Two Mids named to academic team
Two midshipmen at the Naval Academy were named to USA Today's 2006 All-USA Academic First Team on Wednesday.
Midshipmen Nicholas Schmitz of Bethesda and Paul Angelo of Columbia Station, Ohio, seniors who were named Rhodes scholars late last year, were among 20 students nationally chosen for the first team. They receive a trophy and a $2,500 cash award.
Schmitz, a varsity gymnast, ranks among the top members of his class academically as a double major in political science and economics with a minor in Japanese.
Angelo, a political science major who speaks fluent Spanish, has published two papers in academic journals: one on Central American guerrilla insurgencies in the 1970s and 1980s, and another on indigenous movements in Bolivia.
3-bus fender-bender injures 11 pupils
Eleven pupils were taken to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center with minor injuries Wednesday afternoon after three school buses were involved in a fender-bender at Chesapeake Bay Middle School in Pasadena, according to Lt. Russ Davies, a spokesman with the Anne Arundel Fire Department.
Ninety pupils were aboard the three buses when the accident occurred at 2:30 p.m., Davies said. Davies said that there appeared to be only minor damage to the fender of one of the three buses.