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June 27, 1999|By SLOANE BROWN | SLOANE BROWN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

June 30: 1999 Preservation Awards & Annual Meeting. Benefits Baltimore Heritage Inc.'s efforts to preserve the city's historic buildings. Cocktails, dinner, business meeting and awards ceremony. Masonic Temple, 225 N. Charles St. Tickets $50 members; $57 nonmembers. Call 410-625-2585.

Around Town

Getting a good meal isn't a problem these days for Don Shula. The former coach of the Baltimore Colts and the Miami Dolphins has a chain of steakhouses across the country, including two here in Baltimore. But getting enough food apparently was a problem for college football player Don Shula. Seems when he was a class of '51 running back at Cleveland's John Carroll University, the young athlete discovered how to dig up free grub -- by crashing weddings!

Shula 'fessed up when he was in town a week ago for one of B-more's biggest feeds, Zoomerang!, at the Baltimore Zoo. This time, though, he was the one handing out the freebies, at his restaurant's table. He was serving up autographed pictures along with the tenderloin.

Bob Kowal isn't so much leaving Baltimore as taking much of it with him. Kowal's last day as president and CEO of Greater Baltimore Medical Center was June 18, and yesterday he blew this joint to set up shop in Sonoma, Calif. His new gig is owner of a bed and breakfast, the Cedar Mansion. Kowal says he won't have time to miss any of his friends here; his wine-country lodging is already booked full of them through August.

If you'd like to have your social event considered for coverage on the Maryland Scene page, please fax the information two weeks in advance to Helen Jones at 410-783-2519. Or mail it to her at The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278. Pub Date: 06/27/99

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