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Fired city police officer appeals her dismissal

An Annapolis police officer fired for interfering with an investigation into allegations that she harassed her former boyfriend has appealed her dismissal to Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.

Officer Lisa Whiting, a four-year veteran, was fired last month after a police trial board found her guilty on four of 11 administrative charges stemming from a complaint that she harassed her former boyfriend and threatened his new girlfriend.

Officer Whiting learned of the relationship when she found the two of them in bed after a rock concert in 1991.

Officer Whiting, 30, was found guilty of making false statements to investigators and trying to stop the probe by drafting a letter accusing the city's internal affairs investigator of harassing her.

The one-page appeal notice was filed Friday in Circuit Court.

Ceremony to honor women in government

Barbara Neustadt, the first woman to serve on the Annapolis City Council, will be among a group of women honored tonight for their efforts in government and community work.

The three women currently on the council -- Aldermen Theresa DeGraff, R-Ward 7; Ruth Gray, R-Ward 4; and Ellen Moyer, D-Ward 8 -- also will be honored during the tribute to women in Annapolis government.

In 1977, Ms. Neustadt became the first woman elected to the council. She also ran unsuccessfully for mayor.

Other women to be honored include: County Councilwoman Maureen Lamb, D-Annapolis; St. Clair Wright, Annapolis' historic preservation leader; and Marita Carroll, head of the Annapolis Housing Authority's Board of Commissioners. The tribute begins at 6 p.m. in City Hall.

Gilchrest to visit Annapolis sites today

Rep. Wayne Gilchrest is scheduled to tour a Navy research center, a homeless shelter and an aviation company in Annapolis today.

The 1st District Republican plans to tour the David Taylor Research Center at 10:30 a.m. Next he will visit the Light House shelter on West Street at 2:15 p.m. and then UNC Inc., an aviation firm on Admiral Drive, at 4 p.m.


* Lothian: A chain saw and a microwave oven, valued at $800, were taken from a shed in Patuxent Mobile Estates sometime between Feb. 28 and Tuesday.

* West River: Stereo equipment was taken from a 1985 Nissan Sentra parked in the 800 block of Shady Oak Road Wednesday night. The property was valued at $300.

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