It appears that the Mass Transit Administration does not realize whoit is dealing with.
Recently, officials decided to name the lightrail station -- being built in Glen Burnie -- something other than the "Glen Burnie Station." They have proposed "Dorsey Road Station."
Needless to say several people would like to see "Glen Burnie" somewhere in the name.
While others are tossing ideas around I'd like to contribute a few of my own.
* If brevity is not an issue, howabout the "Just Be Grateful We Didn't Put The Park And Ride On CrainHighway And Really Make Drivers in Glen Burnie Cranky" station? Notice that Glen Burnie is included in this name.
* Noting the close proximity of the station to Arthur Slade Regional Catholic School, howabout "Crossing Guard Crossing," lest we forget who must face scoresof commuters heading for the Park and Ride and still be responsible for getting 800 students safely to school every weekday morning.
*We could name it "Gopher Junction" after Glen Burnie High's mascot. This particular name will lend itself to dozens of catchy, advertising slogans: i.e. "I Go-Pher Light Rail."
The truth is the MTA officials can call it anything they like. It always will be the Glen Burnie Station to us.
Just don't try to make it up to us by naming the new jail "Corrections at Glen Burnie."
Those crazy kids are dancing in Glen Burnie again this Friday.
The girls of Junior Girl Scout Troop 947 are presenting a youth dance from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Country Club Estates Recreation Association's hall, Paul Marr Drive.
Admission to the dance is $2. Music will be provided by DJ Joe Connell.
Proceeds from the dance will be used to help pay for the girls' summer camping trip.
For information, call 761-0317.
"I Had A Dream" is the theme of this Friday's dance at the Rebels' Teen Center at Corkran Middle School. Dancers who wear pajamas, bathrobes or fluffy slippers will be admitted to the dance for half the regular $1 admission.
Youth ages 6 to 12 are welcome to attend the dance from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Older youth, ages 12 to 17, are invited to the dance from 8 to 10 p.m. Admission to that dance is $2.
Refreshments, including a variety of home-baked goodies, will be sold throughout the evening.
For information, call Pat Brooks, 760-3158.
Arthur Slade Regional Catholic School will kick off a weeklong
celebration of parochial education with an open house and pancake breakfast this Sunday.
Breakfast will be served from 9 a.m. tonoon Sunday, while tours of the building and a multimedia presentation will be available until 1 p.m. A second open house will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.
During the school week, studentswill enjoy activities, including academic subject "bees," Slade trivia quizes, visits by local celebrities such as Bob Turk of WJZ-TV, a paddle ball contest and a sock hop.
The week's activities will conclude with a faculty luncheon served by the junior high school student council.
For more information on Catholic Schools Week or ArthurSlade call the school office, 766-8614.
A bull and oyster roast to benefit the North County Emergency Outreach Network has been scheduled from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, in the Holy Trinity Church hall, 7436 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.
The event will be presented by the Holy Trinity Parish and Community Relations Committee and the Knights of Columbus. The money raised will be used by NCEON to providefood for people experiencing financial difficulties.
Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased in advance by calling Joe Weaver, 761-0427.
This month marks the completion of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program for fifth-graders at several Glen Burnie elementary schools.
Point Pleasant Elementary has scheduled a D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony for 1 p.m. Friday in the auditorium of the intermediate building.
County police Officer Jim Call will address the students and their parents. The students will present several skits showing what they have learned in the past 15 weeks from Officer Call about the dangers of drugs.
Fifth-level students at Marley Glen Special School will enjoy a cookout to commemorate their graduation fromthe D.A.R.E. program. Officer Bob Moore will be on hand at noon Friday to assist in the cooking and answer any questions the parents haveabout the program.
Students at Richard Henry Lee, Southgate and Quarterfield elementary schools participated in graduation ceremonys earlier in the month.