Aquarium acquires 2 bottlenose dolphins
BALTIMORE -- Two more male bottlenose dolphins have been added to the seven already on exhibit at Baltimore's National Aquarium.
The two marine mammals were flown to Baltimore early yesterday aboard a chartered plane from Florida and moved to an acclimation pool one floor below the main exhibit in the Marine Mammal Pavilion.
They are on loan from Sea World in Orlando.
Both dolphins have been featured for years in marine mammal shows at Sea World parks around the country, aquarium officials said.
The new arrivals are 14 and 18 years old and weigh between 650 and 750 pounds.
The unnamed animals join a dolphin collection that already includes two new mothers -- Hailey and Shiloh -- and their 6-month-old calves; a third female, Nani; and two males, Nalu and Akai.
Aquarium spokeswoman Vicki Aversa said the new dolphins were acquired to provide a more diverse mix of animals and to allow handlers to alternate the dolphins used in the daily shows.
There are no plans to breed the new arrivals with the aquarium's female dolphins, two of which are nursing, she said.
Teen dies as dirt bike collides with bus
BALTIMORE -- A West Baltimore teen-ager was killed Saturday when the borrowed dirt bike he was riding crashed into a MTA bus at a west-side intersection, police said.
Dante Tanice Crawford, 17, of the 200 block of S. Franklintown Road, who had no license to operate on the street, was driving a friend's 1990 Yamaha south in the 600 block of N. Mount St. at 2:55 p.m. Saturday when he missed a stop sign at Edmondson Avenue, police said.
The bus, driven west on Edmondson by Walter Faircloth, 44, struck the left side of the bike when it entered the intersection, police said.
The Crawford youth, who was not wearing a helmet, died of head injuries at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center a short time later, police said.
Arrest warrant issued in fatal shooting
BALTIMORE -- City police obtained an arrest warrant yesterday for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man late Saturday on Division Street.
Officers checking out a reported shooting found Juiel Blair Williams dead in a home in the 1900 block of Division St. about 10:20 p.m., with a wound to his left temple.
Investigators believed Mr. Williams was shot during an argument, and obtained an arrest warrant charging Carde Cornish, 45, with murder.
Youngsters study peace at New Windsor center
NEW WINDSOR -- Seven teen-agers from Maryland and Pennsylvania traded their usual weekend activities for two days of lectures and discussions on peace at the New Windsor Service Center.
It was one of the monthly Peace Academy seminars sponsored in various parts of the U.S. by On Earth Peace Assembly Inc. under the auspices of the Church of the Brethren.
Jonathan Hurst, 12, of Westminster, whose father is director of On Earth Peace Assembly, said he came thinking "it would be kind of fun to be here and see what I could do to help some Third World country."
His father, Tom Hurst, said the idea behind the academies is to challenge young people to continue the Church of the Brethren's historic commitment to peacemaking.
The idea of peacemaking extends beyond opposition to war, Mr. Hurst said. "Every one of these kids can tell you a horror story about the violence that has happened in their school."