Sheriff William J. Kunkel along with 150 other policemen, staged the largest gambling raid in county history and one of the largest ever in Maryland. Fifty businesses, mostly bars and restaurants, were raided at the same time
The two-man team Eastern Technical High School faced a challenge: discover about a dozen "bugs" in a car, fix them, and restore the car to acceptable condition — all within the time limit of 90 minutes. Seniors Anthony Critcher and Brik Wisniewski did it in just 41 minutes — while compiling the first perfect score in 24 years in the Maryland championship of the Ford-AAA State Automotive Skills competition.
A motorcycle rights group came to Annapolis to call on the General Assembly to pass a bill that would require Maryland tire dealers to inform consumers of research showing that tires deteriorate with age and that a federal agency recommends that they be replaced after six years even if the tread depth is adequate.