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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | March 27, 2002
Residents of the Edgewater area turned out for a public hearing at county government headquarters in Annapolis recently to discuss a proposed commercial development at Lee Airport. Although five homeowners groups recently wrote letters to County Council members endorsing a zoning change that would be needed to build a retail village along Route 2, pockets of resistance remain. Some residents worry that commercial activity could harm Warehouse Creek. At the meeting Monday night, Councilwoman Barbara D. Samorajczyk, an Annapolis Democrat, questioned the category of commercial zoning proposed for the site, saying it might encourage construction of a larger, regional shopping center rather than a smaller, local one. Residents who back the retail concept said they did so only after the Lee family, which owns and operate the airport in Edgewater, agreed to limit commercial space at the complex to 387,000 square feet.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,sun reporter | December 11, 2006
Two people killed Saturday evening in the crash of a small airplane near Edgewater were identified yesterday as a man and woman from Texas. Timothy Kramer, 49, of College Station and Deborah Giant, 50, of Bryan were the occupants of the single-engine Cessna 210 that crashed between two small hills by Beards Creek, a few hundred yards short of Lee Airport's runway, Maryland State Police said. Kramer was a civil engineering professor at Texas A&M University, said Lane Stephenson, its director of news and information.
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By Joe Palazzolo and Joe Palazzolo,Special to The Sun | September 1, 2006
Plans for a shopping and residential complex on the Lee Airport property in Edgewater have stalled after a county official said he will withdraw a bill that would have allowed the project to proceed after more than three years of negotiations between neighbors and the developer. The bill, originally scheduled to be introduced at Tuesday's County Council meeting, called for the state to transfer control of a service road running parallel to Route 2 to the county, which would swap it for an equivalent piece of the Lee family's land.
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By Tyrone Richardson and Tyrone Richardson,Sun reporter | December 10, 2006
Two people were killed last night when their single-engine plane crashed at Lee Airport near Edgewater in Anne Arundel County - the third accident this year at the airport. The victims - one man and one woman - were declared dead at the scene, said Battalion Chief Steve Thompson. He declined to provide further information about the victims pending notification of next of kin. Thompson said the Fire Department was called about 5:45 p.m. Several dozen emergency personnel were soon at the scene, using flashlights to comb through wreckage strewn over the western end of the runway.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 3, 1999
Two Prince George's County men escaped with minor injuries late Saturday when a single-engine aircraft ran off a runway at Lee Airport in Edgewater, Anne Arundel police reported yesterday.The pilot, Stephen M. Bobby, 39, of Greenbelt, was released after treatment at Anne Arundel Medical Center. His passenger, Michael D. Bobby, 32, of Glenn Dale, did not require hospital treatment, police said.Police responded to the airport shortly after 10 p.m. and found the pilot's 1976 Beechcraft Sundowner 180 "on the grass, fairly intact," a police dispatcher said.
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By Amy Oakes and Amy Oakes,SUN STAFF | November 23, 1998
Federal investigators were seeking to determine yesterday the cause of an airplane crash that killed a Florida man Saturday in Anne Arundel County.Rescue divers from Anne Arundel, Kent and Calvert counties retrieved the body of William Gardner Knight, 56, of Delray Beach about 2 a.m. yesterday from the cockpit of his experimental two-seater Burgess Model RV-6, said Officer Carol C. Frye, a spokeswoman for Anne Arundel County Police Department.The plane crashed into Beards Creek, about 150 feet from the Berkshire residential area in Edgewater.
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October 6, 1995
A two-engine airplane crashed into a chain-link fence Wednesday after skidding across the runway at Lee Airport in Edgewater, county police said.David Matthew Yocum, 44, was trying to land the plane in a rainstorm on the airport's east runway just before 10 p.m. As he was braking, the plane's wheels began to slip across the water on the runway, police said.Mr. Yocum turned the plane and tried to stop again but crashed into the fence before he could, police said. No one was injured.I= Lee Airport is in the 300 block of Solomon's Island Road.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Staff writer | October 7, 1991
Authorities widened their search yesterday for a single-engine planethat has been missing since Friday with a student pilot at the controls."There is always the possibility that she could be alive," said Maj. Mitzi Parks of the Civil Air Patrol.Parks said the search was expanded yesterday into the Delaware area near Chesapeake City, one of the 30-year-old woman's destinations.More than 100 searchers in planes and cars also were combing the area from Lee Airport to Easton Airport, where the woman was believedto have stopped for lunch at 3 p.m. Friday.
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November 24, 2003
First of three planned skywalks opens at airport Some passengers at Baltimore-Washington International Airport will enjoy quicker and easier access to their cars and the main terminal this holiday season thanks to a skywalk that opened Tuesday. The climate-controlled skywalk connects Level 6 of the hourly parking garage with a new mezzanine level of the airport's main terminal, near Concourse D. The skywalk also connects with an enclosed walkway system on Level 6 of the garage. The aerial pedestrian bridge includes moving walkways, and new escalators and elevators connect the mezzanine level with the rest of the main terminal.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 22, 1998
Officials from four agencies combing an area near Lee Airport in Edgewater last night found wreckage in a creek after receiving calls from residents who reported hearing a loud noise."
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By Joe Palazzolo and Joe Palazzolo,Special to The Sun | September 1, 2006
Plans for a shopping and residential complex on the Lee Airport property in Edgewater have stalled after a county official said he will withdraw a bill that would have allowed the project to proceed after more than three years of negotiations between neighbors and the developer. The bill, originally scheduled to be introduced at Tuesday's County Council meeting, called for the state to transfer control of a service road running parallel to Route 2 to the county, which would swap it for an equivalent piece of the Lee family's land.
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By ANNIE LINSKEY and ANNIE LINSKEY,SUN REPORTER | July 12, 2006
A small, privately owned airplane crashed in a soybean field yesterday morning, critically injuring the pilot as he attempted a landing at Lee Airport near Edgewater and scattering parts in a residential neighborhood as the aircraft hit several trees. The pilot and lone occupant, Ralph Dilks, 64, of Cape May, N.J., was pulled unconscious from the wreckage by several area residents who heard the crash shortly before 10 a.m. Witnesses said Dilks had serious head injuries from the impact, which left the cockpit obliterated.
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December 1, 2003
Lee Airport receives $91,341 aviation grant from MAA Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. recently announced that Lee Airport in Edgewater will receive a $91,341 aviation grant from the Maryland Aviation Administration. The MAA grant will provide Lee Airport with the resources to create an airport layout plan to help guide short- and long-term capital development. The state funding will also help improve the airport's taxiway to enhance access to airfield services. The MAA grant program provides assistance for up to 90 percent of an airport improvement project.
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November 24, 2003
First of three planned skywalks opens at airport Some passengers at Baltimore-Washington International Airport will enjoy quicker and easier access to their cars and the main terminal this holiday season thanks to a skywalk that opened Tuesday. The climate-controlled skywalk connects Level 6 of the hourly parking garage with a new mezzanine level of the airport's main terminal, near Concourse D. The skywalk also connects with an enclosed walkway system on Level 6 of the garage. The aerial pedestrian bridge includes moving walkways, and new escalators and elevators connect the mezzanine level with the rest of the main terminal.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | June 7, 2002
Residents who sought to restrict commercial development at Lee Airport in Edgewater are asking Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens to take up their plight and veto a recent zoning decision. The Anne Arundel County Council voted 6-1 this week to assign commercial zoning to 30 acres at the airport, where the owners want to build a retail village. But some residents strongly oppose the idea, arguing that the shopping center will pollute Warehouse Creek and create traffic hassles on Route 2. "We are very concerned about the whole area around here and believe this [rezoning]
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | March 27, 2002
Residents of the Edgewater area turned out for a public hearing at county government headquarters in Annapolis recently to discuss a proposed commercial development at Lee Airport. Although five homeowners groups recently wrote letters to County Council members endorsing a zoning change that would be needed to build a retail village along Route 2, pockets of resistance remain. Some residents worry that commercial activity could harm Warehouse Creek. At the meeting Monday night, Councilwoman Barbara D. Samorajczyk, an Annapolis Democrat, questioned the category of commercial zoning proposed for the site, saying it might encourage construction of a larger, regional shopping center rather than a smaller, local one. Residents who back the retail concept said they did so only after the Lee family, which owns and operate the airport in Edgewater, agreed to limit commercial space at the complex to 387,000 square feet.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | April 18, 1993
A small single-engine plane crashed in an Edgewater cornfield and burst into flames yesterday afternoon, killing one person and critically injuring another.Authorities had not identified either victim as of yesterday evening and remained unsure if the person who died was a pilot or a passenger in the two-seater Cessna, which was bound for Ocean City from Hagerstown.Capt. Gary Sheckells, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, said the crash occurred about 3:15 p.m. after the plane tried to make an emergency landing at Lee Airport, south of Annapolis.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Sun Staff Writer | August 17, 1994
A survivor of a plane crash last year in Edgewater is seeking $10 million in damages in a civil lawsuit he filed last week against the manufacturer of the craft's engine.Frederickus Johannas Giltay III of Ellicott City contends in the suit that a faulty exhaust valve caused the plane to have engine problems and crash in a cornfield near Lee Airport on April 17, 1993.The makers of the engine -- Textron Inc. of Providence, R.I., and its subsidiary, Textron Lycoming Reciprocating Engine Division of Williamsport, Pa. -- are named as defendants in the suit, which was filed in Howard Circuit Court on Aug. 10.Officials at Textron declined to comment on the suit.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | March 21, 2002
Edgewater homeowner groups have given tentative support to new commercial development at Lee Airport, provided the project adheres to strict design and building requirements. Although pockets of residents oppose a change in zoning that would allow airport owners to build a retail village along Route 2, the consensus among many homeowner groups is that a deal with the Lee family, which has owned property in the area since the 1800s, is better than no deal at all. "No one wants to see that land developed, but most people are savvy enough to know that it will happen, and if you have some control, it sort of allays your fears a little bit," Bill Edmonston, vice president of South River Park Community Association, said Tuesday.
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October 9, 2001
3 county airports allowed to resume limited activity Three small airports in Anne Arundel County resumed limited activity last weekend, as the Federal Aviation Administration reduced the no-fly zone around Washington. After the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, federal officials banned general aviation flights within a 28-mile radius of the nation's capital. Private aircraft are now allowed to fly by instrument flight rules - requiring them to file flight plans with the FAA - from airports more than 20 miles outside Washington.
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