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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.