Lone Tomcat to fly in lieu of Blue Angels
A single F-14 Navy Tomcat will fly over the Severn River on Sunday and Monday afternoons during commissioning week at the U.S. Naval Academy.
The old Severn River Bridge in Annapolis will be closed between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday and at the same time Monday afternoon for a performance by one of the Navy's top interceptor planes, city police announced yesterday.
The Tomcat is performing instead of the Blue Angels, the Navy's precision flying team, which has been grounded.
Cmdr. Robert Stumpf, the Angels' lead flier and commanding officer, was one of six officers ordered to shore duty to be "readily available" to investigators conducting disciplinary hearings in the Tailhook sex scandal.
A Pentagon inspector general's report has recommended that as many as 140 Navy and Marine aviators be disciplined for sexual misconduct at the 1991 Tailhook convention in Las Vegas.
The cancellation was a blow to tradition at the Naval Academy, where the Blue Angels have been an attraction during graduation week since 1946.
Annapolis man charged in brother's beating
A 31-year-old Annapolis man was charged with assault Saturday after he allegedly beat his younger brother with a bicycle during an argument over money, city police said.
Augustus Williams of the 800 block of Spa Road was arrested after a police officer saw Mr. Williams' 26-year-old brother pummeled with a bicycle, police said.
City police were called to the 800 block of West St. shortly after 6 p.m. to investigate the report of two men arguing. The younger brother, Bruce Williams, of the 800 block of West St., told the officer that Augustus owed him money.
The officer advised the brothers to settle the argument in small claims court, but as he was leaving, the officer witnessed the assault, police said.
* Cape St. Claire: An AM-FM cassette player and compact disc player worth $1,500 was stolen from a car Friday in the 1100 block of Little Magothy View.
* Annapolis: Between Saturday and Sunday, robbers entered a house in the 2500 block of Riva Road through a rear door and stole a compact disc player, gym bag, 35 mm camera and disc camera, all worth $330.
* Hillsmere Shores: A 35 mm camera, cash, four pairs of cuff links, two watches, binoculars, two pen sets and a college ring, all worth $2,461, were stolen from a house in the 100 block of Kuethe Drive on Thursday.