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October 29, 1990

Morris Blum, owner of radio station WANN-AM, is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who mugged his son, WANN reporter Jeff Blum, as he crossed Calvert Street in Annapolis Thursday night.

Blum was leaving a county executive debate at the Loews Annapolis Hotel on West Street and was attacked from behind as he headed to the Arundel Center parking lot. Blum had two fingers broken in the attack, his face was bruised, and a case containing a tape recorder and microphone were taken.

He did not see his attacker.

It is the second time Blum has been mugged and the second time his father has offered a $1,000 reward. When Blum was mugged outside the Merritt Athletic club two years ago, the suspect's mother turned her son in and collected the reward.

Anyone with information should call the Annapolis Police Department at 268-9000.


The Department of Utilities will be conducting hydraulic testing of water mains in selected neighborhoods in Suburbia, Ferndale, Belvedere Heights, Severna Park, Dundee, Crofton Mews, Linthicum, Marley, Severn, Southgate, Riverdale, Rivera Beach, Queenstown Park, Chartwell and Bay Hill between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. now through Nov. 30.

Signs describing the testing will be posted in affected areas at least 48 hours before starting. A crew of three or four technicians will conduct the tests by running a hose between two hydrants and flowing a third hydrant.

No action is needed to be taken by the public.

This testing allows the Department of Utilities to gather information which will be used to document the internal condition of the water mains tested. Water mains which have become clogged or corroded may be scheduled for rehabilitation.

In general, there is no difference in water service. In some locations the water may be shut off temporarily, and some residents may experience discolored water. In some areas there may be temporary street congestion due to trucks and barricades.

The contact person on-site will be George Darr, utilities systems technician III. Information: 222-7586.

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