Man injured as car strikes utility pole
A man was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after the car he was driving hit a utility pole on Route 97 just south of the Carroll-Howard line about 3 p.m. yesterday.
The accident halted traffic on busy Route 97 until 4:30 p.m. while Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. workers repaired wires, a Howard County police spokeswoman said.
Traffic was blocked at Interstate 70, about two miles south of the accident scene, and detoured to Route 32 to the east or Route 27 to the west.
The name of the injured man and his condition were not available yesterday evening.
South Carroll graduate gets advanced placement
Drew Baldwin, a 1993 graduate of South Carroll High School, recently was named an Advanced Placement Scholar.
He qualified for the award by completing three or more examinations with grades of three or higher. Grades are on a five-point scale.
Of the 424,000 graduating high school seniors nationwide, 11 percent earned Advanced Placement Scholar honors.
There are 29 advanced placement examinations in 16 disciplines.
* Mount Airy: Firefighters from the Mount Airy fire station responded to a report of a fire in a building on Bill Moxley Road at 6:09 p.m. Saturday. They were out for seven minutes.
* Winfield: Firefighters from the Winfield company responded to a brush fire on Bloom Road at 4:50 p.m. Monday. They were out for 15 minutes.