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Truck equipment injures firefighter battling house blaze


A Baltimore firefighter suffered an injury that nearly severed his foot at the ankle yesterday afternoon while fighting a blaze at a vacant, two-story rowhouse in the 500 block of N. Madeira St., a department spokesman said.

The firefighter was injured as two hydraulic arms, known as outriggers, were extended from each side of the ladder truck until they made contact with the ground, said spokesman Kevin Cartwright. The arms are used to steady the truck as the ladder is raised. Cartwright said he was unsure exactly how the injury happened.


The Fire Department declined to release the name of the firefighter, who was taken to Union Memorial Hospital for treatment. The one-alarm fire was reported about 2:25 p.m. and brought under control about 3:15 p.m., Cartwright said. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Event today to dedicate Weinberg Place renovations

The Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore has scheduled a ceremony today to dedicate the renovations to Weinberg Place, a senior housing complex in the Pimlico area.

Democratic Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski and Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin will speak at the event, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Weinberg Place multipurpose room, 2500 W. Belvedere Ave.

Pratt library to meet to get residents' views on plans

The Enoch Pratt Free Library will hold meetings this week to get public input on its plans. The meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the following branches:

Today, Patterson Park, 158 N. Linwood Ave.; tomorrow, Cherry Hill, 606 Cherry Hill Road; Wednesday, Pennsylvania Avenue, 1531 W. North Ave.; and Thursday, Hamilton, 5910 Harford Road.

In Baltimore County


Surplus computer gear for sale at library Saturday

TOWSON - Baltimore County Public Library will sell surplus computer equipment, including more than 150 computer processors, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Towson library meeting room, 320 York Road.

The processors will be available on a first-come basis for $50 cash. No checks or credit cards will be accepted. All processors will be sold "as is," without an operating system, mouse, keyboard or modem.

Information: 410-887-4656.

Class on nutrition, weight planned for seniors this fall

ROSEDALE - Rosedale Senior Center, 1208 Neighbors Ave., will offer a class on nutrition and weight management for seniors this fall.


The course will teach exercise and proper nutrition, with emphasis on achieving weight management and fitness goals. Body composition will be tracked through the course.

The course will meet from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays for 10 weeks. The cost is $15, and participants must sign up by Oct. 3. Information: 410-887-0233.

School board to discuss 2004-2005 capital budgets

TOWSON - The Baltimore County school board will meet Thursday to discuss the proposed 2004-2005 state and county capital budgets.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in Room 114 of the Educational Support Services Building, 6901 Charles St. The public is invited.