Harford Week

April 18, 2004

HCC's Lieb honored as one of state's 100 top women

Marlene Y. Lieb, director for conferences and professional development at Harford Community College, has been named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women by the Daily Record.

In her position at the college, she is responsible for conferences, seminars, open-enrollment courses, licensing and certification training to business, industry and government employees, coordinates the Harford Leadership Academy, and provides leadership to the Small Business Development Center.

Lieb has served as an officer and board member on the Harford County Chamber of Commerce and was named Member of the Year for 2003. She is a board member of the Child Care Resource Center of Harford County and vice chairwoman of the Harford Leadership Academy Board.

Lieb also is a member of the Harford County Commission for Women; president of the American Association of University Women, Harford chapter; and was a member and vice president of the Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center.

Realtor Frederick Archer honored by GOP group

Frederick W. Archer, a sales associate with the Bel Air Festival office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, has been named Businessman of the Year by the National Republican Congressional Committee's business advisory committee.

Archer, who is active in area Realtors organizations, was recognized for his commitment to the President's Commission on Small Business.

Archer graduated from University of Maryland with a degree in criminal law.

He began his real estate career with Coldwell Banker after retiring as a shift commander from the Baltimore Police Department. He is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Baltimore City Retired Policeman's Association. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Joppa.

County names Boston human relations manager

Frank D. Boston Jr., a Harford County employee who had been charged with investigating, and resolving employee disputes, has been named the county's human relations manager.

Boston holds a sociology degree from the University of Maryland, a certificate in paralegal studies from the University College of the University of Maryland and a master's degree in education from the Johns Hopkins University.

Boston was hired in 1999 and assigned to the Human Resources Department, where he has been investigating conflicts and complaints involving county employees and helping to bring those conflicts to resolution.

Dhanjani joins board at Upper Chesapeake

Dr. Suresh M. Dhanjani of Bel Air has joined the Upper Chesapeake Health system's board of directors.

Dhanjani is certified in internal and geriatric medicine. His practice is in Havre de Grace, and he is chairman of the department of medicine at Harford Memorial Hospital.

Dhanjani received his medical degree at Topiwala National Medical College, University of Bombay, India, and he completed his residency in internal medicine at Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens, N.Y. He also received a master's degree in business administration in health care from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2000.

Golf course manager renews his certification

Donn Dietrich, a golf course superintendent at Maryland Golf & Country Clubs in Bel Air, has renewed his status as a certified golf course superintendent with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

Dietrich has been with the club since 1985 and initially obtained certification in 1994.

The certification requires knowledge of the rules of golf; turf grass management; pest control, safety and compliance; and financial and human resource management for golf courses.

Chavis named chiropractor for U.S. decathlon hopefuls

Dr. Craig L. Chavis, who recently opened Integrated Health Center in Bel Air, is one of 30 chiropractors nationwide who have been selected to work with hopefuls for the U.S. Olympic decathlon team.

The Olympic decathlon includes 10 events: 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter dash, hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw and 1,500-meter run.

Cecil County

Ban on vagrants lifted at Big Elk Shopping Center

ELKTON - Police lifted a ban on vagrants at the Big Elk Shopping Center after the American Civil Liberties Union complained that the rule was unconstitutional.

Some merchants had complained that panhandling by homeless people who camped near the mall was harassing customers. Merchants also accused vagrants of committing petty crimes.

Police implemented the ban in December. They lifted it in March after a lawyer for the ACLU argued that it was unconstitutional for police to ban individuals on the suspicion that they may be homeless. The ACLU pointed out that police already have the power to arrest persons suspected of committing crimes.

Man sentenced to 30 years for attack on girlfriend

ELKTON - A Delaware man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the assault and attempted rape of his girlfriend in December 2001.

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