Severn Bridge to be dedicated Friday

November 07, 1994

Gov. William Donald Schaefer and Annapolis Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins will dedicate the new Severn River Bridge at 1 p.m. Friday.

The $34 million bridge opened to traffic in August.

Other officials who will attend the ceremony include Naval Academy superintendent, Adm. Charles R. Larson, state Department of Transportation Secretary O. James Lighthizer, state Department of Natural Resources Secretary Dr. Torrey C. Brown and State Highway Administrator Hal Kassoff.

The bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday for the ceremony.

Information: 1-800-323-6742.

Parole store robbed; Annapolis man charged

Moments after an armed gunman robbed a Rite Aid pharmacy at Parole Plaza yesterday, police said they arrested a man in the parking lot of the shopping center and recovered the stolen money.

The robber handed the store's pharmacist a note that said he had a gun and wanted money, a police report said. As the man's description was broadcast moments later, an Annapolis police officer saw the suspect and made the arrest about 12:30 p.m. Police found no weapon.

Jesse Williams, 41, of the 1900 block of Copeland St. in Annapolis, was held pending a bond hearing on a charge of armed robbery, police said.

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