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>> a pledge to america. the gop makes its pitch to the voters. >> a surprise twist in the case of a white supremacist accused of beating an elderly african- american fisherman. he will not face a trial. >> parts of our area -- are we in store for any more storms? the forecast as we continue. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good thursday morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> things have been pretty quiet. we have some thunderstorms popup in the mountains. you can see thunderstorms around hagerstown right now and they are drifting to the east. we have a 30% chance for a
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thunderstorm today. the middle of the date should be dry. we have a slight chance for thunderstorms later in the day. high temperature around 90 degrees. we will check the forecast for the upcoming weekend when we come back. >> we're dealing with the remnants of that storm with some downed trees in baltimore county. there is an accident eastbound 40. watch for that. there are some lane closures traveling eastward. the storms came through last night. a downed tree continues to block blue mountain. rest of the major roadways are in good shape. 11 minutes on the northeast outer loop. several minutes to travel southbound 895 down to the harbor tunnel tolls.
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things are still in pretty good shape on the west side at old court. this is 95 south of mountain road. moving without the light at this time. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now back to you. >> thank you. the battle over slots in anne arundel county goes low-tech. >> the developer is literally pounding the pavement. jennifer franciotti is live and to explain. >> david cordish is the developer who wants to put in the slots parlor and he has been going door to door to garner support. he is telling anybody who will listen about the plan to generate $400 million for education in the first year and the creation of 4000 new jobs. others have teamed up with the maryland jockey club which wants to push slots elsewhere.
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if they vote no, slot zoning starts from scratch. >> to get this back in gear, the lawyers who we have heard on both sides have said five years minimum. that means five years. these states lost $2.5 billion because you're starting from scratch. >> he believes the anti-slot tv ads are being partially funded by a company that already has a gaming license in cecil county. cordish has filed a complaint. now back to you. >> thank you. that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. what's your position on building a slots palace at arundel mills? e-mail your response to again, that is anne arundel county continues to
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debate this issue. cecil county is nearly ready for their first slots parlor in the state. plans for a trial casino night for casino is slated for this weekend. officials say the plans are still on track for a grand opening september 30. >> police are on the hunt for a group of suspects behind some robberies at a mall. there was a robbery at the jewelry store. suspects made off with thousands of dollars in merchandise. >> son: pretending to buy watches and then produced some kind of weapon to rob the store. there was one group that was using fake weapons. >> arrest warrants have been issued. police have stepped up patrols in the small.
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in howard county, police are looking for the preppy murder. police are asking anyone who may have information or who might recognize this man to call their tip line. >> defense attorneys grilled the lead detective in the ken harris of murder trial. the question the validity of evidence obtained from the train. three suspects are accused of killing the former councilman in 2008. the detective continues his testimony later on this morning. a white supremacist accused of beating a freshman has turned in a surprise guilty plea. calvin lockner agreed to a prison term after pleading guilty to armed carjacking and
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assaulting a corrections officer. two he teenagers are accused of beating james privott and stealing his car. >> a naval academy graduate was among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in afghanistan. brendan looney graduated from the academy and was assigned to a sealed team before being sent to afghanistan. there is no word of what brought the chopper down. >> house republican leaders preparing to roll out their agenda. the pledge to america the gop will put in place if they get control of congress. kate amara has more. >> good morning. this applies to a market is kind of like a sequel to the contract with america. it is a campaign platform that is designed to show voters the
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gop is ready to govern. >> a pledge to america. >> the pledge to a market is rolled out today. it is designed to win control of congress. >> it is important a party stand for something besides the other guy is no good. >> cut spending, repealed the health clear law, extend the bush tax cuts. >> the american people understand it is the economy, stupid. >> the pledge will come in handy on the campaign trail back called. >> everytime they are asked what you stand for, and now they will have talking points. >> some conservatives think it does not go far enough. some democrats say it goes back too far. >> the argument would be going against the policies of the
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previous administration. >> republican leaders say this plan was created after consulting with voters. it will be unveiled at a hardware store in suburban virginia. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> does the pledge address any social issues? >> it touches on some social issues. it does not go in death. it does honor the values and traditional values. it calls for increasing border security. it talks about foreign policy. it wants full funding for a missile defense system that president obama has cancelled. it calls for keeping terror suspects at guantanamo bay. >> kate amara, but thank you. have a good day. >> 1900 b.g.e. customers are still in the dark from last night's storm.
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the storms rolled through last night bringing dazzling lightning and strong wind or rain. this massive tree was brought down. crews have restored power to over 14,000 customers. those without power or in anne arundel and baltimore counties. >> 68 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> the hottest cars for thieves are not the hottest cars on the road. we will tell you which ones top the list. >> justice is handed down in one of the darkest events in the aftermath of hurricane katrina the >> do you recognize this car? "miami vice" car. >> we are looking at building volume and a down the tree in
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>> a very good thursday morning to you. it is a warm 73 degrees downtown. we're at the site of the 2010 concourse elegance. we're talking luxury italian vehicles. it is free and open to the public on sunday. this is a ferrari testarossa. imagine it in white. that was the "miami vice" car. stan was wondering about how
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much these are. they are over 200. check out these amazing cars. benefits a good cause, the children's guild. >> we service over 750 youths. we service emotionally and develop only challenged children to our education facilities and foster care and the family health centers. >> and a breakfast is available. >> go ahead and put us in your search engine as "viva italian" and we will pop up. >> things are calmer than last night. we're going to be hot again. quite a contrast. we were in the 40's early this
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week. we're keeping things up with these fast engines. >> no doubt you get to see the cool cars and is for a great cause. do you think you can take one for a spin? >> i took a ferrari for a spin three years ago. i am not sure they want me to after that experience. >> did you take down some light poles? >> i went over a speed bump pretty hard. >> all right. thank you. we will see you. good stuff downtown. weather-wise, things are fairly quiet. there is a touch of fog in some neighborhoods. we have a summer-like start for us. the front is still here. it has stalled out across the pennsylvania line. we're starting to see some activity develop along the
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front already. i thought we would get through the morning commute dry. we could see some thunderstorms from the mountains. there is a 30% chance of showers this morning. only 830% chance of storms later this afternoon, too. it will be a beautiful sunrise in just a few minutes. a 30% chance for a thunderstorm. around 90 degrees. the average high temperature is 76. we have a slight chance for a thunderstorm this evening. . and7;0 -- sunset at 7:02. there could be some rain early on saturday. if you are going to the ravens game, we have a third
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disenchants for some rain. best chance -- we have a 30% chance for some rain. best chance of rain will be later next week. >> many of our problems have cleared. the downed trees are gone. we have an accident eastbound on route 40 at the patapsco river bridge. that one is taking up the right lane. there is a little bit of a delay on the west side around the body. so far so good on the north side. if you're traveling on blue mountain in monkton, we still have some downed polls and wires left over from the storm last night. 83 at york road, harrisburg expressway to parkton and beyond it looks good. no problems on the j.f.x. this morning. the key bridge looks great as
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well, as well as the major bridges. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a shocking story out of georgia or a babysitter is accused of murdering the child in her care. police say she told police the child had fallen out of bed. the autopsy proved the trauma the child suffered was not from the fall. in louisiana, a father is accused of chaney his daughter to a chair for months. the 11-year-old had been cuffed to the chair only to be released to go to the bathroom and to school. donald miller and his girlfriend face another of charges. his other children are also in the custody of protective services now. a former police officer has been sentenced to three years for
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covered up deadly shootings after hurricane katrina. this was admitted to a week after the storm hit. those shootings killed two and wounded four others. he was the first one sentence. >> nearly 5 billion cans of baby formula are being recalled over fears they could be contaminated by bugs. there is no serious health risk. the straight below parts could cause minor health problems. you can head to our website for more information. if you own a honda accord, you might want to keep a close eye on it. it is the most stolen car for 2009. the honda civic was second.
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third was the toyota camry. the fort dodge ram marie was fifth on the list. a new twist to last year's motrin recall. jane king has that story and more in the bloomberg business report. >> johnson & johnson motrin recall is turning into a hollywood drama. the company was trying to avoid a public recall. this is according to the ap. there were two company reports on the covert projects. there is a hearing on the matter next week. gear ready to pay more for some of your favorite starbucks drinks. starbucks plans to raise money on some of its larger drinks.
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it will not be an across-the- board price hike. the economy may be the topic -- women are treating themselves to little luxuries. they are still using coupons. but women are still splurging on new things, even fresh flowers. stocks fell yesterday. locally, the bloomberg baltimore index fell for the second straight day. creed of the services are being donated for a maryland non- profit. they will help you with any marketing or creative needs. they are accepting applications through november 2. jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 68 degrees on tv hill. another check of weather and
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traffic is straight ahead. what travels faster, a pigeon or data over the internet? we will bring you the results. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. hope you have them.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> des moines. one problem of notes if you're traveling eastbound on route 40. the right lane is closed with an accident. 37 miles per hour around liberty. there is a problem and watch for closures because of downed wires. volume continues to build on the west side. there is your delight at liberty. this is 895. so far so good at the harbor tunnel. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we have had a couple of
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thunderstorms over the last hour. you can see a storm west of hagerstown. it is moving to the peace. some may see a passing thunderstorm. it will be dry for most of you. we have a 30% chance for a shower. it will be a warm day with temperatures around 90. for now, to the news desk. >> think of it as foosball for the 21st century. 52 teams are participating. robots square off against each other. competitors have big dreams for the future. one participant wants the winner of the robot world cup to be able to win the winner of the fifa world cup.
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>> most of us take the digital age for granted. even in the industrialized world, this is still a long way away. in england, a pigeon caring a memory card was released heading for a home 120 miles away that was trying to download the same video on youtube. who won the race? the pigeon. he arrived before the pc was even 24% finished. rural areas are often in the dark. >> 68 degrees on tv hill. much more to come in the next hour of 11 news today. >> one man is trying to get slots in anne arundel county. details are straight ahead. are notand's roads
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looking too good after a new report hit. >> the vdot battalion, course elegance is taking place -- the
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> good morning. we have a thunderstorm pop-up overlooked the last hour period is over hagerstown. you could see some heavy rain and is moving due east. around the vermont and the
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northern part of frederick county, you guys may see some rain -- a most of you will love it dry morning commute. it will feel like summer. complete seven-day forecast is coming up in about five minutes. >> an old school approach to bring a slots parlor to anne arundel county. >> jennifer franciotti has more. >> david koresh has been going door to door -- david cordish has been going door to door, knocking on as many as 500 doors. >> how are you? >> david cordish is a man on a mission. >> i do not know if you know how much revenue is involved. >> he wants to put in a slots parlor and wants voters to mean. he said the first year will generate $400 million for
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education and create 4000 new jobs. >> locate next to the number one tourist destination, 14 million people. people want to be able to do other things when they gamble. >> those who oppose have teamed up with the maryland jockey club. cordish police anti-slots tv ads are being partially funded by a company that has a gaming license in cecil county. cordish has filed a complaint with the maryland lottery commission. >> it is impossible. you can only have one license. >> it is up to voters to decide. if they vote no, slots zoning start from scratch. then it could be five more years before slots get rolling again, costing maryland $2 billion in lost revenue. >> thank you. a fire destroyed a home in
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woodlawn. this was on the deck of the home of real princess lane caused a propane tank to explode. nobody was hurt. >> owners of a shipyard at sparrows point is a filing suit. the previous owner have released hazardous materials into the air and waterways. it is full steam ahead for the port of baltimore. business is up 8% with a 26% spike in shipments. the cruise business is expected to surge even more. officials expect the cruise business to set a new record with nearly 100 new cruises. >> a new report lists maryland
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in the top 10 for worst road conditions in the country. maryland is listed as 10th worst what motorists to spend $600 more than the average motorist for maintenance costs and gas. there is a battle against time and the elements. >> the warm and cold shifting creates potholes. we try to par to rise and look at those roadways that we know are heavily traveled -- which tried to prioritize and we do go up to address those needs. >> like with your house, you may need a new roof. >> most road repairs are complaint-driven. if you find a road that is a hazard in the city, you should call 311. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together.
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>> we do have some problem spots. northbound 95 approaching arentain road, their reproachre reports of an accident. we have a right lane closure with an accident. the major roads are still in pretty good shape. there are some delays on southbound 95. watch for a downed wires and some closures related to it. building volume on the west side. outer loop traffic and you can see how quickly it is filling up. this is an 95 at the fort mchenry. no major delays there. you will tap the brakes prior to the tunnel. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we check in live with sandra shaw. she is making her christmas
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list right now. >> absolutely. this one is a maserati. it has a four-door. it is the sister of a ferrari. it is blue and absolutely gorgeous. one of many awesome vehicles that you can see on sunday benefiting the children's deal uild. >> we did this so we could accommodate car fans and the general public if it wants to come out and support the children's guild. you get a fabulous brunch, open bar, silent and live auctions. we have a singer flying back just to sing for us at the vip
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venue. >> it is going to be great. >> if you purchase a vip ticket, it gives you access to all the fabulous yachts. >> what a great venue. absolutely gorgeous. check it out on sunday. let's check the seven-day forecast. we're headed to the low 90's tomorrow. a slight chance for storms. next week it will be much cooler. that is it for now. we have more coming up on these luxury italian vehicles. >> we will start with a pool. >> we will chip in. we can have it paid off in 20 years. a strong list of new and returning commies, nbc is ready to reclaim thursday night as it must see to the night.
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amon, ty white, matt di fake blood puddles the correct the series' premiere for a new show. we have a preview. >> what is it exactly that separates man from animals? >> divorce. >> the season premiere of "
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community" shows a side of betty white we have not seen before. she is the new anthropology professor. talk about teaching a lesson. >> i respect you. >> hope children never have to take class from her. >> it is almost as weird as seen at jack without a beard. >> he is such a nice guy and so easy going to have around. you almost forget that he is a giant movie star. >> season seven of "the office." >> it is my last season. everybody is really psyched. >> "psyched" may not be the right word.
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new to the lineup is "outsource d." >> the gap between east and west is far apart. >> if it gets the laughs, it will be right at home in the thursday lineup. >> and of course in new thursday lineup begins to might fall by "the apprentice." i am looking forward to that. >> 68 degrees on tv hill. >> volume continues to build. looking at some of delays. we have some accidents to watch. >> today, we have the summer in the forecast. we will be close to 90 again today. 67 degrees right now.
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>> welcome back. a man charged with killing his ex-wife is out of the hospital. damon white is accused of stabbing thelma wynn to death and setting the apartment on fire. the four children were not at home at the time. police have identified the gunman in the murder of a maryland state trooper. two people are charged in the murder of wesley brown. people say it was williams who pulled the trigger. they said he waited for brown at apple bees. the white supremacist accused of beating a freshman pleaded guilty. calvin lockner agreed to a
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prison term. he and two teenagers accused of beating james privott also stole his car after he finished a fishing. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> we are looking at some delays on 95 in harford canada. we are searching for an accident around mountain road. we are not sure if it is north or south down. we see delays developing. eastbound route 40 at the patapsco river bridge, there is an accident clearing from the right lane. heavy spots on the west side from 795 towards i-70 in the outer loop. at old york road, there is a downed tree. there are some downed wires left over from the storm last night.
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you can see the west side is picking up in volume. on 95, there are some delays developing just beyond the exit for mountain road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we get the latest from sandra shaw. she is showing some really nice cars this morning. >> this is a 1989 lambert guinlamborghini. is one of the many vehicles that will be out here on sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the viva italia course elegance car show. you will be able to see these luxury italian cars and some yachts, as well. you have been involved in this for a while. >> i have been doing this for six years. we hope to have over 80 or 90
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cars. is it for a great cause. these are the kids that are at risk and we need to support them so they can be good citizens. the cars are nice but the cause is important. >> like a kid in a candy store. there are also motorcycles. quite a prize here. we want to show you one more time that all of the different vehicles out here. we have the blue ferrari, the liberty, the motorcycle, the maserati, and we have the ferrari testarossa. wow. and you'll see some much more of this sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. there is a storm to the west. it will be a hot one today. that is a corporate with all of these hot cars around.
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>> is the white one the one the let you drive? correct that would be the ferrari. i do not think we will go over these cobblestones. that will be it. >> they are fun to look at. thank you. you get to see some cool cars and support a great cause. there are some of thunderstorms developing in the western suburbs. 67 at the airport. it is muggy. it feels like summer. it is the first full day of fall. the front is parked and stalled across the pennsylvania line. we are starting to see some scattered thunderstorms develop. some of you in the northern suburbs will see a passing shower or thunderstorm during
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the morning commute. we have a 30% chance with the front stalled. we will have a beautiful sunrise with all the moisture in the air. a mixture of sun and clouds. we have a 30% chance for a thunderstorm early this morning and then again later this afternoon. the average high temperature is 76. partly cloudy with a chance for a thunderstorm. 7:02 tonight. the front will come through friday night and cool things off over the weekend. there could be some rain leftover on saturday. we have the chance for some rain in the forecast on sunday, a 30% chance. the best chance for rain will be next week when temperatures cool off.
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a little touch of summer. back to the news desk. >> thank you. the campaign to bring slots to anne arundel county is going door-to-door. jennifer franciotti has more on the story. >> david koresh wants to put the slots parlor at arundel mills -- david cordish wants to put the slots parlor at anne arundel mills mall. the creation of 4000 new jobs. those who oppose slots have teamed up with the maryland jockey club. voters will decide this issue. if they vote no, slots zoning will start from scratch. cordish says that will be taking a giant step backwards. >> thank you. that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day.
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>> this morning we asked -- what's your position on building a slots palace at arundel mills? >> >> we will post more of your
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answers on the front page of >> here is meredith vieira for a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. will a new pledge to america it help or hurt the gop's chances in november? also, the latest on the efforts of those 33 workers who have been trapped in a mine. we will have a live report. the pregnant woman that needed to be cut in half when doctors found a tumor. she and the baby are now doing fine. we will hear from that woman. a new video that has some parents out raids as we get started on a thursday morning right here on the "today" show. >> a very interesting controversy. >> that will be our water cooler for tomorrow. >> 68 degrees on tv hill. >> we will cold gibbs canning c.
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today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you.
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>> we were just talking about the storms last night. my kids were entertained by them. >> there was a lot of lightning. it was fun to watch. >> we do have a problem on northbound 95. this is approaching 152. there is a left lane closure in both directions. let's look at some other progrproblems. eastbound route 40 at the patapsco river bridge blocking
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the right lane. some downed wires. >> it will be a touch of summer. this is the first full day of fall. we're looking for a high around 90 today. we have a 30% chance for a thunderstorm each day. most of you will have a dry day. if you're going to the ravens game, there could be some rain. tune into wbal to get weather and traffic on the fives. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25.
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>> the race for baltimore city state's attorney was one of the most expensive races ever. bernstein defeated patricia jessamy in a close race. jessamy has spent 15 years working to educate the community on criminal justice issues. her efforts to prosecute crime has impacted our city and state. bursting has promised to take personal persresponsibility for decrease in crime. he has a lofty goals. despite his promises, he cannot do it alone. a fresh start with a new prosecutor is a new opportunity
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for all entities to join forces and work together. as he implements his vision, it will take the police and all the support services with a unified goal of making baltimore a safer city for all. he has unofficially won the job and all the challenges that come with it.old gibbs canning compa. today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs
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and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you. four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer


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