News Archive - August 17, 2010

College Park Officials Say Half-Empty Garage Part Of Long-Term Plan

By David Schultz

A publicly-funded parking garage near the University Of Maryland in College Park is often half empty, more than a year after opening. But the planners who built it say the garage is part of their long-term vision for their city.

There are only a handful of cars in thi...

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WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. elections officials say almost 2,600 voters have switched parties to become Democrats this year ahead of the September 14th primary. In a city where 75 percent of voters are Democrats, the primary is traditionally the contest that elects the mayor. Yesterday was the last day...

Power Breakfast For August 17, 2010

It's set to be the biggest fight for the remainder of this year in Congress - the battle over your taxes.

Manuel Quinones reports... State Roundup, August 17, 2010

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MURPHY'S MONEY Maryland Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Murphy got some major attention when he was endorsed by Sarah Palin. But when it comes to fundraising, Murphy remains in the minor leagues, blogs John Wagner of the Washington Post.


Virginia Governor Appoints Health-Care Panel

By Michael Pope

Even as Virginia’s attorney general prepares to fight the mandate for all Americans to purchase health insurance, the Republican Governor Bob McDonnell is preparing to implement its provisions as the legal battle moves forward. Calling the legislation “dizzying,” McDonnell h...

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) A judge in Virginia has dismissed piracy charges against six Somali nationals accused in an attack on a U.S. Navy ship off the coast of Africa. The six still face charges of plundering and weapons counts.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Aides to Gov. Bob McDonnell say the state's final...

Art Beat - Monday, August 23, 2010

"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour - Monday, August 23, 2010

(August 23-September 3) GOOD PERSPECTIVES Washington’s Goethe-Institut makes some wall space for the output of eight prize-winning graduate photography students from Deutschland through early September. In Gute Aussichten or “Good P...

P.G. County State's Attorney Ivey Endorses Alsobrooks

By Elliott Francis

As a democratic candidate for Prince George’s County State’s attorney, Angela Alsobrooks has received the endorsement of the Washington Post, and outgoing state’s attorney Glenn Ivey. Alsobrooks faces a crowded field with four other candidates, competing to be top prosecu...

Sources Say Virginia Final 2010 Budget Surplus Nearly $404 Million

By Meymo Lyons

Aides to Gov. Bob McDonnell say the state's final 2010 budget surplus will be nearly $404 million, nearly double the previous estimate.

McDonnell planned to make the announcement Thursday to the General Assembly's money committees...but senior advisors not authorized to...

Baltimore Police Step Up Amid Jump In Violent Crime

By Rebecca Blatt

Baltimore is allocating more resources to its police department after a series of violent weekends. Last weekend 10 shootings left 3 people dead and 10 others injured.

Baltimore had been seeing a decrease in violent crime, but the city has seen an uptick in the last f...

Md. Governor O' Malley On Pepco Hearing

Pepco's senior officials are being summoned to Baltimore this morning for a hearing held by Maryland's Public Service Commission.

Maryland's Governor, Martin O'Malley, has asked the commission to investigate Pepco's service and reliability after hundreds of thousands of customers lost power...

Univ. of Md. at College Park Gets New President

The University of Maryland at College Park is getting a new president.

Doctor Wallace Loh will succeed President Dan Mote Junior, who is stepping down after 12 years in the job.

Loh will take the reigns at a particularly difficult time for the school -- with costs rising and its budge...

Bollywood Comes To D.C.

By Rebecca Sheir

A casting call has begun for what could be the D.C. area's first feature-length Bollywood film. Shooting will take place this fall.

Writer-director Manan Singh Katohora of Silver Spring, Maryland, describes his film, 9 ELEVEN, as a thriller. The movie will be in Hindi...

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NORTH EAST, Md. (AP) Natural Resources Police have recovered the body of a Rising Sun man who was thrown from a boat when it hit a buoy in the Elk River last week. Officials found the body of 49-year-old Deforrest Wayne Timlin yesterday evening about 500 yards north of the accident site.


First African-American Woman Judge To Join Maryland Special Appeals Court

By Tamar Hallerman

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is set to swear in the first black woman to an appellate court in the state Tuesday.

Judge Michele Hotten says she’s still in shock over her nomination to the the Court of Special Appeals, in Prince George's County.

“It is suc...

Hearing Today On PEPCO Response

By Matt Bush

Later this morning, PEPCO leaders will defend their performance following recent storms before the Maryland Public Service Commission.

The hearing comes after leaders from both the state and Montgomery County decried the length of time it took PEPCO to restore power follo...

Report: D.C. Schools Still Struggling to Produce Black Male H.S. Grads

By Kavitha Cardoza

A lower percentage of black males graduated from high school in D.C. than in all but five states, according to a new study.

Researchers found only 41 percent of black males graduated, compared with 57 percent of white males, which is also far below average.