City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

June 02, 2008

Montgomery

Rockville

Israeli tech company to move to state

Gov. Martin O'Malley announced yesterday that a Jerusalem-based identity-authentication company will establish its U.S. headquarters in Rockville, where it already has a small operation. The deal with ClassifEye comes at the end of the governor's weeklong trip to Israel.

The state will give ClassifEye $250,000 through an Enterprise Investment Fund, which assists startup technology companies, and officials said Montgomery County will provide an additional $75,000.

The company was formed in 2003 and produces fingerprint-authentication software.

A spokesman for O'Malley said it was unclear how many jobs ClassifEye will bring to Maryland.

Julie Bykowicz

Prince George's

Fort Washington

Outage sends waste into Broad Creek

Power is back up at a Prince George's County pumping station where more than 2 1/2 million gallons of wastewater overflowed as a result of electricity outages.

Authorities say power went out at the Broad Creek Pumping Station in Fort Washington on Saturday during severe thunderstorms. That caused about 1 million gallons of untreated, diluted wastewater to run off into Broad Creek.

Another outage occurred early yesterday as a result of a fire at an electric utility pole. The second outage allowed the overflow of 1.6 million gallons.

John C. White, a spokesman for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, says so far there are no health concerns, but signs are up warning people to stay out of the affected waters for 30 days.

Associated Press

Baltimore County

Health care

AARP sets forum at Sheppard Pratt

AARP is sponsoring a free forum on health care reform from 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday at the Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt, 6501 N. Charles St.

Panelists will include County Executive James T. Smith Jr.; Gloria G. Lawlah, the secretary of the Maryland Department of Aging; Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative; and Ellen Valentino, Maryland State director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses.

The discussion will focus on a national grassroots effort to find bipartisan health care solutions.

Information: 877-926-8300.

Cockeysville

Library to host digital TV talk

The Cockeysville library will present a talk on the digital television transition at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 9833 Greenside Drive.

A representative from WBAL-TV will provide information on the switch to digital television, which takes place Feb. 17.

Information: 410-887-7750.

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