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September 07, 1994

Teen-ager injured after chemicals explode in bottle

A 16-year-old student at South Carroll High School was flown to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center after he mixed household chemicals in a beer bottle, which exploded and propelled slivers of glass into his neck yesterday afternoon.

James G. Durr Jr. of the 6600 block of Woodbine Road was in the garage of his house when the explosion occurred, fire officials said.

The 11th-grader called 911 when he was unable to stop the flow of blood from his neck, officials said. He also was wounded in the arms and hands.

A sliver of glass was removed from the teen's neck at the hospital, a spokeswoman said.

Deputy State Fire Marshal Jack Waldner, an explosive and bomb technician, was investigating.

Carroll 4-H members win in state dog show

Three Carroll County 4-H members won champion awards during the state 4-H dog show Aug. 28 at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium.

The three were among 14 to earn awards in the contest.

Carroll County winners were:

* Jenna Walker, 10, of Westminster won senior subnovice class.

* Rebecca Mullikin, 18, of Manchester won senior novice class.

* Aime Morrill, 13, of Upperco won junior novice fitting and showing. Project Graduation, a program of the Carroll County Youth Recreation Council that offers graduating high school seniors a drug and alcohol free celebration, has been awarded a $5,550 grant from the Maryland Drug and Alcohol Substance Abuse Program Fund.

The focus of the awards was community crime prevention and helping the community overcome its problems.

The grants are made through the Governor's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission.

A total of 106 grants amounting to $600,000 were awarded.

Honig left bequests to various groups

The Historical Society of Carroll County is the beneficiary of a bequest of more than $120,000 from the estate of Edgar A. Honig, a Westminster resident and president of Westminster Motors for many years.

Mr. Honig died Aug. 4, 1993, at 87 at the Fairhaven retirement community.

He also left bequests to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and the United Way.

He was well-known for his management of the Westminster Chevrolet, Oldsmobile and Cadillac dealership.

He also enjoyed cruises.

Jay Graybeal, director of the historical society, said the gift was an important recognition of the growing interest in the development and success of the historical society.

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