County Was No. 1 in Md.

For Job Creation in 2004

Anne Arundel County ranked first in the state for job growth in 2004, according to an Aug. 8 report released by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

Last year, government and small, medium and large private-sector companies provided 9,212 new jobs in the county. Baltimore County ranked second with the creation of 8,111 new jobs, and Harford County ranked third with 4,693 new jobs.

Free Dogwoods for Joining

Arbor Day Foundation

The National Arbor Day Foundation will give 10 white, flowering dogwood trees to anyone who joins the organization this month as part of its Trees for America campaign. Trees will be shipped, postpaid, between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10 with planting and care instructions. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Members will also receive a subscription to the foundation's bimonthly publication, Arbor Day. To become a member, send a $10 membership contribution to: Ten Dogwoods, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, Neb., 68410 by Aug. 31 or visit www.arborday.org.

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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