Forum on radium in water to be held tomorrow

February 01, 2000

Postponed by last week's snow, an informal public session planned by the county health department about naturally occurring radium in well water across much of Anne Arundel has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Arundel High School in Gambrills.

Officials from county and state agencies will offer information on radium and answer questions.

The session will be similar to one last year at Chesapeake High School, which attracted several hundred people.

Naturally occurring radium could affect residential wells in communities north of U.S. 50, and is deemed by county health officials to pose little risk.

Treatment systems can help eliminate radium.

Information on the meeting: health department, 410-222-7398.

Crofton library to offer Internet classes for seniors

The Crofton branch library is offering free 90-minute classes for seniors on using the Internet and the library's Web catalog.

Beginner classes will include an introduction to the Internet, how to use a mouse and how to find a book or article.

The intermediate class, for those more comfortable using a computer mouse and working on the Web, will include instruction on Internet search engines, the Web browser and special-interest sites.

Registration is required, and can be done by telephone or at the library.

Each class is limited to nine people. Participants are required to bring their library card and personal identification number to the sessions, which will be offered through May.

Classes for beginners will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Friday and Feb. 9, 12 and 16. Intermediate classes are scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 9 and 16, and 10 a.m. Feb. 18.

Information or registration: 410-222-7915 or 301-261-3909.

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