Heroin talk with police aimed at teens, parents


July 07, 1998|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

LT. TIM BRANNING, commander of the Howard County Police Department's Narcotics Division, and the Kings Contrivance board of directors will hold a community discussion July 15 on heroin.

The Heroin Education Liaison Program is designed to teach the facts about heroin. Sgt. Keith Lessner will tell his audience how to identify heroin and what its effects are on users.

He will also explain the effects of heroin on the community -- from the families of those who are involved to the cost to taxpayers of the social and police work required by just one person's drug habit.

The Amherst House meeting at 8 p.m. is open to teens, parents and others.

Information: 410-381-9600.

Athlete of the year

East Columbians attending Mount de Sales Academy for girls have received honors for their athletic abilities.

Senior Suzanne Smith was named Mount de Sales Athlete of the Year.

She was a varsity player for four years on the basketball and softball teams.

Athletic director Tony Kurek said, "Not only is she an outstanding athlete and leader, she is an honor roll student. During the Catholic League Championships, she stepped in to play first base, even though she usually is a shortstop."

Suzanne received a Presidential Scholarship and plans to major in physical therapy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is a volunteer in the physical therapy department this summer.

Her parents are Carolyn and James Smith.

Maureen O'Donnell received an Unsung Hero Award for her outstanding ability in outdoor track.

Mary McAuliffe received a Triple Threat Award for her performance in three sports at Mount de Sales.

Adults only

Memo to adults: You have your own time to swim at the Huntington pool, from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays.

The water aerobics at MacGills Common pool are held at 11 a.m. Sundays.

Sister city makes music

Columbia's French "Sister City," Cergy-Pontoise, has been invited to send its 19-member French Folk Ensemble and the group's director to perform as part of Columbia's International Day July 25 at the Town Center lakefront. The performance will be at 2 p.m.

The public also can attend a performance by the group on the evening of July 23 at Oakland Manor and enjoy an opportunity to learn a folk dance, too.

On July 18, members of l'Accordeon Club de Pontoise will PTC perform at 2 p.m. at Borders Books & Music in Snowden Square.

Founded in 1960 by Madame J. LeGoff, the accordion club has performed throughout Europe, appeared on television and won honors for its performances of folk and pop music.

Sister City coordinator Louise Bowser said, "This group performed at one of our farewell parties when we [Columbians] were part of a sports exchange last September in celebration of the 20th anniversary of our 'sister city' association. We invited them to be part of our International Day."

The Sister City Advisory Committee is seeking host families for the group's visit.

The performances will be an opportunity for all Columbians -- especially those who have traveled to Cergy-Pontoise -- to welcome the French musicians, renew friendships and revive memories.

Information: 410-715-3162.

Birthday bash

Anne Dodd, Kings Contrivance village manager, sends a thank you to everyone who helped to make the village's 20th Birthday Bash a success.

Tina Williams chaired the event with the able help of her committee -- Sunny McGuinn, Anita Nicholson and Toni Johns.

Volunteers for the day included Marty Nicholson and village board members Barbara Seely, Guy Guzzone, John Priest, Kirk Halpin and Chuck Rees.

The Hammond High Jazz Band provided music.


Support your neighborhood swim team! This Saturday evening, after the pools close, is the "Swim-A-Thon" for all teams.

Swimmers appreciate pledges and support from their friends, neighbors and other swimmers.

So stop at your pool and sign up.

The money raised will be donated to the teams' favorite charities.

Summer sports

Coach Kelly Morano and the Long Reach High School field hockey team have been busy playing and cheering field hockey games.

Three team members -- twin sisters Jessica and Bridgette Burkhardt and Jerrell Lance were selected to play in this week's 16 and under Futures National Tournament at the University of Maryland.

Sixteen players were selected from the 55 Maryland girls who tried out for the tournament -- quite a coup for the coach and the players.

It is the first time that Howard County girls made the annual tournament, a special honor for a team that is only in its second year.

Last month, the girls played in the regional tournament to become eligible for the national.

The ultimate goal: To be selected to play on the United States National Olympic Development Team.

Pub Date: 7/07/98

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