PASADENA -- Two children were injured, one...


PASADENA -- Two children were injured, one of them critically, when they fell out of windows left open during yesterday's mild weather.

A 2-year-old boy was in critical condition last night at Johns Hopkins Hospital after he pushed open a screen in the second-floor bedroom of his Pasadena home in the 7900 block of Sutherland Court, fell out of the window and landed on his head, said a county police spokesman.

In another incident, a 7-year-old boy was in good condition after falling from the third-floor window of a townhouse in the 7800 block of Tall Pines Road in the Glen Burnie area about 5 p.m.

A one-block stretch of Fayette Street at Charles Street will be closed today and tomorrow while crews demolish the former Hamburger's building.

City Department of Public Works crews must close the street to remove steel from the building's pedestrian overpass, said a department spokesman.

The street will be opened for two hours immediately after tomorrow's Baltimore Orioles exhibition game to ease traffic, the spokesman said. It is to reopen permanently at 8 a.m. Monday.

School task force to study improving achievement

More than two dozen teachers and school administrators, along with several representatives from the business community, are beginning a yearlong study of middle schools and their students.

State Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick announced the formation of a task force this week to focus on issues that include improving middle school achievement.

ESSEX -- Two men sought in connection with a domestic dispute that escalated into an assault, stabbing and arson were arrested Thursday, Baltimore County police said.

Maurice A. Turner, 34, of the first block of Sunny Cove Court and Antonio Antuan Dubose, 29, of the 2600 block of Shirley Ave. were arrested Thursday, police said.

The two are charged with arson, assault and attempted first-degree murder. Bail had not been set for either man yesterday.

ARLIE, Va. -- Yo Yo, the trumpeter swan that was missing three weeks ago after making a fall migration to the Eastern Shore behind an ultralight airplane, has been seen alive and well.

Bob Farris of the Defenders of Wildlife said the swan's radio beacon led an airborne search team to an inland pond in Dorchester County, where she was sighted briefly Wednesday. The team searched again yesterday.

BERLIN -- State investigators have begun investigating the death of an 8-year-old boy whose adoptive mother is charged in beating him to death.

Investigators are reviewing the files of the Worcester County protective services unit that had received numerous complaints about suspected abuse in the home where Shamir Hudson was found dead Tuesday.

ANNAPOLIS -- Taxpayers who need last-minute help with their tax forms can turn to a one-page "Tax Procrastinator's Guide" from the state comptroller's office.

The guide is available online at To get it by fax, call 410-974-FAXX and request document No. 3010 from Index 2.

Pub Date: 3/28/98

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