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Baltimore & Region

October 14, 2005

Anne Arundel: Pasadena

1 killed, 1 hurt in car wreck

A 24-year-old Pasadena man died and another man was hospitalized after their Jeep Cherokee failed to navigate a turn and struck a telephone pole on Mountain Road near Old Mountain Road in Pasadena early yesterday, police said. The driver, Joseph Selby, 24, of the 8300 block of Sail Circle was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Passenger Mathew Selby, 27, who lives at the same address, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, police said. Police said that they believed speed and alcohol might have been factors and that seat belts had not been used.

Annapolis

Panel recommends Market House tenant

A committee of Annapolis city officials has recommended that the operator of Washington's Eastern Market be awarded a contract to manage the historic Market House. Silver Spring-based Site Realty Group was picked over six other bidders to run the 146-year-old city facility near City Dock. A retired judge, Eugene Lerner, oversaw the process. The city council, which must approve the lease, will discuss it Wednesday. Site Realty was the runner-up to Dean & DeLuca last year; the New York specialty grocer subsequently pulled out.

Baltimore

Man, 31, convicted on drug charges

A 31-year-old Glen Burnie man with a record of four felony drug convictions faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole after he was convicted yesterday in federal court in Baltimore of drug conspiracy and weapons charges. Evidence during a one-week trial showed that investigators found large quantities of drugs in the apartment of Dexter Bert Tyson, also known as Bert Dexter Tyson, in January 2003 - and nearly $50,000 in cash in a shoebox under the bed in the master bedroom.

Man gets 20 years for running drug ring

A 34-year-old Westminster man was sentenced this week to 20 years in prison for running a large illegal drug operation on Baltimore's west side. Ernest Roberts was convicted June 13 by a U.S. District Court jury of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana. According to evidence presented at trial, Roberts managed a drug-trafficking organization for a decade, starting in 1992. The evidence also showed that from 1998 to 2003, Roberts was a trusted adviser to convicted drug dealer Tyree Stewart, 31, who ran a violent drug organization in the city that distributed a high-quality form of marijuana known as "Arizona."

Guilty plea expected in securities case

A guilty plea is expected today in federal court from a senior vice president of the Baltimore company once run by Nathan A. Chapman Jr., the pension fund manager convicted last year of misappropriating state retirement system funds. Daniel Baldwin Jr., 49, of Randallstown was charged in June with securities fraud, providing false statements to the FBI and lying to a grand jury in the public stock sale of eChapman.com Inc. five years ago. He is scheduled to appear today before U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz in Baltimore to enter a guilty plea, according to the court calendar and prosecutors.

Fort McHenry Tunnel lane to be closed

State transportation officials plan to close the southbound right tube of the Fort McHenry Tunnel from 6 p.m. today until 8 a.m. Sunday. Weather permitting, maintenance crews will be performing work on the manholes inside the tunnel, which is part of southbound Interstate 95. For more information, go to mdtransportationauthority .com.

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