Joseph Getty resigns from cable TV panelManchester...

CARROLL COUNTY NEWS BRIEFS

December 14, 1993

Joseph Getty resigns from cable TV panel

Manchester resident Joseph M. Getty said he resigned from the Carroll County Cable TV Advisory Committee because he doesn't have enough time to devote to the group's work.

Mr. Getty, executive director of the Historical Society of Carroll County, sent a letter of resignation effective Nov. 27 to the county commissioners.

The 11-member committee advises commissioners about the county's franchise agreement with Prestige Cable and about business at community access Channel 19.

"Professional and personal time constraints have made it difficult for me to fully participate in the meetings of the advisory committee and its subcommittees," Mr. Getty wrote.

"Several important issues, such as rate regulation and a refranchising agreement, are arising on the agenda of the committee in the coming months," he said.

The commissioners will appoint a replacement for Mr. Getty, said Doris White, the county's cable TV coordinator.

Mr. Getty's three-year term expires March 31, she said. Committee members are unpaid.

WMC sorority decorates festival tree for peanuts

A bushel of peanuts and paper was all it took for the members of Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority at Western Maryland College to help usher in the holiday season this month at the Festival of Trees in Festival Hall in Baltimore.

Phi Sigma designed and decorated one of more than 100 Christmas trees for the Festival of Trees, Dec. 5-12. Three sorority members, seniors Karen Litishin and Amy Bridgeman and junior Erin Jenkins, and college employees Joyce Muller and Carol Wetherson, joined hundreds of designers Dec. 3 to decorate their tree with the theme of "Peace on Earth."

The sorority made garlands for the peace tree by stringing together peanuts wrapped in metallic tissue paper, then covered the tree with strands of paper doves. The Festival judges set the sale price of the tree at $100.

Proceeds from the sale of the trees and crafts at the Festival of Trees benefit the Kennedy Krieger Institute for children with neurological diseases.

R. D. Bowman's Christmas Shop in Westminster donated lights for the tree.

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