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December 01, 1991|By Susan Canfora

Worcester celebration begins with gala

Worcester County will be 250 years old in 1992, and a yearlong celebration is planned.

The anniversary celebration will begin with a black-tie-optional gala at the Princess Royale Friday, Dec. 6. Tickets are $40 each and include an open bar, dinner and dancing to music by For the Moment. Call 641-5071 for reservation information.

Other events are in the works, and commemorative T-shirts, sweat shirts and tote bags are for sale. Call the Worcester County Tourism Department at 632-3617.

Drug use in schools declines since '88

Drug use in Worcester County schools has decreased slightly from 1988 to 1990, according to a random county survey.

The survey was discussed at a recent Worcester County Board of Education meeting. C. Edward Prager, special program administrator, said one reason students are using less drugs is that area police are making an effort to make arrests at keg parties.

In Worcester County, Mr. Prager said, alcohol, tobacco and marijuana are the most popular drugs. A similar state survey showed that the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and cocaine among students also declined from 1984 until 1990.

Traffic accidents down in Ocean City

The number of traffic accidents in Ocean City between March 1 and Sept. 30 this year was down from the number of accidents in 1990. The number fell 22 percent, from 1,611 in 1990 to 1,257 this year, said Sgt. Jay Hancock, public relations spokesman for the Ocean City Police Department.

Pedestrian accidents dropped 14 percent, from 71 in 1990 to 61 this year, Sergeant Hancock said. Two people were killed in pedestrian accidents early this summer.

The statistics for six months were gathered during an evaluation of a traffic safety program planned to reduce speed-related

accidents by 5 percent, Sergeant Hancock said.

Humane Society, city reach agreement

After years of disagreeing about how many animals should be kept at the Worcester County Humane Society, an agreement has been reached between Ocean City officials and Humane Society volunteers.

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