Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville


January 26, 1993

Dieter's Devils fan club has the Spirit for its hero

What started as a chance meeting last summer with Jason Dieter of the Baltimore Spirit indoor soccer team has turned into a die-hard fan club.

Michelle Lee, 10, was so taken with Mr. Dieter's skill and charm -- when she and about 30 other girls from the Arundel Soccer Association met last summer at a soccer camp in Crownsville -- that she founded a fan club, Dieter's Devils.

The youngsters attend Spirit home games at the Baltimore Arena with a banner they designed announcing their presence and wear Dieter's Devils T-shirts. Not too long ago, they traveled to Harrisburg, Pa., to support Mr. Dieter and his teammates.

Christopher Nider, 10, whom Michelle recruited, runs through the Spirit ring dressed as a devil mascot as Mr. Dieter is announced before each game.

The Devils idolize Mr. Dieter, who came from Archbishop Curley High, Essex Community College and UMBC to professional soccer, says Dianne S. Osborn, mother of some of the club members. During the holidays, they gave him brownies and an album of newspaper clippings and photos.

Mr. Dieter assisted Mike Stankovic's staff in holding the weeklong camp last summer at Arden Fields for more than 100 children, mostly 11-- to 13-year-old girls.

"Everyone was impressed with not only his level of playing skill, but the manner in which he related to our children," said Ms. Osborn. "We're also very proud of the children for their initiative and positive accomplishments."

FBI, police seek bank robbery suspect

The FBI and county police are looking for a man who robbed a bank in Cape St. Claire yesterday morning.

Police said a man wearing a brown suede jacket entered the Annapolis National Bank in the 1300 block of Cape St. Claire Road about 10:30 a.m. and handed the teller a note. The note said the man was armed with a gun and demanded cash.

The man escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. He was last seen in a church parking lot on Hilltop Road.

The man, approximately 30 years old, was described as white with light, curly-brown hair. He stood 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed about 190 pounds.

Burglars enter house and take two cars

Burglars broke into a home in the 600 block of Paddle Wheel Court in Millersville Friday and took two cars parked in the garage -- a 1982 Toyota Celica and a 1985 Volkswagen -- and a purse.

Police believe the suspects got into the house through an unlocked sliding-glass door. The keys to cars were in the house. Police have no suspects. The property was valued at $2,570.

Gallagher is elected to Smocking Arts Guild

Cindi Gallagher of Severna Park has been elected to the Smocking Arts Guild of America Board of Directors. She will represent Region I, which is composed of Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New

York, New England, the eastern part of Canada and Europe.

Ms. Gallagher has a bachelor of fine arts degree in theater design from Catholic University and is a smocking instructor for the Anne Arundel County Adult Education Program. She also is a sewing instructor for Capital Sew and Vac in Annapolis.

The local smocking chapter, the Chesapeake Treasures, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Crofton Middle School.

Information: 987-7841.


* Severna Park: Someone stole a bicycle that was parked in front of the Pedal Pushers Bike Shop in the 500 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. Thursday. The bike was valued at $500.

* Arnold: Burglars broke into the Papa John's Pizza Shop in the 1400 block of Ritchie Highway Saturday and took an undetermined amount of money.

* Severna Park: Burglars broke into the Professional Centre in the 800 block of Ritchie Highway Friday and took money and other property valued at $167.

* Severna Park: Vandals bent the satellite dish outside of Shooters Sports Bar and Grill in the 900 block of Ritchie Highway Wednesday.

* Millersville: A resident of the 200 block of Michele Court reported to police that someone broke into his 1974 Chevrolet Chevette that was parked in front of his home Wednesday. They took bowling balls and other property valued at $295.

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