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March 27, 1998|By From staff reports

Commission for Women inducts Bobo, 4 others

The Howard County Commission for Women inducted five into the county Women's Hall of Fame yesterday.

State Del. Elizabeth Bobo -- a former county executive who was the first woman elected to that post in Maryland -- was joined by longtime civic activist Maggie J. Brown, original Columbia charter committee member Anita M. Iribe, former Board of Education member Deborah D. Kendig and woman's business advocate and mentor Malynda H. Madzel.

The Women's Hall of Fame was established last year to honor distinguished women leaders who have made unique and lasting contributions to Howard County.

The inductions push the member count to 10, with the names etched on a plaque outside the Banneker Room in the George Howard Building in the county complex in Ellicott City.

Iribe, who worked with James W. Rouse to shape Columbia, and Kendig, who is recognized for her commitment to area children, are deceased. Brown is vice president and director of community services for the Columbia Association, and Madzel operates a telemarketing business that she started in her basement. Teresa L. Daub has been appointed the county's substance abuse impact coordinator, Howard County Executive Charles I. Ecker announced yesterday.

Daub, a certified prevention professional, will manage county programs; recommend policies; develop state, county and community proposals; and serve as liaison to the community. She begins work April 20 in the Department of County Administration.

Daub replaces Joyce Brown Weddington, who moved to the federal government after several years of county service.

Timbers at Troy recognized for environmental efforts

Timbers at Troy Golf Course in Elkridge has been recognized for its environmental protection efforts.

The county course has been designated a certified Audubon cooperative by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System, the educational division of Audubon International.

The course is the second in the state and the 124th in the world to receive the honor given to golf courses to recognize exemplary wildlife enhancement, preservation and natural resource protection efforts.

"The facility protects our wildlife species, adding to our users' enjoyment and showing respect for our county's tradition of careful land use and preservation," County Executive Charles I. Ecker said in a statement.

Columbia charity event to showcase nonprofit groups

Four nonprofit organizations stand to benefit from an employee-sponsored charitable event today at Credit Management Solutions Inc. of Columbia: Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, House of Ruth Shelter for Women and Children, Howard County General Hospital's Children's Care Center and Animal Advocates of Howard County.

Several floors of the company's headquarters on Symphony Woods Road will be turned into a "Charity Crawl" featuring a combination of charity displays.

Employees will be able to learn more about the nonprofit groups, helping them decide how to contribute time and items.

Pub Date: 3/27/98

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