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January 18, 2009

Crownsville man hurt in accident with fire engine


A Crownsville man suffered extensive neck and head injuries late Thursday night after apparently rear-ending a fire engine on Route 100 in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County police said. About 11:25 p.m., the fire engine was traveling east on Route 100 near Interstate 97 to reach a crash on westbound Route 100. The fire engine slowed down in the center lane and swung wide to the right to make a U-turn through the emergency vehicle crossover, police said. The driver of a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe, Stephan Olason, 46, had been trying to pass the truck on the right and rear-ended it, police said. Olason was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in critical condition.

Liz F. Kay

Breakfast and celebration service in honor of King


The Harford County branch of the NAACP and Black Youth in Action will sponsor a Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration and breakfast at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at Rooted Bible Fellowship Church, 1605 Waltman Road, Edgewood. Breakfast will continue until 9:45 a.m., followed by a celebration service from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youths, or free with the purchase of a membership. Information: 410-679-1571, 443-307-7867 or 410-734-7297.

Volunteers sought to help seniors make TV switch

The Baltimore County Department of Aging is seeking volunteers to help older adults make the switch to digital television after Feb. 17. Qualified volunteers will receive a $10 stipend per household as well as mileage reimbursement. Free training sessions for volunteers will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Catonsville Senior Center; 1 p.m. Thursday at Ateaze Senior Center in Dundalk, and 10 a.m. Saturday at Cockeysville Senior Center. Volunteers can call 410-887-2715 to sign up for training. Seniors in need of assistance with the switch to digital TV should call 410-887-2594.

United Seniors group plans legislative rally


United Seniors of Maryland will hold its annual state legislative rally Jan. 27 at St. John's College in Annapolis, and the Baltimore County Association of Senior Citizens' Organizations is sponsoring bus transportation to the event. The cost is $25 and includes a continental breakfast and boxed lunch. Pickups will be made at 6:45 a.m. at Liberty Senior Center in Randallstown; 7:15 a.m. at Towson United Methodist Church; and 7:35 a.m. at Ateaze Senior Center in Dundalk. Registration for the rally and transportation is required in advance. Information: 410-484-6866.

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