- The Washington Times - Saturday, February 10, 2007

MARYLAND

BALTIMORE

Fire chief cuts trip after cadet’s death

Fire Chief William Goodwin returned from Israel to meet with commanders yesterday to discuss the death of a cadet during a training exercise.

Chief Goodwin was in Israel for a summit on homeland security and was not due to return until tomorrow.

Investigators are interviewing about 60 people who took part in the training exercise Friday in West Baltimore.

Rachel Wilson, 29, collapsed during the exercise and died at a local hospital. Two other firefighters were injured when they went to her aid.

The exercise involved setting a fire in a three-story vacant row house on Frederick Avenue and Calverton Road.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is taking part in the investigation.

HAGERSTOWN

Lottery ticket dispute lands in court

A dispute between two Fairplay, Md., men over who paid for a winning $1 million lottery ticket has landed in court.

Fred Cade and Brian Kendle have been friends and neighbors for years. Now, they’re arguing over who paid for the ticket in December 2006.

Washington County Circuit Judge W. Kennedy Boone granted a preliminary injunction Friday against Mr. Kendle and his wife, Mary Lee, relating to the money.

Mrs. Kendle testified that Maryland Lottery officials paid out $672,500 for the winning ticket. After making payments on a vehicle, the couple has about $660,000 left, she said.

Judge Boone granted the injunction against the Kendles, preventing them from spending $500,000 of the remaining $660,000, effective immediately.

Mr. Cade’s attorney argued that Mr. Cade paid Mr. Kendle $20 to purchase a “Countdown to Millions” lottery ticket on Dec. 15, 2006, from a bar in Fairplay.

Mr. Kendle said the $20 that he used to buy beer and the winning lottery ticket was his.

The winning numbers were announced Jan. 1, and the dispute began five days later when Mr. Kendle found out that Mr. Cade was telling people that half of the lottery winnings were his.

DISTRICT

Police wound man in shootout

Metropolitan Police shot and seriously wounded a man they say fired on them last night in Northwest.

Police were responding to a report of a woman shot at Sixth and I streets about 5 p.m., WRC-TV (Channel 4) reported. Upon the officers’ arrival, a man on the scene pointed and fired a gun at them, police said.

Officers returned fire, hitting the man at least once, police said. He was in grave condition with a gunshot wound to the head, according to police.

The woman, who was shot in the hip, hand and thigh, was taken to the hospital, police said. Her wounds did not appear to be life-threatening, they said.

VIRGINIA

FAIRFAX

165,000 eggs spilled on Beltway; driver flees

Virginia State Police are looking for the driver of a tractor-trailer who fled after the vehicle overturned early yesterday and spilled 165,000 eggs all over the Capital Beltway.

The accident involved only the tractor-trailer and the guardrail it took out. The driver ran off before police could arrive.

Police were called to the scene at about 12:30 a.m.

Michael Karbonski, with the Virginia Department of Transportation Safety Service Patrol, said it took the cleaning crew 11 hours to clean up the mess before the left lane on the Inner Loop of the Beltway and the ramp to I-66 could be reopened.

Crews used about 250 pounds of cat-box filler to absorb the eggs before they could sweep them up into Dumpsters.

Mr. Karbonski said it looked like a large omelet on the road.

ALEXANDRIA

Woman’s body found in Dumpster

Police were investigating the suspicious death of a woman whose body was found in a Dumpster yesterday morning in the West End. Police were called to the 5300 block of Holmes Run Parkway at 10:17 a.m. after someone reported finding the body in a trash container outside a high-rise apartment building.

Officials did not identify the victim yesterday and were awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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