Decision on cellular phone tower expected Dec. 6

November 03, 1994

The Board of Appeals will decide next month whether a cellular phone company can build a 125-foot communications tower near an Ellicott City middle school.

The five-member panel plans to

make its decision during a work session Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The board adjourned early yesterday morning after holding two hearings that attracted dozens of residents fearful of electromagnetic

radiation from the proposed tower.

Cellular One, a subsidiary of Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems Inc., wants to build the tower near Patapsco Middle School on land it leases from First Church of the Naz

arene on Rogers Avenue. The tower would be about 185 feet from school fields and about 450 feet from the school.

Australian outlet marks anniversary

Sunflower Trading, an Australian outerwear outlet, is celebrating its second anniversary on Main Street in Ellicott City.

A Holography Spectacular will take place at the store through Sunday.

This in-store promotion is traditionally reserved for major trade-show industry viewing. The hologram will feature Bert, a life-size poet from the Outback of Australia, who will tell "The Legend of the Australian Driza-Bone."

Sunflower sells Australian oilskin products, including coats, hats, jackets. The 100-year old method treats cotton with oil-wax solutions to create a windproof and waterproof garment.

The store is open from noon to 7 p.m. daily.

Information: 465-5240.

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