In Baltimore County
Missing police dog recovered 10 miles from owner's home
RANDALLSTOWN - A Baltimore City police dog that ran away from its owner's Owings Mills home on Wednesday was found early yesterday - on a front porch of a home 10 miles away.
Augie, a 6-year-old German shepherd, apparently saw a deer and took off through a cornfield near Officer Wali Salaam's home in the 4200 block of Winfield Ave. in Baltimore County.
Several officers and a police helicopter searched for Augie, who eventually showed up at house near Liberty and Offutt roads. Police said the occupants recognized the dog from pictures shown on television and dialed 911. The dog was not injured.
Jury clears Towson doctor of charges in vasectomy case
TOWSON - A Baltimore County jury yesterday cleared a Towson urologist of charges that he botched a vasectomy in 1991, resulting in the birth of a baby girl to a Bel Air couple.
Mark and Norene Minnick testified in county Circuit Court that they were stunned when she became pregnant in 1995 with their third child, because Dr. Mark Siegelbaum had performed a vasectomy on her husband four years earlier.
But the jury of five men and one woman deliberated just 10 minutes after hearing testimony from Siegelbaum and other experts that the procedure did not come with a lifelong guarantee of preventing pregnancy.
Workshop on stuttering set for parents, children
TIMONIUM - A workshop to help parents and children learn about stuttering will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Loyola College Timonium Graduate Center, 2034 Greenspring Drive.
The workshop will present topics of interest for parents and group activities for children ages 8 to 13 who stutter.
The cost is $25 per family. For information and to register, call Linda Lilly of the Baltimore County Department of Health at 410-887-6443.
Capitol Steps to perform satire at Goucher College
TOWSON - Capitol Steps, a group specializing in political satire, will perform at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College.
Tickets are $35 for the show, $45 for the show and dessert reception. The program is sponsored by the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce.
Ticket information: 410-484- 2337. In Baltimore City
Officer injured in wreck released from hospital
A Baltimore police officer who was injured in a car crash Wednesday night was released from Maryland Shock Trauma Center early yesterday as members of the traffic unit investigated the accident.
Officer Michael Tenant, 28, who has been on the force for three years, was responding to an emergency call and was westbound on Orleans Street about 9:30 p.m. when, police said, a Lexus heading south on Luzerne Avenue drove through a stop sign and broadsided the cruiser.
The driver of the Lexus, Asia Al-Mateen, 25, of Woodlawn, was released from Johns Hopkins Hospital Wednesday night. Police said yesterday no charges have been filed.
Shirt sales to aid children of officers killed in crash
A Baltimore police lieutenant has designed a T-shirt to memorialize Sgt. John D. Platt and Officer Kevin J. McCarthy, who were killed in a traffic accident on Oct. 14.
The T-shirt says: "Baltimore Police fallen heroes, never to be forgotten," and features a badge with a black mourning band across it. It costs $12.50, and proceeds will go to a fund for the officers' children.
Police said that a donation basket placed at the crash-site memorial netted $6,000. Anyone interested in buying a T-shirt should contact Lt. Joe Chianca or Officer David Blumberg at the Northeastern District, 410-396-2444.
No carbon monoxide, asbestos found in school
Tests for asbestos and carbon monoxide at Lakeland Elementary School yesterday were negative, city health officials said.
Officials have tested air, water and mold at the Southwest Baltimore school, where hundreds of angry parents say construction in the building is causing their children to suffer headaches, vomiting and respiratory problems. Results of other tests will be available next week, said Hakim R. Farrakhan, deputy health commissioner.
Some parents kept their children out of school yesterday, pending results of the remaining tests. Others said they want their children bused to another school because they fear for their health.
Volunteers needed to clean Mount Auburn Cemetery
Volunteers are needed to help clean up southern Baltimore's Mount Auburn Cemetery, the oldest African-American cemetery in the city, founded in 1872.
Helpers should bring gloves and lawn equipment.
The cleanup will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow and Nov. 6-9. The cemetery, 2630 Waterview Ave., is in the Westport-Mount Winans community. Information: 410-467-7125.