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School Board To Announce New MoCo Superintendent Monday

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Jerry Weast, the current Montgomery County Schools superindent, has held is position for 12 years. His contract expires June 30.
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Jerry Weast, the current Montgomery County Schools superindent, has held is position for 12 years. His contract expires June 30.

The search for a new head of schools began soon after current superintendent, Jerry Weast, announced his retirement in August. Weast, one of the nation's longest-serving superintendents, will end 12 years of service when his contract expires June 30.

With the help of a search firm, board members reviewed the applications of 30 candidates from 15 states -- at least 18 are currently serving as superintendents. Earlier in April, three finalists were chosen and interviewed by a community committee.

Monday night, the board is expected to make a conditional appointment of a new superintendent, contingent on a final contract and written approval of the State Superintendent of Schools.

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In 'Porcelain,' Moby Searches For Validation And Finds Unlikely Success

The electronic musician's new memoir traces his journey from Connecticut suburbs to New York City raves. It's a tale of dance clubs, DJs and Manhattan in the 1990s full of self-deprecating humor.
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To Survive The Bust Cycle, Farmers Go Back To Business-School Basics

Farming is entering its third year on the bust side of the cycle. Major crop prices are low, while expenses like seed, fertilizer and land remain high. That means getting creative to succeed.
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Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

The New York Times says entrepreneur Peter Thiel confirms he has been bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury award to Hogan of $140 million over publication of a sex tape.

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