Category: Government

May 15, 2008

UMBC and ROTC, continued

Filed under: Education, Higher Ed, Military, UMBC - 15 May 2008

Baltimore Sun
The faculty senate at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County voted this week in favor of establishing a permanent ROTC site on the Catonsville campus, but dozens of members of the campus community protested the proposal yesterday, objecting …

May 9, 2008

ROTC controversy at UMBC

Filed under: Education, Higher Ed, Military, UMBC, Baltimore County - 09 May 2008

The following letter was sent to members of the UMBC community via e-mail:
TO: The UMBC Community

May 5, 2008

Plebe found dead at Annapolis

Filed under: Military, USNA, Annapolis - 05 May 2008
A female midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy has died after her roommates found her unconscious and not breathing in her bed.

The service academy says the first-year student was pronounced dead at Anne Arundel Medical Center a short time …

April 29, 2008

Attorney General’s report on voting irregularities

Filed under: Politics, Maryland Government - 29 Apr 2008

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler will release a report Tuesday from a task force that examined voting irregularities in 2006.

Gansler is holding a news conference in Upper Marlboro in the morning and then another one in Baltimore.

The report will …

21 for non-alcoholic beer?

Filed under: Maryland Government, Flickr, Offbeat News - 29 Apr 2008

I was picking up a few things at the local Weis last night on the way home and as I snagged two of the last remaining bottles of …

New checkpoints tested at BWI

Filed under: BWI, Travel, Terrorism, Federal Gov't - 29 Apr 2008

Baltimore Sun
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff today unveiled a new checkpoint screening system being tested at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and announced other measures to make the process of providing identification at check-in less hectic for travelers.

The $2.1 …

April 25, 2008

Union recommends rationing inmate toilet paper to preserve raises

Filed under: Government, Montgomery County - 25 Apr 2008

Lori Barrett points out an article I saw yesterday and hadn’t commented on yet.

Labor leaders are recommending that Montgomery County ration toilet paper for inmates to help save costs.

The request comes as council members try to resolve a …

Mikulski calls for ‘revolution’

Filed under: Congress, Federal Gov't - 25 Apr 2008

Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski has a message for the women of America. “Put your lipstick on, square your shoulders, suit up” and get ready to fight.

That call to “revolution” came minutes after the GOP killed legislation that would have …

Scalia speaks in Baltimore

Filed under: Celebrity News, Legal News, Federal Gov't - 25 Apr 2008

Baltimore Sun
In a speech before more than 1,000 law students and attorneys at Baltimore’s Lyric Opera House yesterday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia set out to dispel the notion that his judicial philosophy always leads him to ultra-conservative …

April 23, 2008

Bus beating attackers suing MTA

Filed under: Maryland Government, Baltimore City, Legal News, transit - 23 Apr 2008
The attorneys for two of the Baltimore teenagers implicated in the December beating of a passenger aboard a transit bus say they intend to sue the Maryland Transit Administration, the bus driver and the city school system.

The attorneys claim …

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