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October 10, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Firefighters rescue 3-year-old boy from burning rowhouse

Baltimore firefighters pulled a 3-year-old boy from a burning rowhouse in the 1000 block of N. Bond St. yesterday and revived the youngster, who was not breathing, fire officials said.

Keontae Aaron was in critical condition yesterday at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Fire officials said the blaze started about 11:45 a.m. An adult and another child whose identities were unknown fled, leaving Keontae inside, said Fire Inspector Michael Maybin, a Fire Department spokesman.

Neighbors tried to rescue the child, but were prevented from reaching him by a grate over a window, Maybin said. Firefighters pulled the grate off and rescued the boy.

Maybin said the fire was extinguished several minutes after firefighters arrived at the house.

Police identify man found dead in trunk of burning car

A man found dead Thursday in the trunk of a burning car on North Hilton Street was identified by city police yesterday as Marlin B. Hopkins, 26, of the 5900 block of Franklin Ave. in Woodlawn. He had been shot several times and was dead before the fire was set, police said.

Hopkins was the second man in a week to be found in the trunk of a burning car -- in each case, a 1997 Infiniti Q45. The other was found Sept. 30 on Winchester Street -- a still-unidentified man who died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Hopkins had been working the past six months at a Super Fresh food warehouse, said his mother, Sharon Shipley of Woodlawn. He was a graduate of Woodlawn High School and had attended the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, Shipley said. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 6 p.m. tomorrow at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Liberty Heights and Eldorado avenues.

Jessamy returns to work after month off for surgery

State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy is back at work this week after a monthlong absence caused by surgery Sept. 5.

Deputy State's Attorney Haven H. Kodeck said Jessamy worked for a few hours yesterday and then attended funeral services for City Councilwoman Bea Gaddy. He said she would continue to work part time until she fully regained her strength.

Jessamy's office did not disclose the reason for her surgery, which was scheduled soon after a doctor's visit.

Pride II returning home from Great Lakes tour

Pride of Baltimore II is scheduled to sail into its home waters of the Inner Harbor tomorrow, arriving to a noon homecoming ceremony at the Harborplace amphitheater. It will be open for public tours from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The 173-foot schooner, commissioned in 1988, toured the Great Lakes this summer along with two dozen other tall ships, and participated in the Great Lakes Challenge -- races and festivals sponsored by the American Sail Training Association. More than 75,000 visitors toured the vessel during its tour, which included stops in Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland.

Dunbar High School's jazz ensemble will perform at the ceremony. Free tours of the ship also will be given from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. In Baltimore County

County awards contract to complete library repairs

RANDALLSTOWN -- Baltimore County has awarded a $218,900 contract to Hayes Construction Co. of Phoenix for the final phase of repairs to the Randallstown public library, severely damaged in a fire May 5.

The work includes wiring and painting, installing ceiling and floor tiles and carpeting, restoring elevator service and replacing data and telephone lines, said Bob Hughes, spokesman for the county library system. The full cost of the restoration, including earlier phases, is about $900,000, he said.

The work should be completed by mid-January, after which about 160,000 books will be shelved. The library is expected to reopen at the end of January, Hughes said.

County executive candidate to address forum Oct. 19

TOWSON -- James T. Smith Jr., a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Baltimore County executive, will speak Oct. 19 at a breakfast meeting of the Greater Baltimore Economic Forum.

Smith, a former Baltimore County Circuit Court judge and county councilman, will speak at 7:47 a.m. at Baltimore Country Club, Roland Park Clubhouse, 4712 Club Road, Baltimore City.

Tickets are $35. Information: 410-296-3400.

College network schedules discussion on terrorism

TOWSON -- Baltimore Collegetown Network, representing 13 colleges in the area, will sponsor a panel discussion Monday on the terrorist attacks Sept. 11.

The discussion will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road.

Panelists will include Goucher President Sanford J. Ungar, a former director of Voice of America; Spozhmai Maiwandi, chief of VOA's Pashto Service, and Bill Royce, chief of VOA's Dari Service, both of which broadcast to Afghanistan; Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution; and Michael Greenberger, a University of Maryland law professor and former Justice Department adviser on counterterrorism.

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