Worker killed as tree comes down atop him

November 24, 1993

ANNAPOLIS -- A 32-year-old Eastern Shore man was killed yesterday when a tree he was helping to remove from a lot in the Amberly neighborhood of Annapolis crashed down on top of him, Anne Arundel County police said.

Thomas Carter Highlett, of the 100 block of Maple St., Cambridge, was pronounced dead on arrival at Anne Arundel Medical Center shortly after the accident at 10:50 a.m.

Police said Mr. Highlett, who was working for Cole Ventures, a tree-removal service based in Annapolis, at a construction site on Holly Drive was struck in the head by a tree that was being pushed over by a bulldozer.

Mr. Highlett suffered head injuries.

Salvation Army puts out 14 red kettles

The Salvation Army of Annapolis set out 14 red kettles yesterday to collect donations to help families in need during the Christmas holiday.

The kettles, which will be out until Dec. 24, can be found at Giant Food stores in Bay Ridge, Festival Plaza, Edgewater, Crofton and Severna Park; Safeway supermarkets in Arnold and Edgewater and outside Banana Republic on Main Street Annapolis; Kmarts in Crofton and Parole; F & M Distributors in Annapolis Plaza; Thriftway in Eastport; Value City in Parole; and Caldor in Severna Park.

Several Rotary Clubs, including groups from Annapolis, Bowie-Crofton, Parole and Severna Park, will be manning the kettles.

More volunteers are needed to wrap gifts, pack food baskets and man the kettles, Salvation Army officials say. To volunteer, call Carolyn Burge at 263-4901.

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