience Annapolis," Hardesty said. "We are a pedestrian town."

Four new bus shelters were recently installed at the stadium parking lots, she said.

Officials investigate fire in dwelling

Fire officials are investigating a fire in the 8400 block of Brockbridge Road that consumed a two-story dwelling on the property of Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church early Sunday.

No injuries were reported, and fire officials are still working to assess the damage.

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