CENTRAL COUNTY--Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park

August 17, 1993

Millersville teen wins rocket trophy

A 15-year-old from Millersville won his second national championship trophy at the 35th annual National Association of Rocketry contest this month.

Andrew Miller, a sophomore at Old Mill High School, built a 5-foot tall javelin rocket that out-performed rockets built by older participants at the event, held the first week of August in Middletown in Frederick County.

The event drew participants from 26 states and the District of Columbia, and the rocketeers logged more than 1,000 flights at the event.

Andrew collected 11 trophies in all, including first place in the scale model event and awards for helicopter duration and streamer-recovery duration.

The teen-ager is a member of NARHAMS, the nation's oldest model rocketry club in continuous operation. The club sponsored the national meet and finished third in flight points of all those in the country.

Members of NARHAMS assist with public launches at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt. The rockets lift off at 1 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month. Andrew was introduced to model rocketry at one of those launches six years ago.

Couple scares prowler from their house

A Severna Park couple scared off a prowler in their home early Saturday, county police said.

According to the police report, the 42-year-old woman woke up at 2:55 a.m. and heard a man walking in the hallway of her home in the 1000 block of Round Bay Road. At first she thought it was her husband, but then realized her husband was still in bed with her.

She woke her husband and they saw that the person in the hallway had a flashlight. The intruder ran to the back of the house when he saw that the couple had awakened.

When the couple went downstairs, they found that the rear sliding glass door was wide open and eggs were smashed on the walkway. Nothing was taken from the home and police said they have no suspects.

POLICE LOG

* Severna Park: Burglars broke into Rey's Crabs in the 300 block of Ritchie Highway Saturday and stole several bushels of crabs. Police said the back door to the restaurant was pryed open.

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