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Two men wounded in separate shootings

Two men were shot in separate incidents early yesterday in East Baltimore.

Orlando Smith, 26, of the 1200 block of N. Patterson Park Ave. told city police he was standing at Biddle Street and Montrose Avenue at 1:15 a.m. when he heard shots and ran. Mr. Smith, who was wounded in the right thigh, was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital and released.

Police said Willie McKinney, 35, of the 1900 block of Chester St. was shot in the right arm at 5:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of Collington Ave. Police said Mr. McKinney refused to provide any information about the shooting. He was also treated at Johns Hopkins and released.

Ground to be broken for Cherry Hill project


Groundbreaking for the construction of 28 townhouses for low- and moderate-income homebuyers in Cherry Hill in South Baltimore will be at 4:45 p.m. today.

Funds for the Enterprise Cherry Hill Nehemiah Development Inc. were unanimously approved last week by the Board of Estimates.

The three-bedroom units on Round Road will sell for $54,560, and require a down payment of $660.

Pilot injures her back as plane crash-lands


A 46-year-old Stevensville woman was in the hospital yesterday with back injuries after crash-landing her single-engine plane shortly after take-off Friday at Kentmorr Airpark, off Route 8 on Kent Island.

Teresa Ann Nagy, who has been an acrobatic pilot for seven years, was in Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, hoping to be released this week.

Her plane was about 300 feet off the ground when the engine failed shortly after 3 p.m., Ms. Nagy said. She made an emergency landing in an "open area" near the airport.

Authorities end search for missing boat owner


Authorities called off a search of the Chesapeake Bay about 3:45 p.m. yesterday for a Virginia man whose boat was discovered capsized near Smith Island.

George W. Edwards, 48, of Virginia Beach was reported missing by his wife Thursday after he failed to return from a day trip on his 30-foot sailboat Journey. A resident of Smith Island reported that a boat capsized near a jetty Friday morning and sank. A Coast Guard diver verified that the vessel belonged to Mr. Edwards.

The Coast Guard and Maryland Natural Resources Police searched Friday and yesterday. A commercial salvage boat raised the vessel.

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