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 Vol. 10, No. 45

November 7-14, 2002

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Harbour School Wants Your Box Tops

Dear Bay Weekly:
The Harbour School at Annapolis is participating in the Box Tops for Education program. A small special-education school, Harbour School provides supportive, caring and individualized education to students in grades one through 12 with learning and related disabilities.

We would like to invite Bay Weekly readers to join us in this fundraiser. All you have to do is collect box top logos from more than 330 participating General Mills products. You can clip all year long. Then send your box tops to Box Tops Coordinator, The Harbour School at Annapolis, 1277 Green Holly Dr., Annapolis, 21401.

Send them in to help our school receive money for the many wonderful educational and athletic programs we offer. Together we can make a difference in the lives of these special children.

Thank you for your support.
— Jane Cisek, The Harbour School

Vets Welcome Aboard Liberty Ship Brown

Dear Bay Weekly:
Project Liberty Ship invites all veterans of any war to take part in a Veterans Day event, Troopship Homecoming — which recreates the return of a troopship to Baltimore at the close of World War II — on Sunday, Nov. 10.

The SS John W. Brown, built in 1942 at the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard in Baltimore, was one of the 2,700 Liberty ships built from 1941 to 1945. One of only two remaining Liberty ships, she is the surviving operational troopship. She is owned and operated by Project Liberty Ship, a Baltimore nonprofit comprised of 2,700 members internationally. An all-volunteer crew maintains and operates the ship.

The Nov. 10 Troopship Homecoming begins with a shipboard church service from 9-9:45am before the Brown departs North Locust Point Terminal #4 to cruise the Inner Harbor. The 389th U.S. Army Band, Aberdeen Proving Ground, will perform, and there will be a memorial service and wreath laying ceremony while afloat. There will be reenactors in WWII garb, a flyover by a WWII plane, and the troops will be given all of those GI delicacies they became fond of during their service: free coffee, hot dogs and donuts.

Veterans should have their families drop them off at the North Locust Point Marine Terminal between 0830 and 1000 for boarding. The Brown will sail at 1030 for an hour-long tour of Baltimore harbor. The ship will be back by 1145 for families and friends to welcome the veterans home. All are then invited to board for a tour of the ship and a great Abbott and Costello show.

Veterans should simply call and make a reservation at 410/558-0164 • www.liberty-ship.com. There is no charge for this event.

— Dave Scheuerman, SS John W. Brown

Department of Correction
After the filing date for candidates appearing on the ballot, Republican Regina Eyler Linton was certified as a write-in candidate opposing incumbent Barbara Samorajczyk for the District 6 seat on the Anne Arundel County Council. Linton was not included in Bay Weekly’s Election Special Candidate Questionnaire [Vol. X, No. 44, Oct. 31-Nov. 6].

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