BALTIMORE — City one of 10 chosen for All-America award
Baltimore has been chosen as one of 10 communities in the United States to receive the 1991 All-America City Award.
Representatives from 30 cities made oral presentations at the All-America City Award Jury Hearings Saturday in San Antonio. The annual contest is sponsored by the Allstate Foundation.
The Baltimore programs on which the city's presentation focused were: Project RAISE, which encourages at-risk public school students to complete high school; the Southeast Senior Housing Initiative, which helps senior citizens to remain in their own homes in familiar neighborhoods; and the People's Homesteading Group, which renovates abandoned, city-owned houses for low-income families.
The Baltimore Office of Promotion, assisted by a $1,000 grant from the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., sent 11 city representatives to San Antonio for the competition.
Laurel infant injured in four-story fall
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY
A 23-month-old girl was injured yesterday when she fell four floors from an Anne Arundel County apartment building, according to police.
The victim, Renee Marie Salsbury, of the 100 block of Charlotte Drive in Laurel, was taken to the Johns Hopkins Hospital Pediatric intensive care unit, where she was listed in serious condition.
The mother, Jacqueline Denise Salsbury, 27, told police she was awakened just after 4 a.m. by the sounds of a child crying and found that Renee had apparently climbed out of her crib, gone to the balcony and fallen to a grassy area below their apartment.
17-year-old charged in boyfriend's killing
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
A 17-year-old girl has been charged as an adult with stabbing her boyfriend to death during an argument at his Forestville home, Prince George's County police reported yesterday.
The victim, Louis Romain Bumpers, 21, of the 6000 block of Parkland Court, was stabbed once in the chest. He died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday -- less than an hour after the incident -- at the Malcolm Grow Hospital at Andrews Air Force Base.
Police said the couple had been involved in an argument when the girl allegedly went to her house, obtained a kitchen knife and returned to Mr. Bumpers' home, where the stabbing occurred.
The county police refused to identify the suspect, who was charged as an adult with first-degree murder.
FOR THE RECORD
A man found slain Saturday in a Northeast Baltimore row house was identified by police yesterday as Jerome Echoles, 30, of the 1100 block of Winger Court. The victim was shot at 8 a.m. in the house of a friend in the 1700 block of Carswell Street, in what police said was an apparent drug robbery.