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September 29, 1991|By Susan Canfora

Author Tom Clancy speaks at meeting

Author Tom Clancy, whose latest book "The Sum of the Fears," has been No. 1 on the New York Times best-eller list, was in Ocean City recently to speak at the Maryland Chiefs of Police Conference.

Mr. Clancy said police officers help to hold society together. "If you don't do your job right, society will eventually come apart. That's how important you are," he told the police chiefs.

The author, who also wrote "The Hunt for Red October," said he has confidence in the United States Constitution. Because of the Constitution, he said, "Society works fairly and justly." Even in Russia, he said, "Once you give people a taste of freedom and show them a just society, they are going to want to have it."

Goldstein praises state employees

Maryland State Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein told state employees last week to be optimistic and enthusiastic.

Mr. Goldstein, speaking at the Maryland Classified Employees Association convention in Ocean City Tuesday, encouraged state employees and praised their work. "You have kept the wheels of government working and we are proud of you," he said.

"Have an optimistic attitude. Don't look down, look up. There are no simple solutions to the problems we face," he said, referring to the recession.

Springfest is right around the corner

Sunfest '91, Ocean City's 17th annual fall festival, ended las Sunday after a successful four-day run. And even though spring 1992 is several months away, city officials are already thinking about Springfest, tentatively scheduled for April 30 to May 3.

Entertainers such as the rock and roll band Sh-Boom and military bands will perform. There will also be a boat show, antique truck show, food tent and arts and crafts booths.

3-day shoppers fair to begin Nov. 29

Mark your calendar for Friday, Nov. 29; Saturday, Nov. 30; an Sunday, Dec. 1, when hundreds of items will be for sale at the Holiday Shoppers Fair at the Convention Center. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free. Call 289-8311.

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