Carroll Digest

Carroll Digest

April 11, 2004

NPR's Diane Rehm to present lecture at McDaniel College

National Public Radio talk-show host Diane Rehm will offer an intimate look into her childhood, marriage and career when she gives the Resnick Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Decker Auditorium at McDaniel College.

"A Conversation with Diane Rehm" is free to the public.

Rehm is the host and executive producer of The Diane Rehm Show. Her radio career began in 1973 when she became assistant producer for talk shows at WAMU-FM, the NPR affiliate of American University.

She later became host and producer of two health-oriented programs and host of WAMU's morning talk show, Kaleidoscope, which was renamed The Diane Rehm Show in 1984.

Rehm's honors include the International Matrix Award from Women in Communications, a Society of Professional Journalists fellowship and Washingtonian magazine's Washingtonian of the Year award.

McDaniel College awarded her an honorary doctorate in journalism in 1992, and Rehm has served as a trustee since 1994.

She and her husband, John, wrote Toward Commitment: A Dialogue about Marriage, which focuses on the art of building and maintaining a strong relationship.

In a second book, Finding My Voice, Rehm talks about her childhood, marriage, broadcast career and vocal difficulties with spasmodic dysphonia, a neurological disorder that threatened her career.

Information: 410-857-2294.

Post office announces hours for tax deadline

Taxpayers in Carroll County will be able to mail their returns Thursday in time for the filing deadline.

The Westminster post office on Woodward Road will remain open until 5:30 p.m. that day to accept last-minute tax returns.

DAR chapter presents student contest awards

The William Winchester Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently presented awards for its various student programs.

The American History Essay Contest winners were Sarah Belk, seventh grade, and Kristin Dahlburg, eighth grade, both of St. John's Catholic School. Sarah's essay was sent to the state competition.

The topic was "The Louisiana Purchase -- Thomas Jefferson's Presidential Legacy." Students had to pretend they were Jefferson writing his autobiography and recalling the Louisiana Purchase as the most significant event of his presidency.

The Good Citizens Contest winners were Ashley Miller from Francis Scott Key High School and Ashley Pickett from North Carroll High School.

This contest was open to high school seniors, who are chosen by the faculty for their qualities as a good citizen at home, at school and in the community.

The Junior American Citizens Committee is designed to instill good citizenship in students in grades one to 12. This year's theme was "America -- One Nation, Many Peoples."

The winners, all fifth-graders at Mechanicsville Elementary, were Alyssa Semones, for her poem; Madeline Cooper, for her poster; and Melanie Soloman, for her stamp design.

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