Ellicott City man charged in accidentAn Ellicott...


Ellicott City man charged in accident

An Ellicott City man was charged Friday with failing to yield the right of way after making a left turn into the path of a motorcycle.

The crash injured the cyclist, state police said.

Su Young Chong, 34, of Woodcrest Drive in Ellicott City was driving his 1994 Ford F250 pickup north on Rock Spring Road at Dellcrest Drive, north of Bel Air, when it struck a 1993 Honda CBR 600 motorcycle heading south from Forest Hill, a state police spokesman said.

The Forest Hill rider, Thomas John Bartenfelter, 20, of Pleasantville Road was thrown from the motorcycle, the spokesman said.

Mr. Bartenfelder was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Mr. Bartenfelder was treated Friday and released, a trauma center spokeswoman said.

Candidates to address 1st District Democrats

The 1st District Democratic Club of Harford County will meet at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Vitali's Restaurant, Emmorton Road in Edgewood.

Guest speakers will include Joseph Bish and Connie DeJuliis, candidates for the 2nd District congressional seat; Mary Louise Preis, candidate for re-election to the Maryland House of Delegates; and Councilwoman Theresa Pierno, candidate for Harford County Council president.

Also scheduled to attend are County Council candidates Tom Eser and H. Dean Freeman, District A; Charles Brockmeyer, District B; Edward Andrews, District C; Robert Hooper, District D; and Ruth Frank, District E. Information: 272-2971 or 676-2483.

Groundbreaking set for education center

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Higher Education and Applied Technology Center in Aberdeen is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the center's site on Route 22 at Interstate 95.

The center is a joint project of Harford Community College, Cecil Community College, Harford County government, the state of Marylandand the city of Aberdeen.

The complex, which will be constructed on a 150-acre site, will include a 10,285-square-foot building where students will take courses toward four-year degrees in conjunction with other Maryland institutions.

Plans also are being formulated to offer graduate courses at the center.

Harford Community College has forged a partnership with the College of Notre Dame of Maryland to offer bachelor's degree program courses in business and nursing on the HCC campus.

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