FROM THE PAST
*** The body of a woman pulled from the Chesapeake Bay off Matapeake last week has been tentatively identified as Edna Susanne Carter, 29, of Baltimore.
Baltimore City Police have arrested, charged and indicted George Melvin Brown, 24, also of Baltimore, in the woman’s death. He is being held without bail awaiting a preliminary homicide hearing.
The body was discovered early Tuesday, Aug. 29, floating in the Bay and when pulled up was found to have a 24-pound cinder block tied to one ankle, two bullet holes in the head and a fractured skull. *** Chesapeake Bay traffic grows and
The Bridge grows!
A total of 87,437 vehicles used the two-lane span over the four-day Labor Day weekend, and this was more than 2,000 over the record number of last year during the same weekend.
*** If you wondered why you couldn’t cross the Chester River Bridge at Chestertown Tuesday evening, it was because somebody goofed.
The Clark Machine Corp. of Baltimore, working on replacing the draw span with steel girding, removed the wooden decking from one leaf, did not compensate for the loss of weight, and the draw span went up in the air and wouldn’t come down.
*** With kindergarten children included in the regular public school system for the first time this year, a record 4,600 students are expected to enter classes in Queen Anne’s County today (Thursday, Sept. 7).
John Webb, superintendent of schools, said he looked for about 275 children in the kindergarten classes.
The record throng will also be greeted by a record 243 teachers and staff members.
Senior high school students will return to classes in the still unfinished comprehensive high school at the eastern limits of Centreville. Actually, the building is completed in the classroom and working area; only the huge auditorium is not finished.
Julianna Cufure left her home outside Rio De Janeiro two weeks ago and has been living with Rotarian Harold Reece of Cetreville.
“She lives as one of our children,” Reece said. “She has chores to do — she’s part of the family.”
*** The two men held in New Mexico and wanted here in connection with a series of break-ins on Kent Island have been returned to Queen Anne’s County and are awaiting trial.
There had been some doubt about whether they would be extradited to QA to stand trial because of the expense.
According to the county state’s attorney’s office, the expenses are expected to amount to about $1,500.
Melvin Lewis Hughes III, 20, of Grasonville and Melvin Michael Smith, 19, of Stevensville were returned to the county last Wednesday and are now being held in jail.
*** Several Queenstown residents are asking a circuit court judge to reverse a decision in Queen Anne’s County allowing a radio station to build a 340-foot tower near their homes.
Robert R. Price III, lawyer representing the residents opposed to the tower, said Thursday in Caroline County Circuit Court that officials from the radio station did not meet all the necessary procedural requirements.
Earlier, the Queen Anne’s County Board of Appeals granted Vision Broadcasting Co. a conditional use permit. That move would have allowed the company’s Annapolis-based rock radio station WHVY to build the tower in Bennett Point.
Construction has been held up, however, because of the recent appeal.
*** A 29-year-old Chester man, who had pleaded guilty to distribution of crack cocaine, was sentenced last Tuesday in Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court to 10 years in prison.
William C. Hammond Jr.’s conviction stemmed from a drug deal he made on Jan. 10.
*** Five people were injured in a six-vehicle pileup involving two tractor trailers Friday afternoon at the top of the Kent Narrows Bridge. The crash closed U.S. Route 50 for 90 minutes.
*** Police are still searching for a man who robbed the Kent Island branch of the Centreville National Bank here July 10.
The suspect, taped by the bank’s video cameras, was described as a 6-ft., 180-lbs, Asian man wearing a curly black wig, sunglasses, a tan sport jacket and gray trousers, police said.
*** The latest in agricultural technology was viewed with great interest by exchange students from the former Soviet Union Thursday at the Party on the Bay at Wye Field Day.
“To learn about the innovations that they don’t have yet, that was the best,” said Igor Lyzov of Ukrainian Republic. “That it is so practical if we use it there, the knowledge would increase productivity as well.”