Carroll Digest

Carroll Digest

April 06, 2003

Sarbanes to speak tomorrow at McDaniel College

Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes will discuss how the legislature can respond to the current economic situation when he gives the Alleck A. and Harriet S. Resnick Lecture at 8 p.m. tomorrow in McDaniel Lounge at McDaniel College.

Sarbanes, who has criticized tax cuts proposed by President Bush, will discuss "The Crisis in Corporate America: The Legislative Response." He will argue that changes in securities laws and vigorous regulation are essential to renew the country's confidence in the economy.

A Democrat and native of Salisbury, Sarbanes was elected to a fifth term as a U.S. senator in 2000. He also served in the Maryland House of Delegates and served three terms in the House of Representatives.

Sarbanes is the ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, and a senior member of the Foreign Relations, Budget and Joint Economic committees.

Sarbanes graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He also attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and earned his law degree from Harvard law school.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Information: 410-857-2294.

War and peace discussion set Wednesday at CCC

"The War and the Peace Movement" will be the topic for Carroll Community College's third annual Ethics Day sponsored by the Diversity Works Club from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room L287 on the Westminster campus.

Anyone interested in a thoughtful discussion of events including the war in Iraq is welcome. Discussion will focus on the debate over the justification for war and the peace process that preceded the current conflict.

Topics will include the peace movement in the midst of war, how to support our troops and support peace, the possibility of war leading to lasting peace in the Middle East, the role of the United Nations in international peace efforts, U.S. obligations here and abroad, and what individuals can do for peace.

Information: Don Heopfer, or 410-386-8153.

Steve Powell to speak to Democratic Club

The Carroll County Democratic Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Frisco Family Pub in Carroll Plaza Shopping Center in Westminster.

The speaker will be Steve Powell, chief of staff to the Board of County Commissioners.

Information: 410-795-0144.

Historical society to tour Lloyd family estates

The Historical Society of Carroll County will sponsor a bus trip May 7 to the Eastern Shore to visit two historic homes owned by the Lloyd family.

The bus will leave at 8 a.m. from Ascension Episcopal Church for the Wye House near Easton. The 1,600-acre estate is the home of the 12th and 13th generations of Lloyds.

The group will have a guided tour of the house and be served lunch. The estate grounds include an 18th-century greenhouse and the oldest private graveyard still in use in the country.

Afterward, in Annapolis, the group will see the Lloyd family's city estate, the Chase-Lloyd House.

The cost is $60 for members and $65 for nonmembers.

Information: 410-848-6494.

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