Raymond G. La Placa of Mitchellville is the new president of the Advisory Council for Business and Industry for the Prince George's County Public Schools. The council, established in 1984 to develop partnerships between businesses and county schools, now includes 80 members. La Placa, a former president of the Chamber of Commerce succeeds former County Executive Winfield M. Kelly Jr., who has served on the council for the past two years. Weight Lifting Champ Named

Richard Safreed of Bowie captured first place in the National Masters Weight Lifting Championship in Buffalo, N.Y. Safreed is employed at the David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research Development Center in Annapolis. In 1983 Safreed, 60, was forced to take leave from his job after suffering a heart attack. He took up weight lifting as part of his heart-attack recovery program. Doctorate Degree Awarded Donna Marie Young has been awarded a doctorate degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Young is the daughter of Donald and Carmina Fernandez Young of Camp Springs. She will be working in the office of the chief counsel for the Internal Revenue Service. Scholarship Awarded

Kathleen M. Varson of Upper Marlboro has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Association for Information and Image Management. The organization, a professional trade association of data processing firms, awards the scholarship for the best essay on using information resources. Varson is a 1986 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School in Upper Marlboro and will major in communications at Towson State University in the fall. -- Ann Barnett

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