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and the gen­eral pro­mo­tion of jus­tice. An ad­di­tional $2,800 was pro­vided for sec­re­tar­ial aid and of­fice space.

••• A del­e­ga­tion of three liquor store own­ers have ap­pealed to the county for a cut in the an­nual liquor li­cense fee.

On Tues­day, Wil­liam Ruth, Gra­sonville; Wa­ter Howard, Queen­stown; and Jack Draper, Cen­tre­ville; all store own­ers, told the com­mis­sion­ers that the Queen Anne’s county li­cense fee of $2,000 is higher than any other county in the state. The near­est fee to this one they said is $1,000 in Tal­bot County. Ac­cord­ing to their in­ves­ti­ga­tions, the av­er­age fig­ure through­out the state is $530.

••• The first four stu­dents have been ac­cepted by the new Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege for the Fall 1967 se­mes­ter.

Dr. Ge­orge Sil­ver an­nounced this week that letters of ac­cep­tance are be­ing is­sued and the first four stu­dents are from each of the sour sup­port­ing coun­ties: Queen Anne’s, Kent, Caro­line and Tal­bot.

… They were: Jane G. Thomas, of Ch­ester­town High, a res­i­dent of Quaker Neck, near Ch­ester­town; Sharon D. Gieb, now a stu­dent of Colonel Richard­son High, Pre­ston; W. Joseph Ma­son Jr., of Queen Anne’s County High, who lives at Mar­ling Farms on Kent Is­land; and Ben­jamin L. Wil­ley, Eas­ton High stu­dent, liv­ing in Eas­ton. take as long as 18 months to an­nounce their de­ci­sions, said Lee D. Hoshall, a lawyer from the state Hu­man Re­la­tions Com­mis­sion, who rep­re­sented the two com­plainants in the case.

••• The town coun­cil would like to see a five-year plan that would es­tab­lish a di­rec­tion for ex­pand­ing busi­ness and in­dus­try, and fo­cus on pos­i­tive ac­com­plish­ments.

Coun­cil mem­ber Sara Jane David­son sug­gested the idea and asked for other coun­cil mem­bers for their in­put last Thurs­day at a regular town meet­ing.

••• Mid-Shore schools need health clin­ics to curb an in­creas­ing num­ber of teenage moth­ers, ac­cord­ing to the ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Gov­er­nor’s Coun­cil on Ado­les­cent Pre­gancy.

“That’s the first thing that needs to be done,” said Brown­wyn May­den. “We have to reach out and get to the teen-agers where they are.”

… On the Mid-Shore, teens hav­ing chil­dren in­creased 13 per­cent from 1987 to 1988 and climbed slightly in 1989, ac­cord­ing to the Mary­land De­part­ment of Health and Men­tal Hy­giene. Fig­ures from 1990 are not yet avail­able by county.

… School and health care of­fi­cials on the MidShore sup­port the idea for school-based health clin­ics, but add that cur­rent bud­get re­straints make them nearly im­pos­si­ble.

“I know it’s a nice idea that no­body can af­ford right now, but it’s some­thing that would solve a lot of prob­lems,” said Dr. John Grant, health of­fi­cer for Caro­line and Kent coun­ties.

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