THE NAME OF THE NEWLY NAMED ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT ESPERANZA MIDDLE SCHOOL IN ST. MARY'S COUNTY WAS MISSPELLED IN AN ITEM IN SUNDAY'S EXTRA. SHE IS DIANE MCKAY. (PUBLISHED 07/08/99) AN ITEM IN SUNDAY'S EXTRA ABOUT CHANGES IN FEES PAID BY STUDENTS AT CHARLES COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE INCLUDED AN ERROR REGARDING REFUNDS FOR FEES THAT HAVE NOW BEEN ELIMINATED. THE COLLEGE HAS ENDED FEES FOR ADMISSION APPLICATIONS, LABORATORY BREAKAGE, LATE REGISTRATION AND TRANSCRIPTS. BUT FEES PAID BEFORE THE NEW POLICIES TOOK EFFECT JULY 1 WILL NOT QUALIFY FOR REFUNDS. (PUBLISHED 07/08/99)
Two Pax River Video Specialists Win Awards
Two video production specialists at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station have won national honors for their work, according to a statement from the base.
Cindy Schwenk and Peter Jensen, members of the Information Management Division's Audio-Visual Product Area, were recently named winners of the Telly Award, a national honor representing the year's best non-network, cable TV and film/video production work.
Schwenk received a bronze Telly for her production, "Join the Team," a recruitment video. Jensen won a silver Telly for "Think You Know Everything About USNTPS?" which is about the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School.
"It never crossed my mind we would win," Schwenk said.
"We just try to produce the best product we can for our customers," Jensen said. "We just try to make our customers look good."
War of 1812 Trail Would Include Area Sites
The House last week approved legislation that could make landmarks in Southern Maryland part of a National Historic Trail to mark important events in the War of 1812.
The bill instructs the Interior Department to begin studying the feasibility of such a trail, Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) said.
Proposed sites in Southern Maryland include several locations in Calvert and Charles counties. In Calvert, the trail sites are St. Leonard's Creek, site of a naval battle; the Lower Marlboro fishing pier, site of British war graves; and Prince Frederick, where the British destroyed the county seat.
In Charles, locations are Benedict, site of the British landing; Oldfields Chapel, a burial site for British soldiers; and Mattingly Memorial Park, site of a battle that delayed the British retreat.
Two New Principals Named in St. Mary's
Two new principals and other educators were named last week by St. Mary's County School Superintendent Patricia M. Richardson.
Anne Hawks will be principal at Esperanza Middle School. She had been an assistant principal at Margaret Brent Middle School. Cathy Wiggins was named principal at Margaret Brent. She served previously as an assistant at Great Mills High School.
Other appointments approved last week by the county Board of Education include Diane McDay to be an assistant principal at Esperanza and Harold Burroughs to be an assistant principal at Margaret Brent.
Charles Community College to Cut Fees
Charles County Community College announced last week that it will cut student fees this fall.
The college has eliminated fees for admission applications, laboratory breakage, late registration and transcripts. Student who already have paid the fees will receive refunds, college officials said in a statement.
The college also recently implemented an interest-free tuition payment plan that allows students to pay course costs over a five-month period.
Teen Arrested on Charges of Selling LSD
A 16-year-old is being held without bond after selling 24 hits of LSD to an undercover St. Mary's sheriff's officer for $105, police said.
The youth, from Hancock Road in Lexington Park, was arrested at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Because he is a juvenile, authorities did not release his name.
Also in St. Mary's County, sheriff's officers on Thursday arrested two people on charges of possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
Orlando Maurice Hill, of Lexington Park, and Chicas Tiauna Hutchins, remain in Cleveland County Detention Center, police said. A spokesman for the department said police received an anonymous tip that the two had drugs in the car they were driving.
Officers spotted the car, and a search turned up two pounds of a substance they said is marijuana. Police said the marijuana is worth $3,000. Nearly $500 in cash was also confiscated. No hearing date has been set.