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Radio Pirates, Broadcasters Challenge FCCTwo groups normally at odds — commercial broadcasters and pirate radio operators — both argued yesterday against a government plan to license hundreds of new low-power FM stations. This time, the challenges to the Federal Communications ...

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Wheaton Family Files $30M Suit

A Wheaton mother has filed a $30 million lawsuit against Montgomery County and three members of its police force, alleging the officers assaulted her teen-age son and her live-in companion, arrested them and traumatized the family for no legitimate reason.Twila ...

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Firm Fined $18K for Child Labor Violations

A south Baltimore construction firm fined by the state last summer for storing dangerous chemicals in its warehouse was fined $18,625 yesterday by the Department of Labor for violating federal child labor laws.Thirteen children, including 10 under the legal employment ...

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The Shot Heard ‘Round the 4th Circuit

It was not a dark and stormy night — in fact, it was morning — but suddenly, a shot rang out.And with that shot, overheard by a U.S. Park Police detective in Oxon Cove Park, a would-be hunter brought down ...

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Dubious Distinction for U.S. Naval AcademyThe U.S. Naval Academy’s football team has achieved a dubious distinction: It is listed as #2 on FindLaw Inc.’s newest listing of the “Tarnished Twenty,” college football teams and players facing legal and disciplinary actions. ...

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Giant Defeats Discrimination Suit Brought by Six Black Employees

[IMGCAP(1)]Six local black Giant Food Inc. employees lost a bid to present their racial discrimination allegations against the grocery retailer to a jury when a federal judge in Baltimore granted summary judgment against them yesterday. Raquib A. Muhammad, Daniel E. ...

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OPINION: The Quiet Legacy of Judge Lawrence F. Rodowsky (8735)

On first meeting Judge Lawrence F. Rodowsky, one might be tempted to conclude that he is a man of few words. But a close look at the last 20 years of Maryland law tells a different story. During that period, ...

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CLARIFICATION

In Wednesday’s front page story about the $2.3 million malpractice verdict, Prince George’s County Circuit Judge Steven I. Platt subsequently reduced the couple’s total award to $817,000 to conform with caps mandated by state law.

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Couple Can Sue Accounting Firm Over Bad Loans to Failed Business

An elderly man and his wife are entitled to their day in court against an accounting firm that worked for their company before its financial collapse, the Court of Appeals has held.Deciding a case of first impression, the top court ...

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