Police searching for woman, 45, missing since April 1...

ARUNDEL DIGEST

April 10, 2002

Police searching for woman, 45, missing since April 1

Anne Arundel County police were searching yesterday for a 45-year-old Hagerstown hairdresser who has been missing since April 1, when she got into a man's car in Lothian.

Karen Linda Moran, who was visiting relatives in South County, was walking along Route 4 near the Patuxent River bridge with her niece when she stopped to talk to a man, then got into his car, police said. She has not been seen or heard from since that time, said Officer Charles Ravenell, a county police spokesman.

Relatives reported Moran missing April 3. She is about 5 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 110 pounds, with sandy blond hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing gray corduroy pants, a gray sweater and sneakers She was wearing binoculars around her neck.

Anyone with information about the Moran is asked to call Detective Kevin Tribull at 410- 222-3588.

Meeting tonight to focus on water main project

A representative of the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works will meet tonight with residents to discuss a water main construction project along Ritchie Highway in the Arnold-Severna Park area.

Construction of the water main is expected to begin next month and cost $2.7 million. Crews will be working on sections of West Jones Station Road, Manhattan Beach Road, Manhattan Lane and Ritchie Highway, between Manhattan Lane and Cypress Creek Road.

The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Severna Park library branch, 45 McKinsey Road. Information: 410- 222-7582.

Stanton, Bates alumni plan scholarship ball

Alumni from the Stanton and Bates schools of Annapolis, which educated African-American children before Maryland public school systems were integrated, will hold their 80th Annual Scholarship Ball from 9 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at La Fontaine Bleu, 7514 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie.

The dance, which will feature entertainment by Imagery and Panama, is open to the public. Tickets are $40 in advance. A portion of the proceeds will provide scholarships to Anne Arundel County students interested in attending college or trade school.

Stanton-Bates Alumni Scholarships Inc. has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships since it was created in 1974. Information about the scholarships or to buy tickets to the ball: Vivian Hicks Puryear, 410-841-6324.

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