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SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) The 150th anniversary of the bloodiest day of the Civil War could come and go next year without a large-scale re-enactment. Previous organizers of Antietam reenactments say there is less open space available. And they say fewer young people seem interested in studying the Civil War by recreating battle scenes.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) Delaware State Police say a Wilmington man is back in custody after walking away from the Webb Correctional Center in Wilmington. Police say 22-year-old Steven Byrd walked away from the correctional center Sunday afternoon and surrendered himself at the center hours later.

BALTIMORE (AP) Derek Holland allowed five hits over six innings, Adrian Beltre and Ian Kinsler homered, and the Texas Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 Sunday to win their third consecutive series. The Rangers took two of three from Baltimore and improved to 8-1, matching the best start in franchise history (1989).

BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore police say they are "back at square one" after a daylong search of a state park failed to turn up clues in the disappearance of a North Carolina teenager. Phylicia Barnes was reported missing Dec. 28. She had been visiting three older half-siblings over the holidays in Baltimore when she went missing.

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) Maryland agriculture officials will start spraying on Monday for mosquito larvae on the lower Eastern Shore this week. The Mosquito Control Section will begin spraying during daylight hours on Monday from an aircraft flying above Dorchester and Worcester counties.

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick has a featured role in a National Geographic Channel show about a Union Army surgeon. The program, titled "Civil Warriors," starts Monday night.

BALTIMORE (AP) Amid budget troubles, Baltimore is looking to businesses to help pay the bills. Council President Jack Young is calling for a review of city assets to see which offer opportunities for corporate sponsorship and private-public partnerships. The mayor's office is conducting a similar review.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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