April 26, 2010
There is a reason that tough drunk-driving legislation has a difficult time passing in Annapolis – that is, besides House Judiciary Committee Chairman Joseph F. Vallario Jr. The problem is that the people pushing for such bills are too nice, too squeaky-clean, too public-spirited. They're do-gooders. They're not in it for the bucks. And that makes some legislators uncomfortable. Sleazy, self-interested industries they can deal with. Ethically challenged lobbyists-for-hire – even those with felony convictions on the resume – are welcome in all the best back rooms.
February 1, 1991
The Nothern Maryland Chapter of MADD will hold a general meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 in Towson United Methodist Church, at the Baltimore Beltway and Dulaney Valley Road. Baltimore County Executive Roger Hayden is the guest speaker. For information, call 321-6233.
November 7, 1990
WESTMINSTER - A group starting a Carroll chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving needs volunteers for the red-ribbon campaign and to help with future projects.The group will begin meeting at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month in Room 101 in the Church of the Open Door on Route 140.The next meeting will be Dec. 6.Last week's meeting was the second for the group. Carroll County is still part of the Northern Chapter of MADD, which is based in Towson and includes Harford, Cecil and Baltimore counties and Baltimore.
May 26, 1991
From: Mary MacKnightCoordinator, MADD of Harford CountyTo: Judge Stephen M. WaldronHarford County Circuit CourtMothers Against Drunk Driving of Harford County salutes you for your outstanding judgment recently in the sentencing of a 19-year-old man for the death of a 17-year-old girl last July.Although the young man was only 18 at the time of the crash, he was responsible for the death of this girl, as a result of drinking and driving.I am sure that the young man or his family did not expect that he would receivea five-year jail sentence, with three years suspended, nor did they expect all the other conditions relating to his (sentence, such as)
September 22, 1991
From: Linda A. CollinsTreasurer, MADDWestminsterThe Carroll County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving was chartered in April of this year.Since our charter, the chapter has given $500 to the local high schools for their substance-free after-prom parties, (served as) host to six informational booths across the county, established a Victims Impact Panel that will begin operation in October, established a toll-free telephone number -- (800) 427-8484 -- for victims within the state of Maryland and begun the first victim's quilt to remember the people who have been maimed or killed by drunken drivers within the state.
September 4, 1994
The new president of the Carroll County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is a husband, father and a victim of adrunken driver.Roger L. Schultz, 61, took office July 1."You don't have to be a mother or even female," said outgoing President Shirley Hampt, who helped found the chapter and was its leader for 3 1/2 years.All that is required is a willingness to "help stop the crime of drunk driving and offer support to its victims," she said.Mr. Schultz, who lost part of his left leg when a drunken driver crashed into his car two years ago, has both the willingness and the determination.