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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.

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