Pair Win Dance Honors


December 01, 1991

Lauren Wohl and Lane Clements, competing for the first time, waltzedaway with top honors at the Fifth Annual Country Western Dance Championship in Harrisburg, Pa.

Sporting hot pink satin costumes, the young couple placed second in the junior division two-step, swing and waltz. Lauren also placed second in the Jack and Jill event.

Lauren and Lane are coached by Ron and Patty Harris of Rockville,Montgomery County, and dance locally with the Silver Eagle Cloggers.

Lauren lives in Bel Air and attend Homestead-Wakefield ElementarySchool. Lane, of Abingdon, is a student at Edgewood Middle School.


Nancy A. Chester, a research biologist at the Army Chemical Research, Development and Engineering Center, won first place in the scientific category for her poster presentation depicting some of the Army's efforts in looking for alternatives to animal research.

Chester, who works in CRDEC's environmental toxicologybranch, toxicology division, received the award at a recent seminar sponsored by the National Capital Area Branch of the American Association for Lab Animal Science. A non-profit organization, AALAS was founded to enhance life sciences through the accreditation process.

Chester's award winning entry was titled "The Aquatic Toxicology of Isopropylamine, Comparison of Experimentally Derived Values of Structure Activity Predictions."

The poster presentation described an investigation of the effectiveness of a computer-based alternate method for water-flea toxicity tests.

Chester, who has worked for CRDEC since 1983, resides in Bel Air with her husband Keith.


Comcast Cablevision of Harford County has appointed John Laulis as installation supervisor.

Laulis previously was with Cable TV Montgomery and has more than six years of cable experience.

He is replacing Tom Jacobs, who was promoted to plant manager and transferred to Salisbury.


The Hearing Aid Specialists Association of Maryland, Washington and Delaware has elected Betsy J. Cohen as vice president for Maryland at its recent fall businessmeeting.

Cohen is director of audiology and president of Hearing Associates of Havre de Grace.

The Hearing Aid Specialists Association is dedicated to continuing education for and supervision of hearing aid dispensers in the vicinity.

In addition to her private practice, Cohen is a consultant audiologist to the Sheppard Pratt Hospital, numerous nursing homes, and several Harford and Cecil county nursing centers.

She also chairs the hearing committee of the Havre de Grace Chapter of Soroptomist International.

Cohen received a bachelor of arts degree in hearing and speech

from the University of Maryland and a master's degree from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.


George A. Schroeter, of Street, was awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Exceptional Service, the highest honorary award granted by the Secretary of the Army to a civilian.

During the Nov. 14 ceremony at the annual Secretary of the Army Awards presentation at the Pentagon, Schroeter was cited for his exemplary performance while on long-term assignment to the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Schroeter, a supervisory operations research analyst with the Plans, Analysis and Evaluation Office of the Army Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, has almost 30 years of experience with the Army.

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