Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville


January 22, 1993

Gay former sailor to speak at AACC

A former midshipman who contends he was forced out of the Naval Academy just months before graduation because he said he is a homosexual will speak at Anne Arundel Community College Feb. 9.

Joe Steffan wrote a book, "Honor Bound," in which he details his experiences in the military from his plebe year to his selection as a battalion commander just before his resignation.

Mr. Steffan's talk will detail what he sees as the military's history of discrimination against blacks, women and gays. The 7:30 p.m. event will be in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts.

Tickets go on sale to the public Feb. 1 at the Student Activities office on the Arnold campus.

For information, call 541-2218.

Lillian Paul is honored on her 99th birthday

Dozens of friends gathered yesterday at the Horn & Horn Buffet in Glen Burnie to wish one of Severna Park's oldest residents a happy 99th birthday.

Mrs. Lillian Paul was for years a regular at the restaurant, eating lunch there after church on Sundays.

But she hasn't been around the restaurant much in the last year or so because she broke her hip and entered Meridian Nursing Center for physical therapy.

"She was so surprised and so grateful that she was able to attend," said Millie Waggoner, a longtime friend who has been a cashier and waitress at the restaurant for 27 years. "It was like a miracle to her that she could go out to eat."

Mrs. Paul, who was born in 1894 in Northwest Baltimore, is uses a wheelchair, but Ms. Waggoner said she is progressing well with therapy.

rTC "She's just great," Ms. Waggoner said. "She's such a warm person; she's sharp as a tack."

They celebrated the day with a big chocolate cake announcin "99" in pink and blue icing.

Mrs. Paul has been a Horn & Horn restaurant customer eve since she can remember. Her father, who ran a meat market on Lexington Avenue, took her to an outlet in Baltimore when she was a child.

She was born in 1894 in Northwest Baltimore. The oldest of six daughters, she is the only one living. She was married to William H. Paul, an insurance salesman who has died, for 44 years.

Until she entered the nursing home, Mrs. Paul lived with her 72-year-old son, W. Gibson Paul, in Severna Park.

"She has dozens and dozens of friends in Anne Arundel County. She's that kind of person," said Mrs. Waggoner.

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