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Carroll County Digest

October 10, 1999

County government offices to close for Columbus Day

Carroll County government offices will be closed tomorrow for Columbus Day. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Northern Landfill and the Recycling Center will be open.

Carroll County public library branches will be open, as will the county schools.

Senior centers will be closed.

Rosenbergs' son to speak at Western Maryland College

Robert Meeropol, the son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who were electrocuted after being the first American civilians sentenced to death for espionage, will discuss his parents' case and his work on other political arrests at 6 p.m. Thursday in Alumni Hall at Western Maryland College.

Now a lawyer, Meeropol established the Rosenberg Fund for Children in 1990 to benefit children whose parents have "lost jobs, been harassed, injured, jailed or killed for their pursuit of the belief that all people have equal worth, that people are more important than profits, that world peace is a necessity, and that society must function within ecologically sustainable limits."

The Rosenbergs, born and raised in New York City, were accused of passing atomic bomb secrets to the Russians via Ethel's brother, David Greenglass. Greenglass had worked on the atomic bomb project in Los Alamos, N.M., in 1944 and 1945.

Julius Rosenberg later worked with Greenglass from 1946 to 1950 in a surplus war materials business.

In 1949, physicist Klaus Fuchs, who also had worked at Los Alamos, confessed to British authorities that he had spied for Russia, and he implicated others in exchange for leniency. Greenglass was arrested in 1950, and he named the Rosenbergs as accomplices. The couple never confessed to spying and refused to implicate others.

While at WMC, Meeropol also will meet with students from a criminology class. His evening lecture is free to the public.

Information: 410-857-2530.

Historical Society to hold dinner meeting, elections

The Historical Society of Carroll County will hold its 60th annual dinner meeting at 6: 30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Westminster Riding Club.

The society will have its publications -- books, maps, note cards and prints -- on sale before and after the dinner.

The business meeting will include election of the year 2000 board of directors.

Tickets are $20 and reservations are required by Oct. 29.

Information: 410-848-6494.

Pub Date: 10/10/99

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