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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2012
A new player entered the fight in favor of expanded gambling as Wayne K. Curry, a former  Prince George's County executive, registered a pro-Question 7 ballot committee Thursday. Curry's committee, Maryland First NOW - Vote Yes On 7, Inc. , is separate from the ballot committee financed largely by MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment.  MGM is the prospective operator of a casino that could be built at National Harbor in Prince George's if Question 7 is approved by voters.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2013
General Services Administration officials said Wednesday they had received nearly three dozen responses to a request for ideas about a new FBI headquarters, a potentially lucrative development that Maryland leaders hope to land in Prince George's County. State and local officials have been working behind the scenes for months to lure the FBI to Maryland if the agency leaves its 38-year-old headquarters, the J. Edgar Hoover Building, in downtown Washington. The state is competing with Virginia and Washington for the roughly 11,000 jobs associated with the facility.
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June 1, 2011
Prince George's County has released a new public safety non-emergency dispatch number after its Public Safety Communications office moved from Landover to Bowie and acquired advanced technology to support 911 emergency calls. County residents should now call 301-352-1200 to report non-urgent incidents that require the dispatch of public safety personnel, including police, fire, sheriff and EMS officials. This number is answered and processed in the 911 center by the trained Public Safety Communications personnel that process 911calls.
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February 13, 2013
Because we grew up in Howard County my wife and I know how great the sports programs here are. When we could not find a girls youth basketball league for our 10-year-old daughter in Prince George's County we contacted HCYP. For the past three months Lila has been playing for the HCYP Maryland Terps and enjoying herself tremendously. The players and coaches have welcomed her and she loves being part of the team. Coach Mike and Coach Kristin are awesome with the girls and do a great job teaching the fundamentals of the game.
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March 6, 1991
The "Sidelines" column in the March 1 Anne Arundel County Sun incorrectly implied that a Broadneck basketball player transferred to the school this season from Prince George's County.In fact, junior Maurice Washington moved to Anne Arundel County in the ninth grade.
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October 30, 1992
"If I were in a battle, I would still rather have the governor with me than against me."Democratic Majority Leader D. Bruce Poole of Hagerstown"If you assume the position of party leadership -- whether it is governor, county executive, or mayor -- you no longer have the luxury of picking and choosing. . . . At least half the budget problems we have now in Maryland are the result of the failed economic policies of the president."Prince George's County Executive Parris N. Glendening"It will play well [for the Republican campaign]
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December 31, 2005
Marylanders who spend most of their time in Baltimore, or points east and west of the city, likely have a distorted view of Prince George's County. They probably know only what they see on the way to Washington: a crisscross of highways, suburban sprawl, gritty industrial parks, some once-graceful neighborhoods now down at the heels. Those who occasionally head farther south, though, are rewarded with a journey back to a simpler world. A place where, long ago, county fathers were foresighted enough to set aside something precious for the future.
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September 11, 2008
2 Points separating the John Carroll and Bryn Mawr volleyball teams in Friday's match. The two teams played 199 points in five games, with John Carroll finally clinching the match, 15-13, in the decider. 21-2 Career record for Loyola senior quarterback Leon Kinnard as a starter. 23 Consecutive games won by Dunbar before losing its season opener, 33-32, on the road to Gwynn Park of Prince George's County on Monday. The Poets led late but surrendered the game-winning touchdown on a 74-yard pass with 3:12 to play.
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August 8, 2000
BY VIRTUE of her name, Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend can amass the kind of money and national Democratic support that may frighten others out of the 2002 gubernatorial race. But Marylanders would be the losers if she becomes the prohibitive frontrunner two years before the election. Her current status has little to do with her record or qualifications. Her areas of responsibility in state government, for example, have hardly been bright spots. Remember the boot camp debacle in Western Maryland?
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December 7, 1994
POLICE LOG* Kings Contrivance: 6600 block of Seneca Farm Road: Police Monday recovered a 1983 Pontiac that had been reported stolen from Prince George's County.
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By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2013
The state commission charged with awarding a casino license in Prince George's County will call for proposals at a meeting in Annapolis on Jan. 31. Don Fry, the group's chairman, anticipates setting a due date in May and, depending on the number and nature of the applicants, awarding the license no later than the end of the year. MGM Resorts, a partner in a proposed $800 million project to be built near National Harbor, will begin work on its proposal as soon as the request is made, spokesman Gordon Absher said.
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Erica L. Green | January 8, 2013
More than 200 Maryland teachers received National Board Certification in 2012, the national standards board announced Tuesday, and will join roughly 3 percent of the country's teaching force who have earned the distinction. This year's awardees bring the number of Maryland teachers to earn the certification--hailed as the most rigorous of industry standards--to 2,421, a more than 9 percent increase over last year. Montgomery County leads the state in the total number of teachers to receive the certification (740)
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2012
The agency charged with overseeing federal buildings said Monday it will begin reviewing sites for a new FBI headquarters, formally launching a competition that has quietly pitted Maryland against its neighbors for more than a year. State and local officials have been working behind the scenes for months to lure the FBI to Prince George's County if the agency leaves its 38-year-old headquarters, the J. Edgar Hoover Building, in downtown Washington. More than 11,000 people would work at the new facility.
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November 27, 2012
Pet owners who live in Prince George's County can now apply for county pet licenses at the Laurel Municipal Center, in a move city officials said they made to make licensing a pet more convenient for Laurel residents. The law in Prince George's County, which includes the city of Laurel, requires all dogs, cats and ferrets at least four months old to wear a current Prince George's County license. The county licenses are valid for one year. Licenses can be purchased at the permit/license counter at the Department of Community Planning and Business Services, located at the Laurel Municipal Center, 8103 Sandy Spring Road.
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November 7, 2012
As results poured in at the midnight hour for the 2012 elections, it appeared Baltimore County voters were in step with statewide voters on most ballot initiatives including the hot-button issue of same-sex marriage — but not on expanding casino gambling. With 230 of 235 county precincts reporting, the proposed Civil Marriage Protection Act, Question 6, was leading by about 51 to 49 percent. That was about the same as statewide percentages, with nearly 61 percent of precincts reporting.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2012
Penn National Gaming, dealt a blow by Maryland voters' approval of a Prince George's County casino Tuesday, signaled that it would not give up its fight and would turn to the courts. Kevin McLaughlin, spokesman for the ballot committee set up by Penn National to fight the gambling expansion question, said the company was disappointed in the results. Voters approved the plan, which includes table games and the new casino, by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent after a campaign whose final costs were likely to come in at more than $90 million.
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By Jon Morgan and Frank Langfitt and Jon Morgan and Frank Langfitt,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Marina Sarris contributed to this article | December 5, 1995
After 11 years in National Football League purgatory, Maryland returned with a vengeance yesterday, when the Washington Redskins and top government officials announced plans for a new stadium in Prince George's County.Mr. Cooke declined to say how he would vote on the Browns.
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By Rick Todhunter and Rick Todhunter,States News Service | August 29, 1991
Most of Maryland's counties are planning to make up for budget shortcomings by cutting their spending, according to a new report.The National Association of Counties' "County Government Budget Shortfall Report," just released, claims that three-fourths Maryland's counties fell short of their proposed budgets in fiscal year 1991. The report says that of those counties, exactly half will close the budgetary gap by cutting spending.The association, which studied budget problems in 443 of the nation's largest counties, said that the other half of Maryland's counties experiencing budgetary problems planned to create revenue as well as cut spending to "offset the imbalance."
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2012
A 35-year-old Capitol Heights man was killed early Tuesday morning while changing a tire on a rented vehicle, but the death was not related to massive storm Sandy passing through the area, according to Prince George's County police. About 2 a.m., police were called to the intersection of Nova Avenue and Rail Street in Capitol Heights for a report of a man trapped under a van. When they arrived, they found Aaron Jerome Smith, of the 4300 block of Torque St. in Capitol Heights, underneath the van with significant trauma, said Capt.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2012
Second of three articles about state ballot questions Ambrose "Bo" Vogt, a union construction worker from Pasadena, believes the effort to expand gambling in Maryland would create jobs in a field in which work has been scarce. But Tamara Davis Brown, an attorney in Clinton, thinks legalizing table games and allowing a casino in Prince George's would tarnish the image and economic future of the county she has called home since 1988. Both are firmly committed - Vogt to supporting Question 7 and Brown to opposing it. The referendum campaign has been dominated by the lavish spending of rival casino giants on slick advertising spots, but for some voters, the issue is deeply felt and intensely personal.
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