- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 20, 2009



4 hospitalized after CO exposure

Baltimore County fire officials say three adults and an infant have been hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning after high readings of the gas were found in an apartment complex.

Firefighters went to the complex in Fullerton about 1:25 p.m. Friday. They found an 11-month-old girl and two women unconscious in an apartment. A man in a neighboring apartment was also found to be ill.

All four were taken to local hospitals.

Residents were evacuated from the affected buildings, and fire crews began ventilating them.


Republican resigning from Md. House

Delegate Rick Weldon is giving up his seat in the House of Delegates to take a job in Frederick City Hall.

Mr. Weldon will be executive assistant to Mayor Randy McClement.

Mr. Weldon, who was elected as a Republican, announced last year that he had switched his voter registration from the GOP to unaffiliated. He said at the time that he didn’t want intensifying party politics to interfere with his policy decisions.

Because Mr. Weldon was elected as a Republican, the Frederick County and Washington County Republican Central Committees will choose someone to replace Weldon. That person’s name will be forwarded to the governor to make the selection official.


Ski hill worker hurt by snow machine

A worker at the Wisp ski resort near McHenry is recovering from surgery after he was accidentally pulled under a snow-grooming machine.

Wisp Resort spokeswoman Lori Epp said Friday that the Oakland man’s injuries were not life-threatening.

She says he was working in a maintenance garage Thursday afternoon when he was somehow pulled beneath the rear of the machine. The snow groomer resembles a bulldozer.

Miss Epp says the man was taken by first responders to Garrett Memorial Hospital and then to Ruby Memorial in Morgantown, W.Va., for surgery.



Neo-Nazi convicted by U.S. federal jury

A federal jury in Virginia has found a white supremacist guilty of four counts of making online threats.

Jurors deliberating in Roanoke returned their verdict Friday against William A. White. They also found him not guilty of three counts.

The head of a Roanoke neo-Nazi group, White was found guilty on charges that in one case involved threats intended to prevent residents of a Virginia Beach apartment complex from giving testimony in a housing discrimination case.

White’s attorneys had argued in U.S. District Court that his e-mails and online postings were protected by the First Amendment.

White faces a maximum of 40 years in prison on the four convictions. A sentencing date has not been scheduled.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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