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Bobo's son loses bid to exclude seized evidence from theft trial


An Ellicott City man lost his bid Friday to prevent prosecutors from using evidence expected to support allegations that he stole a $2,000 racing bicycle.

Howard Circuit Judge Raymond Kane Jr. denied a request by Clifford Louis Bobo's attorney to prevent prosecutors from introducing bicycle components as evidence at Mr. Bobo's Oct. 16 trial.

Mr. Bobo is the son of Del. Elizabeth Bobo.

Defense attorney Lawrence Greenwald of Baltimore asserted at hearings Thursday and Friday that investigators provided a judge with inaccurate information to obtain a search warrant for Mr. Bobo's home in the 9200 block of Winding Way. Police seized bicycle parts during the search.

Mr. Bobo, a 27-year-old law student and professional bicycle racer, was convicted in January in District Court of taking a Cannondale bicycle from the roof of a car parked at Dorsey's Search Village Center in Columbia in June 1993. He appealed his conviction to the Circuit Court.

If the conviction stands, Mr. Bobo's law career may be jeopardized.

County firefighters to mark Fire Prevention Week

Howard County firefighters in Ellicott City and Elkridge will mark Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8-14, with activities from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 14.

Members of Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department will greet visitors in front of the Super Fresh, 7280 Montgomery Road.

Members of the Ellicott City Volunteer Firemen's Association will be at Enchanted Forest Shopping Center on U.S. 40, east of Bethany Lane. Information: 313-6040.

Around town

Ballroom dancing: Recreation and Parks will offer "Ballroom Dancing with John Taylor," a four-week program starting tomorrow from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ellicott Mills Middle School, 4445 Montgomery Road in Ellicott City. Mr. Taylor will cover the fox trot, rumba, tango and samba. The cost is $24. Information: 313-4637.

Historic preservation: The American Association of University Women will meet at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Miller Branch of the Howard County Library in Ellicott City. The topic is "Historic Preservation, Who Needs It?" G. Bernard Callan Jr., president of Associates in Management, a historic preservation consulting firm, is the scheduled speaker. Information: 465-4725.

Apple days: Cider Mill Farm, 5012 Landing Road in Elkridge, will offer apple day from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Calico Cloggers will perform at 1 p.m. Sunday. Information: 788-9595.

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