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April 5, 1992
The state Senate honored Carroll Sen. Charles H. Smelser Friday witha resolution recognizing his 25 years of "distinguished legislative service."The surprise resolution offered on the Senate floor honored Smelser, a Democrat who also represents portions of Howard and Frederick counties, as a "skilled master of the budget" and as a "constant supporter of revered Senate traditions."Smelser served eight years in the House of Delegates before beingelected to the Senate in 1966.ABUSE BILL DEBATEDDATELINE: ANNAPOLISANNAPOLIS -- A conference committee has been appointed to reach a compromise on a bill sponsored by Carroll Republican Del. Donald B.Elliott aimed at protecting those who are wrongly accused of abusinga vulnerable adult.
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October 2, 2009
On September 29, 2009 Rennert M. Smelser, Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Road (beltway exit 26) on Friday from 1 to 3 P.M. Service and interment private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Gilchrist Hospice Care, 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, Md. 21031 or the charity of your choice.
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NEWS
September 5, 2003
On Thursday, September 4, 2003, WILLIE L. SMELSER, SR.; loving husband of Lottie B. Smelser; beloved father of Willie L. Smelser, Jr., Roy L. Smelser, Bobby L. Smelser, John R. Smelser and Joyce A. Dennis; caring grandfather of seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family will receive visitors at the Singleton Funeral Home P.A., 1 Second Avenue, S.W. (at Crain Highway), Glen Burnie, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., on Saturday and Sunday. The funeral ceremony will be held on Monday at 11 A.M. in the funeral home chapel.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | February 1, 2009
Charles H. Smelser, a revered former state senator who represented Carroll, Frederick and part of Howard counties, and had fought in World War II, died of cancer Thursday at his Union Bridge home. He was 88. A newspaper article once called him "the embodiment of the citizen-legislator - a farmer for nine months, a legislator for three." When Mr. Smelser, a Democrat, announced in 1994 that he would retire from the state Senate, a Sun editorial said, "For a state bureaucrat who failed to justify a budget request at a hearing, Sen. Charles H. 'Buck' Smelser could be the 'meanest man on the face of the earth,' as one reporter once jokingly referred to him. But for a constituent seeking help on a personal problem or a legislative matter, Mr. Smelser couldn't be more attentive or courtly - or caring."
NEWS
August 19, 2004
On Sunday, August 15, 2004 LOTTIE B. SMELSER of GLen Burnie; cherished wife of the late Willie L. Smelser, Sr.; loving mother of Willie L. Smelser, Jr., Roy L. Smelser, Bobby L. Smelser, Joyce A. Dennis and John R. Smelser; caring grandmother of seven and dear great grandmother of four; beloved sister of Betty Mullins, Joesphine Kayon, Pauline Bentley, Ella Mae Purvis, Eula Hall, Alberta Quillin, Mc Kinley Moore, Kennith Moore and the late Viola Fultz...
NEWS
December 2, 1990
ANNAPOLIS - A Carroll County legislator says officials must use spending cuts, not tax increases, to balance the state budget."Additional taxes should be considered only as a last resort," Sen.Charles H. Smelser, D-Carroll, Frederick, Howard, said last week.Smelser, a member of the Budget and Taxation Committee and chairman of the Capital Budget Subcommittee, responded to the Schaefer administration's raising, for the first time, the possibility that budget problems may result in the layoffs of a few state employees.
NEWS
March 17, 1991
Sen. Charles H. Smelser, D-Carroll, Frederick, Howard, voted Wednesday against two tax measures intended to raise $76.7 million to balance the fiscal 1992 budget.The tax proposals were approved by the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee and will be debated on the Senatefloor.One proposal would increase the excise tax on cigarettes from 13 to 18 cents and extend the state's 5 percent sales tax to the per-package cost. It is expected to raise $61.1 million in fiscal 1992 and in June, the last month of fiscal 1991.
NEWS
April 14, 2005
On April 11, 2005, DAVID "Bud" B. SMELSER SR., of Fallston, MD. Beloved husband of Margaret B. Smelser (nee Winfree). Devoted father of David B. Smelser, Jr. and the late Kevin Bruce Smelser. Loving brother of Bernice Hudson, Lois Mc Cann, and the late Ernest, Robert, Charles, and Thomas Smelser. A Service will be held in Grandview Christian Church, Fallston, MD on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 10 A.M. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Baltimore, MD. Those who desire may make contributions to Grandview Christian Church, 2022 Fallston Road, P.O. Box 358, Fallston, MD 21047.
NEWS
October 2, 2009
On September 29, 2009 Rennert M. Smelser, Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Road (beltway exit 26) on Friday from 1 to 3 P.M. Service and interment private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Gilchrist Hospice Care, 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, Md. 21031 or the charity of your choice.
NEWS
December 15, 1991
Some state lawmakers who gave their 1991 pay raise back to the statetreasury are beginning to wonder whether anyone noticed.Sen. Charles Smelser, D-Carroll, Frederick, Howard, said he may discontinue the monthly deduction of half of his $2,000-a-year pay raise because the General Assembly probably won't cut spending as much as he wants.Last Jan. 1, lawmakers' pay rose $2,000 to $27,000. Salaries willincrease by another $1,000 next month.Smelser was one of only 14of 188 state lawmakers who gave back at least part of the raise.
NEWS
April 14, 2005
On April 11, 2005, DAVID "Bud" B. SMELSER SR., of Fallston, MD. Beloved husband of Margaret B. Smelser (nee Winfree). Devoted father of David B. Smelser, Jr. and the late Kevin Bruce Smelser. Loving brother of Bernice Hudson, Lois Mc Cann, and the late Ernest, Robert, Charles, and Thomas Smelser. A Service will be held in Grandview Christian Church, Fallston, MD on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 10 A.M. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Baltimore, MD. Those who desire may make contributions to Grandview Christian Church, 2022 Fallston Road, P.O. Box 358, Fallston, MD 21047.
NEWS
August 19, 2004
On Sunday, August 15, 2004 LOTTIE B. SMELSER of GLen Burnie; cherished wife of the late Willie L. Smelser, Sr.; loving mother of Willie L. Smelser, Jr., Roy L. Smelser, Bobby L. Smelser, Joyce A. Dennis and John R. Smelser; caring grandmother of seven and dear great grandmother of four; beloved sister of Betty Mullins, Joesphine Kayon, Pauline Bentley, Ella Mae Purvis, Eula Hall, Alberta Quillin, Mc Kinley Moore, Kennith Moore and the late Viola Fultz...
NEWS
November 9, 2003
Director to talk Wednesday about updating `Allegro' Director Eric Schaeffer will share his experience with revising a Rodgers & Hammerstein musical play in a lecture, "Allegro: Directing and Updating for a Contemporary Audience," at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Alumni Hall. The musical, which tells the story of a doctor's life from birth to death, includes the songs "The Gentleman Is a Dope" and "A Fellow Needs a Girl." Looking back on his less-successful musicals, composer Richard Rodgers called Allegro the show that would be "most worthy of a second chance."
NEWS
September 6, 2003
On Thursday, September 4, 2003, WILLIE L. SMELSER, SR.; loving husband of Lottie B. Smelser; beloved father of Willie L. Smelser, Jr., Roy L. Smelser, Bobby L. Smelser, John R. Smelser and Joyce A. Dennis; caring grandfather of seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; dear brother of Walt Smelser, Evy Baker, Margie Richmond; Joann Ludwig and Jean Bowman. The family will receive visitors at the Singleton Funeral Home P.A., 1 Second Avenue, S.W. (at Crain Highway), Glen Burnie, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., on Saturday and Sunday.
NEWS
April 24, 1996
A Westminster man was arrested late Monday on charges of raping an 18-year-old woman, city police said yesterday.Joseph Arvil Hamm, 48, of the 100 block of S. Court St. was charged with battery and second-degree rape. He was being held without bail at the Carroll County Detention Center, police said.Police said the woman reported that a man who lived on South Court Street had raped her that evening at his residence.Police also reported that a Westminster woman who allegedly helped four inmates escape from a Gettysburg, Pa., prison this month was being held on $15,000 bail at the Carroll County Detention Center.
NEWS
By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | March 3, 1995
Unfunded state mandates are burdensome for local jurisdictions and the General Assembly can prevent some by approving a bill submitted by Sen. Timothy R. Ferguson, Frederick County school officials said yesterday.But representatives from the State Board of Education said the bill, if passed, might tie their hands about making policy decisions."We are on the horns of a dilemma," said Robert Rice, executive assistant to the State Board of Education. "We are charged with caring for the educational system of the state and we have to do that with policy changes.
NEWS
By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff writer | February 23, 1992
A Carroll senator, disturbed that some state employees received pay raises this year even though salaries were frozen, has introduced legislation that would prohibit job reclassifications and certain pay-scale changes next year."
NEWS
September 6, 1994
State Del. Richard N. Dixon, state Sen. Charles H. Smelser and Willard Hawkins, a longtime Carroll County resident and former superintendent of Garrett County public schools, were recently awarded honorary doctorates of public service by the Carroll Community College board of trustees.Their efforts helped the college obtain equitable state funding and planning and construction funds for the library, said Barbara Charnock, board chair."Both Delegate Dixon and Senator Smelser were tireless in working with Gov. [William Donald]
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