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News Digest

October 09, 1997

Harvest for the Homeless tickets are on sale

Tickets are available for the seventh annual gourmet dinner to support the Light House shelter and Anchor House.

This year's Bountiful Harvest for the Homeless dinner, with the theme, "A Renaissance Evening," will be held Oct. 23 at the Annapolis Holiday Inn.

Food for the event will be donated by local restaurants, and Annapolis-area chefs will contribute their time and creativity. The host chef will be Charles McKnew, executive chef of the Annapolis Holiday Inn.

Tickets are $85 per person.

The Light House, at 206 West St. in Annapolis, offers sleeping space for 15 single adults, two transitional apartments for homeless families with children and a medical clinic three times a month. Information: 410-268-0182.

Glen Burnie MVA extends customer-service hours

The Motor Vehicle Administration in Glen Burnie has extended operator-assisted hours for customers with questions.

The MVA's Customer Service Center is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Customers are asked to call after 5 p.m. The toll-free number for Maryland, northern Virginia and Washington is 1-800-950-1MVA; for Glen Burnie residents, 410-768-7000.

Nominees sought for awards for disability awareness

The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues is calling for nominations for its 1997 Barrier-Free Award and Employer of the Year award. Disability Awareness Day is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m Oct. 19 at the Annapolis Mall.

County Executive John G. Gary will present the awards. Nominations for the Barrier-Free Award should describe conditions that provide free use for persons with disabilities, especially those using wheelchairs or scooters.

Conditions such as parking, accessible entrances, restrooms and general atmosphere will be considered. Two of the awards will be presented, one to a small employer and the other to a large one.

Information: 410-222-4383.

Credit-card use to assist Special Olympics program

American Express is donating 2 cents to Maryland Special Olympics programs for every transaction with its credit card at locations in the Baltimore and Annapolis region through this month.

The program is expected to raise up to $25,000.

Booklet warns teens about chewing tobacco

"Spitting in the Wind," a booklet that warns teen-agers about the dangers of smokeless tobacco, is available free by calling the county Health Department's Learn to Live line, 410-222-7979.

The booklet explains why smokeless tobacco, chewing tobacco and snuff are not safe alternatives to cigarettes.

Free materials are available for adults who want to talk to their children about tobacco.

A Quit Kit, for teens who want to stop smoking, also is offered.

Pub Date: 10/09/97

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