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October 22, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Man declared dead in Greenspring rowhouse fire

A 43-year-old man was the victim of a house fire early yesterday in the Northwest Baltimore neighborhood of Greenspring, and an autopsy was set for today.

Michael Maybin, a city Fire Department spokesman, said the single-alarm fire in a two-story rowhouse in the 2600 block of Loyola Northway was reported about 3:45 a.m. It was brought under control in less than half an hour by 20 firefighters manning seven pieces of apparatus.

Lt. Ernie Meadows of the Northern District said the victim, Roger Wayne Spears, was the only person in the dwelling when the fire broke out. He was found in the second-floor bathroom by firefighters and was declared dead at the scene. The fire was confined to the second floor, and its cause remained under investigation. Damage was estimated at about $23,000, he said.

Participants sought for King parade Jan. 21

Participants are being sought for Baltimore's second Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Parade on Jan. 21, the city office of promotion announced. Applications are due Friday.

High school and community marching bands, floats, equestrian units, Scout troops, church choirs and others interested in participating may contact the promotion office for more information regarding the noontime parade.

The application is available online through the Daily Events Calendar at or by calling the promotion office at 410-752-8632.

Hopkins forum to address west-side renewal effort

The city's west-side redevelopment project will be discussed at noon Wednesday in a free forum at the Johns Hopkins Downtown Center at Charles and Fayette streets.

Ronald M. Kreitner, former state planning chief who is executive director of WestSide Renaissance Inc., will present the private sector's position on the city renewal effort. Kreitner's group, which represents private investors and property owners, coordinates private sector investment with revitalization projects.

The forum is part of Baltimore Architecture Foundation's weekly series. The public is invited, and box lunches are welcome. Information: 410-962-0241.

In Baltimore County

Community meetings set to discuss suburban growth

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Office of Planning will hold public meetings during the next three months to discuss suburban residential development.

The meetings will incorporate results of a countywide survey conducted last month. The survey, and views expressed at the public meetings, will be used to help develop regulations governing growth.

Meetings will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at school libraries in each council district: 2nd District, Oct. 29, Milford Mill Academy; 1st District, Nov. 6, Catonsville High School; 6th District, Nov. 13, Parkville High School; 4th District, Nov. 26, Loch Raven High School; 3rd District, Nov. 27, Franklin High School; 5th District, Jan. 14, Perry Hall High School; 7th District, Jan. 16, Patapsco High School. Information and reservations: 410-887- 3495.

10th president of Goucher will be inaugurated Friday

TOWSON -- Sanford J. Ungar, former director of the Voice of America, will be inaugurated Friday as the 10th president of Goucher College.

The ceremony at 2 p.m. will be preceded and followed by collegewide events, including a fireworks display, student seminars and international celebrations. Ungar is the school's first male president since 1973. He replaced Judy Jolley Mohraz, who left last year to head a foundation in Arizona.

Besides his work for Voice of America, Ungar has written for The Economist, Foreign Policy and The Washington Post. He also was a host of the National Public Radio news show "All Things Considered."

Board of Education plans to meet tomorrow evening

TOWSON -- The next regular meeting of the Baltimore County Board of Education is tomorrow at the Educational Support Services building, 6901 Charles St.

The board will meet in open session at 5 p.m., then move to closed session to discuss personnel matters. No public business will be taken up during this meeting.

The board will resume its public meeting at 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome at all open sessions.

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