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By SUE HALLER | April 19, 1994
The Crofton Athletic Council is looking for a registrar. If you are interested, call 261-0196.* Registration for soccer, football and future cheerleaders is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. May 7, 9 a.m. to noon May 21, and 9 a.m. to noon June 4 at Crofton Elementary School on Duke of Kent Drive. The cost is $50 for football; $30 for soccer and future cheerleading. Future cheerleading is open to children ages 4 to 6. For information on cheerleading, call Dee Dee Brown 721-6475; football, Pete Glant, 721-7122; and soccer, Tom Shelly, 721-1844.
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By Nancy Gallant and Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 23, 1999
SOME OF THE FINEST people in West County were honored Friday night at the annual Crofton Awards Dinner Banquet, held at Crofton Country Club.I had really looked forward to attending the event, always enjoying the excitement of discovering which local volunteers and business people will be honored for their contributions to our community.But this year, family obligations intervened. Because I couldn't go to the banquet, I spent Sunday afternoon trying to gather news about this year's winners.
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By SUE HALLER | October 19, 1993
Sue Haller writes about people, places and events in Crofton.Don't fret if you missed the Crofton Athletic Council's walk-in registration Saturday. Another is planned for this Saturday. Registration for basketball, wrestling and basketball cheerleading is planned from noon to 3 p.m. at Crofton Elementary School. The cost is $30 per sport plus a $30 annual family membership fee. For more information, call 261-0196.The council still needs a basketball tournament director, a girls lacrosse commissioner and a new treasurer.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1997
As the Howard County Council considers a proposal to lower a tax on athletic facilities, one councilman promised last night to eliminate the levy.Councilman C. Vernon Gray has proposed legislation that would lower the admission and amusement tax for indoor athletic facilities for tennis, baseball, basketball, soccer and volleyball from 7.5 percent of gross receipts to 5 percent.The council is scheduled to vote on that measure, co-sponsored by County Executive Charles I. Ecker, on Nov. 3.At a public hearing on the measure last night, Gray said he fTC wants to eliminate the tax on athletic facilities altogether.
NEWS
By SUE HALLER | September 13, 1994
It's hard to think of winter sports when temperatures are in the high 70s and low 80s. But the Crofton Athletic Council has scheduled registration sessions for its winter sports program.Each registration session will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Walk-in registrations will be held Sept. 17 and Sept. 24 at Cardinal Field off Underwood Road. A third registration will be held Oct. 1 on the football field at Crofton Park.Fall sports are basketball, basketball cheerleading and wrestling. Each costs $30. Fees for these sports will increase to $40 after Oct. 30. All participants must have a Chaperon Commitment Agreement signed by a parent or guardian to register.
NEWS
By SUE HALLER | May 11, 1993
The Crofton Athletic Council (CAC) has changed its fall walk-in registration from May 28 to May 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at Crofton Elementary School.* In celebration of 25 years of service, the CAC will sell souvenir flying disks, pennants and CAC bumper stickers at the registration and at the Armed Forces Day parade on Saturday. Or, buy them at one of the following locations: the O'Conor Piper & Flynn real estate office behind Friendly's restaurant and NAPA Auto Parts Store next to Rite Aid at the Priest Bridge Center.
NEWS
November 19, 1991
Beginning next Tuesday, Crofton residents will have a space in The Anne Arundel County Sun to call their own.The Neighbors section, devoted to community events and people, will expand to include Crofton.Sue Haller, a Crofton resident for seven years, has been named Crofton correspondent.Haller is the registrar and record keeper forthe Crofton Athletic Council and treasurer for the Crofton Meadows Elementary PTA.Before moving to The Anne Arundel County Sun, Haller was a columnist for the Crofton Crier for two years.
NEWS
February 28, 1995
A Crofton woman was sentenced yesterday in Anne Arundel Circuit Court to 18 months on work-release for embezzling at least $13,500 from the town's PTA and athletic council.Susan Haller, 32, former treasurer of the Crofton Meadows PTA and registrar of the Crofton Athletic Council, pleaded guilty yesterday to taking at least $10,000 from the council. Prosecutors said Haller has arranged to make an $800 payment toward that debt, and $400 a month until the debt is paid off.She also pleaded guilty Oct. 26 to taking $3,500 from the elementary school's PTA.Haller, of the 2000 block of Cambridge Drive, is a former free-lance community correspondent for The Sun.
NEWS
By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,Sun Staff Writer | February 26, 1995
The former PTA treasurer who pleaded guilty to embezzling $3,500 from the Crofton Meadows Elementary School, and who will be sentenced tomorrow in Circuit Court, has been indicted on a new charge of stealing an undisclosed amount from the Crofton Athletic Council.On Jan. 20, Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. delayed sentencing Susan Haller, 32, until the athletic council could determine if the Crofton resident had taken any of its money while she served as its registrar from 1990 to 1994.A county grand jury indicted Haller Feb. 15 on a felony theft charge for allegedly stealing more than $300 from the athletic council account.
NEWS
By SUE HALLER | June 15, 1993
The annual Crofton Fourth of July Celebration is less than a month away. This year's festivities are scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 3. The rain date is July 4. The Citizen of the Year award will be presented at the opening ceremonies. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Crofton Athletic Council also will present the Cardinal of the Year Award, honoring one of its volunteers. The festivities will feature rides and carnival-style games on Duke of Kent Drive, which will be closed to traffic.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | October 16, 1997
Howard County officials are proposing to lower a special tax that some athletic facilities say is threatening to drive them out of business -- or into another county.The County Council will hold a public hearing Monday on legislation that would lower the admission and amusement tax rate for indoor athletic facilities for tennis, baseball, basketball, soccer and volleyball from 7.5 percent of gross receipts to 5 percent."We need the amusement tax," said County Executive Charles I. Ecker, referring to the $1.1 million it generates.
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By Vicki Wellford and Vicki Wellford,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 3, 1996
CONSIDER GIVING the gift of life as Nichols-Bethel United Methodist and First Evangelical Lutheran churches sponsor a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at Nichols-Bethel Church in Odenton.The Red Cross has a critical need for blood at this time of year.Call (410) 923-3365 to make an appointment or for moreinformation.Monthly breakfastThe Archbishop Keough Council, Knights of Columbus will have its monthly breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday in the Columbian Hall on Becknel Avenue in Odenton.
NEWS
June 21, 1996
The county will begin carving baseball diamonds and fields for football, soccer and lacrosse out of an 80.51 acre tract on Davidsonville Road at 9: 30 a.m. today, when officials break ground for the Crofton Athletic Complex.When the nearly $3.4 million project is complete in spring 1998, it will ease scheduling problems for the Crofton Athletic Council, said Jay A. Cuccia, spokesman for the Department of Recreation and Parks.The council, which sponsors sports teams for about 3,500 youngsters, will be the main user of the three baseball diamonds and four multipurpose fields.
NEWS
By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,Sun Staff Writer | February 28, 1995
A Crofton woman was sentenced yesterday in Anne Arundel Circuit Court to 18 months on work release for embezzling at least $13,500 from a school PTA and a town athletic council.Susan Haller, 32, former treasurer of the Crofton Meadows Elementary PTA and registrar of the Crofton Athletic Council, pleaded guilty yesterday to taking at least $10,000 from the council. Prosecutors said Haller has arranged to make an $800 payment toward that debt, and $400 a month until the debt is paid off.Haller, of the 2000 block of Cambridge Drive, also plead guilty Oct. 26 to taking $3,500 from the elementary school's PTA. She has since paid back that money, according to court records and PTA officials.
NEWS
By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,Sun Staff Writer | February 26, 1995
The former PTA treasurer who pleaded guilty to embezzling $3,500 from the Crofton Meadows Elementary School, and who will be sentenced tomorrow in Circuit Court, has been indicted on a new charge of stealing an undisclosed amount from the Crofton Athletic Council.On Jan. 20, Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. delayed sentencing Susan Haller, 32, until the athletic council could determine if the Crofton resident had taken any of its money while she served as its registrar from 1990 to 1994.A county grand jury indicted Haller Feb. 15 on a felony theft charge for allegedly stealing more than $300 from the athletic council account.
NEWS
By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,Sun Staff Writer | February 15, 1995
When Crofton community leaders pushed and petitioned for new athletic fields three years ago, county officials told them the earliest they could start playing on them would be 1998.Now, it looks as if Crofton youngsters will be able to play on those fields a year ahead of schedule.In the last month, the county has bought 80 acres of land next to the Arundel Volunteer Fire Department on Davidsonville Road and hired Towson landscape architects Human and Rohde to design the master plan, said Jack Keene, planning and construction chief for the county Recreation and Parks department.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer | January 22, 1995
The sentencing of the former treasurer of Crofton Meadows Elementary School PTA on theft charges has been delayed to give leaders of another local group time to determine if she also took money from it.Assistant State's Attorney Eugene M. Whissel II said he agreed to postone Friday's sentencing of Susan Haller at the request of the Crofton Athletic Council, so that the group's lawyer could review Haller's bookkeeping practices for them and interview her.Haller,...
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