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Guilford Reservoir drained to inspect leak in wall

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City workers have drained Guilford Reservoir to inspect a leak in one of its walls, leaving only branches and rocks in the muddy interior of the 20-foot-deep basin.

The city will hire a consultant to study the cause of the leak, said Kurt L. Kocher, spokesman for the Baltimore Department of Public Works. He could not say when the study will be complete.

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The reservoir, south of Old Cold Spring Lane and west of Underwood Road, usually holds 25 million gallons. Draining it will not affect water service, Kocher said.

Fire Department divers pull man from bottom of harbor

Fire Department divers rescued a man who had fallen into the Inner Harbor yesterday morning and lay unconscious on the bottom, 25 feet underwater, for about 20 minutes, officials said.

The man, whose name was not released, was in cardiac arrest when he was lifted to the surface near Constellation Dock, the Fire Department said. He was taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center, which would not divulge his condition.

A police officer saw the man fall into the water as he had an apparent seizure and alerted the Fire Department. Fire Lt. James Payne found the man despite underwater darkness, swimming and feeling his way around unseen obstacles. "All in a day's work," Payne said after the rescue.

'Spider-Man' to be shown outdoors tomorrow night

The second program in the four-week Brooklyn-Curtis Bay outdoor movie series will be presented tomorrow in Garrett Park, Patapsco Avenue and Third Street.

Free food, entertainment and art activities will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a screening of Spider-Man at 9 p.m. Blankets or chairs are recommended for seating, and no alcohol is permitted.

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The event, which is open to the public, is supported by the Baltimore Community Foundation, Comcast and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts. The host is Concerned Citizens for a Better Brooklyn, an affiliate of Brooklyn and Curtis Bay Coalition Inc.

In Baltimore County

Free colonoscopies offered to uninsured, underinsured

TOWSON - The Baltimore County Department of Health Colon Cancer Prevention Program is offering free colonoscopies to county residents ages 50 to 64 who are uninsured or underinsured.

Those with a family history of colon cancer might be eligible before age 50.

Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in Maryland and is curable if detected early. Information: 866- 632-6566.

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Volunteers are needed for Senior Expo in October

TOWSON - Baltimore County Department of Aging is seeking volunteers, age 18 and older, for the 17th annual Senior Expo on Oct. 8 and 9 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

The expo, which raises funds for Baltimore County seniors in need, will feature exhibits, entertainment, flu shots, health screenings, a volunteer opportunity fair and a senior job fair.

Volunteers must work a two-hour shift. No special skills are required. Information: 410-887- 2022.

Bank of America donates $10,000 to bookmobile fund

TOWSON - A new Baltimore County Public Library bookmobile for children at day care centers is one step closer to reality because of a $10,000 contribution from Bank of America.

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The bank's gift brings the Baltimore County Public Library Foundation within $30,000 of its $225,000 goal to acquire a bookmobile equipped with CDs, books, videos and computers. The foundation has been raising money since last year.

Information: Debbie Thomas, 410-887-3287.


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