Memorial scheduled to honor victims of terrorist attacks...


September 19, 2001

Memorial scheduled to honor victims of terrorist attacks

An ecumenical candlelight service in honor of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington and those killed in the jetliner that crashed in Pennsylvania is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.

County Executive Janet S. Owens, Annapolis Mayor Dean L. Johnson and representatives of the Naval Academy and various religious communities are to attend the Service of Remembrance and Hope. The service will honor victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and those killed in commercial jets used to carry out those attacks.

Those who wish to attend the service, which will include gospel and instrumental music and a poetic reading, are asked to take candles. Information: 410-222-1527.

Man driving stolen car killed, 2 injured in accident

A Prince George's County man driving a stolen car was killed in an accident on Wayson Road in Davidsonville early yesterday, county police said.

A woman and a man who were sitting in the back seat of the silver 2001 Honda Civic EX suffered serious injuries, according to investigators.

Edward Ira Baker, 31, of Colmar Manor, was southbound on Wayson Road near Stocketts Run Road when he apparently lost control of the Honda on a curve, police said. The car - reported stolen in Prince George's County on Thursday - crossed the center line, went off the opposite side of the road and struck a large tree head-on.

Fire Department rescuers pulled Baker from the car. Baker, who police say was speeding and not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bessie Hare, 37, of Mount Rainier, who suffered internal injuries and two broken arms, was in serious condition at Prince George's Hospital Center yesterday. The second passenger, Dionne Tibbs, 30, of Lanham was in serious condition at the trauma center yesterday with multiple internal injuries, police said.

Legal charges pondered in man's electrocution

Prosecutors are expected to decide within the next few weeks whether to file charges in the death of a 19-year-old Brooklyn Park man who was electrocuted in a fountain near a Pasadena night club June 28, according to Kristin Riggin, a spokeswoman for the county state's attorney's office,

Jason David Hunt, 19, of the 3500 block of Fifth Ave. was pushed into the fountain near Famous McDoogals nightclub by several friends who were joking around, authorities said. The friends pulled him from the water after seeing he had lost consciousness. They told paramedics they could feel an electric shock when they touched Hunt's body, fire officials said.

The state medical examiner ruled the death a homicide - meaning Hunt died at the hands of another. It remains unclear whether Hunt's friends could be held criminally responsible for their role in Hunt's death or whether the property owners could be held legally responsible for faulty wiring in the fountain, authorities said.

Health Department begins rabies vaccine distribution

The Anne Arundel County Health Department dropped small pellets of rabies vaccine from a helicopter into wooded areas of the Broadneck and Annapolis peninsulas yesterday as part of its yearly rabies eradication project.

The pellets, about the size of a brownie, are designed to be eaten by raccoons and other wild animals; they are not toxic to pets or people, officials say. The pellets are marked with a toll-free telephone number if someone should find one and have a question about it, said Dr. Joseph Horman, a Health Department official.

Health officials were targeting 21,858 acres on the Broadneck peninsula and another 23,120 acres on the Annapolis peninsula, Horman said. The vaccine distribution is to continue through this week.

Information: www.aahealth .org.

1 of 3 county jail inmates still at large after escape

A county jail inmate remained at large yesterday, a week after escaping from the minimum-security Ordnance Road detention center.

The inmate, Damon Uriah Beatty, 21, of the 3700 block of Brooklyn in Baltimore was serving an 18-month sentence for car theft and assault when he and two other inmates scaled a fence at the detention center about 4:45 p.m. Sept. 11.

The two other inmates were captured within hours of the escape by county and state police officers.

Joseph Michael Lapp, 20, and Patrick S. Wagoner, 20, were charged with escape and were sent to the Jennifer Road detention center in Annapolis, jail officials said.

Police probe carjacking reported by two teens

County police yesterday were investigating a report that two teen-agers were carjacked early yesterday in the Freetown neighborhood in Pasadena.

The teen-agers offered an incomplete description of three men they say forced them at gunpoint from their 1993 Chrysler LeBaron and threw them to the ground before driving off in the car, Lt. Joseph Jordan, a police spokesman, said.

Firefighters found the car on fire near Marley Neck Road about 2:30 a.m.

According to police reports, Chad E. Harrison, 18, of Hanover and Gregory E. Salisbury, 19, of Pasadena ran into the woods after the reported carjacking, then walked to Harrison's house to report the incident about 3:30 a.m.

Health Department seeks men for focus group

The county Health Department is sponsoring a focus group on the smoking habits of black men.

The group is open to African-American men ages 18 to 34 who are current or former smokers and residents of the county. Participants will receive $50 each.

The group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Heritage government complex, 2660 Riva Road, Annapolis. Information: 410-222- 4382.

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