Arnold * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville

CENTRAL COUNTY --

January 13, 1993

Severna Park residents hope to cut BWI noise

The Greater Severna Park Council BWI Airport Committee wants to meet with airport and state aviation officials to work on a noise-reduction plan for the community.

The committee of residents wants to develop a proposal that would divert air traffic from over the community to a path over Interstate 97.

The Federal Aviation Administration has said that safety concerns limit to 10 percent the number of airplanes that can use the I-97 approach path. Relief may come in other ways, however.

Bob Talbot, the noise director at the Maryland Aviation Administration, has said that a proposed east-west runway and federal requirements to shift to quieter Stage 3 aircraft will help reduce noise.

The GSPC committee has asked USAir to voluntarily use Stage 3 craft, committee Chairman Rick Zablocki said.

The committee wants to meet with the tower manager at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, the MAA noise director, the Severna Park Reduction of Airplane Racket Committee and a USAir representative.

Three men hold up Severna Park ham shop

Three men, one armed with a revolver, robbed the Heavenly Ham store in Severna Park Monday evening. Detectives said the robbers walked into the store in the 300 block of Ritchie Highway at 5 p.m. and forced the manager to open the safe. The bandits took money and put the manager in the freezer before leaving the ham shop.

Farmer's National in Severna Park robbed

The Farmer's National Bank in Severna Park was robbed Monday morning, county police said.

Investigators said the robber walked into the bank in the 500 block of Benfield Blvd. at 10:55 a.m. and gave a teller a note demanding money. The teller complied, and the robber left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police described the robber as a white man, about 30, wearing dark-rimmed glasses and a turquoise jacket.

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* Riverdale Forest: Someone broke into a 1989 Chevrolet Geo parked in the 200 block of Newport Drive Saturday. Nothing was taken.

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