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Colleges aim to protect students from on-campus advertising

With roughly 175,000 college students in Maryland entering a new academic year, businesses across the country are eager to capitalize on the opportunity to cultivate them with on-campus advertising. But higher education administrators have a different agenda, and marketers hardly ...

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Purple Line gets federal OK for preliminary engineering

ANNAPOLIS — A 16-mile light rail proposal between Bethesda and New Carrollton has received federal approval to move into a preliminary engineering phase, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Friday. The approval by the Federal Transit Administration means the project moves to ...

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Baltimore zoning code changes to be subject of public hearings

Beginning Oct. 19, the city’s Department of Planning will hold a series of public meetings on a draft of the city’s new zoning code. The last time such changes were made, Johnny U was lofting TD passes for the Baltimore ...

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UM merger proposal gets positive response

COLLEGE PARK — The idea of merging two University of Maryland institutions — College Park and Baltimore — received a largely positive response Wednesday at a campus forum hosted by UMCP President Wallace D. Loh and Provost Ann Wylie. “Collectively, ...

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Grant to help farmers turn waste to energy

COLLEGE PARK — Maryland chicken farms produce a substantial amount of phosphorous-rich chicken manure, which contributes to pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. One solution to the problem: Turn the poop into power. A new grant program from the U.S. Department ...

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Default rate on college loans in Maryland rises to 7.8%

COLLEGE PARK — The percentage of college students in Maryland who defaulted on their federal student loans increased last year, as a tough job market for new grads put pressure on student borrowers. The percentage of borrowers in the state ...

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Washington lawyer accused of throwing live power line at driver

SILVER SPRING — A Washington lawyer is accused of throwing a live power line at another motorist during a road-rage incident in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Montgomery County police say 32-year-old Richard Bialczak of College Park faces a variety ...

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