Woman honored for efforts to keep youths from smoking

November 23, 1994

Ellicott City resident Peggy Browning was recently honored by the American Lung Association of Maryland with its Distinguished Service Award for Smoking and Health.

The award was presented by Dr. Lewis Rubin, president of the board of directors, at the association's recent annual meeting.

Ms. Browning, who lost her voice box and left lung to cancer after smoking for 38 years, has spent the past six years visiting at least two schools a week speaking to students about the dangers of smoking.

She also has testified before the state legislature and appeared on numerous television programs advocating smoking-prevention measures.

POLICE LOG

* Ellicott City: 5000 block of Middlesmoor Court: Someone stole a garage door opener from a parked vehicle Monday, opened the garage and searched through a freezer, but took nothing, police said.

* Elkridge: 6200 block of Route 1: A white 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix with Maryland tags SRM244 was stolen Sunday from the parking lot at the Tip Top Motel, police said.

7900 block of Brightlight Place: Someone tried to steal a 1993 Toyota pickup Friday, police said.

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