LAUREL — Episcopalians name 2nd woman bishop
LAUREL -- The rector of St. Philips Church in Laurel will become the second woman bishop in the history of the Episcopal Church. The Rev. Jane Holmes Dixon, 54, is expected to be consecrated in November.
She was recently elected as a suffragan bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, which includes Maryland suburbs around the district. A suffragan bishop is an auxiliary to a bishop who heads a diocese.
Almost four years ago, the Episcopal Church in the United States became the first in the world Anglican communion to consecrate a woman as a bishop. She is Bishop Barbara Harris, suffragan bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts.
Ms. Dixon was elected by a convention of 330 clergy and lay delegates. Her job as suffragan bishop will be to work on development of congregations and supervision of missions in a diocese that has 41,000 Episcopalians.
Rape-slashing victim in fair condition
BALTIMORE -- A 32-year-old North Baltimore woman, who was raped and her throat slashed, was listed in fair condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Police said the rapist followed the victim home from a liquor store in the 5600 block of The Alameda and forced his way into her East Belvedere Avenue apartment about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.
He raped her and cut her throat twice with a pocketknife. Police said the woman crawled into the hallway, where another resident found her and called 911.
Bail set at $500,000 for 4th robbery suspect
BALTIMORE -- Bail was set at $500,000 yesterday for the fourth suspect in the robbery Monday of the Super Pride food market in Pimlico.
Gary Jenkins, 25, of the 200 block of Dallas Court was arrested about 3 a.m. Wednesday by members of the robbery squad. He was being held at the Baltimore City Detention Center after a bail hearing yesterday before a Northwestern District Court commissioner, police said.
Police interrupted the robbery of the market in the 3700 block of W. Belvedere Ave. around 9:30 p.m. Monday and arrested Gary Milan McClone, 26, of the 5300 block of Beaufort Ave. He is being held at the Baltimore City Detention Center in lieu of $500,000 bail
Two other suspects hid inside the store, leading to a standoff that ended at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday with the arrests of Kenneth Kevin Talley, 24, of no known address; and his brother, Matthew Talley, 26, of the 4800 block of Park Heights Ave. The Talleys are being held at the detention center in lieu of $350,000 each.
Railroad crossing closed for weekend
BALTIMORE -- The railroad crossing on Waterview Avenue between Cherry Hill Road and Sidney Avenue in South Baltimore will be closed this weekend, beginning at 7 o'clock tonight.
The closing is necessary so that the Mass Transit Administration can reconstruct the crossing to accommodate light rail.
Traffic will be detoured to Hanover and Potee streets, Patapsco Avenue and Annapolis Road. Four MTA bus lines will also be affected: Nos. 14, 28, 51 and 64.
The section of Waterview Avenue is expected to reopen to traffic 6 a.m. Monday.