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ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY --

February 19, 1993

Teen-age dances canceled after gunfire outside event

Organizers of teen dances at an Annapolis youth club have canceled plans for more dances there in the wake of a burst of gunfire outside a Valentine's Day dance.

No one was hurt in the incident in the parking lot of the Annapolis Boys and Girls Club in Bywater after 1 a.m. Sunday. But club officials, worried that a teen-ager could be hurt in another outbreak of violence, have temporarily stopped holding dances at Bywater.

Other activities will continue at the children's club in the low-income housing community off Forest Drive, and a dance is planned for tomorrow at the Boys and Girls Club in Annapolis Garden, said Callie Matthews, the program director.

"We're hoping that everything will go smoothly," she said.

Teen-agers at the dance told organizers that the shooting stemmed from a feud between youths from Eastport Terrace and Newtowne 20, two of Annapolis' public housing communities.

Members of both groups signed a truce last June promising they would fight no more, but the feud continues to simmer, according to Annapolis Alderman Carl O. Snowden, D-Ward 5.

County watermen elect officers

Members of the Anne Arundel County Watermen's Association have elected officers for this year.

They chose Bob Evans as president, John Orme as first vice president, Bud Miller as second vice president, Bob Howlin as secretary and Mike Cook as treasurer. Executives at large are J.R. Gross, Bill Curry and Bill Hause. Lorraine Orme is executive director of the nonprofit organization.

The association, which is based in Shady Side, is a nonprofit group that advises county watermen of proposed changes in county, state and national regulations concerning commercial fisheries. Association members are advocates to protect the interests of the county's crab and oyster industries.

Information: (410) 956-3327.

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