Rank-and-file county police voted narrowly...

ANNAPOLIS --

February 12, 1997|By From staff reports

ANNAPOLIS -- Rank-and-file county police voted narrowly yesterday to keep the Fraternal Order of Police as their bargaining unit, ending a nine-month struggle between that union and the Teamsters.

But the Teamsters won a landslide 26-4 victory to represent sheriff's deputies.

More than 75 percent of eligible police officers turned out to vote, giving the once-beleaguered FOP a 178-175 victory.

BEL AIR -- Harford County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann is seeking citizens' opinion on what should be included in the proposed budget for fiscal year 1998 at a public hearing at 7 p.m. todayat C. Milton Wright High School, 1301 N. Fountain Green Road.

Citizens also can send written comments by Friday with the words "budgetary priorities" written in the lower right corner of the envelope, addressed to Rehrmann at County Government Center, 220 S. Main St., Bel Air 21012.

Computer e-mail messages can be sent to her at County Executivo.ha.md.us. Information: 638-3350.

ELKRIDGE -- A nonprofit animal advocacy group -- concerned about the fate of the 22,000 animals buried at Elkridge's embattled pet cemetery -- wants to take over the property temporarily.

An agreement allowing the Animal Welfare League of Baltimore to care for the Rosa Bonheur Memorial Park on U.S. 1 may be worked out within a week, said an attorney for Commercial and Farmers Bank in Ellicott City.

The owner of the cemetery, William A. Green, is facing new legal scrutiny. According to a bankruptcy court trustee and court records, one of Green's former real estate development companies, Acquest Homes Inc., is being investigated for possibly hiding assets from creditors.

BALTIMORE -- The granddaughter of a Confederate officer has left a $30,000 bequest for the preservation of the Constellation, the last Union warship afloat.

Mary Ringgold Trippe, 89, of Baltimore, who died without survivors in October, was the granddaughter of Andrew Cross Trippe, a major general in the 1st Maryland Infantry.

Catholic Relief opens Lenten season fund-raiser

BALTIMORE

BALTIMORE -- "Ambassadors for Christ" is this year's theme of Operation Rice Bowl, the Catholic Relief Services 22nd annual Lenten program, which begins today.

The program encourages Roman Catholics to pray, fast and show their concern for the poor in the United States and overseas. Information: 625-2220.

Pub Date: 2/12/97

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