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DIGEST

July 16, 2008

Police seek help identifying arsonist

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department is seeking the public's help in identifying whoever was responsible for an arson on July 4 in Glen Burnie.

Between midnight and 1 a.m., someone smashed the rear window of a Nissan Sentra at 515 Dogwood Drive, and threw a legal fountain-type firework into the passenger area of the car, igniting the interior.

A passerby saw the smoke and fire, notified the car's owner and called 911. The owner put out the fire with an extinguisher, but the car still sustained an estimated $5,700 in damage.

The Fire Department is asking anyone with any information about the crime to call investigators at 410-222-TIPS (8477). Information received can be anonymous.

Boys & Girls Club kids shadow Old Navy workers

The Boys & Girls Club of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County will be joining more than 2,000 Boys & Girls Club members nationwide today to take part in Camp Old Navy, a job-shadowing program hosted by 340 Old Navy stores across the U.S. and Canada.

Club teens at the store in the Annapolis Harbour Center will learn about careers in apparel retail through a behind-the-scenes look at how Old Navy operates and get hands-on training in retail management, sales and merchandising.

"Our goal with Camp Old Navy is to give Club teens the opportunity to explore retail careers and gain valuable on-the-job experience," said Roxanne Spillett, president, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "Regardless of where their career paths take them, our Club members gain a better understanding of crucial job skills such as customer service, punctuality and team work."

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County serves more than 7,000 youth annually from ages 5 to 18 at five area clubhouses.

Nominees sought for human relations prize

The Anne Arundel County Human Relations Commission is seeking nominations for the Dallas G. Pace Sr. Human Relations Award. It will be presented at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast at Anne Arundel Community College in January.

The award is named for the former chairman of the commission who was also a teacher and community leader. The award recognizes the achievements and contributions made by a person who has significantly enhanced the realization of human relations goals and objectives for the county's citizens.

For a nomination form, call 410-222-1234 or visit the commission office at the Arundel Center, 3rd floor, 44 Calvert St., Annapolis.

Applications will be accepted until Sept. 1.

Heritage society sells tickets for $10,000 raffle

The Shady Side Rural Heritage Society is selling tickets for its annual $10,000 raffle.

The winning ticket will be drawn at the society's West River Heritage Oyster Festival at the Capt. Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E.W. Shady Side Road, on Oct. 19.

Two thousand tickets will be sold at $10 each in this fundraiser.

The winner need not be present at the drawing.

Tickets may be purchased from merchants including Trim's Barber Shop, Joanne's Touch, Wheeler's Hardware, Shady Side Market, Java Stop and Renno's Market.

Anyone desiring to purchase tickets by mail may send a check payable to the society at P.O. Box 89, Shady Side, 20764. To order by phone, call 410-867-4486.

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