25 YEARS AGO
Police officers from Annapolis to Easton were called to duty early Sunday morning after a double fatal accident, strong-armed robbery, several high-speed chases and a riot involving nearly 300 people all occurred within a two-hour period.
“It was crazy. There was so much going on at the same time. All of the police departments were busy,” said Sgt. T. Williams of Maryland State Police Centreville.
• • • Queen Anne’s County School Superintendent Joseph Shilling admitted that “some things worked and other things didn’t” when he gave the schools’ progress report on racial relations last week.
Shilling had promised to return to the Grasonville Community Center in the spring when he first met with parents there in December after a few racial incidents, including an October sit-in by black students at Queen Anne’s County High School.
“We had a bit of turmoil then, when it seemed like black kids and white kids didn’t like each other very much,” he said.
Shilling said most of those problems, which may have begun in the communities, were intensified by faculty members who “didn’t understand where the kids were coming from.”
• • • Sixty-nine years of marriage isn’t so long if one uses Thomas McGinnis’ well-known adage.
“Always remember this.