Regional Recap, April 21, 2011

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Authorities To Gather Where Former Teacher Died. Police and local leaders plan to gather at the site where a former Anne Arundel County teacher was shot to death three months ago to try to collect more information.Myra Cason, 63, was found shot to death inside her vehicle in the 7300 block of Ritchie Highway on Jan. 28.Police said they believe Cason was the victim of a robbery.On Monday, members of the NAACP will gather in the parking lot where her body was found. Detectives will also be on hand to give out informational fliers.

Local Vets Work To Save Endangered African Gorillas. Two local veterinarians are making regular trips to Africa with the goal of boosting the population of endangered mountain gorillas.Dr. Mike Cranfield and Dr. Kim Hammond have been spending a lot of time in Africa to do that. Cranfield is the leader of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, which began in 1998 at the request of the late anthropologist Dr. Dian Fossey, who studied the behavior of mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park for 18 years.The project’s mission is to save the endangered species, whose numbers were down to 240 not long ago.

Man Dies After Being Found Outside UMD Stadium. Authorities said a man in running clothing who was found unresponsive in a roadway outside the University of Maryland’s Byrd Stadium has died.He has been identified as 21-year-old student Adewunmi Adepegba.Prince George’s County fire department spokesman Mark Brady said Adepegba was found just before 10 p.m. Tuesday.University of Maryland campus police said he was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Men Walk A Mile In Women’s Shoes–Literally. A group of men is trying to reduce the number of people sexually assaulted in the U.S. every year by walking in women’s shoes — literally — to bring attention to the problem.Someone in the United States is sexually assaulted every two minutes, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.Some of the men on the Towson campus literally walked a mile in women’s shoes to bring awareness to the issue during Sexual Assault Prevention Month.

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