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Morgan State raises $31 million, tops goal

Morgan State University has raised $31 million during its first capital campaign, exceeding its initial goal of $25 million over six years, the school announced.

The money will be used primarily for scholarships and need-based financial aid at the historically black university, officials said. Funds will also go to athletic programs and facilities maintenance.

"Our students regularly redefine excellence, and this campaign to provide necessary resources for our students is just the beginning of an opportunity for us to redefine access" to a college education, said Morgan President Earl S. Richardson.

Among major gifts was $500,000 from retired United Parcel Service executive Calvin E. Tyler Jr., who left Morgan after two years to work as a UPS truck driver.

Gadi Dechter


Alcohol may be factor in crash killing 2 men

Alcohol may have played a role in an early-morning accident that killed two Pennsylvania men on Wednesday, Maryland state police said.

Two vehicles from Pennsylvania were driving on U.S. 50 toward Maryland's beaches at 4 a.m. when one of the cars, a Honda Civic, left the road and hit a median. The crash threw 20-year-old Joseph Adam Costlow of Waynesboro, Pa., onto the highway, where he was run over by a sport utility vehicle.

The SUV was driven by another Waynesboro man, Joshua Croteau, 19. He survived.

The two drivers from Waynesboro did not know each other, police spokesman 1st Sgt. Russell Newell said.

Costlow was killed, and police found another body in the Civic. Twenty-one-year-old Nathaniel Kesselring was found dead in the car's back seat. Police were unsure whether Costlow or Kesselring was driving.

Police had few details yesterday about the cause of the crash or whether charges could be filed. An autopsy is under way.

Associated Press


Man charged in fireworks sale

A Delmar man has been charged with selling fireworks from a retail tent without a permit.

Maryland deputy state fire marshals charged 50-year-old Hans Kuntze with 15 counts of selling fireworks without a permit. He also faces charges of possessing illegal fireworks, plus one count of reckless endangerment. Kuntze was in custody at the Wicomico County Detention Center yesterday, awaiting a bail review. The fireworks were discovered Wednesday evening during a routine fire safety inspection, The (Salisbury) Daily Times reported.

Investigators found about 30 mortar-style aerial devices inside a metal storage container, along with 15 hand-packaged assortments of fireworks in plastic bags. Authorities said that Kuntze did not have a permit to sell or discharge the fireworks found at his tent.

Associated Press


Sen. Clinton to attend fundraiser Tuesday

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to attend a fundraiser next week at an Annapolis residence, according to her campaign.

The fundraiser is set for Tuesday at the home of Thomas Siebert, who was the U.S. ambassador to Sweden under President Bill Clinton.

It will include a reception, which costs $1,000 per person. For $2,300, donors can attend what's being billed as a town hall conversation.

In May, the New York senator came to Annapolis to pick up an endorsement for her campaign from Gov. Martin O'Malley at City Dock. Last month, the senator raised nearly $500,000 for her campaign at an event in Baltimore County that O'Malley attended.

Associated Press

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