The Baltimore Sun from Baltimore, Maryland on July 5, 1990 · 51
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Bikers go Tour de Fort Meade turns into tough race By Peter Hermann Staff writer At first glance, the bicycle race course around McGlachlin Field at Fort Meade didn't look so tough a 1-mile oval track with only one small incline. But throw in tight corners, 60 racers and temperatures near 90 degrees, and it's no longer such a breeze. Only about half of the racers in the Tour de Fort Meade yesterday managed to finish the 35-mile race. And most of the bikers who finished were lapped by the winner, Paul Swadling. Kevin Szot, from Gaithersburg, said before the race he would have problems if the pack spread out over the track. That's what happened. "It's a different type of race," he said. "A good sprinter will be more consistent in this type of race." Szot, who finished out of the money, said he prefers races that wind their way through city streets, as opposed to a "criter-ium," a series of laps around an oval track or a circular course. But Just the same, Szot was happy to find a professional bike race nearly in his back yard. "You usually don't get pro races this close," he said. "It's nice to be able to get up in the morning at your own house and drive here instead of arriving the night before." It was the first of what promoters hope will be many pro races at Fort Meade. The day's events also 2 years later, By Kris Antonelli Staff writer Two years ago, Elizabeth Greenberg spent her July 4 holiday partying with friends at an Annapolis bar and watching fireworks from a boat in the harbor. This year, police still do not know who killed her. Greenberg's body was found July 5, 1988, floating near a Jetty on Bembe Beach. An autopsy listed the cause of death as head injuries and drowning. The state medical examiner said Greenberg, who grew up in Riverdale In Prince George's County, had been sexually assaulted. She was wearing a black sleeveless top but was nude below the waist. Greenberg, 34, was last seen alone at The Rocks, an Eastport bar, about midnight July 4, investigators say. "We don't know specifically what the motive is, but we do have some theories," said Capt. John Wright, head of the city's Criminal Investigations Division. Wright said investigators had a prime suspect shortly after the slaying who was brought in for questioning. "But we placed him somewhere else at the time of the murder." Wright said. Friends reported seeing Greenberg on a boat in Annapolis Harbor watching fireworks the night she disappeared. ,. . .Wright said tovestlgatorttiilnk. G reenberg was killed around 4:40 a m. Jury 5. Her Jbody was found on a. Jetty. Jn -front of a sailing around in circles, and only half find finish line Dave Lettieri leads the pack on the 35-mile race, said: "It's a good win Included races for amateurs, seniors, women and Juniors, from ages 6 to 19. The total prize package was $5,000, with $400 going to the winner of the pro-am race. The races were Just part of an Independence Day celebration that culminated with a fireworks display last night over Burba Lake. In attracting riders, the race was competing with a more established pro race in New York and some on murder is still unsolved school on Bay Front Drive by a passer-by about 1 1 a.m. The body was still warm, police said. "The problem we had reconstructing events of that weekend was that there was no way she could have had sex prior to 12:30 a.m. July 5," he said. "Either she had sex with someone who we don't know about and was killed by a third party or more likely she was killed by the person who she had sex with." Wright said he believes she was killed at or near the jetty, but he would not rule out other possibilities. No weapon was found. Although she graduated from SHEDS f & BARNS YOUR CHOICE RjtMi iHyiliip.iiu THE ANNE second to last lap of the Tour de Fort Meade. Paul Swadling, who won the There are so many good riders here." the West Coast, said James Pat-ton, the chief referee for the race from the United States Cycling Federation. Patton said he enjoys having these events at military installations, but said unique problems can arise. "We were at Fort Ritchie (near Camp David) for three years and then a new colonel came in and decided it was not a good idea," Northwestern High School in Adel-phl in 1971, she had lived in the Annapolis area for many years. About a month before her death, Greenberg had returned to Annapolis after finishing a four-month assignment as a cook in the U.S. Merchant Marine aboard a liquid natural gas tanker in Japan. "It makes me feel uneasy," said Tamara Thiel. who lives on Windsor Avenue. "The whole thing is awful." Police ask anyone with any information about Greenberg's death to call Crime Solvers at 267-8888. All names are kept confidential. Built to Your Specs and Delivered within 10 Days .11' ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY SUN THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1990 3 ARUNDEL COUNTY SUN RANDALL K. WOLF Patton said. "So we will have to wait until he leaves so we can do it again." But the folks at Fort Meade were more than cooperative. They even removed signs from the roads used for the race that might interfere. The race itself brought bikers from as far away as Australia, as well as from Pennsylvania, Florida and California. Lary Sass, a New BALL WIMBLEDON BALL Limit 2 per SALE DAYS JUNE 29th TO JULY 7th AGASSI SALE Celebrate Your Independence and save by buying AGASSI NIKE WEAR at 25 OFF WHITE SALE Traditional Whites on sale for 33 OFF Balls, Rackets, Shorts, T-Shirts, Socks, Shirts... q my It was the first of what promoters hope will he many pro races at Fort Meade. The day's events also , included races for amateurs, seniors, women and juniors, from ages 6 to 19. 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