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March 03, 2002

Bush to name 4 to board at Naval Academy

President Bush has announced his intention to appoint four new members to the Naval Academy Board of Visitors.

The appointees are: Michael S. Steele of Maryland, for the remainder of a three-year term ending Dec. 30, 2003; Tirso Del Junco of California, for the remainder of a three-year term ending Dec. 30, 2002; Frederick Meyer of Texas, for the remainder of a three-year term ending Dec. 30, 2003; and Jane E. Newman of New Hampshire, for the remainder of a three-year term, ending Dec. 30, 2003.

The Board of Visitors is an oversight panel for the academy.

Investigation continues into death of Arundel girl

Anne Arundel County police continued Friday to investigate the death of a 16-month-old girl who was rescued a year ago from a burning house in Pasadena.

Police were awaiting a report from the medical examiner on the cause of Sara Concannon's death.

Officers were called to the child's home in the 3500 block of Brickwall Lane in the Jacobsville area of Pasadena on Feb. 18 by a baby sitter who said Sara had fallen and lost consciousness. The girl was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she died three days later.

Police are investigating the death as suspicious, but no criminal charges have been filed, county police spokesman Officer Charles Ravenell said Friday.

In February last year, Sara and her mother, Christal Hayden, were treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after jumping from the second floor of their burning house into the arms of three construction workers who saw smoke and came to rescue them.

Hayden, then 19, publicly thanked the men who saved her and her baby when the men were honored as heroes by county officials.

Harvard professor to present lecture

Professor David Carrasco of Harvard University will present the 2002 Honors Program Lecture at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Western Maryland College.

The lecture, "Education for Liberation: God, Cornel West and Latinos at Harvard University," is free. Carrasco, a 1967 graduate of Western Maryland College, will discuss the educational vision of African-American philosopher of religion Cornel West, also a Harvard professor. He also will address the recent confrontation between West and Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers.

Carrasco, who writes and lectures on Mesoamerican cities and religions; Latin American religions; and Latino cultures, arts and religion, is Harvard's Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America. He earned his doctorate from the University of Chicago. He is the editor of the three-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures and director of the Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project.

Information: 410-857-2290.

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