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ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY

November 05, 1992

Hopkins to fill vacancies on volunteer boards

The mayor of Annapolis said yesterday he will appoint a fifth member to the city's Historic District Commission and called recent criticism of vacancies on volunteer boards "much ado about nothing."

Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins said he's made 112 appointments to the city's 25 volunteer boards and commissions during his three years in office. He said he will fill a spot on the Historic District Commission and make two other appointments to volunteer boards on Monday night.

Eight boards and commissions currently lack at least one bTC member, but the mayor said the 13 vacancies do not represent an unusual rate of turnover among volunteers.

The issue arose when the Public Safety Disability Retirement Board came under scrutiny last month for failing to retire three Annapolis police officers who were hurt in the line of duty. The officers have filed lawsuits in Circuit Court, charging that they've been unable to retire because the board has lacked a doctor since last spring and has other serious problems.

A City Council subcommittee has been appointed by the mayor to study the board and recommend changes.

2 elementary students win U.N. essay contest

A Davidsonville fourth-grader and an Annapolis fifth-grader won the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County's essay competition on the United Nations.

Titled "The United Nations and What It Means to Me and My World," the competition celebrated the 47th anniversary of the institution's founding.

Robert Lentz of Davidsonville Elementary School and Klearshawn Carter of Tyler Heights Elementary each received a $50 U.S. Savings Bond.

Youths menace driver with pellet gun

A Brookeville man was driving through Annapolis Monday afternoon when three teen-agers in a car pointed a pellet gun that looked like a 9mm handgun at him, police said.

Annapolis police caught suspects, ages 16 and 17, several minutes later and charged them as juveniles with assault with a concealed weapon.

The man told police he was driving down Forest Drive near Chinquapin Round Road when a 1963 Chevrolet pulled up next to him and the youths pointed a gun at him. The man drove to a store on West Street and called the police.

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