Davidsonville * Edgewater * Shady Side * Deale

ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY --

August 13, 1993

Chamber of Commerce seeks small enterprises

The Greater Annapolis Chamber of Commerce is looking for a few small businesses.

Through Nov. 1, the chamber will be searching for small businesses to nominate for the 1994 Blue Chip Enterprise Initiative program. The program honors small businesses that have surmounted challenges and become stronger.

The program is co-sponsored by the Annapolis Chamber of Commerce with Connecticut Mutual, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Nation's Business magazine. Now in its fourth year, the national initiative has about 1,000 chambers of commerce participating in the program. Nearly 200 small-business experts from across the country participate in the judging.

Up to four candidates in each state are designated Blue Chip Enterprises. Of these, the 52 most outstanding from each state, Washington and Puerto Rico, are showcased on USA Network's "First Business" show. Four finalists are further honored as "America's Blue Chip Enterprises" in Washington during the U.S. Chamber's National Business Action Rally in February.

Any for-profit company with five to 300 employees, and in continuous operation for at least three years, may apply.

Contact Steve Goss, Goss Associates, Severna Park, at 647-3464; or Penny Chandler, chamber executive director, at 268-7676 for more information.

3 teens fire upon men driving in Edgewater

Two young men who thought they were being led to a party by teen-agers in another car were shot at late Tuesday night in Edgewater, but were not injured.

The young men, Keith A. Burns, 18, of the 1000 block of Lamp Post Lane in Millersville, and William Aubrey Bryant III, 20, of the 700 block of Whitney's Landing in Crownsville, were stopped at a Texaco gas station on Mayo Road at Route 2 when a car, possibly a Dodge Omni, occupied by three youths between the ages of 16 and 17, rode by and waved to them to follow.

Thinking they were being led to a party, the two young men followed. Once the cars turned onto Route 214, one of the youths in the lead car leaned out a window and fired several shots from a pellet gun, striking the other car.

The victims, who said they did not know their attackers, pulled over and called the police.

POLICE LOG

* Annapolis: An intruder entered a home in the first block of Waveland Farm Road between midnight and 10 a.m. Tuesday through an unlocked rear screen door and took a watch and $21 in cash from a desk top in a spare bedroom. An intruder entered a second home in the same block by cutting a screen to a screened porch and climbing to an open window. The thief entered the sleeping victim's bedroom and took a wallet from the dresser. The total loss was $80.

* Annapolis: Growth Development Inc., in the 100 block of Admiral Cochrane Drive, reported on Wednesday that two Gateway 2000 computers worth $1,400 were stolen in July month.

* Annapolis: A Sears riding mower valued at $999 was taken from a home in the first block of Bristol Drive before July 26.

* Deale: A 1981 tan Ford Granada worth $600 was stolen from the Happy Harbour Inn at Route 256 and Rockhold Creek Road between 9 p.m. Monday and 2 a.m. Tuesday. The car had been left there after it broke down. The car keys were under the seat, and the victim's identification was in the car.

* Dunkirk: A 1984 blue Chevrolet van, valued at $4,000, was stolen from the 500 block of W. McKendree Road sometime between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 6:40 a.m. Wednesday. The van had been left unlocked, with the keys left near the ash tray. It also contained $6,000 worth of tools.

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