County news in the daily Washington Post, Aug. 25-Aug. 31

Friday26

Dog Missing at Airport Found

A golden retriever that was missing for more than a week on the grounds of Baltimore-Washington International Airport has been found, officials said. The dog, Buddy, disappeared as airline workers prepared to load him onto a flight.

Anne Arundel County animal control officers and BWI workers set up humane traps around the airport grounds, and the dog was found, unharmed, in one of them.

Friday26

Guilty Plea in Officer's Death

A Maryland man admitted that he smashed into an unmarked patrol car on Route 50 in Anne Arundel County while driving with a suspended license last year, killing Cpl. Duke G. Aaron III, a decorated officer with the Maryland Transportation Authority.

Albert G. Antonelli, 33, of Queenstown, Md., pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter as part of a plea agreement. He is expected to be sentenced to five years in prison, which will be suspended after three years, and to five years of probation.

Monday29

Security Increased at Schools

The Anne Arundel County school board and superintendent enacted several changes to improve security for the 2005-06 school year. Five high schools with discipline problems each will get an administrative trainee to focus on that area. Security cameras, in place at five high schools, will be installed at two more, and Superintendent Eric J. Smith also has changed the rules for expulsions so that students can be removed for up to a full year, rather than a semester.