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Bowling columnist Don Vitek has been named writer of the year by theMaryland Bowling Writers Association. Vitek also won first and second place honors in both the senior and column categories.

The awards were announced at the association's annual meeting June 9.

Vitek, who lives in Baltimore, writes a column about bowling thatis published in the sports sections of all four of The Sun's suburban editions.

Vitek won writer of the year for a column that ran in The Anne Arundel County Sun entitled "Her Story: from Death's Door toWheelchair to Winner."


Michael Warbritton of Dallas has been appointed dean of career and technical education at Harford Community College. He will begin his duties July 1.

Warbritton has served as chair of the technology and fine arts division at Mountain View College, in Dallas County, since 1990. Prior to that, hewas a computer maintenance technology instructor at Eastern Hills High School in the Fort Worth Independent School District.

He served25 years in the U.S. Air Force in the fields of electronics maintenance and air traffic control and retired as a senior master sergeant before entering the education field.

Warbritton earned an associateof applied arts and science degree from the Community College of theAir Force, a bachelor's degree in occupational education from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and a master's degree in vocational-technical education from the University of North Texas.

In his new position at HCC, Warbritton will be responsible for developing applied technology career programs which are responsive to the needs of area business and industry.


Col. Jan A. Van Prooyen accepted command of the U.S. Army Chemical Research, Development and Engineering Center during a ceremony on May 31 at the EdgewoodArea of Aberdeen Proving Ground.

He will also serve as deputy commander for chemical materiel for the U.S. Army Armament, Munitions and Chemical Command, and as the Army Focal Point for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Matters.

Van Prooyen will be promoted to brigadiergeneral.

The reins of command were passed on by Brig. Gen. David A. Nydam, who retired from 33 years of active service in the U.S. Army.

Van Prooyen's last assignment was chief of the nuclear and chemical division, U. S. Army, Europe.

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