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County Briefs

March 23, 2000

Annapolis' Web site, e-mail are down

Don't feel bad if some Annapolis city official hasn't replied to your e-mailed message.

The city's e-mail and Web site have been down since Friday, said Thomas W. Roskelly, a spokesman for the city. City workers could not receive or send e-mail to outside servers as of late yesterday afternoon. The city's Web page (www.ci.annapolis.md.us) can only be accessed using its alternate address (209.62.147.11).

Roskelly said the problems stem from a recent change in Internet providers.

Man posing as customer robs health-food store

Posing as a customer, a man asked for tea before pulling out a large knife and robbing a Pasadena health-food store of an undisclosed amount of money Tuesday night, county police reported.

The robbery occurred shortly before 8 p.m. at the Nature's Good Earth store in Lake Shore Plaza. Police said the cashier helped the customer find his tea and carried it to the register, but when she opened the cash drawer the man displayed a foot-long stainless steel knife.

The cashier turned over the contents of the register, and the robber fled with the money.

Four squads of Twisters head to Americheer event

Four squads of the Glen Burnie-based Maryland Twisters cheerleading group are heading to the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Fla., to compete this weekend in the Americheer national championships after finishing high in the rankings of another national event in Jacksonville, Fla.

All four squads -- Youth (sixth grade and under), Junior (sixth through ninth grades), Senior (ninth through 12th grades) and Open -- reached the final rounds of the Cheerleaders of America competition held Friday through Sunday at Jacksonville.

In individual competition, Ashley Toppins, a 13-year-old pupil at Old Mill Middle School, placed second out of 41 cheerleaders in the middle-school division. She also was a member of the team -- with Mandy Vardy, Starneisha Gore, Dallas Frye and Allison Gordon -- that placed second in the Junior Stunt competition.

Finishing fifth in the Senior Stunt division were Jade Hall, Crystal Bateman, Jessica Palmier and Jamie Fortman.

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