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BALTIMORE (AP) Officials say a proposed wind farm in western Maryland would help the state meet renewable energy goals but homeowners who live near the site say the impact on their safety hasn't been adequately considered. Synergics Wind Energy wants to build a 50-megawatt wind farm near Oakland in Garrett County.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A military judge has sentenced a former U.S. Naval Academy football player to two years in prison with a year suspended for stealing charge cards from fellow teammates out of their lockers. Christopher O. Rivers pleaded guilty today to larceny and forgery charges.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) A Delaware bankruptcy judge has approved the auction of Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park despite the objection of the former owners. The judge gave the approval today to Magna Entertainment Corporation, which is the bankrupt owner of the Maryland tracks.

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Patti Smith Reveals Her Solitary Soul In The 'M Train'

Smith follows up to her National Book Award-winning memoir, Just Kids, with another memoir, M Train. Critic Maureen Corrigan says it is a haunting story about weathering life's storms.

Sunpreme: The Grape That Could Revolutionize The Raisin Industry

Harvesting grapes usually takes thousands of workers. But a new raisin grape variety bred in Central California could dramatically cut down on the need for labor.
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The Realities And Possibilities Of Eating Well On $4 A Day

Some see the so-called "food stamp challenge" as one that builds empathy, others see it as a publicity stunt. We consider the realities -- and possibilities -- of eating well on $4 a day.

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Environmental Outlook: Lessons From Israel's Search For Water

For this month's Environmental Outlook: Ten years ago, Israel experienced a prolonged drought that forced the country to come up with a strategy to address water scarcity. What its experience could teach an increasingly water-starved planet.

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