Week in Review: Car Fires, Chemical Spill and a Tough Loss Against Airforce
Each Sunday, Patch looks back at the week in news.
In case you missed something on the site, each Sunday Historic Annapolis Patch brings you a roundup of the week in news and events.
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We started the week with photos from the Bates location of the Boys & Girls Club, where kids learned Bhangra Dance from members of the South River High Bhangra group.
In school news, we reported that Northrop Grumman recently donated $7,000 to Annapolis High School. The money will go toward a communications technology upgrade. In addition, Lilian Burwell, an 84-year-old visual artists who lives in Highland Beach, spoke to a group of roughly 40 students at annapolis High School recently. Burwell is one of hundreds of African-American groundbreakers who visited more than 100 classrooms across the country on Sept. 23 as part of the second annual Back to School with the HistoryMakers program.
And the group that studied the possibility of heterogeneous grouping at Annapolis High School filed an 18-page report with the Anne Arundel County School Board recently. That report revealed some concerns for the plan.
Before Monday night's Annapolis City Council meeting, Patch wanted to hear what topics were most important to readers. When readers answered, telling us they wanted to read more about legislation pertaining to speed cameras in school zones and panhandling, we followed up with a story the next day.
We brought you stories on two separate vehicle fires over the week. Tuesday we reported that there was a fire in a carport near the intersection of West Street and Legion Avenue late Monday night. No one was injured. In addition, on Friday, a Jeep caught on fire in the garage of 200 Westgate Circle. Employees of several businesses inside the building evacuated briefly, but the fire was contained to the one vehicle and no one was hurt.
Half a liter of hydrochloric acid was spilled in the basement of the Annapolis Water Reclamation Facility Wednesday. No one was injured, fire officials said.
Former Archbishop Spalding High School track coach Brian Timothy Funk, 40, of Pasadena turned himself in to police after being informed of child pornography charges against him. We brought you that story on Monday.
In other police news, Patch reported that Orlando Antoine Foote, Jr. 24, of Annapolis was sentenced to 17 years in prison on heroin charges. And on Sunday, we reported that two Annapolis men were transported to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for gunshot wounds. According to police the men were found outside in the 400 block of Captains Circle at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday.
Wednesday it was announced that the Johnson-Goslee family of Mardela Springs was the deserving family selected to have a new home built by The Fusion Cos., based in Annapolis, for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Thursday we brought you photos and interviews from the build site.
"From the Bay, For the Bay" kicked off Sunday. Find out more about this week-long effort, which features fresh Maryland seafood dishes at area restaurants and raises money for the Oyster Recovery Partnership.
Plein Air artists painted the town, as part of the three-day event, Paint Annapolis 2011. Check out our photos of the artists hard at work.
And finally, read about Navy's dissapointing loss as Air Force halted a comeback and survived 35-34 in overtime.