Very important pets and vets follow Kim Hammond

SYLVIA BADGER

April 02, 1993|By SYLVIA BADGER

Dr. Kim Hammond, owner of Falls Road Animal Hospital, may not be an FOB (as in Friend of Bill Clinton), but he definitely has friends in high places. The newest addition to his veterinary staff is Dr. Paula Bumpers, niece of Arkansas Sen. Dale Bumpers. When she's not working at the hospital, you'll find her at Baltimore Board Sailing, where she teaches roller blading.

And if that's not enough, tune in to WBAL-TV's Saturday news show tomorrow at 9:15 a.m., when Hammond will be talking about Jack Russell terriers.

Appearing with him will be a terrier pup that belongs to Kevin and Chris Leahy, given to Chris by her father-in-law, Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy. (They refer to the puppy as the senator's grand-dog.)

What's next for Hammond? Perhaps he's hoping to become an FOS

(Friend of Socks)?

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Members of Notre Dame Prep alumnae association stepped out style at their spring fashion show last Sunday.

+ Susan McCormick and Colleen

Kennedy chaired the event for the association, which included lunch, raffle, auction and the show. Alums modeling clothes were Natalie Shields, Black & Decker Corp. attorney; Cappy Potthast, a Smith, Somerville and Case attorney; Lucy Plowden, Realtor; and Margie Gilmore, who, with Rudy Miller, was instrumental in

launching Maryland Family Magazine.

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Two Ellicott City entrepreneurs Kara Brook and Kathleen Case, Case/Brook publishing, were the keynote speakers at the first annual Carroll County Fair last Sunday.

They talked about the social, political and literary contributions made by Clara Barton, Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton, Gertrude Stein, Barbara Fritchie, Sophie Kerr, Harriet Tubman, Anna Ella Carroll, Mary Pickersgill and Mary Lemist Titcomb.

These are the women featured in the Maryland state poster, "Maryland Women and their Historic Handiwork," which was conceived and designed by Brook and Case.

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I'm told that internationally renowned flute player Jean-Pierre Rampal put on an unforgettable performance at the Rosenberg Recital at Goucher College March 26.

But it wasn't just his music the audience will remember; it was his unfortunate display of temper.

Rampal stopped his recital to upbraid a mother whose child was asleep in the front row. He told the startled woman that she

should have sat in the back row.

He then explained to the audience that the sight of the sleeping child was distracting to him while he was playing.

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Around town:

Before Ross Perot arrived at the Convention Center Wednesday to talk to those attending the American Society of Newspaper

Editors convention, he made a stop at the Lord

Baltimore Hotel.

As he wandered through the hotel, he explained that he had such wonderful memories of the Lord Baltimore, where he'd stayed about 40 years ago, that he wanted to see the place again . . .

Congratulations to two Charlestown Retirement Community "sixtysomething" cover girls, Ruth Style and Muriel Caulfield. Style was featured on the March cover of Maryland Family Magazine, and Caulfield, a Learning Bank tutor, is on the cover of the Learning Bank's annual report . . .

Opening night at Obrycki's attracted one patron who is used to being a first nighter. Movie star Kathleen Turner, who will be in town for several months making the John Waters movie, "Serial Mom," arrived with three friends saying she couldn't wait to eat some crabs . . .

Producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory of the acclaimed movie "Howards End" played to a full house at the Senator Theatre recently. Merchant and Ivory were invited to participate in the Johns Hopkins G. Harry Pouder Memorial Lecture and share their experiences in the motion picture industry. The film was shown following their presentation . . .

You're invited to hop along with Mayor Kurt Schmoke, City Council President Mary Pat Clarke and City Comptroller Jackie McLean, the Easter bunny and others in the South Baltimore/Federal Hill Marketplace Celebrity Easter Parade tomorrow at noon. Don your Easter bonnet and join the parade, which begins at the Recreation Center, Light and Cross streets. Lots of prizes and good food . . .

Spring is in full bloom at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium this weekend. "The Rites of Spring," a benefit for the cardiology services at Union Memorial Hospital, offers an array of home and garden items and ideas. Admission is $5. Call (410) 554-2662 for more details.

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