Baltimore County Digest

BALTIMORE COUNTY DIGEST

July 03, 2008

Some injured after bus overturns

A small bus carrying two children and five adults went off Ebenezer Road into a ditch and flipped on its side yesterday near Chase, county police said.

Some passengers suffered minor injuries, and all those in the bus were taken to a hospital for evaluation, said Cpl. Michael Hill, a police spokesman.

The bus was coming from Gunpowder Falls State Park when the accident occurred about 11:10 a.m. on Ebenezer Road near Earls Road, Hill said.

The name of the organization operating the bus was unavailable, he said.

Federal court

Officer can't be forced to take scan

A U.S. district judge in Baltimore has ruled that a county police officer can't be required by his superiors to undergo a brain scan.

The scan was ordered in 2006, one day after Detective William P. Blake III testified on behalf of a fellow officer who was appealing an unfit-for-duty declaration after crashing his police vehicle while suffering a seizure behind the wheel. Blake, a 21-year police officer, and two other officers testified that they had suffered single seizures and were allowed to return to work.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled last year that the tests violated the officers' rights.

Associated Press

Towson

Democrats discuss death penalty

The Central Baltimore County Democratic Club will hold a discussion on "The Death Penalty: Pro, Con and Everything in Between" at its meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the East Towson Community Center, 300 Lennox Ave.

A social will begin at 7 p.m. and will include networking.

Information: www.cbcdc.org.

Middle River

Artist, photographer at Martin museum

Aviation artist and photographer Camellia A. Blackwell will be featured at the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum's Aviation Speaker Program at 7 p.m. Monday at the Lockheed Martin auditorium, 2323 Eastern Blvd., Middle River.

Admission is free, but photo identification is required.

Information: 410-682-6122.

Seniors

Free book deals with loss, aging

The county Department of Aging, with Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care, has published The Courage to Move Forward, a free book designed to help people learn strategies for coping with loss.

The book is available in senior centers and libraries.

Information: 410-887-2594.

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