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AG’s office blocks Asti settlement

So, the Attorney General’s office has apparently decided that $400,000 is $143,000 too much to pay Alison Asti to go away. If you thought that call belonged to the governor, comptroller and treasurer — collectively, the Board of Public Works ...

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Stem cell debacle

The Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission heard last week that none of the $15 million in research grants it approved four months ago had been awarded because scientists were late submitting paperwork and university review processes were slow. Now, they ...

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HoCo chooses civility

I was on Route 175 in Columbia last week when I saw an odd bumper sticker on the car in front of me: “Choose Civility in Howard County.” At first, I thought it was imploring Columbians to be more racially ...

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No girl power at comp sci class

On Monday nights, it’s 17 vs. 2 in my computer applications class at Montgomery College. If you count Bill, 18 vs. 2. I’m taking a night class to learn Adobe Flash, a computer program that creates flash animations for the ...

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One tax at a time

What do you think of Governor O’Malley’s one-tax-a-day announcement strategy? In his article in today’s Daily Record, reporter Andy Rosen quotes Johns Hopkins University political scientist Matthew Crenson as saying, “It’s a very shrewd way to do it. To lay ...

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What’s up with the stem cell money?

Reporter Karen Buckelew reports today that more than four months after the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission announced recipients of its first $15 million in grants, the group still has not cut checks to any of the 24 winning projects. ...

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Baggy pants & crime

A member of the Baltimore City Council, Helen L. Holton, is looking to add one more thing to the to-do list of Baltimore City police: busting kids with baggy britches. So I guess it’s not the drugs, guns and gangs ...

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