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An item in the City/County Digest in yesterday's Maryland section incorrectly reported the date of a free career fair. The event is scheduled for next Monday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel.

The Sun regrets the error.

Professional advice on how to find a job will be offered free at a career fair today at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel at Pratt and Eutaw streets.

Tips on resume writing, interviewing strategies and adapting to the work environment will be discussed at the seminar, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Baltimore branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Maryland Republican Party. Information: 410-576-9626 or 410-366-3300.

EDGEMERE -- Groundbreaking is scheduled for 11 a.m. today for a $1.3 million senior center on a waterfront site once occupied by a Veterans of Foreign Wars building.

The 10,600-square-foot, two-story building in the 6600 block of North Point Road overlooks Greenhill Cove off Back River. One level will be the senior center, and the basement will be used for storage. County recreation and parks will operate a pavilion and a pier at the site.

Area seniors, displaced from their former senior center in the old Edgemere Elementary School, now rebuilt, are using the basement of a nearby insurance office building as temporary quarters until their new home is completed late next year.

Police identify motorist killed in accident Saturday


TOWSON -- County police yesterday identified Donald O. Harding, 34, of the 600 block of Clovercroft Way in Cockeysville as the man who died late Saturday when the pickup truck he was driving east on Old York Road south of Maryland Line left the road at a curve and overturned in a field.

Harding and a passenger were ejected from the vehicle, police said, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Kathryn Ware Arnold, 41, of the 2000 block of Corbett Road, Monkton, was in critical condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said a hospital spokeswoman.

Police said excessive speed and alcohol contributed to the accident.

School-to-work program to focus on promotions


PARKVILLE -- Students from Overlea High School will participate in a school-to-work program called "Pathways to Success" tomorrow at Oak Crest Village retirement community.

The program -- sponsored by Chesapeake Human Resources Association -- works with local school systems to present workshops to students on how to prepare for work. It began with students at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School last year and expanded to Overlea this school year, through the county school system's Career Connections program.

In previous sessions, students have studied subjects such as the culture of the workplace. The Oak Crest workshop will be led by human resources consultant Miriam Solomon and will focus on keeping a job and getting promotions.

Business counseling center opens at Catonsville college


CATONSVILLE -- A small-business counseling center has been opened at Catonsville Community College to advise students and community members how to open a new business or improve an existing one.

Larry Aaronson, a member of the school's business studies faculty, will coordinate the center. He is a former deputy director of the U.S. Small Business Administration and has counseled entrepreneurs for two decades.

Information: 410-455-6914.

A reported rape victim who suffered severe head injuries and was found unconscious under a car in Southeast Baltimore last week was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said yesterday.

Police found the woman nude and bleeding from numerous head injuries under a Chevrolet Corsica parked in the 6400 block of O'Donnell St. in O'Donnell Heights about 1 a.m. Thursday. Someone had called 911 to report a rape.

Police are trying to identify the woman. Anyone with information should call the homicide squad at 410-396-2100.

Hebrew Bible scholar to give lecture Thursday

Walter Brueggemann, one of the foremost scholars of the Hebrew Bible, will explore the challenge of maintaining hope in the face of despair in a lecture scheduled for 7: 30 p.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St.

Brueggemann, a professor at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga., is considered the pre-eminent interpreter of the ancient texts relating to questions posed by a variety of disciplines.

His lecture, which is free, is sponsored by the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies. Information: 410-523-7227.

Pub Date: 3/30/98

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