THE REGION

Man Pulled From Potomac

An unconscious man who apparently fell or jumped from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge was pulled from the Potomac River last night by bridge workers in a boat, the Prince George's County fire department said.

The man was floating face-down in the river when he was spotted by the workers, who were in a boat that takes them to their job site, a fire department spokesman said. The man was taken to a hospital, where his condition was not known.

The matter was under investigation late last night.

MARYLAND

Man Charged in Shooting Death

A 19-year-old Annapolis man was charged with murder in the shooting death of another Annapolis man yesterday.

Kelvin J. Bias turned himself in at city police headquarters, where he was arrested and charged in the slaying of Tico J. Smith, 24. Smith was found dead about 1 p.m. yesterday at a public housing complex on College Creek Terrace.

No address for Smith or Bias was immediately available.

Bias and Smith had been in a dispute in the past, said Officer 1st Class Kevin D. Freeman, a police spokesman.

Testimony on Campaign Funds

A Baltimore city councilwoman's former campaign treasurer testified before a grand jury that he was instructed to withdraw $2,000 from her funds and deliver it in cash to a representative of state Senate Majority Leader Nathaniel J. McFadden (D-Baltimore), an attorney for the former treasurer said yesterday.

Momoh Abu Conteh, former treasurer for Paula Johnson Branch, offered the explanation to a grand jury investigating missing campaign funds. According to Conteh's attorney, Steven Silverman, both Branch and the woman to whom Conteh said he had given the money testified that no such transaction took place.

Conteh, a city worker, was arrested Sept. 6 on charges of theft, embezzlement and perjury. Silverman said the subject line of the canceled check that Conteh wrote to cash reads, "McFadden team."

Messages left for McFadden at his home and office were not returned.

VIRGINIA

Looted Art Returning to Poland

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond plans to return to Poland a 16th-century Flemish painting looted by the Nazis during World War II.

Jan Mostaert's "Portrait of a Courtier" arrived at the museum in 1952, a gift from a woman who had purchased the art from a New York gallery.

The portrait, owned by the Czartoryski family of Poland, had been in a castle the family had converted into a museum. Duchess Maria Ludwika Czartoryski had the painting moved to Warsaw in 1939, shortly before the German invasion of Poland.

It was confiscated by the Nazis in 1941 and taken to a castle in Austria. It surfaced in 1948 in New York at Newhouse Galleries, which listed it as being from "an important European collection."

The Virginia Museum began looking through its holdings for plundered works in the late 1990s, said Karen Daly, the senior assistant registrar. She conducts research on art to see whether it could have been looted by the Nazis.

The Mostaert is the second looted work the Virginia Museum has found in its collection.

Man Charged in Fatal Shooting

An Alexandria man was charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a District man yesterday in the city's Del Ray section.

Alexandria police said they responded to reports of fighting and gunfire in the 100 block of East Mason Avenue about 12:40 a.m. They said they found Ronnie L. Lee, 18, suffering from a gunshot wound in a parking lot. He died soon after being taken to Inova Alexandria Hospital.

Police arrested Jason N. Garvin, 23, in the shooting. Police spokeswoman Amy Bertsch said robbery might have been behind the shooting.

Patsy Cline Home a Landmark

Patsy Cline's home in Winchester, one of country music's hallowed stops, is now recognized by Virginia as a landmark.

The state this month listed the South Kent Street address on its Virginia Landmarks Register. The Historic Resources Board had proposed inclusion of the home, which is in a neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places.

Cline lived at 608 S. Kent St. from age 16 to 21 and off and on through 1957.

"I've been following the war since it started when I was in the eighth grade. Now I'm old enough to come protest."

-- Bettina Warshaw, a high school junior from Goldens Bridge, N.Y., who participated in yesterday's antiwar demonstration in Washington. -- A12

Compiled from reports by staff writers Jerry Markon, Eric Rich, Martin Weil, Clarence Williams and Mary Otto and the Associated Press.