Moyer team releases security report about potential terrorism
Annapolis Mayor Ellen O. Moyer's security transition team released a report yesterday calling for a new position, director of emergency management, to oversee communication within the city government and with outside agencies in the event of a crisis such as a terrorist attack in the city.
The transition team also outlined in the report the "high value targets" in the city, including the Naval Academy, the governor's mansion, state buildings and the water-filtration plant. A car, truck or boat bomb would be the most likely form of terrorist attack at most of those locations, the report says.
Additional emergency equipment, training, personnel and other suggested security improvements would cost $2.2 million over four years, the committee estimated, some of which it said could be paid for through state and federal grants.
The 16-member committee, headed by retired Rear Adm. Ronald F. Marryott, a former Naval Academy superintendent, included representatives of state, county and city law enforcement, the Naval Academy and the Coast Guard.
Authorities searching for teen girl who vanished
Authorities were searching yesterday for a 17-year old girl who has not been seen since last weekend, when she left her family's Laurel home to walk to Wal-Mart.
Shannon Laneece King failed to show up for work or school after leaving her home in the 8100 block of Scenic Meadow Drive about 3 p.m. Saturday, Anne Arundel County police said. The girl, who is black, about 5 feet tall and weighs 110 pounds, was wearing a black and yellow jacket, a yellow sweatshirt with "FUBU" printed in blue letters on it, blue jeans and white Nike tennis shoes.
Police said that her father, Charles King, told investigators his daughter has never run away or disappeared. County police ask that anyone with information about Shannon's disappearance call Detective Kevin Tribull at 410-222-3588 or call 911.