Man may be charged in brother's deathA 19-year-old...


January 10, 1994|By From Staff Reports

WESTMINSTER — Man may be charged in brother's death

A 19-year-old Gambrills man has been charged with stealing a car a week ago and may be charged with unintentionally striking and killing his brother with the vehicle, Anne Arundel County police said.

Justin Paul Remines of the 2500 block of Davidsonville Road was charged Saturday with stealing a 1986 Chevrolet Camaro on Jan. 1.

His brother, Joseph William Remines, a 13-year-old Crofton Middle School student, was driving a minibike about 8:30 p.m. Jan. 2 on Bottner Road west of Route 424 in Gambrills when he was struck by the Camaro.

He died the next day at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington.

Police found the car abandoned on Bottner Road minutes after the accident. The car, which had been reported stolen the previous day, was unregistered and had been stripped of most of its interior equipment.

Police said their investigation determined that Mr. Remines unintentionally struck his brother while he was attempting to abandon the car. The case was under review by the county state's attorney.

Mr. Remines was being held in the county Detention Center on $13,000 bond.

2 books challenged by Carroll parents

WESTMINSTER -- Carroll County parents have demanded removal of "Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes" and "Slugs" from school libraries, claiming the books are inappropriate for young students.

The Dahl book, which calls Cinderella a "dirty slut," has been pulled from the half-dozen Carroll school libraries that carried copies. "Slugs" may go soon, if the school board agrees with a parent from Spring Garden Elementary when he makes his case Wednesday.

Both books have been challenged in other parts of the country, said Anne Penway of the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom in Chicago.

A Carroll school administrator removed the Dahl book from elementary libraries last month, concurring with a Mount Airy Elementary parent that the book was inappropriate.

The same administrator decided not to remove "Slugs," a whimsical rhyming book by David Greenberg.

Catonsville man hit in drive-by shooting


MOUNT AIRY -- A Catonsville man was in serious condition yesterday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being shot by an unknown gunman firing from a passing vehicle into a Carroll County home while the victim was visiting Saturday night.

State police said Brian Dehn, 19, was hit once in the abdomen shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday at the 100 block of E. Ridgeville Blvd. in Mount Airy. Several people were in the house at the time.

Museum, city officials sign letter of agreement


FREDERICK -- City officials and organizers of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine have signed a letter of understanding that, assuming a successful fund-raising campaign, would lead to the museum leasing for 10 years a vacant building on East Patrick Street.

The museum, expected to open in the fall of 1995, would house more than 3,000 medical artifacts from the Civil War that were collected by Dr. Gordon Dammann, an Illinois dentist who is chairman of the museum's board.

Frederick Mayor Paul P. Gordon said the lease would be signed if museum backers raise $500,000 to renovate the city-owned building. Under terms of the lease, museum officials would pay the city $1 a year for 5 1/2 years, then $50,000 annually.

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