In Maryland Glendening calls off trip to Alaska after...

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September 18, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Maryland

Glendening calls off trip to Alaska after meeting is canceled

ANNAPOLIS - The Council of State Governments has canceled its annual meeting in the aftermath of last week's terrorist attacks, prompting Gov. Parris N. Glendening to call off his planned flight to Anchorage, Alaska, where it was to take place.

Glendening had planned to leave tomorrow for the meeting and return Monday. The governor is president-elect of the council, and will take over its leadership this year.

Michael Morrill, the governor's communications director, Washington office liaison Anita Harewood and legislative coordinator Joe Bryce also were scheduled to travel to Alaska.

In Harford County

Man in serious condition after being burned at home

STREET - A Harford County man was in serious condition last night at Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center in Baltimore after being severely burned at his home, the state fire marshal's office said.

Frank Leon Lester, 59, of the 1700 block of Poole Road in Street was found in his yard by a passer-by about 2:05 p.m., fire investigators said. A pile of burned brush was also found on the property, investigators said.

Members of the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company treated Lester at the scene, said Deputy State Fire Marshal Derek A. Chapman. Lester had second- and third-degree burns over 90 percent of his body and was flown by helicopter to Bayview, Chapman said. The fire marshal's office is investigating the incident.

Pylesville man is killed when pickup hits tree

PYLESVILLE - A Pylesville man was killed Sunday evening when his pickup truck veered off the road, rolled down an embankment and struck a tree on Route 165 in Pylesville, state police reported.

Police said Randy Kevin Vencill, 36, was traveling south on Route 165, just north of Jenkins Road, when the accident occurred about 8:20 p.m. He was declared dead at the scene.

Tfc. Jon Sawa said investigators are trying to determine what caused Vencill's truck to go off the road.

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