In Baltimore County Man severely burned in explosion...

City/County Digest

April 25, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Man severely burned in explosion while working on his boat

PARKVILLE -- A man who was working on the ignition system of his gasoline-powered fishing boat was severely burned from the waist up yesterday in an explosion, said a county Fire Department spokesman.

John Kraupa, 47, whose address was not available, suffered second- and third-degree burns in the incident at 6: 30 p.m. and was in critical condition in the burn unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, said Lt. Robert Rossman.

Rossman said Kraupa was working on his flat-bottom bass boat on the parking lot of Dunfield Apartments in the first block of Dunhaven Place. The incident is being investigated.

Winners of contest focusing on fair housing announced

TOWSON -- The county Human Relations Commission and Greater Baltimore Housing Resource Board have announced the winners of the Fair Housing Month art poster contest.

First-place winner was Mackenzie Frey, a kindergartner from Charlesmont Elementary School in Dundalk. Second place went to Laurie Kladky, a fourth-grader at Lutherville Elementary School, and third place to Rachel Witczak, a fourth-grader at Seven Oaks Elementary School in Perry Hall.

The contest was designed to acquaint students with the importance of fair housing and the benefits of living in a community that values the diversity of its residents.

Department of Aging sets caregivers lecture May 10

DUNDALK -- The county Department of Aging will sponsor a lecture for family caregivers at 5: 45 p.m. May 10 at Ateaze Senior Center, 7401 Holabird Ave.

The speaker will be Dr. Joyce King of Franklin Square Hospital Center, who will talk about "A Doctor's Point of View: Normal Aging vs. Disease."

Dinner will be available at 5 p.m. for a nominal charge. Registration: 410-887-2594.

Community college will hold open houses in Catonsville

CATONSVILLE -- The Catonsville campus of Community College of Baltimore County will hold open houses for prospective students from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and from 6: 30 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 3 in Room 100 of K Building.

The sessions will provide information about admissions, payment plans and financial aid, academic advising and student life. Refreshments and campus tours will be available.

Admission is free. Reservations and information: 410-455-4779.

In Baltimore City

Morgan State dance group to perform Friday, Saturday

The Morgan State University Dance Ensemble will present its 23rd annual spring concert at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Little Theater at the university's Murphy Fine Arts Center.

Admission is $10 for the public, $5 for students. Ticket information: Iantha L. Tucker, ensemble director, 443-885-3463.

Party for Cinco de Mayo planned in Fells Point square

A Cinco de Mayo party has been set for 4 p.m. May 5 in the square at Fells Point. Proceeds from the party will go to the Grant-A-Wish Foundation.

Fells Point restaurants will serve Mexican food during the event. Admission to a beer and margarita garden -- featuring mariachi music and pinata games -- is $3 per person and limited to people age 21 and older.

The Cinco de Mayo holiday commemorates the victory of Mexican troops over French forces at Puebla, Mexico, on May 5, 1862.

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