State Digest


August 27, 2005|By From staff reports

In St. Mary's County

Bush sets Labor Day stop at union training center

WASHINGTON - President Bush plans to mark Labor Day with a visit to a labor union training center near the mouth of the Potomac River in St. Mary's County, the White House announced yesterday.

Bush, who is scheduled to return to Washington on Friday from a lengthy vacation at his Texas ranch, is to tour the Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education at Piney Point and deliver a Labor Day speech.

In Maryland

Ehrlich grants clemency to 17 convicted of crimes

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. granted clemency to seventeen people yesterday for crimes ranging from assault to felony theft.

Those pardoned are:

Donald Arnold, 57, convicted of assault in 1969;

Jeffrey Brotemarkle, 55, convicted of two counts of trespass in 1981 and one count of trespass and malicious destruction in 1986;

David Brown, 38, convicted of disorderly conduct in a public place in 1986;

Brenda Christ, 37, convicted of felony theft in 1987 and violation of probation in 1988;

William Francis Colleary, 42, convicted of misdemeanor theft in 1983;

Ian Nixon Gray Jr., 41, convicted of attempted theft in 1985, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in 1991, and failure to pay deferred payment in 1992;

Monchessa Jackson, 38, convicted of prostitution, violation of probation and loitering in 1986;

Kirk Johnson, 46, convicted of misdemeanor theft in 1985; littering, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of controlled dangerous paraphernalia in 1991; possession of a controlled dangerous substance in 1992; and contempt of court in 1993;

Sharon Mungro, 49, convicted of misdemeanor theft in 1983;

Sandra Overstreet, 52, convicted of possession with intent to distribute in 1974;

Melissa Shriver, 33, convicted of misdemeanor theft in 1992;

Thomas Smith, 42, convicted of carrying a handgun in 1981;

Deborah Thesing, 45, convicted of storehouse breaking in 1979;

Toney Trent, 69, convicted of wearing a handgun in 1989;

Thomas Treseciak, 35, convicted of felony theft in 1991;

Cindy Valentine, 48, convicted of battery in 1994;

Steven Ray Wallace, 51, convicted of assault in 1972, housebreaking in 1982, and illegal possession of a firearm in 2000.

A pardon does not remove a conviction from a person's record.

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