County Council adopts resolution opposing Maglev The...


April 17, 2002

County Council adopts resolution opposing Maglev

The Anne Arundel County Council has adopted a resolution expressing opposition to the proposed magnetic levitation train project that would run through parts of the county, including Linthicum.

Council members voted unanimously in favor of the resolution Monday night after hearing testimony from state delegates and residents who oppose the project, which has been endorsed by federal officials.

County Executive Janet S. Owens said yesterday morning that Maglev would "destroy Linthicum."

Also yesterday, the council accepted from county Rotary clubs a van that will be used to promote dental health and designated $2 million in state and federal funds to buy about 400 acres of undeveloped land within the Magothy River watershed. The land is to be maintained as open space.

Car dealers warned of test-driving thieves

Anne Arundel County police warned car dealerships yesterday to beware of a couple who have taken cars out for test drives without returning them.

At least three Arundel dealerships have been victims of such a theft this month, police said.

In each instance, a young woman allowed a salesperson to make a copy of her driver's license, which police have determined was stolen. She is accompanied by a young man in his late 20s or early 30s. Since April 5, they have stolen a Cadillac STS, a Lincoln Navigator and a Chevrolet minivan, police said.

Anyone with information about the cases is asked to call Detective Todd Powell at 410-222-3423.

Fire stations enact voluntary water limits

Fire officials yesterday announced they have voluntarily enacted water restrictions at all 29 fire stations in Anne Arundel County, limiting how often equipment and vehicles are washed and how often plants are watered.

Although Anne Arundel County is not under state-ordered water restrictions, Fire Chief Roger C. Simonds Sr. wanted the department to set a good example of water conservation during the drought, said Division Chief John M. Scholz.

It is not uncommon for fire equipment to be washed more than once a day and for paved areas to be washed daily, Scholz said.

During the drought, however, station officials will be closely scrutinizing all water use, he said.

Council hopeful Perry's backers to hold fund-raiser

Supporters of Peter M. Perry, a Harwood Democrat who is running for the 7th District Anne Arundel County Council seat, will hold a fund-raiser at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Davidsonville Ruritan Club, 3358 Davidsonville Road.

Perry, a retired astrophysicist, will discuss his legislative agenda and answer questions about his stance on issues.

Tickets are $25, and may be purchased at the door. Information: 410-798-6491 or 301-261- 7527.

State Law Library offers tour, research programs

Visitors to the Maryland State Law Library can take a self-guided tour of exhibits on the study of legislative history this week as part of the library's National Library Week activities.

Other programs to mark the week will include "What Were They Thinking?" a weekday program at 10 a.m. on researching state legal history, and instruction using the library's online catalog.

The library is on the first floor of the Courts of Appeal building in Annapolis.

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