Grenade unearthed in Annapolis proves to be nonexplosive...

ARUNDEL DIGEST

May 15, 2002

Grenade unearthed in Annapolis proves to be nonexplosive

An unexploded hand grenade was found by construction crews under a few feet of soil along Route 50 in Annapolis yesterday, causing traffic to be backed up for about an hour on the eastbound stretch as the Anne Arundel County Fire Department and the state's bomb squad investigated.

The grenade was inert and officials "don't believe anything to be suspicious" about it, said Division Chief John Scholz, spokesman for the county Fire Department.

Scholz noted that disarmed hand grenades are sold in military surplus stores and one was found earlier this month buried in the back yard of a Pasadena home. "It's not strange for people to have them in their possession," he said.

Morgan State choir concert to be broadcast

A performance by the Morgan State University Choir last month at the Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park is scheduled to be broadcast at 7 tonight on the Anne Arundel County Government Channel.

Northrop Grumman Corp.'s electronic systems sector and county government sponsored the event, which was recorded April 26.

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