Category: Annapolis

January 29, 2009

Annapolis/Anne Arundel CVB wants more money

Anne Arundel’s tourism industry wants a bigger cut of the hotel tax revenue to increase advertising, a move officials say that could bring more money into the county, but also could create fiscal problems.

“We have the infrastructure and the …

January 12, 2009

Annapolis-DC bus service to continue

Filed under: Maryland Government, DC, Annapolis, transit - 12 Jan 2009

Annapolis Mayor Ellen Moyer partnered with a bus service to help hundreds of commuters travel between Annapolis and Washington, D.C., after the popular Maryland transit 921 bus shuts down.

Starting Monday, the Maryland Transit Administration is eliminating several buses and …

January 5, 2009

Proposed hiring freeze in Annapolis upsets mayor

Filed under: Government, Annapolis - 05 Jan 2009

Amid budget planning and an uncertain economic future, two Annapolis aldermen are proposing a hiring freeze that was met with a strong backlash this past week from the city’s mayor.

The controversial resolution recently was introduced by Republican Aldermen Frederick …

December 29, 2008

Bill Clinton mask used by bank robber

Filed under: Crime, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Local News - 29 Dec 2008

Authorities in Anne Arundel County are investigating a bank robbery in which the culprit wore a Bill Clinton Halloween-type mask and stuffed money into his sweatshirt.

Police said Monday that the incident occurred Friday at about 3:34 p.m. at …

November 29, 2008

Mumbai connection in Annapolis

Filed under: Blogs, Religion, Annapolis, Terrorism - 29 Nov 2008

Paul Foer at Annapolis Capital Punishment:
We are friends with local Chabad Rabbi Nochum Light and his wife Hindi and because Rabbi Light was a schoolmate and friend of the murdered Rabbi Holzberg and his wife,the horror there has a …

November 3, 2008

War Hero dies

Filed under: Annapolis, History, Obituaries - 03 Nov 2008

Retired Marine Col. John Ripley, who was credited with stopping a column of North Vietnamese tanks by blowing up a pair of bridges during the 1972 Easter Offensive of the Vietnam War, died at home at age 69, friends and …

October 27, 2008

Formal dress parade at Academy Friday

Filed under: Military, USNA, Annapolis - 27 Oct 2008

Baltimore Sun
The Naval Academy Brigade of Midshipmen will present a formal dress parade at 4 p.m., Friday at Worden Field on the grounds of the Annapolis military college. The event is free and open to the public. Visitors may …

September 23, 2008

Elderly women fight off home invader

Filed under: Crime, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis - 23 Sep 2008

Theresa and Mary Oktavec said they were sitting at their kitchen table shortly after 3 a.m. Monday when a man broke into their home by kicking their door open.


The sisters said the man stormed into the home and …

June 25, 2008

ACLU asks Naval Academy to end noon prayers

Filed under: Military, USNA, Religion, Annapolis, Legal News, press releases - 25 Jun 2008

Baltimore Sun
The ACLU and its Maryland chapter said today they have written a letter to academy leaders on behalf of a group of students urging an end to a practice in which chaplains say grace before mandatory lunch for …

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 …

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