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Design teams to present proposals for Pratt Street

Four design teams vying for the right to redesign Baltimore's Pratt Street will present their preliminary concept plans at a free public forum.

The session is to be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Room 327 of the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St.

Graphic representations of the plans will be available for inspection.

Each team will have 30 minutes to talk and then will answer questions for 10 minutes.

Written comments will be accepted.

Teams competing are Ayers Saint Gross of Baltimore; EDSA of Columbia; Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects of Washington; and Hargreaves Associates of Cambridge, Mass.

Baltimore Development Corp., Downtown Partnership and the city's planning and transportation departments are sponsoring the contest, designed to reinvigorate a 16-block stretch of Pratt Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard east to President Street.

Baltimore: Health

Heart screenings being offered today

Free heart health screenings will be available to women today during the Sister to Sister Woman's Heart Day Health Fair at the Baltimore Convention Center.

The heart screenings -- to be offered from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- are part of an effort by city health officials to call attention to health and disease-prevention issues.

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