Carroll Digest


April 16, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Car stolen in Largo is retrieved from Liberty Reservoir

Carroll County firefighters and state police hoisted an extra-large catch out of Liberty Reservoir yesterday morning - a 2002 Ford Taurus reported stolen the night before.

Authorities said the vehicle had been reported stolen from a Largo restaurant in Prince George's County on Wednesday night. The gray four-door was found partially submerged in the water near the reservoir's boat dock shortly before 8 a.m.

Sykesville firefighters sent their dive team into the water. After determining that there was no one to rescue from the car, a towing service was called to drag it out of the water.

School board votes to build flexibility into calendar

To build flexibility into the school calendar, Carroll County school board members have eliminated set opening and closing dates. In Wednesday's board meeting, the members voted unanimously to eliminate the requirement for schools to open a week before Labor Day and close by the second Friday of June.

The change is designed to accommodate at least four emergency school closures for bad weather.

Next year's calendar will reflect these revisions as well as a change from late openings to early dismissals on in-school professional development days. School Superintendent Charles I. Ecker said he was eliminating late openings for teacher training in response to complaints from parents.

Classes after the summer break are scheduled to begin Aug. 30.

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