Aberdeen Proving Ground has modified security at most of its entrances now that the Persian Gulf war is over, base administrators say.
On Jan. 16, the start of the war, APG officials closed some gates, posted guards at other entrances and registered all visitors at the post to prevent terrorism.
The Route 22 gate is now open 24 hours a day; the Route 40 gate is open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and the Bel Air Avenue gate is open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
APG will maintain security at the gates serving the Edgewood Area. Guards will be posted at the Route 24 and 755 gates 24 hours a day. The Route 152 gate will be closed indefinitely.
CIGARETTE BAN EXPANDED
Larry W. Klimovitz, Harford's Acting Administration Director has told county employees that the ban on cigarette, cigar andpipe smoking has been expanded to all county owned or used buildings.
Klimovitz said the county law which restricts smoking to desig
nated areas in county owned or used buildings was expanded as a result of public concern about entering county government buildings through lobby areas designated for smoking.
Receptacles are being placed outside all entrances to county government buildings to allow proper disposal of cigar, cigarette and other tobacco products.
"Success of this policy will depend upon the consideration and cooperation of smokers and non-smokers alike. All personnel must share in the responsibility," Klimovitz said.