Perry Hall woman was in serious but stable...


October 26, 1997|By From staff reports

ESSEX -- A Perry Hall woman was in serious but stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday and an Essex man was in good condition at Bayview Medical Center after they were shot at an Essex bar in a morning robbery attempt, county police said.

Patricia Lynn Cloud, 27, a bartender at Amber Lounge in the 500 block of Eastern Blvd. suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. James Franklin Wardwell, 49, suffered a wound to his arm.

Police said a man walked into the bar about 1: 30 a.m., announced a robbery, then shot Cloud. He left without any money, shooting Wardwell as he fled.

JARRETTSVILLE -- A man was found dead by firefighters early yesterday after he was trapped and was heard screaming in his burning Jarrettsville apartment, authorities reported.

The victim, William Thomas Alley, 20, who lived in one of several buildings on a Morse Road property owned by a relative, was at a party earlier in a nearby building. Others at the party heard the screams but could not get into the burning building because of heat and smoke, said Sgt. Edward Hopkins of the county sheriff's office.

A firefighter was treated for a minor burn. The cause of the fire is under investigation, and damage was estimated at $60,the state fire marshal's office said.

WASHINGTON -- If an Amtrak strike begins Wednesday, the Penn Line, which operates 50 trains a day in the Baltimore-Washington area on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor with Amtrak crews, would cease operations, Amtrak officials said.

MARC service in Maryland on CSX's Brunswick and Camden lines would continue, but not to Washington's Union Station, which is Amtrak property and is maintained by Amtrak union employees. MARC would operate those lines to Greenbelt and Silver Spring, where passengers could transfer to Washington Metro's bus and subway service.

The cooling-off period in a dispute between Amtrak and the Brotherhood of the Maintenance of Way Employees union will end at 12: 01 a.m. Wednesday, leaving Amtrak passengers across the country -- and daily commuters in the Northeast, including Baltimore -- facing the possibility of commuting during a strike.

Pub Date: 10/26/97

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