Writer Jim Haskins to speak at Langston Hughes lecture
Author Jim Haskins will be the guest speaker at the Langston Hughes Lecture Series on Saturday at Annapolis High School, 2700 Riva Road.
An English professor at the University of Florida in Gainsville, Mr. Haskins has written more than 100 nonfiction books, including "Christopher Columbus: Admiral of the Ocean Sea," "Scatman: An Authorized Biography" and "Jesse Jackson: A Life."
He also has won several literary awards for his work, including the Coretta Scott King Award in 1991 and 1976, the Carter G. Woodson Award in 1989 and the Alabama Library Association Award for Best Work for Children in 1988.
The free lecture, which is sponsored by the Community Outreach Arts Foundation, begins at 6 p.m.
Edgewater driver robbed of his car
An Edgewater man was robbed of his car at gunpoint shortly after midnight at the intersection of Ritchie Highway and Central Avenue, county police reported.
The 18-year-old victim was waiting in his 1986 Nissan Sentra for the light to change when a man walked up to the passenger side of the car and asked for a ride.
The driver refused and the robber reached into the open passenger side window and unlocked the door, the police report said. The robber got into the car and ordered the driver to go down Central Avenue.
After a short distance, the driver pulled over and the robber hit him in the head with the butt of a handgun, the police report said.
He forced the driver out of his car and drove away, the police report said. The car was light blue with Maryland license plates AKA 260. The robber was described as a black man in his early 30s who was missing some fingers on his right hand.
* Deale: Jewelry and other property was stolen from a home in the 600 block of Gull Drive between 6:30 a.m. and 4:15 a.m. Friday. The property was valued at $1,200.
* Edgewater: Burglars stole $400 and several bottles of liquor from Lou's restaurant in the 100 block of Mayo Road between 2:30 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. Monday.