County rethinking flying toy planes near old landfill
Carroll commissioners agreed yesterday to ask the Recreation and Parks Board to study whether the county should continue to allow people to fly model airplanes near the closed John Owings Landfill.
Nineteen residents complained to the commissioners last week that the planes were disturbing the peace of the neighborhood and scaring away wildlife at the site off Route 97 near the county Humane Society.
The Westminster AeroModelers Club has had a county permit to fly the planes there since Aug. 25. The permit expires Dec. 31.
Recreation and Parks staff members have not found any rTC violations of the permit, Department Director John P. Little said.
Police still seeking Roy Rogers theft
State police at the Westminster barracks said yesterday they had no new leads in the Friday night theft from a Roy Rogers restaurant.
A man displaying a handgun held up the Roy Rogers Restaurant on Route 140 at Sullivan Road at 11:20 p.m. Friday.
Police said a man in dark clothing and wearing a stocking mask over his face ordered the manager to give him money from the safe. The suspect then fled with an undetermined amount of money, police said. No one was harmed.
Anyone with information should contact Tfc. Michael Cain at 876-8943.
Contest winners to give prize to poor
Terry and Sandy Albright of Westminster, winners of a Westminster Optimist Club supermarket shopping spree, plan to donate the food they collect to needy local families, the club's publicity chairman reported.
The winners will be given three minutes tonight to fill as many shopping carts as they can at the Westminster Super Fresh. O.A. Wunderlich, secretary and publicity chairman, said shopping spree winners have collected an average of about $400 worth of groceries both times the club has sponsored the raffle.
The club uses income from the drawing to support youth projects in the Westminster area. Mr. Wunderlich declined to say how much this year's raffle earned for the club, but said it was more than $1,000.
West Middle School commends students
Westminster West Middle School recently gave letters of commendation to 690 students who maintained a "B" average for the first quarter's grading period.
The following students earned all "A's" on their report cards:
* Team 1: Jeffrey Mills, Michael Nixon, Samuel Nixon, Matthew Parlette, Paul Tyng, Amanda Fogle, Emily Gibbs, Stephanie Huber, Cassandra Karr, Rachel Kern, Jennifer Larkin, Kristin Little, Jodi Martin, Jessica Suter, Holly Thompson, Beth Vigliotti, Allyson Wahlgren.
* Team 2: Adam Fisher, Allen Silfee, Amy Garber, Rebecca Kuchera, Kim Schlipper, Rachel Warner, Christin Westphal.
* Team 3: Jason Santucci, Clint Day, Angela Baer, Carley Forton, Rachel Oakes, Kimberly Setzer, Kelly Stull, Michelle Winebrunner.
* Team 4: Erin Carter, Eileen Mitchell.
* Team 5: Jason Fitzgerald, Jill Brewer, Kristen Hively, Shannon Lawson, Stephanie Roth.
* Team 6: Michael Dulaney, Kush Javia, Nicholas Rose, William Steigerwald, Jessica Bracken, Lauren Ownby, Jennifer Stull.
* Team 7: Matt Billingslea, Brett Bobnien, Ryan Elwell, Justin Geiman, William Woolford, Martha Arbaugh, Tara Dowling, Jacqueline Hull, Kathryn O'Malley, Linnea Pagulayan, Kim Reeder, Leah Sholkoff, Kathleen Snellinger, Kari Snyder.
* Team 8: Stephen Flora, Cory O'Hara, Nora Deveny, Cassandra Domser, Anna Perrine, Jamie Reinhart.
* Team 9: Jonathan Mills, Amy Bittinger, Honesty Drumgoole.
* Westminster: The engine of an automobile was destroyed when an unknown substance was poured into the gas tank while the car was parked on Bond Street on Dec. 5. Andrea Swartzbaugh told police the loss was estimated at $1,400.
Someone using a black marker wrote on the car of Stephanie Ault, of Sykesville, while the vehicle was parked on East Main Street. The damage was estimated at $10.