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January 04, 1993

Gen. Colin Powell slated to speak at Academy

The U.S. Naval Academy is launching the new year with a series of events in January capped off with a speech by Gen. Colin L. Powell.

General Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who will be the Clinton administration's military adviser during its formative stages, played a major role in the Persian Gulf war.

The topic of his Jan 11. speech was not known last week, but he is expected to field questions on the Gulf crisis. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m.

On Jan. 22, the Naval Academy Band will perform a concert as a farewell to Senior Chief Musician Gayle Thompson-Steele, who is retiring after 20 years as the academy's "first lady of song."

Midshipmen return to the academy after their winter break Jan. 5, and the second semester begins Jan. 13.

Sergeant Hooper receives Eagle Award

Sgt. Maj. Robert L. Hooper III has received the Eagle Award from the Maryland Army National Guard Sergeants Major Association.

The award is given for service above and beyond the call of duty. Sergeant Hooper is in charge of operations for the 1-158th Cavalry Squadron at the Medford Armory in Annapolis. He lives in Pasadena with his wife, Debbie, and children Jason, Michael and Christopher.

* The 1-158th Cavalry Squadron Rifle Marksmanship Team finished first in the Maryland Army National Guard championships for the second straight year.

Police raid in Annapolis results in three arrests

Three Annapolis residents were arrested on drug charges last week, after city police raided two apartments in Bay Ridge Gardens.

Police said they found a small quantity of crack cocaine, a pipe and other drug paraphernalia in the two adjacent apartments in the first block of Bens Drive.

Rodell D. Surgeon, 22, William A. Howard Sr., 43, and Yvonne D. Gray, 20, were charged with possessing drugs and/or possessing paraphernalia, police said.

Clayton Boyce named Press Club president

Clayton Boyce of Davidsonville has been elected president of the National Press Club of Washington, a professional and social organization for journalists and news makers.

Mr. Boyce is the news editor for Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service in Washington. He will serve a one-year term as president of the 4,400-member club. Previously he served as a club governor and as chairman of the board.

Before joining KRT News Service in 1987, Mr. Boyce was a reporter and editor for The Capital, the Harrisonburg, Va., Daily News-Record and the Saratogian newspaper in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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