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Man killed in one-car crash in Lothian

A Prince George's County man was killed early yesterday when he lost control of his car and hit a guardrail on Route 408 in Lothian, county police reported.

William Linwood Woodward, 46, was driving east on Route 408 near Boones Drive at 12:30 a.m. when he lost control of his 1986 Mercedes Benz. The car hit the guardrail and overturned, the police report said.

Mr. Woodward, of the 1300 block of Bloxham Court in Upper Marlboro, was pronounced dead shortly after the accident. He was not wearing a seat belt, police said.

Academy receives OK to build sculpture

The U.S. Naval Academy has received an Army Corps of Engineers permit to build a concrete and granite sculpture in Spa Creek as part of its $5.3 million visitors center.

The "Tidal Nautilus" would contain several chambers that would release cascades of water with the rise and fall of the tide, said academy spokesman Noel Milan.

If Congress and President Clinton budget any money for the sculpture, it would replace a 90-foot section of concrete bulkhead near Halsey Field House. But chances that money will be forthcoming are slim, Mr. Milan said.

Construction of the visitors' center, to include a theater and souvenir shop, could begin this fall near the main gates, he said. Tourists now have to walk several blocks to reach the visitors area, a small section in Ricketts Hall.

More than 2 million visitors tour the Naval Academy each year.

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