ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY--Davidsonville * Edgewater * Shady Side * Deale

June 09, 1993


Eight people are rescued after sailboat capsizes

Maryland Natural Resources Police rescued four adults and four children from the Rhode River near Camp Lett last weekend after their sailboat capsized.

All eight people were thrown overboard about 9 a.m. Sunday when a gust of wind flipped their 19-foot Flying Scot sailboat.

Paul T. Williams, 37, of Alexandria, Va., was cut on his head when he was struck by the boom. He was treated at Anne Arundel County Medical Center and released.

There were no other injuries, a DNR official said.

A Natural Resources Police boat was patrolling the area when the accident occurred.

Confederate flags found at war memorial

Two miniature Confederate flags were discovered yesterday within an hour at a war memorial in Eastport, upsetting some residents and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post.

George D. Harris Jr., commander of Annapolis' VFW Post 304, said he removed a Confederate flag that was placed in front of a wreath decorating the memorial shortly after 9 a.m.

A half-hour later, Robert Slawson, president of the Eastport Civic Association, and former Mayor Dennis Callahan discovered another 3-by-5-inch flag stuck inside the wreath.

"It was very inappropriate to put a Confederate flag there," said Mr. Slawson, who unwired and removed the flag with Mr. Callahan's help.

Mr. Harris said he was extremely perturbed to find the VFW's wreath decorated with a Confederate flag. Members of the VFW had put up the wreath on Memorial Day in honor of all U.S. soldiers who died for their country. "This has upset me highly," he said. "There's only one flag in this country and that's the American flag."

No one took responsibility yesterday for placing the flags at the memorial statue in a small park past the bridge into Eastport.

Two are charged with drug possession

Two Annapolis men were charged with possession with intent to distribute PCP on Friday after police said they saw one man pass a bottle to the other while they sat in a car in a drugstore parking lot on Jennifer Road.

According to the police report, officers noticed the men in a car in the lot of the F&M store next to Annapolis Mall at 7:30 p.m. The officers saw one of them take a brown bottle from his pants pocket and drop it into the lap of the other man.

That man tried to cover it up with his shirt, the police report said.

Officers found the bottle, which contained alleged PCP, and charged both men with possession of the drug, police said. Charged were Roger A. Trott, 21, of the 600 block Broadneck Road and James L. Young III, 29, of the 1200 block of River Road.

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