ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY--Davidsonville * Edgewater * Shady Side * Deale

December 17, 1992

Four portraits of Declaration signers installed at City Hall

Annapolis residents nibbled on Christmas cookies and admired four portraits of Maryland signers of the Declaration of Independence during the mayor's annual open house yesterday.

The sepia-toned portraits of Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone and Charles Carroll of Carrollton were installed this week in the City Council chambers at Annapolis' historic City Hall.

All four lived in Annapolis, and their homes are still standing, said Tom Roskelly, the city's director of public information and tourism. The portraits are actually photographs taken by Annapolis photographer Marion Warren of oil portraits at the State House.

One portrait was donated to the city by an unknown benefactor, Mr. Roskelly said. The city is asking volunteer organizations to contribute toward the purchase. Each portrait cost $750.

Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins greeted a steady stream of local business and government officials and city residents, who dropped by to munch cookies and sip hot cider.

Gunman demands cash from C & C Liquors clerk

A gunman pulled a pistol on the clerk at C & C Liquors in Annapolis Tuesday afternoon and rifled the cash drawer, county police said yesterday.

Investigators said the gunman walked into the store, in the 900 block of Bay Ridge Road, with another man at 1:46 p.m. Police said they did not know whether the two were together, but when the second man brought a soft drink to the counter, the gunman pulled out a revolver and demanded money from the clerk.

The gunman grabbed an undetermined amount from the cash drawer and ran from the store. He was last seen leaving the parking lot in a white pickup truck.

Police described the gunman as black, in his 30s, about six-feet tall, wearing a red jacket and khaki pants.

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* Annapolis: Someone slashed the convertible top of a Chrysler LeBaron parked in the lot at Annapolis Mall Tuesday.

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