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WEST COUNTY --

March 29, 1993

Severn group loses bid to join coalition

The Greater Severn Improvement Association has lost a bid to become a member of a coalition of neighborhood groups that meets regularly with officials at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

The BWI Neighbors Committee voted unanimously Thursday night not to enlarge the 11-member group.

Members said the committee historically has represented only communities that border airport property. None of the Severn communities fits that description.

The Severn association is an umbrella group for 10 neighborhoods, and its representative on airport issues, Sherman Reagan, argued that a new take-off procedure initiated last year routes low-flying planes over his area.

"I think the organization has grown to the point where it represents the southern side of the airport," Mr. Reagan said. "We have a right to sit on the committee."

But two committee members, Tom Dixon, representing Harmans, and Tom Holland, representing the Linthicum/Shipley Improvement Association, said the Severn group's main concern is noise, while the committee deals with many other subjects that affect communities near the airport, such as growth of the facility.

The Severn Improvement Association does have a seat on the committee, but Mr. Reagan said that organization does not represent the entire community.

Head-on crash kills 21-year-old Laurel man

A 21-year-old Laurel man died, and a 19-year-old Edgewater man was seriously injured in a head-on collision in Southern Anne Arundel County Friday night, police said.

Steven Lewis Creel Jr., of the 13000 block of Miles Court, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 11:42 p.m. accident on Solomons Island Road in Lothian.

Police said the Pontiac Sunbird Mr. Creel was driving northbound crossed the center line and hit an oncoming 1991 Ford Tempo driven by Diriki Akida Green.

Mr. Green was flown by state police MedEvac helicopter to the trauma unit at the Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly, where he was listed in serious condition yesterday with unspecified injuries.

Woman assaulted in office building

A 23-year-old woman told county police she was sexually assaulted Thursday while cleaning a Hanover office building.

According to the police report, the woman was cleaning a men's bathroom in the building in the 7200 block of Parkway Drive when she was attacked.

During a brief struggle, the man told the victim he had been watching her for a long time, then fled, police said.

Man, 23, arrested in Odenton break-in

Police have arrested and charged a Prince George's County man accused of breaking into an Odenton home last week, then running away when surprised by the homeowners.

Robin Dale Brigman, 23, was arrested a few hours after the Thursday night break-in by Prince George's County police and is being held in connection with several burglaries in Anne Arundel.

County police said a man broke into a home in the 1200 block of Winer Road about 9 p.m., but was confronted by the residents.

Police did not say if the man took anything from the home.

Mr. Brigman has been charged with burglary.

Other charges are pending, police said.

Woman robbed of purse outside store

A 20-year-old woman was robbed of her purse early Friday outside a Crofton convenience store, county police reported.

According to police, the woman was leaving a 7-Eleven store in the 2100 block of Defense Highway about 1:45 a.m. when the robber pushed her down and snatched her purse before running behind the building.

Police described the suspect as a white man, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 140 pounds with black hair and a pockmarked face.

Md. Red Cross sends relief workers to Fla.

Crofton resident Georgia Maxwell is among a group of workers drawn from the ranks of the Central Maryland Chapter of the Red Cross to aid in disaster relief operations in Florida.

Areas of Florida were devastated by tornadoes and floods from the storm that left up to 16 inches of snow in the Baltimore area.

Ms. Maxwell, a Red Cross volunteer, is listed nationally as a family service technician who is eligible to assist in emergency support.

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