In Baltimore County
Teen-ager killed, 2 others injured in wreck of SUV
TOWSON - One Loyola Blakefield student died Monday and two others were in critical condition after single-vehicle accident late Saturday night, Baltimore County police said yesterday.
Police charged Peter Gill Rodgers, 17, of the 1500 block of Long Quarter Court, with driving while intoxicated. Police said Rodgers was traveling westbound on Carroll Manor Road when his 1994 Ford Explorer veered to the right of the road, rolling several times. His two passengers were ejected.
John Bollinger, 17, of the 200 block of Cedarcroft Road, died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Rodgers and the other passenger, Mark P. Jenkins Jr., 17, of the first block of Amiel Court, were listed in critical condition yesterday at Shock Trauma.
Picnic and rally Sunday to promote petition drive
PARKVILLE - Radio personality Zoh Hieronimus will be host for a family picnic and rally Sunday at Putty Hill Park to promote a petition drive to take Senate Bill 509 - the Baltimore County condemnation bill - to referendum.
Families are asked to bring food to the event, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The park is on Putty Hill Road, between Old Harford Road and Perring Parkway.
Information: 410-817-4440 .
Health Department to offer free HIV tests on Tuesday
ESSEX - The Baltimore County Department of Health will offer free HIV testing on National HIV Testing Day, Tuesday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Essex Health Center, 1538 Country Ridge Lane.
Those tested will remain anonymous and no appointments are necessary. A translator will be available for Spanish-speaking persons and gifts will be offered for those who are tested. Those who return in two weeks for results will be given phone cards or food certificates.
In Baltimore City
Fort Smallwood Park to close during convention
The 49th National Square Dance Convention will be held in Baltimore today through Sunday .
During this time, Fort Smallwood Park in Anne Arundel County will be closed to the public as some 600 square dancers and their families take over the campground.
Information: 410-396-6694 or 410-255-5520.
Town meeting on cancer to be held tomorrow
A town meeting on cancer issues in Baltimore will be held at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Fireside Lounge of the Tawes Center at Coppin State College, 2500 West North Ave.
The public is invited to the free symposium, at which the American Cancer Society will provide information on cancer mortality rates in the city. A plan to fight cancer in Baltimore will also be discussed.
$400,000 in grants to aid in children's dental care
The Maryland Health Care Foundation has awarded $400,000 worth of grants to five projects to help children without insurance get dental care, including one in Baltimore that will establish a clinic with volunteer dentists and another to expand an existing clinic in south Baltimore.
The other programs are in Westminster; in Federalsburg on the Eastern Shore; and three counties in Southern Maryland.
The foundation, a nonprofit agency dedicated to the uninsured, focuses on dental care. Maryland's children have three times the U.S. average of untreated tooth decay, and only 17 percent of children on Medicaid received any dental service in the last fiscal year, foundation officials said.