In Baltimore City Three-alarm blaze damages rowhouses...


April 04, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Three-alarm blaze damages rowhouses, displaces 3 families

A three-alarm fire that started in a vacant dwelling in Southwest Baltimore early yesterday damaged five rowhouses and temporarily displaced three families, fire officials said.

Battalion Chief Hector L. Torres said the fire, reported at 12:50 a.m. in the 1900 block of Christian St., is being investigated as a possible arson. He said flames spread along a common attic to rowhouses on either side -- three of them occupied.

Torres said two occupied houses were heavily damaged but might be salvageable. Another occupied house was burned along the roof. Total damage was estimated at $27,000. No injuries were reported.

Ceremony to honor victims of Katyn Forest massacre

Several members of the Polish Parliament will attend a wreath-laying ceremony to honor the victims of the Katyn Forest massacre at noon today at the National Katyn Memorial at President and Aliceanna streets.

After the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939, Soviet forces massacred more than 4,000 Polish soldiers in Katyn Forest near Smolensk.

Wlokzimerz Cimoszewica, former prime minister of Poland, Sen. Kryzystof Majka and Jacek Taylor, minister of veterans affairs, are expected to attend. Information: 410- 486-7226.

Spring celebration set Saturday at Exchange

"Spring Bloom and Bunnies" is the theme of a celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Woman's Industrial Exchange, 333 N. Charles St.

Crafts, bunnies and baskets will be featured, and artist Greg Otto will sign his brightly colored posters of Baltimore landmarks from noon to 1 p.m. An Easter Egg Hunt for children is set for 2 p.m.

The Woman's Industrial Exchange was founded in 1880 to help low-income women support their families by selling their hand-crafted items in the gift shop.

In Baltimore County

Randallstown students find apparent human skull, bones

RANDALLSTOWN -- A group of students at Randallstown High School has discovered what appear to be human bones in a wooded area behind the school.

Bill Toohey, a Baltimore County police spokesman, said the students found a skull and other bones in the 4000 block of Offutt Road on Monday, but did not report the discovery to police until yesterday.

The bones were taken to the state medical examiner's office. Investigators are trying to determine the person's gender and manner of death, Toohey said.

Cholesterol testing offered at Essex campus

ESSEX -- Cholesterol tests will be available to the public today, April 26 and May 7 at the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.

The tests will be administered at the Wellness Laboratory in the Physical Education Center from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. today; 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. April 26, and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7.

Test fees are $10 for a total cholesterol reading and $15 for total and high-density lipoprotein results. Appointments are needed. Information: 410-780-6765.

Fair scheduled Saturday to link parents, child care

WHITE MARSH -- Child Care Links will hold a Job-Parent Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hilton Garden Inn, 5016 Campbell Blvd.

The fair is for parents seeking child care services and job seekers who want to work with family and group providers. Information: 410- 288-4900.

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