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BGE reminds you to call Miss Utility at 811 before you dig

April is National Safe Digging Month

April is National Safe Digging Month and BGE reminds all customers and contractors to call 811 to have utility-owned underground lines marked before digging. Nationwide, every eight minutes someone damages an underground utility line because of digging without first calling 811.

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Maryland annual dementia conference highlights caregivers

WBAL Sports Director Gerry Sandusky is keynote speaker

Approximately 400 people are expected to gather for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter’s Annual Dementia Conference: Making Connections, Friday, April 25, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel located at 903 Dulaney Valley Road in Towson.

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Four players in running as voting for Orioles and AT&T Fans’ Choice Bobblehead returns in 2014

After an overwhelming fan response the past two seasons, the Orioles have announced the return of the AT&T Fans’ Choice Bobblehead promotion for 2014.

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Women’s Challenge hosts ‘Pasta with a Purpose’ fundraiser

Lorraine Bailey-Carter has no doubt about the accuracy of author Diane Mariechild’s description of the life of a female, in which she says a woman is the full circle and within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.

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Clearing the regulatory waters

After a decade of uncertainty over Clean Water Act jurisdiction following Supreme Court challenges in 2001 and 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers announced a forthcoming administrative rule to close enforcement loopholes, restoring protections to 20 million acres of wetlands, more than half the nation’s streams, and drinking water for 117 million Americans.

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Government as innovator? You bet!

Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it’s down to $134 billion.

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Disproportionate definitions of ‘disproportionate’

In a speech this past February, Attorney General Eric Holder said, “Americans need to reconsider the punishment that convicted felons lose their right to vote.”

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Targeted for cages not classrooms, Part III

Separate and unequal school punishment

Michelle Alexander, an associate professor of law at Ohio State University is the author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.”

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Why is a routine eye exam important?

Ethnic minorities are often at increased risk for eye disease. To help curb vision loss among at-risk communities, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding Americans about race-related risk factors for eye disease during National Minority Health Month in April.

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Celebrate National Park Week April 19-27

The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Park Foundation, announced that the nation’s 401 national parks will celebrate National Park Week April 19-27, 2014 with a free admission weekend and special events nationwide.

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American Idol Ruben Studdard performs with Soulful Symphony

The Hippodrome Foundation, Inc (HFI) is proud to announce the world premiere performance of acclaimed composer and conductor Darin Atwater’s latest original work, So Many Stars - a Concerto for Soulful Symphony on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 8:00pm at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center of the Hippodrome Theatre.

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Waverly Elementary/Middle School showcases new state-of-the-art building

The Waverly Elementary/Middle School community celebrated the opening of its new state-of-the-art school building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, April 10, 2014.

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Paul’s Place Honors Aris Melissaratos

Philanthropist to be presented with “Commitment to Community” Award

Paul’s Place, Inc., a community outreach center dedicated to improving the quality of life in Southwest Baltimore will honor former Secretary for the Maryland Department of Economic and Business Development Aris Melissaratos with the 2014 “Commitment to Community” Award.

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Baltimore’s own Stanley Alston: Singing around the world

Baltimore City is widely known for being home to some of today’s hottest stars, including actress Jada Pinkett-Smith and comedian/actress Monique who both speak proudly of their “charm city” roots.

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Indie soul Entrepreneur of the Week: Ray Quick

This week’s entrepreneur of the week is no stranger to seeing what entrepreneurship is all about.

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Indie Soul Student of the Week: Asia Robertson

Asia Robertson has played volleyball at The SEED School of Maryland for the past three years.

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The Village Learning Center hosts fundraiser

What do you do when the federal government cuts your grant money leaving you to figure out how you will continue to provide service to the community?

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Salsa legend Cheo Feliciano dies in car wreck

He was a salsa legend and Puerto Rican icon

Jose Luis "Cheo" Feliciano, a giant of salsa music and Puerto Rican legend, died in a car crash early Thursday morning in San Juan, police said. He was 78.

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Porsha Williams charged with battery for 'Real Housewives' scuffle

The brawl will air during the reunion show Sunday

Well, this is going to be ratings gold.

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How BBQ brings South Africans together

Barbecued zebra anyone?


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