MARYLAND

Fisherman's Body Is Found

Maryland Natural Resources Police on Friday found the body of an 85-year-old fisherman who fell into the water along Kent Narrows Thursday.

A witness said he and Robert Ganz of Stevensville were fishing when he heard a splash. When he could not rescue Ganz he ran to call 911, he said.

VIRGINIA

Kilgore, Kaine Raise $2 Million

The two major-party candidates in Virginia's governor's race each raised more than $2 million during the past month, but Republican Jerry W. Kilgore raised slightly more than rival Timothy M. Kaine.

Kilgore will report tomorrow that he raised $2.76 million during the 30-day period ending yesterday, his aides said. That brings his fundraising total to $16.7 million and leaving about $5.27 million on hand for the campaign's final weeks.

Kaine raised $2.2 million last month, his advisers said, bringing his total to about $15.3 million and leaving him with nearly $5.2 million for the rest of the campaign. Figures for independent candidate H. Russell Potts Jr. were not available.

Meeting on Hunter Mill Density

A Fairfax County task force studying whether to allow increased density on 300 acres at Hunter Mill Road and the Dulles Toll Road will meet tomorrow night to review public comments on the plan.

The public is invited to a meeting to discuss the Hunter Mill Road Area Special Study from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Madison High School in Vienna.

Stricter Dangerous-Dog Penalty

The Virginia State Crime Commission last week recommended tougher penalties for pet owners whose dogs injure someone while roaming free.

The commission voted to increase the penalty from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a felony offense of unlawful bodily injury.

The commission is considering whether to recommend changing the state's involuntary manslaughter law to specifically apply to those who recklessly allow dangerous animals to roam free. But the panel is waiting until after the December trial of Deanna Large, who is charged in the fatal dog-mauling of Dorothy Sullivan, 82, of Spotsylvania County. The panel wants to see how the judge interprets the involuntary manslaughter law before the commission considers amending it.

The proposals would be introduced in the General Assembly session early next year.

Man Burned in Kitchen Fire

A Franconia area man was severely burned last night when a fire broke out on his kitchen stove, the Fairfax County fire department said.

About 7 p.m., the man was burned on his upper body in his townhouse in the 5800 block of Apsley House Court, said Dan Schmidt, a Fire and Rescue Department spokesman.

The man was flown to Washington Hospital Center's burn unit, Schmidt said

Man Stabbed Near Fairfax Mall

A man was stabbed in the back last night outside the Springfield Mall, Fairfax County police said.

They said the attack, at about 9 p.m., might have occurred in a fight.

THE DISTRICT

NE Fire Damages Apartments

A two-alarm fire displaced at least a half-dozen people from a Northeast apartment house yesterday and damaged a liquor store, fire officials said.

They said the fire started about 2:15 p.m. in a second-floor apartment in the 2700 block of Bladensburg Road NE. Smoke or fire damaged four apartments and the first floor liquor store.

No cause has been determined, officials said.

Groundwater Sampling Forum

A community meeting Tuesday will address the first results of groundwater sampling in Spring Valley. The sampling found low levels of perchlorate and arsenic but no chemical warfare agents or explosives from buried World War I-era munitions that have necessitated a massive federal cleanup.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-led forum is to be at 7 p.m. at the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW.

The soil contamination found in yards throughout Spring Valley raised questions about the safety of the groundwater and, ultimately, of the Dalecarlia Reservoir, which is part of the water supply for more than 1 million people in the region.

Future testing of monitoring wells will determine whether other potentially dangerous substances are present and whether groundwater gets into the reservoir.

"I am a Christian, and I don't write pro-devil songs."

-- musician Charlie Daniels on C.D. Hylton High School's decision not to play his song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" after a Woodbridge resident questioned how it could be performed, given the separation of church and state. -- C1

Compiled from reports by staff writers Susan Levine, Lisa Rein, Michael D. Shear, Clarence Williams, Martin Weil and Del Quentin Wilber and the Associated Press.