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Top 5 Stories: Navy Birthday and New Parking Garage Rules

Here's a quick look back at the biggest headlines of the week in Annapolis.

No. 1—

Annapolis will celebrate the 167th birthday of the U.S. Naval Academy and the 237th birthday of the U.S. Navy with four days worth of events and birthday specials. 

  • Click here to see photos from the academy's birthday cake cutting.
  • Click here to see photos from the academy's formal dress parade saluting Annapolis.

No. 2—Annapolis Man Sentenced for Child Porn Possession

A U.S. District Judge sentenced David Gould, age 59, of Annapolis, to three years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for possession of child pornography on Friday. Gould pleaded guilty after a search of his home and storage unit in February turned up at least 29 videos and more than 600 images of minors younger than 12 engaging in sexually explicit conduct. 

No. 3—Suspicious Package Turns Out To Be Retail Security Tag

The suspicious package that closed the 2000 block of West Street for about an hour on Thursday turned out to be a retail security tag. Firefighters responded to the BB&T Bank around noon after a pedestrian reported walking by a trash, hearing a beeping noise and spotting an object that had wires attached. 

No. 4—

City officials and about 100 residents spent more than two hours on Tuesday night exchanging facts, opinions and concerns about whether the Eastport Community Center is safe. The center is the polling location for some Ward 6 residents, and several of them pressed city officials on why they couldn't relocate the polling place for this November's election and/or the upcoming 2013 city elections.

No. 5—City Changes Procedure for Residential Garage Parking

If you participate in Annapolis' two hours free garage parking program for city residents, you're going to need some blue tickets. The city has eliminated round the clock cashiers so the decals no longer work. City officials said they won't issue key fobs or barcode tags—which are the permanent solution—until January. City residents will need to show identification and pick up a month's worth of parking vouchers from the Noah Hillman Garage office during normal business hours.



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