City/county Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

April 25, 2006

Two students win science scholarships

Two area students were awarded $2,000 college scholarships yesterday as regional finalists in the Young Epidemiology Scholars Competition. Simpson Zhang, 17, a senior at Catonsville High School, and Molly Broache, 18, a senior at Polytechnic Institute, were among 60 students selected nationally from about 700 applicants. They presented research projects at a competition in Washington. The competition, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and administered by the College Board, is designed to spur students' interest in epidemiology, the study of the causes, distribution and control of disease.

Harford County: Education

Meissner honored by school boards

World figure skating champion Kimmie Meissner of Bel Air will be honored this morning by the State Board of Education for maintaining academic excellence while achieving athletic success at the international level. Meissner, a 16-year-old junior at Fallston High School, saw her stature rise significantly after placing sixth in the Winter Olympics in Italy and winning the World Championships in Canada last month. She also was to be recognized by the Harford County Board of Education last night.

Justin Fenton

Carroll County: Finksburg

Woman in accident in serious condition

A Hampstead woman injured in a fatal crash near the Carroll-Baltimore county line last weekend remains in serious but stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a spokeswoman said yesterday. Patricia Anne Conlon, 64, of the 1200 block of Northbrook Drive was driving west on Route 140 in Finksburg on Saturday afternoon, when an eastbound 1999 Buick LeSabre crossed the center line and collided with her 2002 Ford Crown Victoria, said state police at the Westminster barracks. The driver of the Buick, John Jerry Ferguson, 63, of the 3100 block of Cardinal Drive, died instantly, said police, who are investigating.

Laura McCandlish

Baltimore: Sanitation

Hazardous waste drop-off scheduled

Homeowners in Baltimore City who want to get rid of hazardous materials and objects can drop them off at the parking lot of Polytechnic Institute between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Items that can be disposed of include bleach, pesticides, herbicides, car and household batteries, propane tanks and gasoline, according to the Department of Public Works. Proof of city residency, such as a telephone bill or a driver's license, is required.

Education

BCCC fashion show planned for April 30

Baltimore City Community College's 27th fashion show is set for 5 p.m. April 30 at the Pier 5 Hotel, 711 Eastern Ave. The show, involving about 20 students and professional models, is part of the college's course in fashion entrepreneurship. It will showcase the portfolios of graduating students. Tickets are $20, or $15 for students, with a limit of two tickets per student at the lower rate. A reception will follow the show. For more information on the show, tickets and the college's apparel technology program, contact Dyanne Marte, 410-986-5572.

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