Funeral Set for SE Woman
Funeral services for a 46-year-old grandmother killed by a stray bullet Wednesday night in the District have been scheduled for Saturday, family members said.
Dorine Fostion was watching television about 10:30 p.m. in her fourth-floor apartment in the 2700 block of Robinson Place SE when she was hit by a stray bullet fired from the street. She later died at Washington Hospital Center. Police have made no arrests in the case and are not sure whom the gunman was targeting.
Fostion's funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Christian Missionary Baptist Church for All People at 5110 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave. NE, family members said.
Police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in the shooting. They urged anyone with information to call them at 202-727-9099.
Armed Man Arrested at Mission
A man with a .357 Glock and a U.S. passport scaled a wall at the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the Organization of American States, entered the building through an unlocked or poorly secured door -- and then took a shower, Ambassador Rodolfo Hugo Gil confirmed yesterday.
A couple who lives at the mission in Northwest heard noises early Friday and called for help. Secret Service and D.C. police responded and arrested the man -- by then back in his clothes -- as he tried to flee through a back yard, Gil said. No one was injured.
"He was caught by police, but when he was caught he was clean," Gil summarized with a laugh.
Rabid Bat Found in Annapolis
Another rabid bat has been found at an Annapolis intersection, and health officials warn residents to stay away from any animal that appears to be sick or weak.
The first bat was found at Cathedral and Dean streets July 26; the second was reported Aug. 10 at the same corner.
Man Charged in Greenbelt Attack
Greenbelt police arrested a man accused of stabbing two teenagers Friday night at the Beltway Plaza Mall.
Abdulla Hammadi, 19, of Glendale was arrested at 12:30 a.m. yesterday and charged with two counts of first-degree assault. A friend of his, who police said was present at the time of the crime, also was arrested but was soon released after police determined that he had nothing to do with the crime.
The two teenagers who were stabbed have been released from the hospital. The incident occurred about 8 p.m. near the Athlete's Foot store in the mall. Police said a 16-year-old, who was stabbed in the abdomen, was taken to Doctors Community Hospital, and a 17-year-old, who was stabbed in the side, was taken to Prince George's Hospital Center. Their injuries were not life-threatening, police said.
Vaccines Studied at Fort Detrick
Researchers at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick are studying the long-term effects of repeated administration of multiple vaccines. Vaccines include one for anthrax, Anthrax Vaccine Absorbed.
Fort Detrick soldiers and employees who were immunized from 1970 to 2002 as part of the Army's Special Immunization Program or the Special Procedures Program, an earlier program, are eligible to participate.
This study will be the first to examine the health of people who have received multiple vaccines and the anthrax vaccine. Studies of the effects of multiple vaccines have been performed at the fort over the years.
The study encompasses about 1,150 subjects, about a third of those eligible. Data collected in the study are being tabulated, and researchers expect results to be published as early as January.
Continued use of the anthrax vaccine, known as AVA, is of interest to the Army, because anthrax compounds have been used in bioterrorism, researchers said.
Police Find Van of Burned Man
Fairfax County police yesterday recovered the van of a slaying victim whose burned body was found in a wooded area near a church in Annandale last week.
Police had asked for the public's help in locating the white 2001 Ford Econoline van belonging to Hak Bong Kim, 57. Police said a person who heard the plea called police yesterday to report that the van was parked in the 6500 block of Amherst Avenue in the Springfield area.
The identity of Kim, a carpenter and general contractor from Burke, was confirmed Thursday through dental records. He was last seen last Sunday morning, and his family reported him missing that evening when he did not return home, police said.
"It's a little voyeuristic. . . . We get this peek into this world we never normally see."
-- Inga Sedlovsky, who says that watching the National Zoo's famous panda cub and his mother through an online pandacam reminds her what life is all about. -- A1
Compiled from reports by staff writers Del Quentin Wilber, Susan Levine, Aymar Jean and Hamil R. Harris and the Associated Press.