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If you live in Greater Severna Park, Severn or Glen Burnie, you may feel as I do, that there is a giant arrow on top of your house directing incoming flights toward Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

How else can you explain the number of descending airplanes that -- at 30-second intervals -- thunder across your neighborhood around 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.?

And now, Gov. William Donald Schaefer is working to create an airport authority to promote and expand BWI operations.

In an effort to cooperate with the federal and state aviation administrations, the Greater Severna Park Council reminds everyone that there is a phone number for reporting loud and low aircraft.

The BWI Aircraft Noise Hot Line: 859-7021.

Call quickly and be accurate.


Michael D. Ryan, an assistant professor of architecture at Anne Arundel Community College, has been selected by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) for a 1993 Education Commendation.

One of five named, Professor Ryan received his award at the 37th annual CSI convention June 25-27 in Texas.

The commendation is for the Arnold resident's support of the Baltimore chapter's CSI Grant Program with three area colleges (including AACC) and an area adult literacy program and for providing instruction for the chapter's study programs.

Ryan was praised for providing monthly meetings where students and faculty can discuss topics related to construction, and for supporting college-level architectural, construction and construction management programs.

A registered architect, Ryan has directed the Baltimore chapter of CSI and chaired its education committee.

He and Richard J. Luxenburg, also an assistant professor at the community college, are partners in Luxenburg and Ryan Inc.


All single parents are invited to join the Annapolis Chapter of Parents Without Partners.

Prospective member orientation is 7 p.m. the second and third Thursday of each month at Captain's Walk Clubhouse, Spa Road.

For more information, call 410-263-4643.


Severna Park Baptist Church is treating youngsters and oldsters equally well this summer.

Next week, Vacation Bible School will take children through an "Amazing Journey to Bible Times." The church's preschool Wee Center is featuring a "Zoo-rific Summer."

Each week focuses on a new animal.

The pre-school does have a few opening for fall registration.

Last week, members 50 years old and older strolled down memory lane after church at a luncheon in their honor.

It was an event worth repeating, they all agreed.


The international organization Narcotics Anonymous has a tradition of helping addicts.

The Maryland chapter meets every day of the week except Wednesday somewhere in Central County.

Meetings are designed for everyone: some are for beginners, some are open to the public, others are closed.

Created so that "no addict seeking recovery need ever die," the group sponsors a Helpline at 626-0033.

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