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in the successful promotion of the organization, “The Helping Hands.” This effort is devoted to the enrichment and schooling of mentally retarded children.
* * * A New York man is being held in the Queen Anne’s County Jail under $5,000 bond on charges of assault and robbery after a cab driver reported being stabbed and robbed on Route 213 near Church Hill early Monday morning.
State Police said the victim, Robert Louis Sharp, 41, who drives a Checker Cab in Baltimore, was in the Kent and Queen Anne’s Hospital in Chestertown with knife wounds of the side and hands, but was moved Tuesday to the Ben Secours Hospital in Baltimore.
In jail is Francisco Otero Quiles, 27, of the Bronx, N.Y., who claimed he was looking for his brother working in Kent County and was lost in Baltimore when he saw the cabbie.
*** The one-way traffic system had to be put into effect 12 times across the two-lane Chesapeake Bay Bridge over the past weekend — eight times on Saturday — as long lines of motorists fumed and waited on both sides.
It was the heaviest weekend of the summer, not counting the holiday periods. A grand total of 75,707 vehicles used the span Friday, Saturday, and Sunday compared to 75,446 for the same weekend last year, topping by more than 2,000 the heaviest weekend to date this year.
*** A truck driver had more than pie in his face when his bakery truck overturned near Stevensville Monday evening.
The driver, Chestley Horner, 50, of Baltimore was reported in serious condition from injuries suffered in the accident.
State Police said the panel truck was going west on Route 50 about 6:15 p.m. when the traffic light at the intersection of 50 and State Route 8 changed to red. The driver applied the brakes, skidded into the fast lane of traffic and overturned. The truck skidded on into a concrete traffic divider and he was trapped beneath the vehicle. from Crownsville, said she was able to obtain a Stevensville post office box number last month for her natural father, 59-yearold Clyde Morgan Parsons. But according to the post office, the address does not exist.
So far, most of her search has been rooted on curiosity and leg work.
* * * You can’t eat them, but you can make a pet of them.
The first potbelly pig contest will be held at the Queen Anne’s County 4-H fair August 15.
The pigs, which have piqued the interest of breeders and pet lovers, are fairly new to the country, according to breeder Dan Schwalm. The pigs, which are originally from Europe, have only been in the U.S. for eight years.
Schwalm began breeding the pigs after “Ruby” moved in he and his wife three years ago. Ruby, who is now 75 lbs., used to sleep on the couples’ bed when he was a baby. Schwalm now has 15 pigs.
* * * The county music star Lee Greenwood will appear at a crab feast fundraiser for Rep. Tom McMillen congressional campaign Saturday, July 18 at the Queen Anne’s County 4-H park here.
Greenwood is expected to greet guests, pose for pictures with fans, and will perform a few of his hit songs.
Best known for his hit single, “God Bless the U.S.A.,” Greenwood has appeared on every major network, is involved in many charity efforts around the world for the U.S. Armed Forces.