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1799-2005 Serving the Mid-Shore for 205 years DEMOCRAT The STAR DEMOCRAT Stay in touch with us FRONT DESK:410-822-1500 SERVICE:410-770-4005 CLASSIFIED:410-770-4000 NEWSROOM:410-770-4010 SPORTS:410-770-4095 ONLINE: NATION WEATHER SPORTS Mostly sunny High 70 Low 51 Mostly clear tonight. Full Weather Page A13 Wade,O’Neal turn up Heat in playoff opener Dwyane Wade overcame a tough start to score 20 points and Shaquille O’Neal added 19 on Sunday to lead five Miami players in double figures, as the Heat defeated the Washington Wizards 105-86 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal. Page B1 Cooling off top guns Exasperating plane crashes in the military that are blamed on recklessness, not enemy gunfire or faulty equipment, present the Pentagon with a dilemma. Page A2 WORLD Bush,Putin meet near Moscow Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and President Bush speak at a map in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence just outside Moscow Sunday. Bush arrived in Moscow to take part in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in Europe. Page A5 MONDAY, May 9, 2005 Easton, Maryland 50¢ Advice..................B5 Calendar............A10 Classifieds......B7-12 Comics..............B4-5 Editorial................A8 Financial..............B3 Lottery................A13 Maryland..............A6 Nation..............A2-3 World................A4-5 Obituaries..........A11 Weather..............A13 INDEX Hamilton biographer honored with $50,000 book prize CHESTERTOWN (AP) — Historian Ron Chernow received the inaugural $50,000 George Washington Book Prize on Saturday, the nation’s largest literary prize for early American history. Chernow was honored for his biography “Alexander Hamilton,” a look at the co-author of The Federalist Papers and the nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury. The prize, sponsored by Washington College, was award- ed to Chernow at Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate. It recognizes books about George Washington or the founding era. Ted Widmer, director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College, said Chernow’s book brings “new life to an often-overlooked founder.” Chernow has written several other critically acclaimed works, including “The House of Morgan,” which won the National Book Award as the best nonfiction book of 1990. Chernow said his next project would focus on George Washington. Man shot by QA’s deputy after chase files lawsuit Andrew Pope III seeks $30 million By KONRAD SUROWIEC Staff Writer CENTREVILLE — A Queenstown man shot 14 months ago by a Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s deputy is suing the deputy and the county for $30 million. Andrew Pope III filled a lawsuit April 19 in Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court against Deputy First Class Mark Barbre and Queen Anne’s County. Pope is requesting a jury trial. He seeks $10 million each from Barbre and the county on the grounds his constitutional rights were violated. Pope seeks another $10 million from Barbre on the grounds of unlawful assault and battery. Pope was critically injured when he was shot in the neck March 17, 2004. The St. Patrick’s Day shooting followed a low speed police chase which began in Grasonville and ended several miles away on the driveway of Pope’s home. Pope, 38 at the time, was driving a Ford truck on state Route 18 around 12:30 p.m. when Barbre tried to stop the truck. Donald Marvel, who lived with Pope, was a passenger in the truck. Pope continued driving at a low speed and allegedly made threatening gestures toward Barbre, police said. Pope turned onto Bennett Point Road, turned onto Cove Road, then turned into his driveway at 119 Pope Lane. Police said Pope got out of the truck and pulled his hand quickly out of his waistband, which prompted Barbre to fire one shot, hitting Pope in the neck. Ron Chernow, author of “Alexander Hamilton,”speaks after receiving the inaugural $50,000 George Washington Book Prize as Baird Tipson, center, president of Washington College, Richard Gilder, co-founder of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and Mrs.Gay Hart Gaines, regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies’Association, listen to his address Saturday at Historic Mount Vernon.The prize is a collaboration between Mount Vernon, Washington College, and the Gilder Lerhman Institute of American History. Four compete for seats in Trappe Election to fill three positions on council to be held Tuesday By CHRISTINE NEFF Staff Writer TRAPPE — Four candidates will vie for three open seats on the Trappe Town Council Tuesday, May 10. Residents can vote from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day in the town hall. Two members of the council are up for re-election. Commissioner Edgar Harrison has reached his term limit, opening up a third seat. Cheryl Lewis, current council president, and Danny Adams, council vice president, will run for a second term. Former Commissioner F.B. “Bud” Reid and Don English, planning commissioner and former council president, will vie for open seats. The three candidates winning the most votes will take office. Candidate Profile: Danny Adams Nearing the end of his first term on the town council, Danny Adams said challenges faced in those four years included the Trappe East annexation, the Lyons Farm annexation and finishing the wastewater treatment plant. “I think we did the best that could have been done on those projects,” he said. “We represented the town, not ourselves. That’s who we’re looking out for — the citizens.” Adams’ family has a history of serving the Trappe area. His grandfather, Morris T. Adams, started the first sewer lines in Trappe in the 1960s as a member of the town council. His father served as chief of police in Trappe at one time. Adams looks favorably on the two revitalization projects proposed for the downtown area — Mitchum’s Marketplace and a townhouse office complex. “It’s well deserved,” he said. “We need it. It’s nice to get everybody in gear to make downtown Trappe look like it did probably 50 to 75 years ago, to bring the Broll retires from NRP Was first female to patrol on Eastern Shore for Natural Resources Police CHRISTINE NEFF Staff Writer EASTON — Tammy Broll faced some challenges when she began her career in the Natural Resources Police nearly 26 years ago. As the third female ever hired by the agency and the first female to patrol on the Eastern Shore, she had some barriers to overcome in the field. “Superstition-wise, it was bad luck to have a female on your boat,” she said, of when she first started patrolling in Somerset County. Some commercial boaters were reluctant to let her board their vessels for an inspection. She overcame their superstitions, she said, by talking to them while another officer boarded the boat. Once the boaters got to know her, she would be allowed to inspect. “Working in the field, I really had some wonderful experiences. I never ran into a problem I couldn’t overcome, but there were challenges,” she said. “Hopefully that broke down some barriers for people that followed me.” Broll retired from the Natural Resources Police on April 1. In her 26 years of service, she was the first female in every rank, and the only cadet to move through the ranks all the way to superintendent. She served as acting superintendent from January 2003 to June 2004. Broll said her mother, Peggy MacPherson, sparked her initial interest in the program. Broll had attended the University of Maryland after high school but had trouble sticking to a major. Growing up on the water, she took an early interest in boating, crabbing and fishing. Her mother gave her an application for the Natural Resources Police, and, two years later, she started training for the Cub scouts race two-wheeled wagons during 2005 Choptank District Cub-o-ree at the Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Showgrounds Saturday.From left, Garrett Miller, Michael DuLac, Brandon Muller, Nick Hardesty and John Panor were among those pulling with all their might for Cub Scout Pack 129 from Centreville.More than 500 people, comprised of cub scouts and their families, packed the grounds for the weekend of camping, racing, whittling and other outdoor fun. TAMMY BROLL Easton vote will expand town historic district area By GREG MAKI Staff Writer EASTON — The Easton Town Council has voted 4 to 1 in favor of expanding the local historic district to the boundaries of the National Register Historic District and adding two noncontinguous properties. The expansion adds properties on Goldsborough, North, Dover, Hanson, Aurora, Harrison, Washington, West and Port streets, Richards Memorial Park cemetery and a home at 702 South St. Ward 3 Councilman Leonard Wendowski cast the only “no” vote Tuesday. He has said he favors some expansion of the historic district, but people in the national district have benefits of which they can take advantage. Wendowski also has said many of the homes in the proposed expansion area are rental units owned by people who do not live in Easton. Expanding the historic district should not be used as a way to force landlords to upgrade their properties because they will likely pass the added costs DANNY ADAMS DON ENGLISH CHERYL LEWIS F.B. “BUD” REID Award sponsored by Washington College PHOTO BY CHRIS POLK Cub-powered competition See LAWSUIT Page A13 See BROLL Page A9 See EASTON Page A13 See TRAPPE Page A13

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