A 48-year-old Harford County truck driver was killed...

Regional Digest

March 14, 1998|By From staff reports

A 48-year-old Harford County truck driver was killed yesterday morning when a tanker truck struck him while he talked to a fellow driver in an area at Baltimore Amoco Oil Co.'s Glen Burnie yard where vehicles are refueled, Anne Arundel County police said.

Police said Carmen Jack Sorrentino of the 2800 block of Fallston Road in Fallston was struck about 7: 50 a.m. at the yard, in the 800 block of S. Ordnance Road. They said Sorrentino's friend warned him that the truck was heading toward him but that Sorrentino could not get out of the way.

Police turned the case over to the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is investigating.

Annapolis man given 7 years for bank robbery

A federal judge sentenced a 29-year-old Annapolis man yesterday to seven years and five months in prison after he was found guilty of robbing Annapolis Bank and Trust Co. in August.

Tyreus Brown, 29, pleaded guilty Dec. 18 in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to robbing the Annapolis bank, in the 2500 block of Riva Road. Federal officials say Brown has admitted robbing two other banks, a First National Bank in Severna Park and another Annapolis Bank and Trust in Arnold in August .

In June 1989, Brown was convicted on a drug-possession count and served a year in the county Detention Center. While he was there, a federal grand jury indicted him and 16 others in a drug ring. He pleaded guilty in June 1990 to the federal charges and served five years.

The provost at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County has been named chancellor of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Jo Ann E. Argersinger, 45, will become the 16th chancellor at Southern Illinois' Carbondale campus and the first woman to hold the job when she assumes the $155,000 post July 1.

A 1974 graduate of UMBC, Argersinger has a master's degree and a doctorate from George Washington University.

Three siblings who raised $37,000 from hundreds of people to equip Bowie Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad with high-tech gear to save lives have been nationally recognized for their efforts.

The Daily Points of Light Foundation, a program that highlights volunteers who try to solve social problems, awarded the Snyder children -- Cory, 13; Brock, 11, and Makenzie, 7 -- achievement certificate Thursday.

The children will receive congratulatory letters from President Clinton and former President George Bush. The Snyders began their project after watching a television program about a fire that killed three children.

Calling their efforts "Operation Shamrock," the Maryland State Police will be out in full force for the next four days looking for drivers who celebrate St. Patrick's Day with too many drinks.

More than 50 additional troopers will be patrolling Maryland highways through Tuesday as part of a crackdown on drunken driving.

"A motorist who is stopped for drunk driving will not see the brilliant colors of a rainbow leading to a pot of gold, but the red and blue flashing lights of a Maryland State Police patrol car," police said in a statement.

Pub Date: 3/14/98

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