County, Annapolis to get U.S. funds to fight terrorism...

ARUNDEL DIGEST

February 26, 2002

County, Annapolis to get U.S. funds to fight terrorism

Anne Arundel County and Annapolis will receive money from the federal government to prepare for and guard against terrorist attacks, a spokesman for the county said yesterday.

The county, site of the Naval Academy and Fort Meade, will receive $184,880 from the state's Emergency Management Agency, said Matt Diehl, a spokesman for County Executive Janet S. Owens. He said $82,320 will be spent in Annapolis.

Owens has been pressing state and federal officials for money to help prepare and arm police and fire officials to fight terrorism and protect residents from biological threats such as anthrax.

Annapolis Mayor Ellen O. Moyer recently released a report by her security committee in which possible terrorist targets are described.

The money is part of a $2.74 million grant released to the state by the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Domestic Preparedness.

Baltimore man, 53, killed as car overturns

A Baltimore man was killed when he lost control of his car in Pasadena yesterday morning on Fort Smallwood Road at Energy Parkway, Anne Arundel County police said.

George William Montgomery, 53, was driving east on Fort Smallwood Road about 8 a.m. when his 1998 Chevrolet Lumina ran off the road, flipped over and struck a traffic signal pole on Energy Parkway, police said. Montgomery, a resident of the 700 block of Sharp St., was pronounced dead at North Arundel Hospital a short time later, police said.

Investigators ask anyone who saw the accident to call Officer John Bull at 410-222-8573.

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