THE DISTRICT

Md. Man Shot to Death in Southeast

A 24-year-old Maryland man was killed in a triple shooting in Southeast Washington early yesterday, D.C. police said.

Terrance Sanders of the 5900 block of St. Moritz Drive in Temple Hills was in a blue car with two women in the 400 block of Atlantic Street when someone sprayed the vehicle with bullets about 1:30 a.m., police said. All three were hit, police said, and Sanders died a short time later at George Washington University Hospital.

The women, who were not identified because they are witnesses, suffered injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at 202-727-9099. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a suspect.

Second Youth Charged in Fatal Crash

A 16-year-old youth who allegedly drove the stolen car in Friday's fatal collision was arrested last night, D.C. police said.

They said the youth was charged with second-degree murder and unauthorized use of a vehicle in connection with the death in Southeast Washington of Terry Weaver, 21. Weaver was killed when his moped was struck by a stolen van in the 4400 block of G Street.

A 12-year-old who was said to be a passenger in the van has been arrested on an unauthorized use charge.

Weaver was the fourth person killed in the past 13 months in incidents involving stolen cars allegedly driven by underage drivers.

Fireworks Damage NE School Classroom

Fireworks tossed into a classroom of a Northeast Washington elementary school Sunday night caused about $15,000 in smoke and fire damage, fire officials said.

They said someone broke a window with a brick about 10 p.m. and then threw lighted fireworks into Drew Elementary School in the 5600 block of Eads Street.

Officials urge anyone with information to call 866-91-ARSON.

MARYLAND

St. Mary's Woman Injured in Crash

A St. Mary's County woman was seriously injured yesterday when the van she was driving was struck by a stolen vehicle being pursued in connection with a hit-and-run accident, the St. Mary's County sheriff's office said.

Officials said the stolen vehicle did not stop when spotted on Route 5 near Camp Casoma Road about 1 p.m. and was chased south through St. Mary's City before striking the van in St. Inigoes. The driver of the stolen vehicle was seized by Deputy 1st Class Edward Evans and charged as a juvenile with fleeing and car theft.

The injured woman, identified as Rebecca Alice Edwards, was flown to Prince George's Hospital Center.

Storms Knock Down Trees in Pr. George's

Afternoon thunderstorms made it a bit difficult to get around yesterday, especially in Prince George's County.

Police said strong winds blew down several trees, including one that blocked Old Chapel Road near Route 197 in Bowie.

Sisters, 14 and 1, Missing From Suitland

An infant girl and her teenage sister were missing from Suitland last night, Prince George's County police said.

The police identified the two as Breauna Dixon, 14, and 1-year-old Jada Monae Geter. Police said they might have been in a vehicle that was driven between 3 and 4 p.m. from the 3500 block of Pearl Drive and found near the Branch Avenue Metro station.

U-Md. Medical System Adds Translators

Translators will help doctors at the University of Maryland medical system communicate with patients with limited English.

A translation company will provide interpretation in person or over the telephone. Spanish is the most common foreign language spoken by patients at the system's hospitals, followed by Korean, Vietnamese, Mandarin and Russian.

Agencies receiving such federal funds as Medicaid must provide interpretation services.

Grosvenor Station Garage Opens Today

A 1500 space garage opens today at the Grosvenor Metro station. It replaces an open-air parking lot that had 300 spaces.

VIRGINIA

Two Men Sought in Alexandria Assault

Alexandria police are seeking the public's help in finding two men suspected of sexually assaulting a woman Friday along the Holmes Run bike path.

Police released a description of the suspects, who they said were armed when they forced the woman off the trail into woods.

Police said the suspects are about 27 to 30 years old, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and weigh 180 to 200 pounds. Police described the men as Hispanic.

One man had black hair that was short on the sides and wavy on top. He wore a white T-shirt and blue denim shorts. The other had coarse, black hair and a darker complexion. He wore a blue New England Patriots mesh jersey and blue denim shorts.

Police said they fled in a black, two-door Honda Civic with white wheels, a rear spoiler and clear taillight covers.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 703-838-4444.

Alexandria Man Dies in Franconia Crash

A 20-year-old Alexandria man was killed last night in a collision in the Franconia section of Fairfax County, county police said.

Israel Carranza-Linhres was driving south on Backlick Road about 6:30 p.m. when his car crossed the center line and collided with another car. Police said he was trying to pass two vehicles.

N.C. Doctor Suspected in Father's Death

Police were searching for a North Carolina doctor after charging him in the death of his father, whose body was found last week on a Washington County road with its fingers chopped off.

Vince Donald Gilmer, 41, of Fletcher, N.C., was charged Sunday with first-degree murder in the death of Dalton Donald Gilmer Jr., 60. The body was found along a country road Tuesday.

"I don't know if anything can top the Galapagos."

-- Danny Feuer, 18, who is among an affluent group of young people taking advantage of exotic camp and travel options. -- Page A1

Compiled from reports by staff writers Del Quentin Wilber, Clarence Williams, Allan Lengel and Martin Weil and the Associated Press.