School computer network to connect every class

NEIGHBORS

January 05, 1995|By JONE GUHNE

I sat down today to write a New Year's column about the future, but I can't proceed without a brief backward glance. Maybe it's the fault of my new CD: Original Christmas Favorites, sung by Bing Crosby, Nat "King" Cole and a very youthful Frank Sinatra.

Anyway, remember along with me when your mother put on hose and heels and white gloves to go shopping; when if you worked hard and saved your money, you could buy the home of your dreams and raise your family while only the man of the house went to work.

The year I was married, postage was a nickel. In 1957, regular gasoline was 36 cents a gallon. I wouldn't have dreamed of charging gas, anymore than I would have charged a meal in a restaurant or budgeted my heat bill over a year's time.

Not long ago, the turn of the century seemed far away, but now my grandchildren can expect to celebrate centennial New Year's Eves with Internet friends from around the globe.

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Severn School has named its new computer network SeverNet.

The system will connect every classroom on campus, and plans include dial-in access for students, and electronic mail.

Working in partnership with organizations like Hewlett Packard and Data General, Severn has been identified as a lab school for several educational software companies.

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The Anne Arundel County Concert Association welcomes the new year at 8 p.m. tomorrow with the presentation of Stephen and Carol Kechulius on stage at Severna Park High School.

This dynamic musical duo -- he is a baritone and she a pianist

-- has thrilled audiences in Europe, New Zealand and across the United States.

For more information, call 647-6873 or 647-7851.

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Brian Randome of Fort Worth, Texas, will present a worship service of mime, music and drama for all ages at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Severna Park Baptist Church on Benfield Road.

Randome will lead youth worship services from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

At the same time, Roy Ingman, professor of Bible study at the Baltimore School of the Bible, will lead an adult study of the book of Galatians, and Sharon Weed will lead a children's Bible study. There will be nursery care.

For more information, call 647-0765.

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Ranger David DeVault invites you to join him at the Earleigh Heights Ranger Station on the B&A Trail at 10 a.m. Saturday to learn how to identify regional trees, berries and birds.

This is a 2-mile hike, so dress appropriately and bring your binoculars.

For more information, call 222-6244.

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Are you feeding the birds in your backyard? The Friends of Quiet Waters Park, in conjunction with the Anne Arundel Bird Club, is sponsoring a bird seed sale.

Premium seeds -- black oil and striped sunflower and special mixes -- will be offered at reasonable prices. Pickup dates are Jan. 28 and 29 and other weekends.

For more information, call 222-1777.

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The American Cancer Society's 18th annual Volleyball Marathon is scheduled for 6 p.m. to midnight Feb. 17 and noon to 9 p.m. Feb. 18.

Community organizations, businesses, residents and students are invited to form teams to help raise money for the society.

Some of the money will go to a breast cancer support group that meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at North Arundel Hospital.

For more information, call (410) 721-4304.

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