Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Legal aid programs for poor deal with deep cuts
Elizabeth Crisp ― USA TODAY

Programs that provide free legal aid to the poor are laying off employees, cutting services and increasingly turning away people who need assistance, as slashed budgets face deeper cuts.

“It’s a really dire situation,” says Rebekah Diller, deputy director of the justice program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. “Courts around the country are struggling right now with massive amounts of people who have no legal representation.”

Legal aid programs provide representation in civil cases related to domestic violence, foreclosures, child custody issues and similar matters. The Constitution guarantees legal representation if a person cannot afford to hire a lawyer in criminal cases, but in civil cases people are on their own.

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No driver needed: Iowa firm develops ‘autonomous’ tractor
Dan Piller ― USA TODAY

What Roomba has done for vacuums, Kinze Manufacturing hopes to do for tractors.

Last month the 46-year-old farm implement company demonstrated to dealers its new autonomous system developed with Jaybridge Robotics of Cambridge, Mass., which uses the global positioning system or GPS to allow tractors to run without human operators.

For two years Kinze and Jaybridge tested the system for detecting obstacles such as fence posts, stand pipes, farm animals and other vehicles.

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Board of Appeals for Charles County - Agenda

September 13, 2011

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Health care fraud prosecutions on pace to rise 85%
Kelly Kennedy ― USA TODAY

New government statistics show federal health care fraud prosecutions in the first eight months of 2011 are on pace to rise 85% over last year due in large part to ramped-up enforcement efforts under the Obama administration.

The statistics, released by the non-partisan Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, show 903 prosecutions so far this year. That’s a 24% increase over the total for all of fiscal year 2010, when 731 people were prosecuted for health fraud through federal agencies across the country. Prosecutions have gone up 71% from five years ago, according to TRAC.

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August is deadliest month for US in Afghanistan
AMIR SHAH ― Frederick News-Post

August has become the deadliest month for U.S. troops in the nearly 10-year-old war in Afghanistan, where international forces have started to go home and let Afghan forces take charge of securing their country.

A record 66 U.S. troops have died so far this month, eclipsing the 65 killed in July 2010, according to a tally by The Associated Press.

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FEMA tightens purse strings on disaster fund

After a fiscal year with an unusually large number of expensive disasters, the pot of money the Federal Emergency Management Agency relies on to respond to those events is on the verge of running out.

Because of that, they’re focusing all their remaining funding on the response to Hurricane Irene.

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Astronauts might have to abandon space station
MARCIA DUNN ― WTOP

Astronauts may need to take the unprecedented step of temporarily abandoning the International Space Station if last week’s Russian launch accident prevents new crews from flying there this fall.

Until officials figure out what went wrong with Russia’s essential Soyuz rockets, there will be no way to launch any more astronauts before the current residents have to leave in mid-November.

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The lights may stay out for some until Friday
WTOP

Hundreds of thousands of homes are still without power after Hurricane Irene smashed into the Mid-Atlantic over the weekend, and some might not see the lights turn on again until Friday.

The storm left at least 40 dead from Florida to Connecticut, 7 million without power and thousands of downed trees up and down the East Coast.

“We’ve come through it okay,” said Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley. “The biggest problem right now is the power outages.”

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Holes remain in flight school scrutiny after 9/11
HARRY R. WEBER ― WTOP

Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, government screening has made it harder for foreign students to enroll in civilian flight schools like a handful of the hijackers had done, banking on America being inviting and a place to learn quickly.

But the most rigorous checks don’t apply to all students and instructors, so schools and trainers have to be especially alert to weed out would-be terrorists.

“Prior to 9/11, I wouldn’t have had the phone number and name of my local FBI agent posted on my wall. I do,” said Patrick Murphy, director of training at Sunrise Aviation in Ormond Beach, Fla., near Daytona Beach.

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Ice and Water Distribution to Resume Aug. 30

The Charles County Department of Emergency Services will resume distribution of bagged ice and bottled water to county residents on Tuesday, August 30, starting at 9 a.m., and continue until supplies are exhausted.  The distribution of ice and water will take place in the lower parking lot of the Charles County Government Building at 200 Baltimore Street in La Plata. Each household can receive one 20-pound bag of ice and one case of water. For more information, call 301-609-3435.

Updated information on the county’s post-hurricane recovery efforts is available online at www.CharlesCounty.org, on the Charles County Government Facebook page, and on Charles County Government cable television stations (Comcast channel 95 and Verizon channel 10).

Click here to view the notification on the Charles County CNS website

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Open Thread - August 30, 2011

Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart. Thomas Fuller

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Monday, August 29, 2011
Charles schools to reopen Aug. 30
GRETCHEN PHILLIPS ― SoMdNews.com

Though one day late, Charles County public schools will open for the first day of school Tuesday.

School officials met Monday afternoon to discuss school and road conditions.

Schools were closed Monday due to power outages and hazardous road conditions from the weekend’s Hurricane Irene.

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Bottled Water Available for Residents Today

The Charles County Department of Emergency Services will have cases of water available for citizens today beginning at 1 p.m. The water distribution location will be the same as the ice distribution location, in the lower parking lot of the Government Building, 200 Baltimore Street in La Plata. One case of water per family.

For more information, call 301-609-3435.

Updated information on the county’s post-hurricane recovery efforts is available online at www.CharlesCounty.org, on the Charles County Government Facebook page, and on Charles County Government cable television stations (Comcast channel 95 and Verizon channel 10).

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50,000 still without power
SoMdNews.com

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative reported on its website at 9 a.m. Aug. 29 that there were 48,376 outages in the co-op’s coverage region; 7,910 in Charles County, 14,280 in Calvert County, 25,071 in St. Mary’s County and 1,115 in Prince George’s after Hurricane Irene came through the region Saturday and Sunday.

SMECO spokesman Tom Dennison said the utility hoped to have the bulk of the Charles County outages taken care of by the end of the day Monday, though some outages, “if you have, say three or four houses at the end of a rural road,” were likely to persist.

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County Continues Ice Distribution for Residents

The Charles County Department of Emergency Services has resumed distribution of ice to county residents today until 4:30 p.m. this afternoon in the lower parking lot of the Charles County Government Building at 200 Baltimore Street in La Plata, as it is the central location for the highest concentration of power outages in the county. Each household can receive one 20-pound bag of ice.

For more information, call 301-609-3435.

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