In Baltimore City

MTA to offer additional service New Year's Eve

The Maryland Transit Administration will add service Friday night to accommodate watchers of New Year's Eve fireworks at the Inner Harbor.

Metro and light rail will have regular service for one hour after the end of the fireworks display, according to MTA officials.

Information: 410-539-5000 or

Baltimore impound lots announce holiday hours

Baltimore transportation officials have announced holiday hours for the city's impound lots for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

The Pulaski Highway Impound Lot, at 6700 Pulaski Highway, will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday. It will be closed Saturday.

The Fallsway Impound Lot, at 410 Fallsway, will be closed Friday and Saturday.

In Baltimore County

Drunken driving the topic of demonstration Thursday

TOWSON - The Sheppard Pratt office of substance abuse education and Mothers Against Drunk Driving will offer a simulation to demonstrate how alcohol impairs driving ability at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, 6501 N. Charles St.

Using "fatal vision glasses," which simulate the effects of having a blood-alcohol level of 0.10 percent, and a golf cart, participants will drive through an obstacle course.

Maryland's legal threshold for driving under the influence is a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent.

Booklet has information for elderly, their families

TOWSON - "Baltimore County Senior Resources 2005," a booklet with information on resources available to seniors and their families, is available in Baltimore County senior centers and libraries.

Topics covered in the expanded publication include legal services, financial resources, housing options, support groups, recreational activities, home health services and home repairs, the county Department of Aging said.

The booklet also includes Web sites, financial eligibility guidelines and information about Baltimore County Department of Aging programs and services. Information: 410-887-2594.

2 Towson residents join Villa Julie College council

STEVENSON - Villa Julie College has added two Towson residents to its President's Advisory Council, a group of community leaders who advise the school on growth and similar college issues.

The two new advisers are Robert J. Aumiller, executive vice president of MacKenzie Real Estate Services LLC and a former assistant state's attorney for Maryland, and Kathleen Cloyd Sher, deputy director of external affairs at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, the college said in a statement.

The President's Advisory Council has 37 members and meets twice a year, the college said.

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