Seventh-graders to create time capsule


Seventh-grade students at East Middle School will create a time capsule tomorrow.

The student-designed capsule will include items that reflect current culture, a dictionary of youth slang and an essay on the future. The activity is designed to help students better understand their own history.

The creation of the time capsule coincides with East Middle's Grandparents Day, and school officials hope the two generations will share their perceptions of American culture.

Information: 848-0191.


* Westminster: An official of the Forget Me Not shop on East Main Street told police someone presented an altered money order Wednesday. The loss was $100. Two altered money orders were passed at Westminster shops last week for a total loss of $183.90, police said.

An East Main Street resident reported that someone stole a 10-speed bicycle from her residence Sunday. The loss was estimated at $180.

Two cars parked in the city had driver's side windows broken Sunday, the owners reported to police. One was on West Main Street, and the other was parked on Westmoreland Street two blocks away. The total damage was estimated at $300.

A resident of East Green Street told police that someone damaged the basketball pole at the rear of his house by bending it toward the ground. The damage was estimated at $100.

A Bloom Road resident told city police that someone stole his 1993 Ford truck from the Gehr parking lot Sunday. The truck is valued at $12,000. Police have no suspects.

A resident of Johahn Drive told police that someone removed a newly planted tree from the front of his house Sunday. The loss was estimated at $15.

A Finksburg resident told authorities that his vehicle was damaged while it was parked on Congressional Drive on Saturday. The damage was estimated at $1,500.

A Bezold Avenue resident told police that someone threw a rock and broke a window on her car while she was driving on Manchester Avenue on Friday. She estimated the damage at $200.

An official of the Westminster Riding Club reported to police that someone smashed two outside spotlights and damaged the horses' water fountain Friday. The damage was estimated at $208.

The owner of Sullivan Avenue Apartments told police that someone stole a fire extinguisher from the building Thursday. The loss was estimated at $40.


* Westminster: Engines from Westminster, Reese and Pleasant Valley stations responded for an apartment fire on Carrollview Road at 9:10 a.m. Monday. Units were out for 17 minutes.

* Reese: Firefighters from Reese, Pleasant Valley and Gamber investigated a report of a gas leak at a house on Washington Road at 10:03 a.m. Monday. Units were out for 22 minutes.

* Pleasant Valley: Engines from Pleasant Valley put out a woods fire on Arters Mill Road after being called at 12:29 p.m. Monday. They were out for an hour and 20 minutes.

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