School board member resigns from economic development...

Arundel Digest

May 24, 2002

School board member resigns from economic development panel

Konrad M. Wayson, the South County businessman tapped to clean up the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. in 1999, resigned from the Board of Directors yesterday, citing his recent appointment to the county's school board.

Gov. Parris N. Glendening appointed Wayson to the school board Tuesday at the request of County Executive Janet S. Owens. Wayson said he decided to step down from the economic development organization because time constraints would not allow him to serve on both boards.

In 1999, Owens appointed Wayson chairman of the quasi-public corporation's board after the county executive and others raised questions about conflicts of interest at the nonprofit entity, which is charged with overseeing business growth in the county. Until yesterday, he was the organization's treasurer.

Under Wayson's leadership, AAEDC President and Chief Executive Officer William A. Badger Jr. said, the organization changed many of the practices that had led to those charges. Badger said he does not know who would replace Wayson on the board.

Rowe Blvd. delays likely from USNA graduation

Annapolis police warned motorists to expect traffic delays today on Rowe Blvd. because of the U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony.

Motorcades for Vice President Dick Cheney, the scheduled commencement speaker, are expected to close the road near the stadium as early as 7 a.m.

City police are advising commuters to avoid the area until about 3 p.m. and use alternates, such as Route 665 and West Street, to reach downtown Annapolis.

County fire academy to graduate nine cadets

Nine cadets will graduate from the Anne Arundel County fire academy tomorrow.

To graduate, the cadets - all teen-agers from throughout the county - completed more than 500 hours of training, said Fire Captain Robert Rose. The students also earned high school and college credit during the nine-month academy.

The group is the third class of cadets to complete the program, which is designed to increase the number of volunteer firefighters. The ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the fire training center in Millersville.

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