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May 24, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Police seek identity of Fells Point drowning victim

City police are attempting to identify a man who died at Johns Hopkins Hospital on Saturday after he apparently fell into the harbor at the foot of Broadway in Fells Point.

The victim, described as a Hispanic man, was sitting on a wall when he fell backward into the water shortly before 11 a.m., witnesses told police.

The crew of a city Fire Department marine unit pulled the man from the water, but he died at the hospital a short time later. Pending further investigation, the death is being treated as an accidental drowning.

Anyone with information about the victim's identity is asked to call the Police Department's Southeastern District at 410-396-2422.

Lawyers service to offer bankruptcy-filing seminars

The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service will hold a series of file-it-yourself bankruptcy classes for people with limited income.

The classes will be offered from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 10, July 8 and Aug. 12. A attorney will lead the session and provide training materials and forms. Once participants have filled out the forms, an attorney will check them for errors.

The classes are free to income-qualified residents, but a $30 fee for materials will be collected. To apply: 410-547-6537 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

ESPN Zone collecting sports equipment for PAL

ESPN Zone has begun a monthlong drive to collect new sports equipment to help the Baltimore City Police Athletic League and encourage physical fitness among children ages 9 to 14.

Anyone bringing new sports gear to the Inner Harbor establishment during the drive will receive a $10 "Zone Card" to use in its game room.

The ESPN Play Your Way Sports Gear Drive, co-sponsored by Comcast and ESPN Inc.'s Team ESPN corporate outreach program, runs through June 19. Information: 410-685- 3776.

In Baltimore County

School board schedules meeting for tomorrow

TOWSON - The county school board will meet at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow in open session to discuss scheduling matters. The board will go into closed session then resume its open meeting at 7:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the Educational Support Services building on the Greenwood campus, 6901 Charles St., Towson.

Volunteers sought by Humane Society

REISTERSTOWN - The Humane Society of Baltimore County is seeking volunteers for assignments that include walking dogs, grooming cats, cleaning animal areas and taking digital photos of shelter animals for posting on the society's Web site.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and must attend a two-hour orientation. The next orientation will be at 2 p.m. June 5 at the society, 1601 Nicodemus Road.

Information: 410-833-2387.

Anti-theft measures for bicycles available

TOWSON - Bike owners can visit any county police precinct and borrow an engraving tool to mark their bikes. Police suggest that all bikes be engraved with a driver's license number or Maryland identification card number. (Never use a Social Security number for identification.)

Police also recommend that bikes be locked and attached to a lawnmower or other heavy equipment when stored in a garage or shed.

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