Thursday, May 2, 2013
The bill signing will be live-streamed over the Internet.
Hundreds of new bills, including the repeal of the death penalty, anti-cyberbullying legislation and a bill to allow voter registration during early voting, will become Maryland law Thursday in Annapolis. Gov. Martin O'Malley, Senate Pres. Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch will preside over the bill signing at 10:30 a.m. in a ceremony that will be live-streamed on the Internet. (Click here for the live stream) Among the bills to be signed into law: A full list of bills is online, here.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Lt. j.g. Valerie Cappelaere Delaney was a 2009 graduate of the Naval Academy.
A 26-year-old Centennial High School graduate was killed Monday when the plane she was flying crashed in Washington State, the Baltimore Sun reports. Lt. j.g. Valerie Cappelaere Delaney was also a Naval Academy Pilot who had joined the military after conversations with her grandfather, an Air Force Pilot, according to the Sun. A lacrosse and soccer student with good grades, Cappelaere Delaney was not accepted into the Naval Academy the first time she applied, according to the Sun, but after taking a year to study at a private preparatory school, she was admitted. She studied engineering at the academy and graduated in 2009. “Anything Valerie did she put her whole self into,” her mother, Ellicott City resident Doreen Cappalaere, told the …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The chief executive officer of Howard County’s Economic Development Authority will be sworn into office at 10 a.m. Friday in Annapolis.
Laura Neuman, who was selected to be the new county executive, was greeted with a rush of applause moments after she received a majority vote Thursday from the Anne Arundel County Council. Neuman, 46, of Annapolis, currently serves as the CEO of the Howard County Economic Development Authority. She gave a rousing speech during her interview with council members on Thursday night, laying her whole life bare—her trials and successes in making her own way in the world. Neuman earned a master's in business administration without a high school diploma or undergraduate degree, worked at T. Rowe Price, and Hilton Hotels before earning a name for herself in Maryland. "It is truly an honor to serve," Neuman said after she was selected by the …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Protestors argued that pit bulls are being unfairly targeted by the Maryland Court of Appeals.
Annapolis resident Stehle Harris is afraid she won't have a home. As the owner of a bull terrier, Harris said the recent Maryland Court of Appeals opinion that pit bulls and pit bull crossbreeds are dangerous could lead to a slippery slope. It holds owners and landlords liable for attacks involving a dog believed to be a pit bull. "I think pit bulls' capacity to do damage is no greater than a chihuahua," she said. "I'm more apprehensive about smaller dogs." Harris was one of a group of Marylanders protesting the court's opinion at Lawyers Mall in Annapolis on Tuesday afternoon. Erin Harty of Baltimore said Harris' fears aren't unfounded. As a volunteer at Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, she said the center is already being …
Friday, May 11, 2012
The Appliance Guys is a small business run by a husband and wife team.
A new repair business is entering the Columbia market with the mindset of becoming the top appliance repair company in the area. They are the Appliance Guys, a small business run by a husband and wife team. “Our goal is to build our business and provide our level of service to the Columbia area,” said Dana Lebow, co-owner and office manager of the Appliance Guys. She said her husband, Steve Lebow, who has 25 years of experience fixing home appliances, founded the business four and a half years ago. Since then, the company has been successful growing the business in Annapolis. On Wednesday, the Lebows announced they would begin to take customers in the Columbia area. Lebow said potential customers in Columbia would be people with …