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ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY --

February 11, 1993

Mids punished for hitting 2 women with pillows

Four male midshipmen have been given demerits for pummeling two female classmates with pillows in a Dec. 3 incident in the Naval Academy's dormitory.

The women, both sophomore midshipmen, were bruised, and one received a black eye when the pillow fight got out of hand. Academy spokesman, Cmdr. Mike John, did not know whether the bruises and black eye were the result of punches or sharply snapped pillow cases.

Commander John said the male midshipmen -- a senior and three sophomores -- would receive demerits, lose their leave privileges and be placed on probation.

The women told investigators that they did not believe they were the victims of discrimination or harassment, Commander John said.

Teen unconscious with alcohol overdose

A 17-year-old Annapolis girl was taken to the hospital for an alcoholoverdose Tuesday night after her mother found her unconscious on the sofa, city police said.

The mother called for an ambulance when the girl would not wake up shortly after 11 p.m., said police, who went to investigate.

Friends of the girl told police that she had been drinking and was on prescription medicine. She was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center for treatment, police said.

Jug Bay sanctuary has 2 bird programs

See red-tailed hawks and water birds Saturday as the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Road in Lothian, sponsors two programs on birds.

In the first program, called Winter Birds of Jug Bay, adults and older children will search for water birds, bald eagles, red-tailed hawks and northern harriers. The program is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Bring binoculars and field guides.

In the second, called Predators in the Sky, children ages 8-12 and their families will learn about some of the Jug Bay's predator birds. The program is from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Registration for both events is required.

Information: 741-9330.

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