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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
A dryer caught fire at the laundry room of the Baltimore County Detention Center Friday afternoon, Baltimore County police said. No injuries were reported at the Kenilworth Drive facility in Towson where firefighters were called shortly after 3 p.m. Police said part of Kenilworth Drive was shut down. No evacuations occurred. jkanderson@baltsun.com twitter.com/janders5
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April 4, 2014
Baltimore County voters would have the long-sought opportunity to vote for some members of their school board starting in 2018 under legislation passed Friday by the General Assembly. The House voted unanimously to send the bill to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who has not said whether he would sign it. The measure represents a compromise between County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and the county's General Assembly delegations. It would create a hybrid board made up of seven elected and four appointed members, along with one student member.
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Letter to The Aegis | April 3, 2014
As you are aware, Harford County has joined with the Cities of Aberdeen and Havre de Grace and the Town of Bel Air to consider the formation of a Regional Water Authority. I would like to take the opportunity to provide the citizens of this county with a status update. Earlier this year, the county and our three municipalities agreed to jointly fund a study which will give us a framework for the creation of the authority and which will answer many of the questions that we all have regarding how it would operate.
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By Dr. David Tayman | April 2, 2014
Q: What does it mean to have a dog “debarked,” and is this inhumane? A: Debarking (also known as “devocalizing”) is a controversial surgical procedure that involves cutting the vocal cords by going through the mouth or an incision in the throat. People may be tempted to resort to this surgery if they own a “problem” barker. Incessant barking can certainly be annoying to owners or neighbors.   However, devocalization surgery is invasive and may lead to post-op complications including scar tissue, reduced size of the larynx, difficulty breathing, bleeding, infection and regaining the ability or partial ability to bark.
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By Donna Ellis | April 2, 2014
Unless you've been held hostage in a Loire Valley vineyard for the past several years, you're aware that beer these days enjoys much of the cachet that used to belong only to wine. Indeed, boutique breweries abound on these shores, and it could almost be said that beer has achieved much the same snob appeal that wine enjoyed for centuries. The phenomenon has myriad adherents and has undoubtedly increased the sales of beer exponentially, arguably without really harming vintners' bottom lines, either.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
The Baltimore County police union is asking a judge to hold Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and other county officials in contempt for not complying with an order to refund more than $1.4 million to retirees who overpaid health insurance premiums. A county spokeswoman on Wednesday called the filing "a publicity stunt," and said officials believe the refund order - which stems from a case that's been argued for nearly six years - will ultimately be reversed. The dispute between the county and the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge No. 4, dates to 2008, when an arbitrator agreed with the union that the county violated a memorandum of understanding when it shifted additional health care costs to officers who retired between 1992 and 2007.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that Baltimore County discriminated against older employees when it required them to contribute more to their pensions than younger employees. Since 2007, the county has battled a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of two retired corrections officers who said the pension system violated the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Monday's ruling by the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals affirms a 2012 lower-court decision and could result in millions of dollars in damages.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | April 1, 2014
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz proposed legislation Tuesday that would mandate county hookah lounges close at 8 p.m. on weeknights and 9 p.m. on weekends, hours before their current early-morning closing times. "This is another common-sense effort to protect the quality of life in our communities," Kamenetz said in a statement.  "The legislation strikes a balance in that it allows these businesses to continue to operate in the same manner that local retail cigar and tobacco stores operate, but it prevents them from operating as late-night entertainment venues disrupting our neighborhoods.
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March 31, 2014
It was March 30, 1923, and Carroll County, like the rest of the nation, was in the depths of Prohibition. Prohibition, known as the Volstead Act, did not go into effect throughout the nation until Jan. 20, 1920. But Carroll Countians had voted to outlaw the sale of alcohol in the county six years earlier, in 1914, according to research by historian Jay Graybeal for the Historical Society of Carroll County. Prohibition remained the law of the land until the passage of the 21st Amendment on Dec. 5, 1933.
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March 28, 2014
I want to thank all of the parents, educational advocates and supporters of responsive school governance who worked with me, Sen. Jim Brochin and Del. Adrienne Jones to bring a hybrid school board to Baltimore County ( "Balto. Co. should have a hybrid school board," March 17). This change will eliminate the all-appointed Board of Education and replace it with seven elected members and four appointed members. The four appointees will first be vetted by a nominating commission and then recommended to the governor for appointment.
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