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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2013
It may be known as the Nation's River, but here where the Potomac carves its way between Maryland and Virginia, ownership is up for grabs. Again. A court battle that pits a group of property owners against two small paddling and tubing companies seeks to establish who controls the river, the banks and the mud below. A Washington County circuit judge has pushed the dispute across the water to Loudoun County, Va., saying he lacks jurisdiction. But it's not clear that Virginia's justice system has standing either.
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The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2013
Navy men's lacrosse coach Rick Sowell is one of six individuals who will be inducted into the Potomac Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Feb. 2.  This year's inductees also include Jean Counts, Jon FitzGerald, Laurie Podmilsak, Malcolm Lester and Anna Yates McDermott. The ceremony will be held at the University Club of Washington, D.C., from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Additional information, including how to purchase tickets, can be found at www.uslacrossepotomac.org . “I am thrilled to be inducted into the Potomac Chapter Hall of Fame,” Sowell said.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
Maryland's newest member of the House of Representatives, Democrat John Delaney, was sworn into office Thursday amid a flurry of symbolism and celebration but also apprehension over issues left unresolved by the last Congress. The Potomac banker, who ousted 10-term Republican Roscoe G. Bartlett in Western Maryland's 6th District in November, dashed from the House floor to receptions to his new office, navigating a Capitol Hill bursting with visitors who came to witness the opening day of the 113th Congress.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2012
One in a series of profiles of Maryland delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Jennifer Hosey was 7 years old the first time she volunteered for a presidential campaign — stuffing and stamping envelopes for Bill Clinton's 1992 run. She has volunteered in every election since. The Potomac resident, now 27, grew up around politics. Her mom was a longtime Democratic Party volunteer. As a student, Hosey was always looking for ways to do more for the party. This year, she is attending her first national convention and, as a delegate, formally casting a vote for President Barack Obama's nomination.
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Sports Digest | August 6, 2012
    Et cetera Rising sophomore Grass orally commits to JHU men's lax Rising sophomore attackman Henry Grass of two-time New York State Class C state semifinalist Bronxville High orally committed to Johns Hopkins. According to MaxPreps, Grass had 50 goals and 36 assists this season for the Broncos, who went 20-2. - Inside Lacrosse Women's college lacrosse: Washington College announced that juniors Meredith Callis (Roland Park) and Carly Eisenbrandt (Towson)
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2012
It's not hard, after visiting National Harbor, to see what the fuss is all about. The sprawling, gleaming development along the Potomac River in Prince George's County boasts expensive stores, a half-dozen hotels, highway access and convention traffic — a combination that has sold many on the idea that it could become Maryland's most lucrative casino location. "On the East Coast, this would be the best site," said County Executive Rushern Baker, who adds that he is otherwise no fan of casino gambling.
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Tim Wheeler | May 15, 2012
The Potomac River, which flows between Maryland and Virginia, was named the nation's "most endangered" waterway today by a Washington-based environmental group. American Rivers put the Potomac atop its annual list of endangered rivers.  Though cleaner than it used to be, the "nation's river," so named because it flows through Washington, D.C., still faces threats from urban and agricultural pollution, the group says, and from cutbacks being pushed in Congress of federal environmental regulations.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2012
On New Year's Eve, Shawn Wetzel went from his home near Gettysburg, Pa., down to his favorite fishing spot on the Potomac River at Fort Washington Marina. Wetzel, who goes there every weekend, has caught around seven catfish weighing more than 60pounds each over the past two years. Then on New Year's Eve he reeled in one that he weighed in at a little more than 79 pounds. It would have broken the Maryland record for blue catfish, except for one small problem. "Being a holiday, there was nobody [from the Department of Natural Resources]
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February 4, 2012
In his State of the State speech this week, Gov.Martin O'Malleymade a provocative boast: "Because of your wise and balanced decisions about where to cut, and your smart decisions about where to invest, Maryland's businesses are creating jobs again. Last year, Maryland businesses created more new jobs than we have in any year since this recession hit, and at twice the rate of our good neighbors in Virginia. " In the ongoing rivalry between Mr. O'Malley and Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell, them's fightin' words.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2012
The commander of the Military District of Washington has ordered a court-martial for Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, the former intelligence analyst accused of giving hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington made the decision Friday after reviewing testimony and arguments from a preliminary hearing at Fort Meade in December, officials said. There was no word on whether the as-yet-unscheduled court-martial would also be held at Fort Meade, one of three installations within the military district equipped to host such a proceeding.
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