Social worker Catz to oversee child, family services
An Annapolis woman has been appointed to a newly formed position overseeing child and family services in Anne Arundel County.
County Executive Robert R. Neall named Heidi Catz, a social worker who served recently as district director for Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland, to the $40,000-a-year post.
"My administration has seen a critical need for better coordination among county programs which serve children and families," Mr. Neall said in a statement announcing the position.
Ms. Katz will coordinate programs run by the county Department of Social Services, the Department of Juvenile Services, the Health Department and the Office on Aging, as well as work closely with non-profit organizations.
The position is being financed through a $140,000 state grant.
Owner shot in back in carjacking attempt
A Prince George's County man was shot while trying to escape a carjacking attempt in Annapolis, city police said.
Charles E. Wood of Upper Marlboro was shot in the back by a gunman who tried to steal his car in the parking lot behind Henry's Liquors in the 2000 block of West St.
The gunman opened fire after ordering Mr. Wood and a companion out of the car at about 8:30 p.m. Mr. Wood sped off and the gunman fired at least three shots at the car, witnesses told police.
Mr. Wood told police he did not realize he was injured until he reached Upper Marlboro. He went to Doctor's Hospital in Lanham for treatment of the gunshot wound.
Salvation Army names campaign chair
Retired Navy Vice Adm. William Lawrence has been named the Annapolis Salvation Army's 1991 Christmas Campaign chairman.
This year's theme is "Working Miracles Every Day."
Mr. Lawrence was superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy from 1978 to 1981. In 1967, while serving as commanding officer of Fighter Squadron 143, he was shot down over North Vietnam and held as a prisoner of war until March 1973. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. Information: 263-4091.