The Young Democrats of Howard County will meet 1:30 p.m. Saturday atthe Peking Garden Restaurant in Ellicott City.
Topics of discussion will include the state Young Democrats' convention in Silver Spring, results of the summer's fund-raiser and the club's goals for the remainder of the year.
ACLU TALK ON PRIVACY RIGHTS
The Howard County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland willmeet 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Florence Bain Senior Center in Columbia.
Herbert Foerstel, head of the branch libraries at the University of Maryland and author of "Surveillance in the Stacks," will speak about privacy rights of library users. The public is invited.
Information: Martin Ruther, 730-7261.
STATE PROJECTS CLEARED
The County Council voted informally and unanimously Thursday to allow the administration to spend $5 million on two state road projects.
The firstwould put a third eastbound lane on Route 32 from Interstate 95 to U.S. 29 at an estimated cost of $2.3 million.
The second would add two lanes to Route 175 near Snowden River Parkway and cost an estimated $2.7 million.
A 12-foot west lane would be built between I-95 and Snowden River Parkway, and a 12-foot east lane would begin 1,000 feet west of Snowden River Parkway and continue past the exit ramp from Gateway Industrial Park.
The county plans to use capital budget money to pay for the two state road projects. The $7 million remaining in the capital budget to build state roads has been earmarked for construction of Route 100 from U.S. 29 to Route 104.
DEMOCRATS SET MEETING
The Howard County Democratic Central Committee will meet 7:30p.m. Sept. 23 at Stone House in the Long Reach Village Center, Columbia. The public is invited.
JOBLESS RATE THE SAME
Howard County's unemployment rate in July stayed at 4.2 percent while the statewide average dropped half a point to 5.5 percent compared to June figures, according to estimates by the state department of Economic and Employment Development.