Carroll Digest

Carroll Digest

April 18, 2004

Hispanic Republicans form club, will hold meeting Tuesday

A Carroll County Hispanic Republican Club has been formed and has begun holding monthly meetings.

The club's next meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ledo's Pizza on Route 32 in Eldersburg.

Information: Cory Gryzmala at 410-598-7693. Messages may be left in English or Spanish.

Arab studies expert to speak at McDaniel

Judith E. Tucker, director of academic programs in Arab studies at Georgetown University, will speak on "Finding the Feminist Voice: Islamic Law and the Feminine in Theory and Practice" at 8 p.m. Wednesday in McDaniel Lounge.

An expert in Arab studies, she will give the Ridington Lecture, discussing how Islamic law defines women.

Tucker is professor of history and director of the master of arts in Arab studies program at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in Georgetown's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Tucker, who holds a doctorate in history and Middle Eastern studies from Harvard University, has focused much of her research on the history of women and gender in the Arab world.

She is the author of Women in 19th Century Egypt and In the House of the Law: Gender and Islamic Law in Ottoman Syria and Palestine.

She is a prolific writer of articles and an editor of books on women in the Middle East and North Africa.

Information: 410-857-2294.

Christmas in April project to make repairs Saturday

Christmas in April volunteers will tackle renovations at 11 private residences and one nonprofit agency Saturday during the group's 12th annual Rebuilding Together Day.

Projects will include a new roof, replacement windows, porches, floors, painting, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and a new bathroom.

Christmas in April brings together volunteers in many trades to help those whose homes or nonprofit structures need repairs or upgrades.

Donations of materials, money and labor are always needed.

Information: 410-552-3794.

O'Malley to visit McDaniel to give a `report card'

Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley will give "A Mayor's Report Card" at 7 p.m. April 26 at McDaniel College.

Since O'Malley was elected mayor in November 1999, he has doubled spending on drug treatment to $62 million last year and opened five treatment centers.

He also has worked to change how the city government does business, using a CitiStat program to change Baltimore's crime-fighting tactics.

After serving as assistant state's attorney for Baltimore from 1988 to 1990, O'Malley served on the Baltimore City Council from 1991 to 1999. He was elected to a 3rd District City Council seat in 1991 and became chairman of the Legislative Investigations Committee and Chairman of the Taxation and Finance Committee.

A graduate of Catholic University and the University of Maryland School of Law, O'Malley also is a member of the Maryland Bar Association.

Information: 410-857-2294.

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