Special services today at St. John Lutheran


A North County neighbors column named the wrong church that has scheduled Ash Wednesday services at 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. today. The church is St. John Lutheran at 226 Washburn Ave.

The column also gave the wrong date for the Park Elementary School children's fashion show. The show is scheduled at 6 p.m. March 10.

The Sun regrets the errors.

Rezoning bid denied for 2-acre wooded tract

A county administrative hearing officer has rejected a request to rezone 2 acres in Linthicum from open space to single-family residential.

Cattail Associates, which asked for the rezoning, could not prove that the original zoning was a mistake or that the residential designation would be compatible with the General Development Plan, wrote Robert A. Perkins, the hearing officer.

The wooded parcel is part of a 10-acre tract off Hammonds Ferry Road, between Kingbrook and Kingwood roads, most of which already is zoned for single-family-residential development.

The owner, Claire Davison of Linthicum, said Cattail plans to build a subdivision on the property. She said the rezoning was sought to make the designation on the 2 acres match that for the rest of the property.

The Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association opposed the rezoning, arguing that the removal of trees would threaten other plants and wildlife, such as owls, red foxes, woodpeckers, hummingbirds and chipmunks.

Car is burglarized, loss put at $300

Thieves broke into a Brooklyn Park man's car Monday morning and stole compact discs and stereo equipment worth $300, county police said.

David Milton Bathgate, 32, reported the theft to Northern District police about 10:30 a.m. His 1977 Chevrolet 4S had been parked in front of his home, police said.

The thieves broke the wing window on the back driver's side door and took $150 worth of compact discs and a Pioneer equalizer worth $150, police said.

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