Carroll Digest


April 22, 2004

McDaniel student's assault case put on inactive status

The case of a second McDaniel College student accused of assaulting two sophomores in a campus brawl has been placed on an inactive status, meaning that charges can be dismissed if the student is not accused of committing additional crimes in a set period of time - usually three years.

Thomas E. "Scoots" Crowell, 23, of the 20200 block of New Hampshire Ave. in Brinklow, Montgomery County, was arrested in November and charged with second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

He was allegedly involved in a fight that began as a verbal exchange filled with racial slurs on a chartered bus returning from a Baltimore nightclub. When the bus reached campus, the exchange escalated into a fistfight, court documents stated.

Crowell, who is white, was named in charging documents as one of several men who attacked Stuart Johnson and Daniel Silva, both black sophomores at the school, on Nov. 6. Defense attorneys said Crowell helped break up the fight by tackling Johnson.

Crowell's case follows the acquittal of another student, Nicholaos G. Alevrogiannis, 23, last month.

ROTC cadets get honors, review in ceremony today

The McDaniel College Green Terror Battalion's ROTC cadets will be recognized at the college President's Review and awards ceremony at noon today in Memorial Plaza on the Westminster campus.

McDaniel College President Joan Develin Coley and Army Lt. Col. James Kraft Jr., chairman of the military department, will review the battalion, which was chartered in 1919 and is made up of students from McDaniel and Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg.

After the inspection of the cadets during the ceremony - which will include a colorguard and band - awards will be distributed to members of the battalion.

Senior Toby McIntire will receive the George C. Marshall Award for the cadet with the best record in academics, ROTC participation, physical fitness and extracurricular activities.

The award is given annually to the most outstanding Army ROTC cadet at each college and university across the nation where ROTC is offered.

In the event of rain, the President's Review ceremony will be held in the Forum in Decker Center.

Information: 410-857-2294.

GOP central committee opens its headquarters

The Carroll County Republican Central Committee has opened its election campaign headquarters at 148 E. Main St. in Westminster.

The office will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays next month and in June. Full-time hours will begin in July.

Volunteers are welcome to help with the national campaigns.

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