Carroll Roundup

April 04, 2001

WMC coalition FIRE will hold concert to benefit quake victims

FIRE, a Western Maryland College coalition of student groups and departments, will hold a benefit concert for victims of the January earthquake in India at 7 p.m. today in Baker Memorial Chapel on campus.

The program of Indian singing and dancing will feature Western Maryland College student performers and members of Finksburg's Greater Baltimore Temple and Community Center.

Raj Para, who recently returned from the quake zone near Bugh, will talk about the destruction and continuing relief effort.

Admission is free, but a donation will be taken.

Estimates of the earthquake damage include 30,000 to 100,000 dead and more than 500,000 homeless.

FIRE, Fund for the Indian Relief Effort, includes Allies, Amnesty International, Asian Community Coalition, Catholic Campus Ministries, Christian Fellowship, College Democrats, Lambda Iota Tau, Multicultural Students Organization, Philosophy Club, Office of Multicultural Services, Honors Program and departments of music and religious studies.

Information: 410-751-8187.

Panel to discuss proposals for rezoning in District 4

Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a work session to discuss 15 rezoning recommendations in Election District 4 (Finksburg-Gamber) contained in the Phase 2 Commercial and Industrial Comprehensive Rezoning Report.

The session will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the public hearing room of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.

The commission will not deliberate on the rezoning, but property owners and the public will have an opportunity to speak.

The commission said property owners should limit comments to five minutes.

Other comments will be limited to two minutes.

Information: 410-386-2145.

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