Firm chosen to conduct high-tech incubator study...


September 11, 2001

Firm chosen to conduct high-tech incubator study

Claggett Wolfe Associates has been selected to provide Anne Arundel County with a high-technology incubator feasibility study and business plan, according to the county Economic Development Corp.

The study, to be finished by December, is designed to answer questions about the economic impact of a technology incubator, which might provide financial resources and other support to help high-tech businesses get started.

Claggett Wolfe Associates has developed 20 technology incubator projects in rural and urban settings. The firm's $30,000 fee will be paid for with grants from Maryland Technology Development Corp. and the Economic Development Corp.

Information: 410-222-7410.

Owens to recognize outstanding volunteers

County Executive Janet S. Owens will recognize outstanding volunteers at 7 p.m. Thursday at Chesapeake Center for the Creative Arts in Brooklyn Park.

"We, as citizens of Anne Arundel County, need to offer our heartfelt thanks to these wonderful people," Owens said in a written statement. "We are proud that they call Anne Arundel County home and strive to make this area the best place to live."

Owens will recognize 242 volunteers who will receive certificates of appreciation and introduce this year's Most Outstanding Volunteer grand prize winner, who will represent the county in the "Maryland, You Are Beautiful" awards ceremony to be held in Annapolis on Nov. 14.

Ex-county supervisor agrees to repay Arundel

A former supervisor at a county government warehouse, on probation for using a county credit card for a $27,000 shopping spree, agreed yesterday to pay the county $89 for a purchase made at a circus with the same Visa card.

Christopher Lee Middleton, who received a three-year sentence with all but two weekends suspended after pleading guilty this year to engaging in a felony theft scheme, had been charged with violating the terms of his probation.

Assistant State's Attorney Clifford C. Stoddard Jr. said it was unclear whether the signature on the Visa slip was Middleton's.

Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Nancy Davis-Loomis dismissed the charge after Middleton agreed to pay the money.

Middleton's lawyer, John Robinson III, said his client paid despite his innocence. He said Middleton wanted to be rid of the matter, and added that "someone else had a good time at Ringling Bros. on my client's dime."

In February, Davis-Loomis ordered Middleton to pay the county nearly $27,000 during five years of supervised probation.

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