County news in the daily Washington Post, July 14-July 20


Health Chief Resigns

Prince George's County's top health official resigned one day after being charged with animal cruelty and neglect for the alleged mistreatment of pet horses and dogs he kept at his rural Anne Arundel property.

Frederick J. Corder, 52, had been placed on administrative leave from his $160,000-a-year post after Anne Arundel authorities issued a warrant for his arrest. Corder, a Mitchellville pediatrician, faces up to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine on each of two felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty.

Corder also has been charged with six misdemeanor counts of animal neglect, each carrying a maximum of 90 days in prison and a $1,000 fine.


Police Trainee Dies After 5K Run

A Maryland Transportation Authority Police trainee died after taking part in a 5K run held in memory of a transportation authority officer who died last year. Grant F. Turner, 24, collapsed in Linthicum after a run in honor of Duke Aaron, who was killed in a traffic incident last July, police said. Turner later died at North Arundel Hospital in Glen Burnie, police said.


Md. Man Wins Big at Poker

In the final round of the World Series of Poker, Steve Dannenmann, an accountant from Severn, finished second. He earned a prize of $4.25 million, which he split with his friend Jerry Ditzel of Severna Park, who put up half of Dannenmann's $10,000 entry fee.