Carroll Digest

Carroll Digest

March 28, 2004

Section of Y Road to close for work on deteriorating bridge

The Maryland Transit Administration will temporarily close a section of Y Road near the freight train bridge between Middleburg Road and Route 194 near Keymar.

The closing is necessary to repair deteriorating sections of the bridge. Work is expected to begin tomorrow and should be completed by April 30.

A detour will be posted.

Information: 866-RIDE-MTA.

Piney Run Lake level to be lowered temporarily

Beginning tomorrow, the water level at Piney Run Lake will be gradually lowered for the repair of a culvert on an adjacent road.

Repairs are scheduled for the week of April 5, and the lake's normal water level will be restored when repairs are complete.

Information: 410-386-2103.

McDaniel College plans forum on terrorism policy

McDaniel College will hold a National Issues Forum on terrorism from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in McDaniel Lounge.

The forum, which is open to the community, will explore the advantages, costs and necessary tradeoffs associated with public policy options on terrorism.

"We will discuss various approaches to the terrorism issue, what we can do about it, and how to contribute to our own understanding of the issues," said Michele Reid, director of the college's Hoover Library, which is co-sponsoring the event with the department of political science and international studies.

The National Issues Forums network of civic and educational organizations is nonpartisan and does not advocate a solution or point of view. It often submits reports on the forums to public officials to give them insight into the public's views.

Among the students participating in the forum will be those enrolled in "Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacemaking in the Post Cold War World," a course taught by Christianna Nichols Leahy, associate professor of political science and international studies.

For anyone interested in preparing for the forum, a discussion booklet is available online at www.nifi.org or at the Hoover Library.

Information: 410-857-2281.

Cable program honors work against sex assault

In recognition of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Adelphia Cable Channel 19 will air a one-hour program from the Community Foundation of Carroll County and the Child Abuse Sexual Assault unit's 2004 Heroes Ball.

The Heroes Ball, held in January, honored people and groups who have supported the CASA unit and victims of sexual abuse.

The honorees were Sue Dove, clinical director of the Carroll Hospital Center's emergency department; Cpl. Wayne Moffatt, a supervisor and investigator with CASA; Wendy Bowersox, Bethany Six, Wendy Parker, Josh Willet and Stephanie Lowry, emergency medical services personnel from Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company; Jo Ann Hare of the Rape Crisis Intervention Service; and John Glover, a Pleasant Valley resident who helped a neighbor who was being assaulted.

The TV program features the Heroes Ball and awards ceremony. It will be aired next month at 1 p.m. Mondays, 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, and 8 p.m. Fridays.

Family center schedules activities for next month

The Carroll County Family Center will offer activities for members next month.

Springtime Fun will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5. Parents and children from the Judy Center family program will visit for making sugar eggs, decorating a cake to look like an Easter basket, making candies and cookies, and decorating an Easter bonnet. Lunch will be served at noon.

A spring celebration and picnic in the park will be held from 10 a.m. to noon April 7. Bunny treats and an Easter egg hunt will be featured. If it rains, activities will be held in the center.

The center will be closed April 9 for Good Friday.

Themes for parent and child activity sessions will include Eggs and Bunnies on April 5, How Our Gardens Grow on April 12, April Showers on April 19, and Flowers on April 26.

A birthday bash for members who have a birthday in April will be held at lunch April 22. This first birthday party will include honorees from January, February and March.

The Family Center is at 10 Distillery Drive, Westminster.

Information: 410-857-0629 or 410-876-7805.

Planning Department offers copies of proposals

The Carroll County Department of Planning is distributing draft technical manuals, with amendments to manuals relating to the proposed Forest Conservation, Floodplain Management and Water Resource Management ordinances being considered by the county commissioners.

The manuals provide technical guidance and clarification for the implementation of the respective ordinances.

Copies of the draft manuals may be obtained from the county office of environment and resource protection, 225 N. Center St., Room 209, Westminster, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Residents are encouraged to review the draft manuals and comment on them by 5 p.m. April 8. Comments may be sent to James E. Slater Jr. at the above address.

Information: 410-386-2756.

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