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Baltimore boy, 9, drowns in quarry

BALTIMORE -- A 9-year-old Baltimore boy drowned yesterday afternoon in a quarry off Falls Road, where he disappeared while swimming with friends, police reported.

The body of Jason White was found by a city police officer and a paramedic who searched the chilly waters for 40 minutes. Jason had apparently been under water for an hour, and resuscitation efforts were futile.

Police said Jason was apparently overpowered by the current of the water, which is 8 to 10 feet deep, police said.

One of the first officers at the quarry, near Chestnut Avenue at Falls Road and the Jones Falls, was Steven Hlavach, 25, who said he took off his gun and belt and dove in.

"You couldn't see a thing," he said. "The water was murky and cold. I couldn't dive too deep because my ears would start popping."

Williamsport teen crowned Farm Queen


TIMONIUM -- Dawn Downey, a 17-year-old senior at Washington County's Williamsport High School, was named 1992 Maryland Farm Queen last night at the State Fair.

Dawn -- whose parents have a dairy, beef and grain farm in the Williamsport area -- has been active in 4-H Club programs and has been her county 4-H Club's public speaking champion since 1988, when she also won the statewide competition.

She has previously served as the 1991 Washington County Dairy Princess and the Maryland State Jersey Queen, and was a Maryland delegate to the national 4-H conference. She also is an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, and participated in this year's national Lutheran youth gathering in Dallas.

Dawn received her crown from the 1991 Farm Queen, Kelly Holland of Worcester County.

The State Fair runs through Labor Day at the Timonium Fairgrounds.

Man in hospital gown found dead in park


BALTIMORE -- The identity of a man found dead Saturday night in the woods of Carroll Park remained unknown yesterday.

A passer-by found the body of the middle-age black man, who was clad in a plain hospital gown, white socks and black shoes, in the woods off the 800 block of S. Monroe St. at 8:30 p.m., police said.

The body was taken to the medical examiner's officer for autopsy, police said.

Investigators said there was no immediate signs of foul play. They believe that the man had recently died.

No wallet or identifying papers were found, police said.

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