Carroll Digest

CARROLL COUNTY DIGEST

February 19, 2004

Westminster man dies at hospital after accident on Route 31

An 80-year-old Westminster man died Tuesday afternoon from injuries he received during an accident the day before on Route 31, state police said yesterday.

August Ferdinand Heuer, of the 200 block of St. Mark Way, died about 3 p.m. Tuesday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was flown after the accident. Police said Heuer failed to yield the right of way and pulled into the path of a 2001 Ford Explorer when he was turning left from Old New Windsor Pike onto eastbound Route 31 in Westminster about 11:30 a.m. Monday. The Explorer hit the driver's side of Heuer's 1993 Ford Taurus, police said.

The driver of the SUV - Katherine Louise Hill, 37, of the 1400 block of Humbert Schoolhouse Road in Westminster - was treated and released from Carroll Hospital Center.

Grasmick, Ecker to visit elementary, middle schools

State schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick is scheduled to visit New Windsor Middle School and Eldersburg Elementary School tomorrow.

Grasmick and Carroll schools Superintendent Charles I. Ecker will visit New Windsor Middle from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Grasmick will observe students using computers donated through the State Department of Education's Phoenix Project.

The department has donated about 450 computers and technical assistance to Carroll County schools over the past three years. The Phoenix Project refurbishes computers and donates them to local schools.

The two officials will visit Eldersburg Elementary from 11 a.m. to noon. Grasmick will read to kindergarten students and visit classrooms. Fifth-grade students have prepared questions to ask Grasmick.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Insurance guide published for homeowners, renters

Del. Susan W. Krebs, a Republican from Carroll County, has announced that copies of the Consumer's Guide to Homeowners Insurance are available.

Published by the Maryland Insurance Administration Office, the guide advises homeowners and renters on insurance and the importance of obtaining the correct coverage.

Safety information is included, such as using peepholes, window locks and lighting to prevent burglaries. The booklet also offers tips on preparing an inventory of possessions in case they are lost to flood, fire or theft.

Krebs pointed out that proper insurance coverage can help residents in the event of a catastrophe by providing resources to rebuild homes and replace lost items. It can also take care of immediate needs such as shelter, food and clothing.

Information: 410-841-5200.

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