Anne Arundel County has been named one of the top 30 places to live in the nation by the American City Business Journals Inc., whose publications include the Baltimore and Washington Business journals. The study assessed the income, housing, education levels, diversity and commuting times of 3,141 counties and cities across the country. The study placed Anne Arundel County 29th in the country. Howard County placed ninth, Montgomery County, 40th and Frederick County, 44th.

Twenty-one people were honored by Anne Arundel Medical Center as top donors to the hospital's blood bank. They donated at least 60 times and received certificates during a reception in the hospital's Rotary Room. They are: Larry Alberts, Mike Daggett, David Diaz, Richard Fadeley, Mike Grant, Sam Guest, Mike Haske, John Kubit, Mike Lapenta, the Rev. Steven Rhoads, Steven Ruiz, the Rev. Charles Simms, Tony Spencer, Wayne Strittmatter, the Rev. William Ticknor, Joe Griscomb, William Keller, George Geneaux, Keith Cain, Dennis Shiplett and Frances Shiplett.

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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