BALTIMORE COUNTY — Schaefer appoints two to District Court bench
Gov. William Donald Schaefer has appointed a Towson lawyer and a chief administrator for the Baltimore County state's attorney's office to the county's District Court bench, a spokesman for the governor announced yesterday.
The selection of G. Darrell Russell, the lawyer, and Barbara Rae Jung, the administrator, fills vacancies created by the promotion of Judges Thomas J. Bollinger and Christian M. Kahl to the Circuit Court, the spokesman said.
The appointments must be approved by the state Senate. The 1991 session convenes Jan. 9.
Ms. Jung, 37, has served about three years as chief of the District Court Division of the state's attorney's office. She previously was chief of the office's Rape and Child Abuse Unit and served as an assistant state's attorney.
Ms. Jung is a graduate of Towson State University and the University of Baltimore School of Law. She lives in Cockeysville.
Her counterpart, G. Darrell Russell, 49, received master's and doctorate degrees from Towson State University and the University of Baltimore School of Law. His career is dotted with both private and public service.
Mr. Russell was an associate in a Towson firm during the early 1970s and later served on the staffs of the state's attorney general and the Baltimore County public defender.
He also is a member of numerous civic groups, including the Maryland Coalition Against Crime.
Pennsylvania man dies in motorcycle crash
Alcohol and excessive speed are being blamed in the fatal crash of a Pennsylvania motorcyclist near Hagerstown yesterday morning.
State police said Dale R. Angle, 25, of Mercersburg, Pa., was driving his 1986 Harley-Davidson at 12:40 a.m. on Route 494 near the intersection of Fairview Church Road when he failed to negotiate a sharp turn.
Police said Mr. Angle's motorcycle skidded out of control and struck an embankment, throwing both the driver and the motorcycle into a field.
A state police helicopter transported Mr. Angle to the Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, where he was pronounced dead by doctors shortly after his arrival.
A preliminary investigation into the fatality listed alcohol and speed as factors in the accident. Police said Mr. Angle was not wearing a helmet.
Anne Arundel fugitive in assault case arrested
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
Anne Arundel County police announced yesterday the arrest of a fugitive who had been sought for three months on assault, robbery and kidnapping charges after he overpowered a police officer during a transfer.
Prince George's County police arrested Harold Dean Rogers, 24, and his wife, Sharon Dean Rogers, 28, yesterday in the 5700 block of Allentown Road, Camp Springs. Arrest warrants for the couple had been outstanding since Aug. 28, when Mr. Rogers overpowered Officer Janice J. Schwartz of the Anne Arundel police near the Crofton area as she was transferring prisoners to the commissioner's office.
Mr. Rogers, who was in custody at the Prince George's County Detention Center yesterday pending bond, was arraigned on one charge each of assault with intent to murder, armed robbery and kidnapping.
Mrs. Rogers has been turned over to the Anne Arundel County police.
Langley Park fire displaces families
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
Prince George's County fire officials are investigating a two-alarm fire that roared through a Langley Park apartment building early Thanksgiving Day and displaced several families.
The fire at 8243 14th Ave. began at 8:10 a.m. in a second-floor apartment, county fire officials said. It spread quickly to other apartments, then through the roof of the three-story building.
About 70 county firefighters responded to the scene and brought the blaze under control in about 20 minutes. Damage was estimated at $100,000.
No injuries were reported, but fire officials said that between as many as seven families were temporarily displaced as a result of the fire. Emergency agencies were at the scene assisting them with food and shelter.
12 tall ships to visit in summer of 1992
Twelve tall ships will visit the Baltimore area during the summer of 1992, Baltimore's Operation Sail has announced.
"We expect to host 12 of the world's tall ships during a summer-long celebration of sail designed to bring thousands of people to Baltimore. Visitors and residents alike will have a rare opportunity for international cultural exchange right in their own backyards," said John Davis, Operation Sail's founder and chairman of the '92 committee.
Operation Sail is the mayor's non-profit committee for recruiting and hosting ships.