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September 06, 1998

Congress approves funds for two county projects

Legislation funding two Anne Arundel County projects has passed both houses of Congress and has been forwarded to the president for approval. They are a $4.3 million demolition of the 19 radio towers at the Naval Station on Greenbury Point in Annapolis and a $5.3 million construction of an emergency services center at Fort Meade to house its police station, fire station and ambulance service.

The Navy has created a conservation area since closing the Greenbury Point station in 1995. Residents want to preserve one of the towers as a reminder of the role they played during World War II when all radio traffic from Washington to ships in the Atlantic passed through those 19 structures.

William Moulden to receive environmental award

William "Billy" Moulden, a lifelong resident of the Severn River watershed, will receive the 1998 Jan Hollmann Environmental Education Award Sept. 20 at the Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center in Millersville.

Moulden, a teacher in Prince George's County, is vice president/treasurer of the Severn River Association and vice chairman of the Severn River Commission. In decades of volunteering, Moulden has helped bring about such programs as the Severn River Oyster Seeding Initiative and the Summer Naturalist Program that mobilizes more than 350 young people between ages 6 and 16. He has raised more than $1 million in cash and in-kind contributions to help spread his message of environmental responsibility and activity.

The award, established in 1995, is given yearly to a person or organization in Anne Arundel County that has made a notable achievement in environmental education.

Gary, Redmond cut ribbon for community center

Anne Arundel County Executive John G. Gary and County Councilman Thomas W. Redmond Sr. cut the ribbon Friday on the future home of the Pasadena Business Association and the Pasadena Community Center at what used to be Schramm's Fruit Stand.

It is now part of a 201-acre planned unit development called Farmington Village. As part of the plan for that subdivision, developer Gary Koch agreed to deed 1.72 acres to the county for use as a community center. The property sits along Mountain Road, where members of the Schramm family used to run their produce stand.

County officials plan to work with the business association, which will maintain a long-term lease on the property.

Board of Education sets alternative program fees

The Anne Arundel County Board of Education has established student fees for the school system's three alternative programs that students must attend if they violate drug, tobacco, alcohol, weapons and behavioral policies.

Those fees are: $120 for Anti-Tobacco Use Program; $240 for Responsible Actions Program; and $240 for Alternatives to Drugs Program.

Students whose families receive public assistance may be eligible for a tuition reduction.

Former restaurant owner fined, ordered to repay state

An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge last week fined the former owner of Avanti's restaurant in Laurel and ordered him to repay the state more than $26,000 for employee withholding tax he never forwarded to the comptroller's office.

Nicholas V. Sambuco, 31, formerly of Ellicott City, correctly deducted the withholding from employee paychecks from 1993 to 1995, but paid only about one-third of it, according to the office of the attorney general. He sold the restaurant in 1995.

Judge Michael E. Loney fined him $1,000, ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service and placed him on five years of probation. In June, a jury convicted Sambuco of two counts of failure to pay withheld state income tax.

Pub Date: 9/06/98

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