'Debtbusters' game challenges players to balance the budget

October 31, 1995

The Howard County Chapter of the Concord Coalition will hold a "Debtbusters" game from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 11 at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane in Ellicott City.

The game, created by the coalition, simulates the federal budget process. Players work in teams of eight and evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. The goal is to produce a balanced budget.

The coalition, a nonpartisan grass roots organization, was founded by former U.S. Sens. Paul E. Tsongas and Warren B. Rudman to deal with federal deficit spending and debt accumulation.

Police log

Ellicott City: 3700 block of Chatham Road: Two rifles and four handguns were reported stolen Saturday after a burglar entered an unlocked garage and an unlocked house door, police said.

Ellicott City: Maryland Avenue-St. Paul St.: A black and gray 1991 Chevrolet Blazer with Maryland tags ACB61P was stolen Wednesday or Thursday, police said.

Ellicott City: 8100 block of Wooden Glen Court: Someone tried to steal a 1990 Toyota truck by shoving a screwdriver into its ignition Wednesday or Thursday, police said.

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