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CENTRAL --

April 08, 1993

Westminster again a Tree City USA

For the fourth consecutive year, Westminster has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation, Mayor W. Benjamin Brown said.

"The Tree City USA honor comes from the National Arbor Day Foundation, a nonprofit education organization dedicated to tree planting and environmental stewardship," Mayor Brown said.

The city also was the recipient of a Tree City USA Growth award for its active participation in its community forestry program.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

To be designated a Tree City USA, a community must have a tree board or department; a city tree ordinance; a comprehensive community forestry program; and an Arbor Day observance.

POLICE

* Westminster: Two floodlights illuminating the parking lot of a lawyer's office in the first block of North Center Street were stolen Sunday night. An employee of Parks Hansen & Ditch, told police the loss is estimated at $130.

A resident of Timber Ridge told police the rear window of her car was shattered Monday by someone using a pellet gun. The car was parked on Bishop Street. Damage is estimated at $250.

A Renaissance costume, described as a sheer cloth similar in weight to a nightgown, was stolen from a display table at the Costume Shoppe in the first block of E. Main St. Tuesday. The cream-colored gown was valued at $40.

FIRE

* Reese: Units from the Reese company responded for a trash bin fire on Baltimore Boulevard at 9:28 p.m. Tuesday. They were out for 21 minutes.

* Westminster: Firefighters from the Westminster station were out for 46 minutes extinguishing an auto fire on Pennsylvania Avenue at 2:19 a.m. Wednesday.

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