An unidentified man died yesterday in a fire at a Pimlico...

City/County Digest

November 12, 1996|By From staff reports

DUNDALK — An unidentified man died yesterday in a fire at a Pimlico rowhouse that appeared to be vacant, Baltimore fire officials said yesterday.

Battalion Chief Hector L. Torres, a Fire Department spokesman, said the fire began in a second-floor back room of the house in the 4800 block of Beaufort Ave. The cause of the fire hadn't been determined as of last night.

Torres said the fire was extinguished in 11 minutes and caused about $5,000 in damage. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Torres said.

Man robbed of $196.86 after release from jail

Two suspects who had been released from a city jail facility yesterday are accused of stealing nearly $200 from a 48-year-old man who had walked out moments earlier, police said.

The man, of the 7000 block of Harford Road in Parkville, had been released about 10: 20 a.m. from Central Booking and Intake Center in the 300 block of E. Eager St. He was walking outside the center when two men grabbed him and took $196.86, police said.

Police last night were searching for Thomas Heath, 18, of the 4300 block of Fernhill Ave. and Lovaughn Arnett Jones, 25, of the 1900 block of E. Fairmount Ave. Heath had been at the intake center on charges of burglary and possession of narcotics, while Jones had been charged with loitering in a drug-free zone. They had been released on their own recognizance.

City's snow removal plan to be explained tomorrow

George G. Balog, Baltimore's director of public works, will explain the city's latest snow removal plan at a public hearing tomorrow.

Balog had been criticized by City Council members and residents last winter after Baltimore's streets became buried under dozens of inches of snow, with some complaining that public works crews did not work fast enough. The hearing on this year's plan will be at 5 p.m. at City Hall.

DUNDALK -- The board of trustees for the Community Colleges of Baltimore County, engaged in evaluating tenure and other faculty-related issues, will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Dundalk Community College.

Among the issues to be considered are a proposed salary restructuring plan for the system's 2,200 full- and part-time employees, and a report on the system's examination of faculty responsibilities and class sizes at the Dundalk, Essex and Catonsville colleges. The schools have 379 full-time faculty members and 899 part-time and adjunct faculty.

The public can address the board. Information: 825-9180.

College students to discuss community service in area


TOWSON -- More than 300 students from a dozen area colleges and universities will meet Saturday to discuss opportunities for community service in Baltimore and the metropolitan area.

During the Student Service-Learning SuperConference at Goucher College, students will attend workshops on homelessness, AIDS, domestic violence and environmental conservation. The conference begins with a continental breakfast at 9 a.m. It is sponsored by the Shriver Center at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Information: the Shriver Center, (410) 455-2493.

Second YMCA Turkey Trot is set for Thanksgiving


TOWSON -- The second annual YMCA Turkey Trot race will be held at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, at the Towson Y, 600 W. Chesapeake Ave.

The 5-kilometer race -- slightly more than 3 miles -- is designed for runners of all abilities and will follow a course through West Towson. Children's events and activities also will be held.

Registration is $15 through Nov. 22, $18 Nov. 23-27, and $20 the day of the race. Participants will receive a T-shirt. Proceeds will provide YMCA services to families in need. Information: 823-8870.

Pub Date: 11/12/96

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