City/county Digest


August 05, 2006

Anne Arundel: Sandy Point

Advisory lifted for park beach

The Anne Arundel County Health Department lifted yesterday its weeklong advisory for the East Beach at Sandy Point State Park. The advisory was issued after the discovery of high levels of bacteria in the water.

Water samples collected Wednesday and Thursday showed bacteria at levels acceptable for recreational water use, according to Health Department officials.

During swimming season, the department samples the East and South beaches daily and will continue to monitor the bacteria levels, said the department's Environmental Health Division director, Kerry Topovski. The South Beach was closed July 28, but the advisory for that site was lifted two days later.

Bradley Olson

Carroll County: Westminster

Fire breaks out in restaurant

A fire in the basement of Harry's Main Street Grille on West Main Street in Westminster early yesterday has most likely closed the eatery until Monday, Carroll County Health Department officials said.

The fire was discovered about 6 a.m. by an employee. Firefighters from four companies brought the blaze under control within five minutes, but an estimated $10,000 in damage was done to the restaurant, said Deputy State Fire Marshal W. Faron Taylor. Fire marshals were investigating the cause of the fire.

Ed Singer, the county's environmental health director, said electrical and other repair work needed to be done and that the restaurant had to be inspected before it could reopen.

Harry's is a popular place to eat for Ravens fans while the football team is in Westminster for its three-week training camp.

Ellie Baublitz

Anne Arundel: Accident

Husband, wife hurt in boat collision

A collision between two boats sent a husband and wife to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, both with head injuries, last night.

The collision occurred about 7:30 p.m. on the water near Keswick Place and Coachway, Fire Department officials said. The passengers in one boat, relatives of the husband and wife in the other boat, were not injured.

Identities and conditions of the man, 51, and the woman, 38, were not released last night.

Sara Neufeld

Baltimore: Recreation

Senior pageant set for Oct. 15

The fourth annual Baltimore Senior Pageant for women age 50 and older will being held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at Shiloh Christian Community Center, 825 Yale Ave. Auditions are being held from 10 a.m. until noon Mondays and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays at the headquarters of the city Department of Recreation and Parks, 3001 East Drive; and at the Park Hill Child Care Center, 2270 Park Hill Ave. Tickets to the pageant are $30 and include a buffet dinner. To purchase tickets, call 410-396-2920.

Nicole Fuller

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