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BALTIMORE (AP) Gov. Martin O'Malley will be focusing on ways to help small businesses. He'll co-host the Maryland Small Business Summit today to talk about job creation and access to credit for small businesses. On Wednesday, O'Malley will accept recommendations from the Maryland Small Business Task Force.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Md. (AP) Prince George's County fire officials say eight firefighters have been treated for burns, sprains, cuts and fatigue from battling a house fire in University Park. Investigators think the fire is accidental and estimate damage at $700,000.

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) A Montgomery County fire official will be allowed to change his status to ``retired'' instead of fired after causing a four-car crash last year. Tests show Gregory DeHaven's blood-alcohol content of nearly twice the legal limit. The settlement does not change DeHaven's pension or give him a cash payment.

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