Ward 4 alderman named to alcohol, drug council


Joseph Sachs, an Annapolis restaurant owner and alderman representing the city's 4th Ward, has been appointed to the Anne Arundel Alcohol and Drug Advisory Council.

The council advises County Executive Robert R. Neall on the magnitude of alcohol and drug abuse in the county. Mr. Sachs was appointed by Mr. Neall for a term ending in 1996.

Mr. Sachs, a former substitute teacher, car salesman and political adviser, owns and operates the Peppercorn Gourmet cafe in Annapolis. In August, he was appointed to fill the City Council seat left vacant by Ruth Gray.

He is running for election to the council on the Republican ticket.

Naval Academy gets fitness center funding

Congress has approved $6.5 million for an improved physical fitness center at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.

The facility, which will include a renovation and expansion of the current fitness center in Ricketts Hall, was approved last year, but the money was not authorized until yesterday. Construction should be completed in late 1995.

"If our nation's future military leaders are to meet the highest standards of physical fitness, they must have access to the best facilities available," U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes said in a prepared statement. "The expanded fitness center will have a positive impact on the brigade's morale, training and readiness."

Local Democrats seek committee members

The Annapolis Democratic City Central Committee is looking for new members.

The committee, which performs the party's administrative duties, needs someone to represent Ward 1 and another for the Member-at-Large. The Ward 1 representative must live in that ward.

Contact Larry Johnson, 418 Saddle Ridge Road, Annapolis, 21403.

The next committee meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at the City Hall Annex, West Street at Taylor Avenue.

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