BWI neighbors invited to report airplane noise


January 12, 1995|By JONI GUHNE

Officials at Baltimore-Washington International airport have decided to install a Doppler radar on property west of Interstate 97, opposite Benfield Road, Adele Wertz, chairman of the Greater Severna Park Council's BWI committee, said during last month's meeting. The radar will detect wind shear.

Airport officials also have been asked to increase to 10 percent the number of incoming flights using the I-97 corridor. This would reduce aircraft noise in residential areas east and south of the airport. Only 1 percent of the flights use the corridor because I-97 is not in line with BWI's flight path.

To report noisy aircraft, call the BWI Noise Complaint service at 859-7021. When you call, have the time, direction of the flight, type of aircraft involved (jet, helicopter, etc.), approximate height of the aircraft's flight, name of the company that owns the aircraft, and the number of aircraft involved.


Attention 8- to 13-year-old male and female basketball players. The annual Elks Hoop Shoot takes place at 1 p.m. Sunday at Shipley's Choice Elementary School.

The contest is sponsored by the Severna Park Elks Lodge 2482. Contestants are divided into age groups, and have 25 shots. The best scorers advance through four tiers of competition to qualify for the national finals. Over 3 million youngsters around the nation entered last year's contest.

Local winners will compete in the district event to be held Feb. 5 in Essex.

For more information, call Robert Kurz at 987-0581.


Take a trip this winter to some of the world's most exciting destinations without having to stop the mail, find a sitter for the family pets, or pack a single bag.

The Rotary Club of Severna Park invites you to settle back in a seat at Severna Park High School's auditorium and, with the help of professional travelers, enjoy the world through the club's annual Sunday Matinee Travel and Adventure Films series.

This series is Rotary's way of thanking the community for supporting the club's projects.

The series, which is presented in conjunction with the Severna Park YMCA, begins Jan. 29 with "Europe's Small Wonders: Andorra, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg," narrated in person by Jim McDonald.

On Feb. 5. John Wilson will narrate "High Country Adventure: West Canada." "India -- Land of Wonder" will be featured Feb. 12 with Willis H. Moore. The final film, "Costa Rica: Gem of the Americas," will show Feb. 19 and will be narrated by Curt Matson. All films will be shown at 2 p.m.

A drawing for a $300 gift certificate from Severn Travel will take place during the Feb. 19 show.

Cost for all four films is $15. Single tickets are $5. Tickets are available at Severn Travel, Benfield Florist and the Severna Park YMCA.

For more information, call 647-4732 or 647-1074.


Some of central county's best cooks call Woods Memorial Presbyterian their church home, and they have whipped together a book of their recipes.

The cookbooks sell for $12. All proceeds support the Woods Kitchen.

Information: 647-2550.


In honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, the American Cancer Society's Discovery Shop has put every coat and boot on sale until Monday. Items on sale include all furs, ski-wear and skates, too.

The shop, at DiDonado Plaza on Ritchie Highway, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Information: 544-0568.

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