Pasadena man injured sledding at collegeA 29-year-old...

COUNTYWIDE BRIEFS

February 22, 1993

Pasadena man injured sledding at college

A 29-year-old Pasadena man was slightly injured around 6 p.m. yesterday while sledding on the golf course at Western Maryland College.

James Taylor refused to go to Carroll County General Hospital for treatment as medics from the Westminster Volunteer Fire Department recommended.

Raymond Snead, 26, of Westminster said he and Mr. Taylor had been sledding on inflated white plastic inner tubes on the hill at Route 31 and West Main Street most of the afternoon.

As he reached the bottom of the hill after one run, Mr. Snead said he heard a yell from behind and ran up to find that his friend had been thrown from his tube.

It appeared Mr. Taylor hit a bump, landed on his neck and "just hit the wrong way," Mr. Snead said.

Mr. Taylor was unconscious briefly, Mr. Snead said.

Bureau of Permits raises plumbing fees

The Carroll County Bureau of Permits and Inspections will institute fees related to plumbing only (PO), gas only (GO) and water treatment devices (WO) plumbing permits.

Effective April 1, the following fees will be effective:

* A reinspection fee of $25 will be charged to the contractor or installer when an inspection scheduled by a plumber or installer cannot be completed by a bureau inspector because no one is home or the home is locked.

* Issued permits must have an inspection on the completed work before using the new installation. When this is not possible, work must be inspected and approved within 30 days of installation.

If no inspection is requested on completed work, a double fee plus $100 penalty will be assessed to the contractor or installer.

"These inspections are an absolute necessity because of the danger of cross-connections and the contamination of the potable water supply," said Ralph Green, chief of Permits and Inspections.

The contractor is responsible for arranging all inspections and coordinating with the homeowner.

Applications currently on file will be checked for compliance after April 1 and billed accordingly.

Information: 857-2674.

School superintendent named to Scout board

Carroll County Public School Superintendent R. Edward Shilling has been appointed to the Baltimore Area Council Boy Scouts of America executive board.

He will serve for one year.

Historical Society sets 20th-century forum

The Historical Society of Carroll County will sponsor its annual African-American History Forum at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Shriver-Weybright Auditorium at 210 E. Main St., Westminster.

This year's theme on military heritage explores elements of Carroll County's 20th-century history, focusing on black contributions. The program is part of the county's celebration of Black History Month.

The panel of speakers will include Charles Smith, William Brown and Ira Willis on World War II; Barbara Carroll on the Korean War; Ron Hollingsworth and Larry Smith on the Vietnam War; and Beverly Nokes on Operation Desert Storm.

Historical Society Curator Jay Graybeal will comment on military participation from the Civil War through World War I. The moderator will be Lou Ann Howard-Bowins, a Historical Society member and schoolteacher.

The public is invited to attend and participate by bringing photos or other artifacts relating to military contributions of black Carroll countians.

Information: 848-6494.

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