City/county Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

March 04, 2006

Man dies in N.W. Baltimore apartment fire

A fire in a Northwest Baltimore apartment killed one man and injured two other people early yesterday before firefighters brought it under control, official said.

Chief Kevin Cartwright, a city Fire Department spokesman, said that two men and a woman were inside an apartment in a two-story building where a fire broke out about 11:45 p.m. Thursday. A man and woman jumped from a second-floor window and suffered minor injuries. The second man died in the fire of burns and smoke inhalation, Cartwright said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation, and the names of the occupants and the victim were not available, he said.

Another fire about 7 p.m. Thursday claimed the life of a man in a rowhouse in the 500 block of Baker St. in West Baltimore. Cartwright said that investigators had not found any evidence of foul play in either fire.

Gus G. Sentementes

Baltimore: MICA

Open house focuses on graphic design

The Maryland Institute College of Art will be holding a Family Day event from noon to 3 p.m. today in conjunction with a new book encouraging people to become their own designers. The book, titled D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself, was produced by faculty and students in MICA's graphic design master of fine arts program. The open house, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Bunting Center's Pinkard Gallery, 1401 Mount Royal Ave. The exhibition related to the book continues through March 12 and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Information: www.mica.edu or call 410-225-2300.

Pratt library

Genealogy workshop scheduled today

A workshop about family history research is set at 10:30 a.m. today in the Wheeler Auditorium of the Enoch Pratt Free Library's central facility, 400 Cathedral St. Tony Burroughs, who teaches genealogy at Chicago State University and is the author of Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree, is set to lead the workshop, titled "Barriers to the Past: When the Odds Are Against Your Family's History." The program is free and open to the public.

BCCC

Registration for spring is extended

Baltimore City Community College has extended registration for spring Accelerated II courses through March 18. The classes are set to run from March 20 through May 21. Information: 410-462-8300.

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