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County commissioners vote to purchase land

Carroll County commissioners voted yesterday to buy two parcels of land -- one for the airport expansion and the other for a road improvement project.

They voted to buy 6.1 acres and a 4.3-acre easement on Indian Valley Trail from James T. Wolfe for $42,550.

The land is needed to accommodate the new runway at the Carroll County Regional Airport.

They also voted to buy 1/10 of an acre at Route 27 and Hahn Road in Westminster from Hot Air Limited Partnership for $7,250.

Ambulance damaged, three hurt in crash

An ambulance from the Sykesville Freedom Volunteer Fire Company received minor damage in a rear-end collision Wednesday on Liberty Road.

The older of the department's two medical units will remain out of service while undergoing minor repairs, which include replacing its rear bumper, fire officials said.

Earlier this year, Sykesville took delivery of a new ambulance.

"Occasionally, we operate with only one unit," said Lt. Bruce Fleming of the company, which has its station on Route 32.

Three emergency crew members were also injured in the accident, which occurred near the Baltimore County line.

They were treated and released from Northwest Hospital Center, where they had just dropped off a patient.

Lieutenant Fleming said none of the injuries was serious.

Police are investigating the accident.

Housing representative will speak at meeting

A representative from River Downs, a new housing development in Finksburg, will speak at a meeting of the Carroll County Civic Association at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Emory United Methodist Church on Route 91 at Emory Church Road.

Steve Smith of Gaylord Brooks Realty Co. will talk about the golf course community being built at Route 91 and Lawndale Road. He is a member of the civic association.

Information: 239-2085.

District 5 Democrat sponsors fund-raiser

Eldersburg resident Philip R. Deitchman, a Democratic candidate for a District 5 delegate seat, will sponsor a fund-raiser from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Frock's Sunnybrook Farm in Westminster.

1 Tickets are $20.

Mr. Deitchman is one of four Democrats and eight Republicans in the race for three delegate seats.

The primary is Sept. 13.

Information: 795-4773.

Parks department sponsors volleyball

The Department of Recreation and Parks is sponsoring the Carroll County Women's Volleyball League and will have an organizational meeting for the 1994 season at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Westminster East Middle School on Longwell Avenue.

The purpose of the meeting is to register teams, discuss league fees and determine the 1994 league board.

The women's league features competitive play with officiated games.

Registration is by team only, but interested individuals are encouraged to apply for possible placement.

Schedules and activities are monitored by a league supervisor, who is contracted by the Department of Recreation and Parks.

Games and practices are Monday and Thursday nights through the fall in the East Middle School gym.

Information: 857-2103.

Travel agent course planned at college

The fifth and final noncredit course in Carroll Community College's Travel Agent series will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Aug. 9-23 at 1601 Washington Road.

"Computer Reservations Systems for Travel Agents" will cover techniques of booking, faring and ticketing, airline tickets, car rentals, hotel reservations and computer-based reference materials.

The class costs $155; senior adult fee is $65.

Registration is requested at least one week prior to the first class.

Information: 876-9610.

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