CENTRAL COUNTY--Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park * Millersville

January 21, 1993

ACC prohibits smoking in campus buildings

Anne Arundel Community College has followed the lead of county government and banned indoor smoking in all campus buildings.

The college's board of trustees unanimously voted Tuesday night to ban indoor smoking, a month after the board deadlocked over the ban.

The ban will go into effect Feb. 1.

The college adopted a smoking policy in 1988 that limited smoking to private offices and designated smoking areas. But at the recent urging of several campus groups, the board appointed a committee to review the policy.

The committee of teachers, staff members and students conducted several public hearings and reviewed the smoking policies at other schools before recommending that smoking be banned from all of the college's buildings. The committee also recommended that the college expand its smoking education program and build kiosks at least 50 feet from buildings where students could smoke.

In approving the ban on indoor smoking, the board did not follow the recommendation that would have prohibited smoking within 50 feet of buildings.

County Executive Robert R. Neall issued an executive order Tuesday night banning smoking in the county's owned and leased buildings. The ban is expected to go into effect next week.

POLICE LOG

* Millersville: Burglars broke into a 1992 Buick Regal that was parked in the 400 block of Saddleback Court Tuesday and took a car phone.

* Severna Park: Someone smashed the back window of a bus that belonged to the Wee Care Children's Center while it was parked in the lot at the Park Plaza Shopping Center in the 300 block of Ritchie Highway Monday.

* Arnold: Vandals smashed the window of a 1991 Honda Prelude that was parked in the 600 block of Southern Hills Drive Friday.

* Severna Park: Vandals smashed the window of a 1988 Mazda that was parked in the lot of the Park Plaza Shopping Center on Ritchie Highway sometime between Saturday and Tuesday.

* Arnold: Burglars broke into a 1991 Chevrolet truck that was parked in the lot of Magothy River Middle School Tuesday and took stereo equipment valued at $205.

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