Underground fuel tank explodes


two injured

May 31, 2007

Two people suffered minor injuries when a fuel tank exploded at a construction site in Hunt Valley yesterday morning, Baltimore County fire officials said.

About 8:45 a.m., workers hit an underground tank near Cockeysville Road and Beaver Court in an industrial area. The tank, which contained a small amount of fuel, exploded, rupturing a concrete cap above it, said Fire Department spokeswoman Elise Armacost.

One worker was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Another person who was injured refused treatment, she said.

Two nearby buildings appear to have escaped serious damage, but the fire officials have asked county building engineers to check the structures, she said.

Julie Scharper


Creative Expressions exhibit is today

Writers, artists and photographers who submitted entries to the Baltimore County Department of Aging's 2007 Creative Expressions Contest will be celebrated and their works exhibited at 1 p.m. today at Catonsville Senior Center, 501 N. Rolling Road.

The Department of Aging received more than 60 submissions of art, photography, poetry and essays from the county's senior adults.

The artwork and photography will be on display at the center through June 19, and an anthology of the writing and poetry will be distributed at the reception.

Information: 410-887-2594.


Registration deadline is tomorrow

Tomorrow is the deadline for registration for first-session summer classes at the Community College of Baltimore County.

Classes offered include basic courses such as math and science and others, as well as hip-hop dance and private-pilot certification. Registration, along with information on schedules, tuition and fees and financial aid, is available online at www.ccbcmd.edu/schedule. Registration is also available in person or by phone: 410-455-4555 for CCBC Catonsville; 410-285-9668 for CCBC Dundalk; or 410-780-6363 for CCBC Essex.

Goucher College

Dance company to perform

Common Ground Dance Company will present a performance of modern, jazz and ballet choreography at Kraushaar Auditorium on the campus of Goucher College at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The company, in its ninth professional season, includes dancers from the Baltimore-Washington region under the direction of Susan R. Joines. Guest artists include Sara Cato of Element Dance Company; Bill Coates and Reggie Cole of Contradiction Dance Company; students Sara and Stacy Greaver of Salisbury University and Towson University; and a performance from Lansdowne High School Dance Company, with a piece called "To Be One of You."

A silent art auction will be held in the auditorium lobby, and a wine-and-cheese reception will follow the concert, with music by Sounds Good. Tickets are $18 at the door or $15 in advance; senior citizens and students, $12.

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