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June 01, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Mother of boy who fell from window is charged

The mother of a 15-month-old boy who fell from a third-floor window Sunday in West Baltimore has been charged with child abuse and reckless endangerment, city police said yesterday.

Miriam Harry, 35, of the 1600 block of Spray Court in West Baltimore was being held at the Central Booking and Intake Center on $75,000 bail. Police said the boy had been left home with his 2-year-old sister.

Harry's son, Marteece Jenkins, suffered a fractured skull and back injuries. He was in critical condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Police said the girl is staying with other family members.

Firefighter, baby hurt during rowhouse fire

A firefighter and an infant were injured yesterday morning in a one-alarm fire in an East Baltimore rowhouse that caused an estimated $1,000 in damage, fire officials said.

Raymond Lockett Jr., an emergency medical driver, suffered a minor burn when hot tar fell on his hand, said Battalion Chief Hector L. Torres, a Fire Department spokesman. An unidentified infant suffered a minor burn to the face as the child's mother carried the baby out of a neighboring rowhouse.

Both victims were treated at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The cause of the fire, which was reported at 7: 49 a.m. in a vacant house in the 700 block of E. 20th St., is under investigation.

Jewish network workshop to focus on interfaith couples

Raising children, choosing religious symbols for the home and celebrating holidays are among the topics to be addressed at a workshop for interfaith couples sponsored by the Jewish Outreach Network, a program of Jewish Family Services and the Baltimore Board of Rabbis.

Aimed at married couples or couples planning marriage, the group will try to help participants understand their and their partners' religious and ethnic backgrounds, communicate better and learn about resources in the Jewish community.

The workshop will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and June 10, 17 and 24. Advance registration is required. Information: 410-542-6300, Ext. 381.

In Baltimore County

School board work session to address special education

TOWSON -- The county school board will hold a work session on special education at 7 p.m. today.

The session will make up for one that had been planned for May 11. The board postponed that meeting because of scheduling conflicts.

The board will meet in the Educational Support Services Building, 6901 Charles St. The public is invited but may not address the board.

In Baltimore County

Regester Avenue closed after bomb scare

IDLEWYLDE -- Baltimore County police closed a street for several hours yesterday as they investigated what they thought was a bomb but turned out to be a flare that a man had found on a nearby street and put in his car.

Police said the man found the device about 3: 45 p.m. in the 1300 block of Regester Ave. in the Idlewylde neighborhood near Loch Raven Boulevard. They said he was going to drive to a police station but flagged down a passing officer instead.

Detective James Geibel said the green device with wires wrapped around it was a trip flare, used by the military to warn troops in the field. In a separate incident, Geibel said, a woman walked into the Woodlawn Precinct about 2: 30 p.m. with a bag containing two smoke grenades and an aerial flare, which she said she had found in her house. They had been left behind by her ex-husband.

Preseason physicals offered free to high school athletes

DUNDALK -- The Baltimore County Medical Association will conduct free preseason sports physicals at several area high schools in conjunction with the school system's department of athletics.

The program is part of an annual community service project organized by the association, and it aims to allow students to be able to compete in sports without the high cost of private medical examinations.

The physicals will be available today at Dundalk High, Thursdayat Chesapeake High, June 8 at Milford Mill Academy, Aug. 10 at Lansdowne High and Aug. 12 at Parkville High. The physicals will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at each location.

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