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ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY

October 30, 1992

Naval Station tests soil, water for contamination

Environmental engineers are testing for soil and water contamination at sections of the Annapolis Naval Station where scrap metal was buried from the early 1940s to 1973.

Underground tests will be conducted at the Navy Commissary Store and the Navy Exchange to check for contamination. A cleanup plan will be based on the levels of contamination found in the soil, ground water, surface water and sediment.

An area beneath the existing commissary parking lot was used to store scrap metal and refuse for more than 30 years. The site has been checked periodically since it was closed in 1973 for contaminants. The levels found so far have been too low to pose a health risk, Navy officials said.

Gibson Bridge closes for repairs in Nov.

The Franklin Gibson Bridge will be closed beginning in November for repairs.

The bridge is expected to reopen in March or April. Smith Brothers Co. will perform the $179,854 project, which involves increasing the bridge's load-bearing capacity.

Information: Anne Sieling, Department of Public Works, 222-7058.

Annapolis fire chief announces promotions

Annapolis Fire Chief Edward P. Sherlock Jr. has announced the promotions of the following fire fighters:

* Dale A. Crutchley, a 14-year veteran, from Emergency Medical Systems (EMS) lieutenant to captain.

* James W. Habercam, a 12-year veteran, from firefighter 1st class to EMS lieutenant.

* Joseph F. Martin III, an eight-year veteran, from firefighter 1st class to EMS lieutenant.

* Marcel R. Francois, a five-year veteran, promoted to firefighter 1st class paramedic.

* Warren E. Hadaway Jr., a five-year veteran, promoted to firefighter 1st class CRT.

* Timothy B. McDowell, a five-year veteran, promoted to firefighter 1st class CRT.

Skipjacks featured in Appreciation Days

Skipjacks will raise their sails off Sandy Point State Park this weekend as part of the 28th annual Chesapeake Appreciation Days.

The event, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday, features skipjack races, land exhibits, an oyster-shucking contest, a boat-docking contest, live entertainment and food.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors. Children ages 12 and under will be admitted for free.

& Information: 269-5570.

Pig hanged, eviscerated near Hilltop Lane

An Annapolis man was walking a friend home Wednesday night when he found a dead pig hanging from a tree in the woods off Hilltop Lane, police said.

City police say there's no evidence that the pig was slain as part of a cult ritual.

Richard Winford of the 200 block of Hilltop Lane called police shortly before 10 p.m. when he noticed something hanging from a tree. Police said the pig was hanging from its neck, with its entrails removed.

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