Rapist To Be Sentenced

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October 27, 1991

Keith W. McCormick Jr., 34, of Edgewood will be sentenced Nov. 8 in Harford Circuit Court for the first-degree rape of an Edgewood woman in a July 1990 attack.

In addition to rape, McCormick was convicted Oct. 18 on charges of first-degree sexual offense, sodomy, assault and battery, assault and false imprisonment.

In July, a federal court jury in Baltimore convicted McCormick ofkidnapping a Goucher College student at gunpoint, forcing her to drive to Georgia and then raping her. The attack occurred on the same day McCormick raped the 23-year-old Edgewood woman at knifepoint.

Sentencing in the federal case is scheduled for Nov. 15.

McCormick was awaiting sentencing on the rape of a Columbia woman when the two incidents occurred. He was since been sentenced to 18 years in prison in that case.


You won't become one of President George Bush's "thousand points of light," but county officials will still be grateful if you help them keep streetlights burning brightly.

Public Works Director Robert Williamson has asked county residents to report burned out, flickering or continuously burning streetlights in each neighborhood.

Each light costs the county $13.13 amonth in energy bills and maintenance calls regardless of whether the light actually works, Williamson said.

If there are unusual conditions or problems with streetlights, call Jeff Stratmeyer, county public works traffic operations chief, at 838-6000, Ext. 298.

Vandalism should be reported directly to the county Sheriff's Office or theMaryland State Police.


County ExecutiveEileen M. Rehrmann has named William T. Baker Jr. to become acting director of the Department of Public Works when chief Robert Williamson's resignation takes effect Friday.

Baker, 36, deputy director ofengineering, has been a county employee since August 1990. A professional engineer, Baker has served as acting director of DPW before -- from February through May, prior to Williamson's appointment.


If you've wanted to gripe about or praise county government policy's or work, you'll get a chance to tell County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann what you really think.

Rehrmann and a dozencounty department chiefs have scheduled a "town meeting" from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Edgewood High School on Willoughby Beach Road.

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