Nonviolence education will be discussed at college...

Carroll County Digest

March 26, 2000

Nonviolence education will be discussed at college

Officials of a peace studies center in Rhode Island, including a former member of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s executive staff, will discuss nonviolence strategies and education at 7 p.m. Tuesday in McDaniel Lounge at Western Maryland College.

The lecture, featuring Bernard LaFayette and Abu Bakr of the University of Rhode Island's Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, is free to the public.

LaFayette, named director of the Rhode Island center last year, marched with King and was founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. LaFayette is working on projects in South Africa, Haiti, Colombia and Cuba, as well as areas of the United States.

Bakr is co-convener of the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies and director of University of Rhode Island's Office of Professional Development, Leadership and Organization Training.

Information: 410-857-2290.

Taxpayers' group to hold talk on government waste

The Carroll County Taxpayer Association will meet at 7: 30 p.m. April 3 at Westminster Senior Center, 125 Stoner Ave.

William J. Skinner, president of the Maryland Taxpayer Association, will discuss government waste.

All property owners are welcome.

Information: 410-857-1213.

County National Guard unit reports 1999 federal funds

The Maryland National Guard operates a unit in Carroll County that receives federal funding.

The Maj. Gen. Henry C. Evans Armory in Westminster is home to Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 110th Field Artillery.

In 1999, the National Guard's Carroll expenditure was $552,801. Most of that money, $418,630, was for payroll for full- and part-time soldiers. The remaining $134,171 went to training operations and maintenance.

The 110th unit belongs to the 29th Infantry Division.

County advises recycling of trimmings from yard

Carroll County bans yard trimmings from being mixed with household solid waste for landfill or incineration disposal. Yard trimmings can be recycled.

Yard trimmings are accepted, loose or in clear bags, at Northern Landfill for free. Acceptable yard trimmings include grass, leaves, shrub and tree trimmings no more than 8 feet long and 4 inches in diameter.

Materials are mulched or composted and made available to residents free. Mulch is available year-round. Compost is screened in the spring and fall. Residents must load material themselves.

Residents should wear proper clothing when handling material; mulch is a natural wood product and may contain allergens. Mulch is not recommended for shallow rooted plants or gardens.

The county encourages residents to recycle by leaving grass trimmings on the lawn or creating a compost pile.

Information: 410-386-2633.

Glass, aluminum packaging can be recycled at landfill

The Carroll County Recycling Center at Northern Landfill accepts aluminum cans and reimburses residents.

The center also accepts glass food and beverage containers, plastic No. 1 and 2 bottles, bi-metal cans, mixed paper and cardboard, car and truck batteries and textiles.

Food and beverage containers must be rinsed.

The Recycling Center drop-off is open 7 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 410-386-2633.

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