Goucher president to retireRhoda M. Dorsey, the first...

MARYLAND NEWSWATCH

September 01, 1992

BALTIMORE COUNTY: — Goucher president to retire

Rhoda M. Dorsey, the first woman president of Goucher College, has announced her retirement from the private liberal arts school, effective May 1994.

Ms. Dorsey, who became the eighth president of the then all-women's college in 1974, said she made her announcement in advance to facilitate the planning for choosing her successor.

Ms. Dorsey said she looks forward to "some long-awaited leisure time" during retirement.

Goucher's board of trustees will form a presidential search committee next spring, said Bruce D. Alexander, the college's board chairman.

Roland Walter Mazzone, 34, the former manager of the Valley View Inn in Parkville, was convicted yesterday in Baltimore County Circuit Court of conspiring to import, possess and sell cocaine.

Mazzone, of the 4100 block of Glen Park Road in Perry Hall, could receive a maximum sentence of 45 years in prison.

The jury of six men and six women deliberated for about one hour before convicting him of four separate drug charges.

After the verdict, his attorney, Russell White, asked Judge John Grason Turnbull II to allow Mazzone to remain free on $250,000 bail until his sentencing in November.

The judge, noting Mazzone's prior conviction for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, revoked the bail.

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A seven-mile section of Mount Carmel Road between Falls and York roads will be repaved under a $948,000 contract awarded to T. C. Simons Inc. of Fallston, Harford County.

The work will begin this month and continue until spring.

The State Highway Administration said the repaving also will include using new lane striping to increase nighttime visibility.

Baltimore City:

A 41-year-old man was found dead in a car in West Baltimore yesterday, shot in the chest and thigh, police said.

James Lee McCray of the 800 block of N. Gilmor St. was found sitting in a 1984 Chevrolet parked in the 2200 block of W. Baltimore St.

Neighbors called police, and Mr. McCray was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 4:10 a.m.

Police said they knew of no motive and had no suspects.

Mr. McCray was the 216th homicide victim in Baltimore this year. There were 192 homicides in the city at this time last year.

Anne Arundel County:

Annapolis Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins was to have heart bypass surgery today in Washington, after a fainting spell led doctors to discover he has a blocked coronary artery.

The 66-year-old mayor was admitted to Washington Hospital Center three days after collapsing Thursday night during the NFL preseason football game at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. He did not have a heart attack, his physician said yesterday.

The mayor was resting comfortably last night, a hospital spokeswoman said. His wife, Marion, and other family members visited, but the mayor was not accepting any other calls.

He met Saturday with Alderman John Hammond and appointed him acting mayor.

Carroll County:

State Police at Westminster reported a Virginia woman was killed yesterday after her car was struck twice by two other vehicles at the intersection of Windsor and Long Valley roads.

Police said Rachel Allyn Muenzenmayer, 23, of Annandale, Va., was driving a 1990 Toyota east on Windsor Road at 2:27 p.m. and was preparing to turn left onto Long Valley Road when she was struck in the rear by a 1989 Dodge Ram operated by George D. Hess, 62, of Hoke Road, New Windsor.

The impact, police said, drove the Toyota into the westbound lane where it was struck on the passenger's side by a 1990 Plymouth Voyager driven by Nevin L. McCann, 63, of Glen Rock, Pa.

Police said the Toyota was demolished and that the woman was pronounced dead at the scene by a deputy county medical examiner.

Police said Mr. McCann and a passenger, Ollie McCann, 36, also of Glen Rock, were flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where they were admitted in serious condition.

The relationship of the two men was not immediately known.

Mr. Hess was taken to Carroll County General Hospital, where he was treated for injuries and admitted in fair condition, said a hospital spokeswoman.

Police said driver error on the part of Mr. Hess contributed to the accident and that charges against him were pending his release from Shock-Trauma.

State Police at Pikesville said the accident brought to 422 the number of persons killed on the state's roadways so far this year, compared with 446 at the same time last year.

Harford County:

A Havre de Grace man received a 30-year prison sentence yesterday for the March 28 slaying of his cousin in a dispute over money.

Cornelius Marcellous Cooper, 21, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Circuit Court Judge William O. Carr sentenced Cooper to 30 years, with all but 15 suspended, but made that sentence run consecutive to a 15-year sentence for using a handgun while commiting a felony.

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