- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 15, 2007


1 dead, 3 hurt in drive-by shooting

A drive-by shooting late Friday left one person dead and three others injured.

Metropolitan Police said the shooting happened before midnight near RFK Stadium, in the 1500 block of East Capitol Street. Officers found one victim at the scene, who was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

As police investigated, they found three others who were shot. All three are expected to survive.

Police yesterday were questioning two persons who led officers on a chase after the shooting. Their truck matched the vehicle that was described as being involved in the shooting.



Historic plantation to close its doors

A plantation on the James River where General Ulysses S. Grant made his crossing in 1864 will close its doors to visitors in October.

Flowerdew Hundred in Prince George County operates as a museum and historic site.

Employees said the plantation will close to the public Oct. 12. Its future is not clear.

The plantation is run by the nonprofit Flowerdew Hundred Foundation, which had relied on money from the family of David Harrison III, who died in 2002.

Mr. Harrison bought Flowerdew Hundred in 1967 and began converting it into a museum and historic tourist attraction.

Marjorie Webb, one of Mr. Harrison’s daughters and a foundation manager, said the family decided it was “the best thing” to close the plantation as a tourism venue.

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