Regional Digest

REGIONAL DIGEST

September 11, 2004|By From staff reports

14 percent tuition increase possible at UM campuses

Tuition at Maryland's public universities could rise as much as 14 percent next year if the schools do not get an increase in state funding, Chancellor William E. Kirwan said yesterday.

The University System of Maryland has raised tuition the past two years to help offset flat state funding. The schools are getting $746 million in state money this fiscal year, the same amount as last year.

If the system doesn't get more state funds, Kirwan said, officials could decide to cut expenses further rather than raise tuition. The regents are scheduled to set tuition rates next month.

D.C. officer acquitted in attempted-murder case

A Washington police officer was acquitted yesterday of attempted murder and other charges related to the shooting last year of a 16-year-old boy, according to the Baltimore City state's attorney's office.

Mortel Lloyd Samuels, 38, of the 1500 block of Stonewood Road in Baltimore had been accused of shooting the boy in the 2400 block of Maisel Court on May 25 last year. The indictment alleged that the boy yelled at Samuels as Samuels was driving past him. Samuels then stopped the car and shot the boy in the leg, the indictment alleged.

Bear Creek alert issued after wastewater spill

DUNDALK - About 140,000 gallons of wastewater flowed into Bear Creek on Thursday evening before Baltimore County utility crews could halt a sewer overflow at the pumping station there.

Residents have been cautioned to avoid contact with water from Bear Creek.

From staff reports

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