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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) State senators are expected to debate tomorrow a measure that would limit who would report to the state under a monitoring plan that's aimed at reducing prescription drug abuse. The proposal would create a data warehouse on prescriptions to help officials curb a rise in prescription drug related deaths.

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) Prince George's County police say two men have been arrested in the January killing of a University of Maryland student. Authorities say 22-year-old Stephan Weaver of Bowie and 23-year-old Deandre Ricardo Williams of Washington were arrested.

DOVER, Del. (AP) The state Senate has approved a bill that would make marijuana legal for medicinal purposes. The bill states that, with their doctor's written recommendation, patients with certain serious medical conditions that could be alleviated by marijuana would be allowed to possess up to six ounces of the drug from a state-registered "compassion center."

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Baltimore Orioles open their season tomorrow evening against the Tampa Bay Rays and will be facing pitcher Wade Davis, who has agreed to a $12.6 million, four-year contract with the AL East leaders today.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The Federal Bureau of Prisons' retiring director was charged with drunken driving in February after Anne Arundel County police say an officer spotted him driving erratically near his Annapolis home. A police report shows 55-year-old Harley Lappin was pulled over Feb. 26. He announced last week he will retire in May.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Strong winds from a passing storm in central Florida separated a Carnival cruise ship from its dock at Cape Canaveral. Officials say storms rolling through the area yesterday afternoon pulled the Carnival Pride from its moorings at the Port Canaveral dock. The ship had stopped for a day-long port call during its seven-day voyage from Baltimore.

BALTIMORE (AP) Cleaner streams and woodlands mean a cleaner Chesapeake. That's the message Project Clean Stream is trying to get out this Saturday when thousands of volunteers branch out across the region.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Reagan Day will have to wait for another a year. State House lawmakers in Maryland have voted down a plan to honor the late President Ronald Reagan during the 100th year since his birth by starting an annual recognition of the Republican icon.

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