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ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY --

January 29, 1993

Capital gives $50,000 to visitors' center

The Annapolis City Council's Finance Committee has agreed to chip in $50,000 to renovate an old home on West Street that will be converted into a visitors' center.

To ease downtown traffic congestion and better serve tourists, Annapolis is opening a visitors' center in a colonial-era house that backs onto the Gotts Court Garage. City officials are leasing the two-story, chalk brick house in the first block of West Street. The county is chipping in $50,000, as is the city, to renovate the building, which had housed a bank.

City Administrator Michael Mallinoff said yesterday that the finance committee approved the administration's request for the

3 men charged in drug, gun case

Three Annapolis men were arrested on weapons and drug charges Monday night after a routine traffic check, city police said.

City police stopped a Ford Escort on Hilltop Lane near Spa Road because it did not have a lighted license plate, police said. The driver, identified as Allen L. Snowden, 19, of President Street, had a suspended license.

Police said they found a .38-caliber handgun, two open bottles of malt liquor and a bag containing a rock of crack cocaine in the car.

Charged with drug possession, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and having an open alcoholic container were Mr. Snowden, Joe Edwards, 19, of Eastport Terrace, and Keith L. Taylor, 25, of the 200 block of Admiral Drive.

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