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BALTIMORE (AP) Mayor Sheila Dixon vowed to continue serving after her conviction a single charge she took gift cards intended for the city's poor.

In a statement she issued Tuesday afternoon, Dixon said the verdict does not affect her responsibility to continue serving. She said she was focused on keeping the city on course.

Dixon also thanked God, her staff and supporters. She said she was ``blessed'' with the opportunity to serve the people of Baltimore.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller are scheduled to attend a forum to discuss Maryland's upcoming legislative session, which starts in January. Students from the U.S. Naval Academy are scheduled to attend the forum.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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