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1 hr ago | Gazette.net

Andrews to fight change to his public financing bill

Any political contribution, even from nonresidents, could get matched by Montgomery County tax dollars under a proposed county public campaign financing bill. A change made by the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy committee Monday, matching contributions from non-county residents under the proposed public financing program goes against the intent of the bill, said Councilman Philip M. Andrews of Gaithersburg.

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Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD, Silver Spring, MD, Germantown, MD

11 hrs ago | TBD.com

Maryland doctor stripped of license after failing to pay child support

A Montgomery County doctor has been stripped of his license to practice in Maryland after failing to pay more than $100,000 in past child support. Alan Levenstein, a family law attorney who Houlon Berman in Greenbelt, Maryland, says the revocation of his license is an extreme measure that's rarely seen.

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Related Topix: Greenbelt, MD

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Neighbors object to plans for daycare in Bethesda park

Some East Bethesda residents aren't happy with plans to build a "beautification" fence around a park building being rented out by a daycare company. Over the weekend, members of the East Bethesda Citizens Association sent out an action alert about Bethesda Reggio daycare's attempt to build the fence in front of the activity building at Lynbrook Park The daycare has gotten preliminary approval for the fence from Montgomery Parks' Development Division, but neighborhood residents say Reggio's lease doesn't allow it and fencing off part of the park would be an affront to the people who rely on the public land.

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Patch.com

Food Truck Rally and School Supply Drive Offer $500 Raffle Prize

Some of the best food trucks in all of Montgomery Country will gather Sept. 20 at the Westwood Shopping Center at 5400 Westbard Ave. in Bethesda to support a community school supply drive.

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Related Topix: Bethesda, MD

Baltimore News

Jury convicts DC man in Md. armored truck robbery

A federal jury has convicted a D.C. man in an armored truck robbery and a violent carjacking in Montgomery County. Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Terrell Cannon was found guilty late Friday of robbery, carjacking, and firing a gun during a violent crime, among other charges.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Takoma Park, MD

Ocean Pines Independent

Md. police believe 2 missing kids are dead

Md. police believe 2 missing kids are dead Search continues for 3-year-old Sarah Hoggle and 2-year-old Jacob Hoggle. Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2014/09/15/hoggle-homicide-kids/15664963/ Police say they believe two young children who've been missing in suburban Maryland for more than a week are dead, and they're pursuing a homicide case against their mother.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Clarksburg, MD, Darnestown, MD

WUSA-TV Washington

Police building homicide case against mom of missing kids

Montgomery County police are beginning to build a homicide case against a Maryland mother whose two children have been missing for a week, officials said at a press conference Monday. Police building homicide case against mom of missing kids GERMANTOWN, Md.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Germantown, MD, Darnestown, MD

WTOP-FM Washington

Montgomery Co. students get 45-day extension for required immunizations

Maryland's top doctor is giving school systems in the state an extra 45 days to get students and their parents to comply, based on a few conditions set by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. One condition is that school systems determine whether "legal interventions" are needed to compel caregivers to comply with state immunization laws.

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Gazette.net

Students look to school board for help with walking, busing issues

Nicolas Holt-Barrett said he catches a Ride On bus to and from school in part to avoid crossing Md. 118 on foot to get to Northwest High School in Germantown.

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Related Topix: Germantown, MD, Youth, Alternative, Education Etc.

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Book Review: Dumbing Down America: The War on our Nation's Brightest Young Minds

Writing in a column that appeared the January edition of Newsweek in 1983, Issac Asimov famously wrote, "There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'

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WBAL-AM Baltimore

Search Continues Today For Missing Children

Two-year old Jacob and three-year old Sarah Hoggle were last seen Monday with their mother, 27-year old Catherine Hoggle. Police said officers responded to a 911 call around 11:18 p.m. Friday from a resident who reported Hoggle was walking in the area of Century Rock Boulevard and Crystal Rock Drive.

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Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD, Clarksburg, MD

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Washington Post

Algebra failures in Montgomery did not lead to summer session for most students

Mathematics teacher Melanie Wilson, right hand, helps 8th-grader Vanessa Kidd with algebra during math class at Spring International Middle School in Silver Spring in this 2010 file photo. One in seven students who failed the most recent Algebra 1 final exam in Montgomery County - a test that produced high failure rates and led to a mass grade recalculation - attended special summer reteaching sessions, according to newly released schools data.

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Related Topix: Mathematics, Science, Silver Spring, MD, Education Etc.

The Washington Post

Algebra exam failures led to reteaching for some students

Mathematics teacher Melanie Wilson, right hand, helps 8th-grader Vanessa Kidd with algebra during math class at Spring International Middle School in Silver Spring in this 2010 file photo. Roughly 1 in 7 students who failed the most recent Algebra 1 final exam in Montgomery County - a test that produced high failure rates and led to a mass grade recalculation - attended special summer reteaching sessions, according to newly released schools data.

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Related Topix: Mathematics, Science, Silver Spring, MD, Education Etc., Education

WBAL-AM Baltimore

Small Plane Flips Over At Airpark

A small plane has crashed at an airpark in Montgomery County with three passengers on board. Montgomery County police say the plane flipped over at the air park on Saturday after it failed to slow down upon landing.

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The Washington Post

A Montgomery County campaign finance bill empowers small donors

MARYLAND HAS long offered candidates for statewide office the option of public financing for their campaigns, but candidates at the local level have to raise money the old-fashioned way. More often than not, particularly in big suburban jurisdictions like Montgomery County, that means going hat in hand to big-money interests, such as developers and public-employee labor unions.

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Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD, Rockville, MD, Opinion

Gazette.net

Dona t like the name White Flint? How about Rocksy?

Here are the 10 finalist names to brand and market the White Flint area: • Quartz District • Uptown • Metropolitan White Flint • The Stem • Market District • Slate District • Rockline • Pike District • The Summit • Rocksy That may be the top choice among some of the stakeholders who were presented with a list of new names being pitched to help rebrand the area around the White Flint Metro station in North Bethesda. A group of developers in the area has hired the branding firm Streetsense to help pick the name.

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Related Topix: North Bethesda, MD, Rockville, MD

TBD.com

MCPS spends $140K in legal fees amid Board of Education credit card scandal

The probe, which did not result in charges being filed, followed an ABC 7 Watchdog investigation. Our series of reports uncovered members enjoying fine dining, luxury hotels and galas, all with public dollars.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD, Education Etc.

Daily Mail

Missing paranoid schizophrenic mother FOUND alive but search...

Meet the future Mrs Navratilova, the beauty queen with a VERY ugly past: Her millionaire boyfriend was shot dead by a prostitute and her baby's tragic death is still unexplained Vikings star Adrian Peterson indicted for child abuse after beating son, 4, with a switch - just months after football player mourned another son 'beaten to death by his ex's boyfriend' Mark Sanford reveals he's called off engagement to Argentinian 'soulmate' mistress for whom he divorced wife in scandal that ruined his White House dreams Father is outraged after fans from rival high school's soccer team make t-shirts featuring his son's MUGSHOT Medical director of Manhattan clinic where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest steps down after he 'let an unauthorized doctor examine star' Boyfriend 'cooked ex's Pomeranian and fed it to her without her knowing before placing its hacked-off paws on her doorstep' 'It ... (more)

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Related Topix: Germantown, MD

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Gazette.net

Rockville salutes its nonprofits

The city's Salute to Nonprofits will feature information on services that different organizations provide, as well as how to volunteer, said city spokeswoman Marylou Berg. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Rockville Farmers Market on the corner of East Jefferson and Monroe streets, in the jury parking lot.

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CBS Local

Concern Grows For Missing Toddlers, Md. Mom With Paranoid Schizophrenia

Concern grows as Montgomery County police continue to search for a missing Maryland mother- who is diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenia- and her two toddler-aged children. But on Thursday night, police responded to a possible sighting of Hoggle in Germantown.

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Related Topix: Germantown, MD, Family, Kids, Gaithersburg, MD

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