Archive for: December 2008

December 1, 2008

Old city fireboat sold online

Filed under: Baltimore City, Technology - 01 Dec 2008

Baltimore Sun
Baltimore’s former fireboat was sold in an online auction to an Ohio-based equipment supply company, netting the city’s cash-strapped general fund $80,000, said Ian Brennan, a City Hall spokesman. The 85-foot fireboat was named after Mayor J. Harold …

Tax credits for solar power in Anne Arundel

Filed under: Anne Arundel County - 01 Dec 2008

More solar panels could populate roofs in Anne Arundel in the coming years, saving homeowners money on their electric bills but also draining some of the county’s limited tax revenue given the regional appeal for solar energy.

A bill before …

Gilchrest’s son blames Ehrlich for Kratovil victory

Filed under: Politics, 2008 Campaign, MD GOP - 01 Dec 2008

Maryland Politics Today
It is now a family affair in the postscript of the recent election. Kevin Gilchrest, a school teacher in Chestertown and son of U.S. Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R-Dist. 1) has a few choice words for …

Death Penalty arguments

Filed under: Crime, Maryland Government - 01 Dec 2008

Soccer Dad
Murders in Maryland from 1980 - 2007 - 13799

Murderer’s executed since the late 1970’s - 5

Ratio of executions to murders: ~ 1:2760

Odds of winning a 4 way box in Maryland’s Pick 4 lottery: 1:2500 (A $1 bet returns …

O’Malley made the economic situation worse in MD?

Filed under: Maryland Government - 01 Dec 2008

Red Maryland
Most people understood that raising taxes and increasing discretionary spending in a bad economic climate was morally and fiscally irresponsible. Unfortunately as we all know, Governor O’Malley decided to take the irresponsible and immoral course of action. And …

Rockettes in town this week

Filed under: Events, concerts - 01 Dec 2008
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the world famous Radio City Rockettes, has arrived in Baltimore for a week-long engagement at 1st Mariner Arena.

The show features the Rockettes signature eye high kicks, and precision choreography in multiple show stopping …

Tonight’s Live Music

Filed under: concerts, Music - 01 Dec 2008

Kevin Costner & Modern West at Rams Head On Stage

Family raises money on website to stave off foreclosure

Filed under: Business, Harford County - 01 Dec 2008

An Aberdeen family said on Sunday that they received enough donations to forestall foreclosure proceedings on their home. Daniel Sampson Sr. said they raised $10,917 before disabling the donation button on their Web site.

The family made a public …

Weekend shootings

Filed under: Crime, Baltimore City - 01 Dec 2008

Baltimore Sun
Baltimore police said four people were shot, two fatally, last night in the northwestern part of the city.

Police responding to a report of multiple shootings at 10:20 p.m. in the 4000 block of Oakford Ave. found a man …

Rollout of new access cards at Port of Baltimore

Filed under: Business, Port of Baltimore - 01 Dec 2008

Daily Record
The Maryland Port Administration is relaxing its requirements as it moves Monday to become one of the largest public terminal owners to implement a new, federally mandated worker identification program.

By April, all public and private marine terminals will …

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