25 YEARS AGO

Record Observer - - Opinion -

The care the Queen Anne’s County Health Depart­ment of­fers the county’s mi­grant work­ers may be the only health care they re­ceive, ac­cord­ing to Dr. Lau­rence Du­rante, the county’s health of­fi­cer.

He is bas­ing his in­for­ma­tion on the Mi­grant Stu­dent Health Record, a na­tion­wide com­put­er­ized sys­tem that up­dates any health care the mi­grant worker re­ceives through­out the year. Du­rante said that each sum­mer, there are few, if any, new en­tries in their fold­ers, mak­ing it crit­i­cal for them to re­ceive their health care here.

“There is no con­stant care be­cause they move around so much,” said Du­rante.

••• A bomb threat emp­tied the Cir­cuit Court and Dis­trict Court in Centreville Fri­day morn­ing. Po­lice said the Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff’s Of­fice re­ceived a call about 9 a.m. claim­ing that a bomb was placed in the court­house. The caller did not in­di­cate which court­house.

The sher­iff’s depart­ment’s bomb-sniff­ing dog searched the two build­ings. No bomb was found ... em­ploy­ees were al­lowed back into the two court­houses around 10 a.m. Po­lice say there are no sus­pects but they do have the caller’s voice on tape.

There was an­other bomb threat on Mon­day, June 17 that cleared both court­houses. No bomb was found in that search and no ar­rests have been made.

••• Con­struc­tion [of] Queen Anne’s County’s new se­nior cen­ter, de­scribed as a “dog and pony show” last month, is now mov­ing along more quickly.

A new fore­man was hired last week and the job has been re­vi­tal­ized, ac­cord­ing to Nat Veeney, an in­spec­tor for the county who is over­see­ing the site. The project now is ex­pected to come in at bud­get and be fin­ished by Oc­to­ber.

Veeney ex­plained in a memo passed on to the county com­mis­sion­ers that work was go­ing too slow. “In my opin­ion the gen­eral con­trac­tor is con­duct­ing a dog and pony show for the first three weeks of the month by hav­ing only a hand­ful of trade [work­ers] work­ing,” Veeney said in his memo.

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