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

July 29, 1993

Work on bridge will limit boat traffic on river

Boat traffic on the Severn River will be curtailed while workers place new steel support girders on the new Severn River Bridge, the State Highway Administration has announced.

The girders will be put in place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. During this time a "no wake zone" will be in effect for all marine vehicles within 500 feet of the project. Marine craft more than 75 feet high will not be allowed through the construction site once work begins.

From Aug. 16 through Aug. 19, opening of the old Severn River bridge will be limited. That phase of the project should be complete by early October. Vehicular traffic should not be affected by the work.

The new Severn River bridge should open to vehicular traffic in June 1994 and should be complete in January 1995. The entire project is 63 percent complete and on schedule.

Bike patrol officers arrest suspects

Two county police officers on bike patrol in the Harbor Gates apartment complex caught two teen-agers allegedly breaking into cars in the parking lot early yesterday.

Diriki Akida Thurman, 19, of the 2000 block of Ashley Drive in Annapolis, was charged with theft under $300. The other youth was charged on a juvenile citation with theft under $300.

According to the police report, officers were called to the complex in the 600 block of Admiral Drive at 1:08 a.m. to investigate a report of car break-ins.

They saw the suspects tampering with a 1990 Ford truck, the police report said.

When the pair saw the officers, they ran, but were not able to outrun the officers on the bikes, the report said. The two teen-agers were arrested and taken to Southern District station.

Man beaten, robbed Sunday night

A Hillsmere man told police he was beaten and robbed by two men as he walked on Old Annapolis Neck Road Sunday night.

Friedhelm Fred Haag, 38, of the 200 block of Hillsmere Drive, told police he was walking along the road drinking a beer at 10:17 p.m. when a man ran up and pushed him down.

The attacker was joined by another man, who beat Mr. Haag and took his wallet with $380 in it.

Powell receives schools award

The Rev. Robert Powell, rector of St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Annapolis, recently received the Superintendent Award of the Anne Arundel County Schools and the Board of Education for his contribution to the school system in the area of human relations.

The citation was made "in recognition of your outstanding support to the attainment of excellence in education through effective human relations."

Superintendent C. Berry Carter II, in making the award, mentioned Father Powell's assistance at Meade High School during class disruptions following the acquittal of Los Angeles police officers accused of beating black motorist Rodney King.

Father Powell serves as a member of the Ethics Committee of the Board of Education and also as a member of the Human Relations Advisory Committee.

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