Saturday, June 14, 2008
A Closer Look at Graduation Rates
Daniel de Vise ― Washington Post

Although high schools in the Washington region are showing steady improvement on measures such as Advanced Placement testing and end-of-course exams, that success might not be translating to higher graduation rates, according to the latest data from a Bethesda nonprofit group that is a leading authority on high school completion rates.

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Former Cemetery Owner Convicted in Theft Scheme
Matt Zapotosky ― Washington Post

For more than a decade, Larry Deffenbaugh took his customers’ money and agreed to put a certain percentage in trust, to be used later to pay for burial services.

But prosecutors say the former Calvert County cemetery owner spent most of the money on car payments, fishing equipment and dinners in Florida.

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Winter Worries Come Early
M. P. DUNLEAVEY ― New York Times

IT may seem crazy to fret about winter, with summer’s official start just days away. Yet the rising price of winter is on my mind, as it is for many of us who heat our homes — most unfortunately — with oil.

If you depend on natural gas for heat, or if cold winters aren’t an issue where you live, it may be hard to imagine the impact of the recent oil increases in my corner of the Northeast — a rural county in the Catskills, where oil-burning furnaces are the norm.

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Water-fuel car unveiled in Japan

Jun. 13 - Japanese company Genepax presents its eco-friendly car that runs on nothing but water.

The car has an energy generator that extracts hydrogen from water that is poured into the car’s tank. The generator then releases electrons that produce electric power to run the car. Genepax, the company that invented the technology, aims to collaborate with Japanese manufacturers to mass produce it.

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BMX Season Begins for Real

Enduring rain delay after rain delay, the Southern Maryland BMX season is finally under way. For the past two months, BMX racers felt like the schedule clashed with Mother Nature’s rain events and there was very little racing.

Last Sunday, BMX enthusiasts had sessions lasting all afternoon and the racing began in earnest. Each Sunday and Thursday at Chaptico Park, BMX participants can sign up and go racing. As reported in an earlier story, safety gear is available until racers can manage to get their own.

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland Charity Golf Classic (6/23/2008)

Dear Community Partners: We invite you to join us at our Inaugural Charity Golf Classic to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland. This event will take place Monday, June 23 at the Twin Shields Golf Club located in Owings, starting at 8:30 a.m.

By supporting this event,  we are supporting the future of Southern Maryland. This event will feature a shotgun start, a putting contest and an amazing hole-in-one prize. We will also be providing lunch in addition to having a silent auction. All participants will receive a gift bag filled with gifts from local businesses and Boys and Girls Club items. This event promises to be enjoyable for both advanced and novice golfers, while providing the opportunity to improve lives of so many young people in the tri-county area who participate in the wonderful programs provided by Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland in our community.

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Public Hearing: RC(D) Base Zone Restoration BZR #07-01

Notice is hereby given that the County Commissioners of Charles County will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed RC(D) Base Zone Restoration on June 25, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. in the County Commissioner’s Meeting Room located in the Charles County Government Building, La Plata, Maryland.

The applicant, Property of Pomfret, LLC, known as Port Tobacco Valley County Club has requested a restoration of the prior zoning for Tax Map 22, Parcels 31, 34, 36, 37, 41, 50, 60, 177 and 275. The subject properties are currently zoned Rural Conservation Deferred, RC(D) and the applicant is requesting a determination of appropriateness from the County Commission for the restoration of Low Density Residential Zoning, RL, under the provisions of § 297-88(E) of the Charles County Zoning Ordinance.

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Living with a Blue Crab

When David Bird offered Butch Hobson a place in his basement to stay for the upcoming baseball season, it was slightly tongue and cheek.

Bird, a financial adviser in Waldorf, was attending a reception designed to attract local businesses to support the team. Uninterested in being a sponsor, Bird was simply there to meet Hobson. But when the Blue Crabs manager accepted the offer, Bird was caught slightly off guard.

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Bridge plans expand
JASON BABCOCK and ERICA MITRANO ― The Recorder

Another alternative to where to put a new bridge to replace the one linking Solomons to St. Mary’s County has emerged.
[...]
That route would be the most expensive of the proposals on the table and would take as many as seven existing homes. Using this route the bridge project could cost $700 million in today’s dollars, Michael Perrotta, consultant for SHA, told the St. Mary’s County commissioners Tuesday, June 2. SHA officials spoke to commissioners in St. Mary’s last week and Calvert this week.

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Proposed Amendments to Access Management Plan

Board Docs - Charles County Commissioners’ Meeting, Tuesday, June 17, 2008

1.05 [10:30 a.m.] Proposed Amendments to Access Management Plan (Mr. Jason Groth, PGM)

Note: To view the two pdf files, click on Board Docs and the subject agenda item.  The pdf files are in regard to Western Parkway and Middleton Road.

 

Sammy 06:34 AM | (0) Comments | Email this post | Permalink
Bids from County Surplus Property Sale

Board Docs - Charles County Commissioners’ Meeting, Tuesday, June 17, 2008

1.04 [10:00 a.m.] Bids from County Surplus Property Sale - Action: accept or reject bids received (Ms. Sue Greer, Deputy Co. Attorney/Ms. Judy Michael, Property Acquisition Manager)

SurplusPropertySale.pdf

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2008 Maryland General Assembly Scorecard

Welcome to the online verison of Maryland League of Conservation Voters’ 2008 Maryland General Assembly Scorecard!

In 2007, we began publishing legislative scorecards every year to give Marylanders an easy way to evaluate the environmental records of our state legislators.

Sammy 06:25 AM | (0) Comments | Email this post | Permalink
Public Meeting on Proposed Zoning Map Amendment, ZMA #07-31

Notice is hereby given that the Charles County Commissioners will conduct a public meeting on proposed Zoning Map Amendment, ZMA #07-31, Jenkins Property, at their regularly scheduled meeting on June 25, 2008 at 6:30 p.m., in the Auditorium of the Charles County Government Building, La Plata, Maryland.

The applicant, Chaney Enterprises, has requested an amendment to change the Agricultural Conservation (AC) Zone and Village Residential (RV) to Heavy Industrial (IH) Zone for 149.56 acres of property located at south side of MD Route 231, east of Hughesville, also known as Tax Map 36, Grids 16 and 23, Parcels 47, 99 and 217. The proposed area for rezoning is more specifically shown on an exhibit located in the Department of Planning and Growth Management.

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Getting back to basics
STACY SNEED ― Maryland Independent

Long gone might be the days when Cobb Island was simply a summer resort where people came to relax away from the hustle and bustle of city life, but still present are the hometown feel and connections residents say they still appreciate about the island.

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Weekend fishing report

If the high cost of gasoline forces you to stay close to home, be thankful that at least you have some of the finest largemouth bass fishing in the country as close-by as the tidal Potomac River. The late spring is turning up excellent numbers of the fish. They’re caught from downtown Washington south to Charles County’s feeder creeks on a variety of lures, from topwater poppers to deepwater plastic worms.

Related article: Great time for bass

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