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BALTIMORE (AP) The jury is deliberating in the theft and misconduct trial of Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon. During closing arguments, defense attorney Arnold Weiner drew applause from Dixon supporters and occasional laughter from the crowded gallery as he mocked the state's case as a thin and worthless web of reckless fabrications.

BALTIMORE (AP) The Public Service Commission has approved an application to build a 50-megawatt wind energy farm atop Backbone Mountain near Oakland in Garrett County. The commission approved the application by Synergics Wind Energy yesterday. The project will be built on a three-mile site on the mountain, about 14 miles south of Oakland.

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