With 53 confirmed cases since January...


July 25, 1996

FREDERICK -- With 53 confirmed cases since January, Frederick County is far ahead of its neighbors in rabies cases this year, according to regional health department statistics.

No people have contracted the disease in the county, but 35 have undergone post-exposure treatment, according to Charles Gillis, supervisor of the county Department of Environmental Health.

This is the third year in a row that Frederick County has led the region in rabies cases. Thirty-four cases have been reported this year in Washington County; Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania; and Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties in West. Virginia.

PYLESVILLE -- College scholarship funds are being established in memory of two North Harford High School graduates who died July 14 in a single-car accident in White Hall, said the father of one of the youths.

James R. Weston Jr. said one of the funds will provide a lacrosse scholarship in the name of his son, James R. Weston III, 17, an outstanding lacrosse player. The other scholarship will honor Drew Bradford Scott, also 17, and will aid students interested in studying earth science.

Contributions may be made to the North Harford High Memorial Fund, 211 Pylesville Road, Pylesville 21132.

ANNAPOLIS -- Gov. Parris N. Glendening has been named one of the National Governors' Association's two lead governors on technology issues.

The appointments were made by Nevada's Democratic Gov. Bob Miller, chairman of the NGA, at the end of the association's meeting last week in Puerto Rico.

Glendening, a Democrat who has made information technology one of the central themes of his administration, will share his new role with Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, a Republican.

SEAFORD -- Three children whose mother was in the hospital died in a fire that began about 1: 45 a.m. yesterday and destroyed their house, authorities said.

Ron Marvel, spokesman for the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, identified the victims as J. Mie St. George, 6 weeks, J. Mark St. George, 9, and Sara J. St. George, 10. Firefighters found the infant on a sofa on the first floor and the older children in a second-floor bathroom, Marvel said.

Their mother, Holly, was a patient at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Their father, Mark, was nearby, but not in the house when the blaze began, Marvel said.

Pub Date: 7/25/96

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