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Thursday, April 28, 2011

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BALTIMORE (AP) Former Baltimore mayor and Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer has been remembered as a longtime cheerleader for the city during a political career that lasted more than 50 years. Funeral services were held Wednesday for the 89-year-old, who was Baltimore's mayor from 1971 to 1986 and governor from 1987 to 1995.

Maryland News Roundup

FINAL FAREWELL: Jean Marbella of the Sun writes about the funeral service celebrating William Donald Schaefer's life. The church was filled with leaders in Maryland politics, business and community life: Gov. Martin O'Malley, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the state’s congressional delegation and Baltimore City Council members.

Death Toll Of Five After Tornado In Southwestern Virginia

UPDATE: Officials have reduced the number of deaths from storms in Virginia to five, rather than eight. A spokesperson from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management says communication problems with officials on the scene in Washington County resulted in a double count of some of the victims.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Five Months Later, P.G. County Still Waits For Ethics Reform

Officials in Prince George's County are contemplating overhauling the ethics guidelines governing county employees. But the government -- including county executive Rushern Baker -- is still waiting for a comprehensive report on those guidelines from a specially appointed task force.

PEPCO's Profits Targeted in Montgomery Co. Report

Electric utility PEPCO is coming under fire again in Maryland, this time in a report prepared by Montgomery County.

Virginia Redistricting: Time Is Running Out To Keep Scheduled Primaries

State lawmakers in Virginia will continue negotiations today in an effort to agree on a redistricting map acceptable to both Democrats and Republicans. But time may be running out to hold election primaries as scheduled.

Young Adults Head To Capitol Hill To Ask: 'Where Are The Jobs?'

As Congress negotiates impending budget cuts including a possible reduction of federal grants to college students, unemployment among those under 30 is higher than the national average. A group of young adults who call themselves the "Briefcase Brigade" is heading to Capitol Hill Wednesday to urge lawmakers to support educational funding and to deliver on promises of jobs.

Cuccinelli Slams DOE, Will Appeal Virginia Tech Fines

The Commonwealth's Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, says he intends to appeal a federal fine levied against Virginia Tech for its handling of the 2007 campus shooting that left 32 dead.

H. Y. Griffin: Crossing The Finish Line

H. Y. Griffin, a Washington resident who works as a community organizer through AmeriCorps, achieved a big dream with a little celebrity inspiration a lot of community support.

Tornado Watch In Effect Wednesday Evening

A flash flood warning is in effect until 10:15 p.m. for Anne Arundel, Prince George's and Charles counties in Maryland, as well as for Fairfax County in Virginia.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

The Sweater Set, a festival of art from the fringe, and Farragut North-the play, not the Metro station.

MoCo Firefighters Protest Against County Executive

Professional firefighters in Montgomery County are staging a protest Wednesday in Burtonsville, Md., against County Executive Isiah Leggett.

Pediatrician Helps Obese Children Take 'Baby Steps'

Children's National Medical Center's I.D.E.A.L. Clinic works with the most obese children in the District. And although I.D.E.A.L. stands for "Improving Diet, Exercise and Activity for Life," one of the clinic's doctors points out that overcoming the challenges of childhood obesity can involve a lot more than just diet and exercise.

Wanted In D.C.: A New Taxicab Commissioner

Leon Swain, the taxicab commissioner under former Mayor Adrian Fenty, was told by the Mayor Vincent Gray's office he would not be reappointed to the job.

Humor Marks Funeral For Former Maryland Governor

Hundreds packed a church in Baltimore, Md., for the funeral for former Gov. William Donald Schaefer.

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