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March 15, 2001|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Boy, 9, dies of injuries after being hit by car

A 9-year-old Southeast Baltimore boy died yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of injuries he suffered when he was struck by a car Tuesday.

Larry Darnell Deloatch of the 500 block of N. Lakewood Ave., who suffered injuries to his head and right side, died at 5:50 p.m., said Officer Richard McCarthy of the city police traffic investigation section.

The child had left a carryout restaurant about 5:10 p.m. and was crossing the 2700 block of Orleans St. at North Lakewood Avenue - three blocks south of his home - when he was hit by a 1995 Oldsmobile Aurora that was being driven west on Orleans Street, McCarthy said. He said pedestrian error contributed to the accident.

League of Women Voters to hold spring luncheon

The League of Women Voters of Baltimore City and Baltimore County will hold their annual joint spring luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 24 at the Holiday Inn West, 1800 Belmont Ave. in Woodlawn.

The speaker will be Lyle Denniston, former longtime U.S. Supreme Court reporter for The Sun. He will discuss the future of the court.

The cost for the luncheon is $20. Information: 410-464-1901.

IND dinner, auction to benefit arts department

The Institute of Notre Dame will present its second dinner-auction, "IND - a Gem on Baltimore's Skyline," at 7 p.m. March 31 at the Holiday Inn Select in Timonium.

Items to be auctioned include sports memorabilia, vacation getaways and Orioles and Ravens tickets. Chuck Thompson, former Orioles broadcaster, will be honorary auctioneer.

Proceeds benefit IND's Fine Arts Department. Tickets are $55. The evening includes dinner and a cash bar. Information: 410-522- 7800, Ext. 237.

In Baltimore County

Pedestrian error to blame in man's death

TOWSON - Baltimore County police said pedestrian error was to blame for the death of an 83-year-old Colgate man who was struck by a van while crossing Eastern Boulevard on Tuesday night.

Kenneth Smith of the 7900 block of Eastdale Road was crossing Eastern Boulevard at 54th Street about 9:20 p.m. when he was hit by a 1988 Chevrolet van. Smith was not in the crosswalk, police said.

The driver of the van, Craig Baughman, 41, of the 2100 block of Vailthorn Road in Middle River, was not charged.

Parkville High evacuated after fire in storage room

PARKVILLE - Parkville High School was evacuated yesterday morning after a fire broke out in a storage room near the auditorium.

The fire was reported about 10:45 a.m., and Baltimore County firefighters had it under control by about 11 a.m. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage estimates were unavailable yesterday.

Police seek help identifying body found near hospital

WHITE MARSH - Baltimore County police are asking for the public's help in identifying a dead woman found Monday night in a wooded area at the end of Lions Head Court, near Franklin Square Hospital Center.

Police described her as white, 45 to 55 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 225 pounds. She had brown and gray collar-length hair and brown eyes. Police found a purple or maroon sweater, orange and white turtleneck and black snow boots near her body.

Preliminary autopsy results showed no signs of trauma, said police, who are awaiting results of toxicology tests. Anyone with information about the woman is asked to call county police at 410-887-2198.

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