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Electricity restored to Chase homes after car crashes into pole

CHASE -- Electrical power was to have been restored by late last night to the remainder of 1,500 Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers here after a car struck a utility pole yesterday afternoon, said a spokeswoman for the utility.

Nancy Caplan, of BGE, said the car struck a utility pole in the 12800 block of Sand Dollar Way near Harewood Road about 3: 30 p.m., knocking out a feeder distribution line. Work crews had to install a new pole and rewire the pole. By 6: 30 p.m. service had been restored to 97 percent of the affected customers, Caplan said.

County police said two occupants of the car suffered minor injuries and were treated at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Robbery suspect arrested after swim in frigid creek

DUNDALK -- A man suspected of attempting to steal a teen-age boy's paintball gun attempted to flee police by swimming across frigid Bullneck Creek, but swam back to shore when nearly overcome by the cold, police said.

Police said a boy, 16, was at Sollers Point Road and Dundalk Avenue Saturday afternoon when a man tried to rob him of the gun, valued at $100. When Officer Craig Willett approached the suspect, the man ran a short distance and jumped into the creek. Moments later, police said, the suspect swam back to shore and assaulted Willett when he tried to arrest him, police said.

Bryan Chambers, 37, of the 100 block of Carver Road in Turners Station was charged with attempted robbery and assaulting a police officer. Police said Willett was not injured and that Chambers did not require medical treatment.

Community college offers courses on labor issues

DUNDALK -- Labor union leaders and activists who wish to improve public speaking skills and learn more about labor-related topics can sign up for a course beginning Jan. 15 at the Dundalk campus of Community College of Baltimore County.

The courses will include starting a labor movement, sharpening public speaking techniques, improving an organization with computers and developing a clearer understanding of worker's compensation issues.

Information: 410-285-9514.

County inviting clergy to discuss senior services

COCKEYSVILLE -- Clergy are invited to an ecumenical breakfast at 9 a.m. Jan. 13 at Oregon Ridge Park Lodge to learn about resources available to senior citizens from Baltimore County agencies.

County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger will be host at the event, where representatives from the county departments of aging, social services and health will discuss how churches can better meet the needs of the elderly.

Information: 410-887-2594.

School board schedules meeting for Jan. 12

TOWSON -- The next meeting of the county school board will be Tuesday, Jan. 12.

The board will meet in open session at 5 p.m. and quickly move into closed session to consider personnel matters. The board will resume its public meeting at 7: 30 p.m.

The meeting will be held at the Educational Support Services Building, 6901 Charles St.

Pub Date: 1/04/99

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