Let's call today's column "Names in the News."

The Severna Park Jaycees has announced its new board of directors for 1991-1992: Bill DeHoff of Glen Burnie, president; Joe Hanna of Severna Park, chapter management vice president; Anne Magrath of Glen Burnie, community development vice president; Stephanie Ridgely of Glen Burnie, individual development vice president; Joel Garber of Severna Park, membership vice president; Will DeKroney of Arnold, treasurer; Ed Hawkins of Millersville, state director; and Cindy Lesniewski, secretary.

Fred Wood of Severna Park is chairman of the board. The directorsare Gail Fetter, Doug McGettigan and Judi Wood, all of the Park.

The board is preparing goals for the year and invites ideas from the community.

Anyone between the ages of 21 and 39 is invited to join.

Please call 647-2771 or 768-9148.


In the summer, a lot of families pack up the rocket-shaped recreational vehicle and head out of town, but Roy Kidwell, wife, Pat, and brother-in-law, Bill Thomas, are going to do it the old-fashioned way.

This threesome will load their gear into a 1934 Dodge coupe and set out for the ninth annual Great American Race.

Thomas, owner of the 57-year-old hardtop, is the driver, and the Kidwells will be the crew members in a supportvehicle.

Some drivers wing it without the help of any crew members, while others carry a professional staff, Kidwell says.

The race, sponsored by Interstate Batteries, begins Saturday in Norfolk, Va.,and winds its way through the Carolinas, Tennessee, across the Mississippi at St. Charles, Mo., before crossing the finish line in Seattle on the Fourth of July.

This 4,280-mile rally-style trip is done without benefit of a map, but because timing is critical each car is equipped with a clock and a stopwatch. The Kidwells installed a big kitchen clock on their -- so both driver and navigator can see the time. The odometer is taped over, but they can see the speedometer.

One half hour before each day's departure, drivers are handed a book of instructions, averaging 20 pages, that details every street, road and highway and at what time the car must pass that spot.

Along theway, the cars pass secret checkpoints, where their time is entered into a computer. Points are won or lost depending on how close the driver gets to the specified checkpoint time.

Going along for the ride will be a citation from Gov. William Donald Schaefer. The Kidwells plan to distribute Maryland promotional material along the way.


The seniors at Severna Park High School are a humorous lot, and they finished their year with a list of superlatives that includes every title known to man.

Among the more traditional honors are: Best All Around, Amy Dolan and Al Thomas; Most Likely to Succeed, Katie Woodcock and Shanon Hladky; Most Artistic, Chrysa Prestia and Keith Hodge; Most Musically Inclined, Stacy Schwartz and Jim Humphries.

Also: Most Athletic, twins Tina and Tami Riley and Derrick Moran; Most Attractive, Jule Lamb and Jason Alvey; Best Dressed, Heather Seal and Kris Cristallo; Class Clowns, Kim Painter and Ryan Moschell; and MostCongenial, Karrie Bunch and Glenn Haught.

Voted Most Environmentally Conscious was Ingrid Hogle.

Then we have: Class Rebels, Terri Skelton and Jim Neel; Most Mellow, Kathleen Nuccetelli; Brightest Smile, Erin Ebersberger and Paul Rakowski; Most Soft Spoken, Kristi Neidhardt and Andy Elder.

In addition, Most Changed Since Freshman Year, Shannon Fitzgerald and Wayne Muzik; Most Sophisticated, Megan Ambrose and Matt Reynolds; Class Partiers, Kelly Collins and Jack Henley;Class Social Butterflies, Jesse Kasmir and Tom Johnson; and Most Unique, Kim Aller and Chris Metzler.

There is an entire section for romance: Class Romeo and Juliet, Bob Negret and Allison Niewerth; Class Flirts, Holly Roessler and Pete Lynch; Most Desired, Kelly Fennessyand Travis Gray; Most Irresistible, Shannon Wilson and Tom Dewees.

Then there's Most Lovesick, Liz Melcher and Josh Bell; Sexiest Legs, Petra Smeehuyzen and Ted Bauerle; Prettiest Eyes, Corey Ewers and Marc Anderson; and Most Likely to Marry Money, Melissa Wihoff and DaveMartinko.

We shouldn't forget: Mr. and Mrs. Falcon, Steve Foremanand Jenny Banks; Mr. G.Q. and Miss Vogue, Dave Miller and Kristen Henel; Class Fred and Ginger, Justin Norvell and Heather Gomes; and Class Mom and Dad, Shelly Burkhart and Mike Piacente.

Thanks to senior class sponsor Kay McFadden for sharing this high school tradition with us.


On Wednesday, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Severna Parkbranch library, Annapolis author Jeffrey Holland will present a special program based on his popular book, "Chessie the Sea Monster That Ate Annapolis."

The free presentation of slides, music and storytelling is for children of all ages and their parents. Registration forthe hour-long show is not required, but seating is limited.

Copies of the book and cassettes will be available.


If you love a quiet walk in the park (and you haven't qualified as a young whippersnapper for a long, long time), you will want to purchase a lifetime county park pass by June 30.

Beginning July 1, the county Department of Recreation and Parks will raise the price of the pass from $3 to$15. At the same time, it will raise age minimum for senior citizensfrom 55 to 62 for discounts at recreation and park facilities.

The pass allows access to Downs and Quiet Waters parks, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Londontown Publik House and Gardens, the Arundel OlympicSwim Center and Eisenhower Golf Course.

The age-policy change brings the county in line with state and federal parks. The fee increasewas part of a package of increases approved by the County Council this week.

The $3 lifetime passes can be purchased at either Downs or Quiet Waters parks.

For more information, call 222-6230 or 222-1777.

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