NORTH COUNTY--Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey

February 24, 1993

Buy a hamburger, nourish the arts

Members of a Linthicum arts association hope customers at Burger King in North Linthicum eat a lot of hamburgers next Wednesday.

Food sales racked up between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. could determine just how much jazz, barbershop quartet, classical piano and chamber music the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum (PAAL) can bring to the community next fall.

To raise money to pay performing artists' salaries next season, members of PAAL's board of directors will serve dinner Wednesday at the Burger King on Nursery Road.

Burger King has agreed to give PAAL 20 percent of all money spent during that time.

With government grants for the arts dwindling, PAAL has been forced to rely more on business and private donations for next season's five concerts, which will start in the fall, said Eloise Vaughan, vice president.

The group is unable to meet all its costs through subscriptions.

Tickets for next season cost $20 for five concerts, or $17 for subscriptions bought before May 31.

The group, which plans concerts for the current season on Feb. 27 (pianist Doug Keegan), March 27 (Barry Dove Jazz Sextet) and May 2 (Edinburgh Quartet), has nearly 600 subscribers.

Area residents charged with drug violations

County police charged three North County residents with drug violations after following them to Baltimore and watching them allegedly buy drugs Monday.

Lorri Lynn Savage, 28, of the 100 block of Warwickshire Lane in Brooklyn Park, was charged with distribution of PCP and possession with intent to distribute PCP.

Michael David Stumpf, 29, of the 300 block of Gatewater Court in Glen Burnie, was charged with distribution of PCP.

Stephanie Martina Hammersmith, 23, of the 200 block of Sunset Drive in Glen Burnie, was charged with possession with intent to distribute PCP and conspiracy to distribute PCP.

Undercover agents said they arranged to buy PCP through one of the suspects, then followed them to Baltimore -- where they allegedly bought the drugs -- and back into the county.

Officers stopped and arrested the suspects at a gas station they did not identify on Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park.

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