Regional Digest

REGIONAL DIGEST

April 23, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Maryland

Busch appoints three to higher education panel

ANNAPOLIS - House Speaker Michael E. Busch appointed three delegates yesterday to a Maryland Higher Education Commission planning committee that will update the state's strategic plan for higher education.

"We sought public servants with a track record of experience, knowledge and commitment to providing the very best in higher education," said Busch in announcing the appointment of Frank S. Turner, a Howard County Democrat, James E. Proctor Jr., a Prince George's and Calvert Democrat, and David G. Boschert, a Republican from Anne Arundel County.

Proctor and Turner are members of the Appropriations Committee and serve respectively as chairman and vice chairman of the Education and Economic Development Subcommittee. Boschert is a member of the Ways and Means Committee and serves on the Education Subcommittee.

The first public meeting of the planning committee will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the commission headquarters in Annapolis. Information: 800-974-0203.

In Anne Arundel

Federal appeals court rules against developer

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday against developer Jane Pumphrey Nes, who had contended that Anne Arundel County officials wrongly treated her differently from other developers.

Nes has sought to build a mixed-use development, Tanyard Springs, on 277 acres on Marley Neck in the northeastern part of the county. She had sued the county in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, contending that the county was improperly setting conditions in advance of the project moving forward.

In an unpublished ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, based in Richmond, Va., said the U.S. District Court in Baltimore was correct in ruling against her.

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