Regional Digest

REGIONAL DIGEST

April 14, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Carroll County

Ravens to continue training at McDaniel through 2010

WESTMINSTER - Purple, black and gold will continue to reign in Westminster. The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to hold their summer training camp at McDaniel College through 2010.

The new contract, announced yesterday by officials of the school and the National Football League team, means tens of thousands of fans will continue to flock to the campus to catch a glimpse of their favorite players and bring business to the city's downtown restaurants and shops.

"We're extremely pleased to continue the relationship that has always been a very pleasant experience in dealing with the collegiate people and the folks at the city of Westminster," said Bob Eller, director of operations for the Ravens.

In Anne Arundel

Assembly bill protects Crownsville cemetery

ANNAPOLIS - The General Assembly has passed a bill that would protect the historic cemetery at Crownsville Hospital Center, even if the hospital closes this year as expected.

The bill would require the state to maintain the cemetery and mark it with a monument. It also bans the state from selling the cemetery and land that allows access to it. Attempts by legislators to prevent the hospital from closing failed, so the facility is expected to be vacated as soon as July 1.

Annapolis historian Janice Hayes-Williams and other volunteers have spent the past several months trying to identify the approximately 1,400 nameless bodies interred at the cemetery by examining death records at the state archives in Annapolis. Del. Samuel I. Rosenberg, a Baltimore Democrat, introduced the bill to protect the cemetery.

Joint Chiefs chairman to speak to Navy graduates

ANNPOLIS - Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will speak at this year's graduation ceremony at the Naval Academy. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. May 28 in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Since October 2001, Myers has served as head of the Joint Chiefs, the main military adviser to the president, the secretary of defense and the National Security Council. A native of Kansas, Myers graduated from Kansas State University in 1965 and joined the Air Force, where he rose to the position of commander-in-chief of the country's aerospace defense program.

Myers will address the class of 2004 at the end of Commissioning Week, seven days of activities that include garden parties, dances, award ceremonies, a dedication parade and a farewell music festival.

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