Week In Review

October 23, 2005

Aberdeen

Warehouse replica planned at stadium

What was a grassy hill just beyond right field during the Ripken World Series in August soon will be a 300-foot-long, 200-room Marriott hotel - a scale replica of the B&O Warehouse and a defining feature of the Cal Sr.'s Yard youth field.

Baltimore developer H&S Properties will build the hotel that will occupy the warehouse. Part of it will be branded as Marriott's Residence Inn and part as Courtyard by Marriott.

Bill Ripken, who was joined by his brother, retired Orioles All-Star Cal, and their mother, Vi, for the formal groundbreaking, called the hotel the "showpiece" of a virtual baseball city that will span 110 acres off Interstate 95 in Aberdeen.

When completed, the complex will re-create the experience of playing at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Maryland section, Page 3B, Monday

Man treated after police standoff

A man was treated at a Harford County hospital after police used tear gas to end a seven-hour standoff Monday at an Aberdeen home, police said. The man's name was not released.

Police said a man barricaded himself inside a home with several guns and 1,000 rounds of ammunition in the first block of Poplar Grove Ave. after firing shots at his wife, who told police that the couple had separated the previous week.

Maryland section, Page 3B, Tuesday

Missing baby is found safe at motel

A 2-month-old reported missing from Harford County was found safe at a motel and returned to the mother, police said Tuesday.

Amadaius A. Taylor was found at a motel in Aberdeen minutes after police issued an Amber Alert, said Lt. Jim Eyler of the county sheriff's office.

A neighbor who was caring for the child was released after officers were satisfied that the report resulted from a misunderstanding, Eyler said.

Baltimoresun.com, Tuesday

Havre de Grace

Officials probe chemical in wells

The state environmental agency was investigating how a chemical compound contaminated wells in Havre de Grace.

Officials detected high levels of the probable carcinogen trichloroethane in six wells on Titan Terrace in the Glenn Estates community. The wells contained levels from 7 to 139 parts per billion. The maximum safe level is 5 parts per billion.

Maryland section, Page 3B, Tuesday

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