In Montgomery County 4-year-old boy drowns in backyard...

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July 22, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Montgomery County

4-year-old boy drowns in backyard pool

GAITHERSBURG - A 4- year-old boy who was attending a family gathering drowned in a backyard swimming pool, Montgomery County authorities said.

The child, who was not identified, didn't know how to swim and apparently fell into the pool, in the 19900 block of Bramble Bush Drive, about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. County authorities said that when rescue personnel arrived, the child was out of the water and a neighbor, who is an off-duty volunteer firefighter, was performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

The boy was taken to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

In Carroll County

Finksburg man did not die of homicide, officials say

FINKSBURG - An autopsy on the body of a missing Carroll County man found Saturday in a wooded area near Deer Park Road determined that his death was not homicide, authorities said yesterday.

The state medical examiner's office ruled that Craig M. Barron, 53, of the 2500 block of Lawndale Road, Finksburg, was not killed, but the cause of death has not been determined. Barron was reported missing to state police Friday by a housemate and by a friend.

Barron's car was found early Saturday parked on Deer Park Road, near Liberty Reservoir and the Baltimore County line.

In Maryland

Parole commissioner named BCCC trustee

ANNAPOLIS - State parole Commissioner Maceo M. Williams has been named to the board of trustees of Baltimore City Community College, filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Jeannette Cole, the governor's office has announced.

Williams, 62, has been a parole commissioner since 1983, and will serve the remainder of Cole's six-year term, which began July 1 of last year.

A former college administrator and political science instructor, Williams has active in several organizations, including the National Alliance for Black School Educators and the American Correctional Association. He lives in Baltimore with his wife, Margaret.

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