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Hogan appoints new District judges

18-01-2017 Hits:32 Local Mark Robinson - avatar Mark Robinson

Gov. Larry Hogan appointed three new judges to the Montgomery County District Court in order to fill vacancies and a newly created judgeship.

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Muslim doctor gives back to his community

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SILVER SPRING, Maryland – For the past 10 years, Dr. Ashraf Meelu has paid out-of-pocket to offer basic health care in clinics open to the public. The 64-year-old Muslim doctor from Lothian, Maryland, along with a few volunteers, spends Friday mornings providing flu shots, measuring blood pressure and offering other health treatments at a Guatemalan consulate in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Rockville police investigating swastikas spray-painted on park trees

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Police are investigating an anti-Semitic crime from December involving swastikas and pro-Nazi language painted on trees after receiving a second, more detailed complaint last week, said Rockville Acting City Police Chief Bob Rappoport.

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Maryland's Harris meets with Trump - perhaps about NIH post

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WASHINGTON - Maryland Rep. Andy Harris, who reportedly is in the running to head the National Institutes of Health, met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York on Wednesday. Harris, the lone Republican in Maryland’s congressional delegation, is also the only member of Congress to have conducted NIH-funded research. The Johns Hopkins-educated anesthesiologist’s name has been tossed around for weeks as the possible new director of the medical research center in Bethesda, which has about 18,000 employees in the state.

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Maryland’s General Assembly gavels for 2017 session

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Maryland’s General Assembly gavels for 2017 session

The Maryland House of Delegates room was filled with delegates, friends and family members for the first day of the legislative session on Jan. 11, 2017, in Annapolis. Del. Michael Vaughn (D) from Prince George’s County was absent, as he resigned from his seat. PHOTO BY HANNAH KLARNER OF CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE ANNAPOLIS, Maryland -- The 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly began Wednesday amid confusion stemming from federal investigations plaguing Democrats and concern among Republicans over the possible override of several vetoes issued by Gov. Larry Hogan at the end of the 2016 session. The Senate is scheduled to begin to debate the vetoes on Jan. 18. 

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Hogan calls for repeal of road scoring bill

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Governor says five major projects in the county are in peril unless law changes   Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced Wednesday plans to introduce emergency legislation to repeal a transportation scoring bill that he said will kill 66 out of 73 transportation projects, including five major projects in Montgomery County. The General Assembly overrode his veto of the bill in April. Hogan at a press conference in Annapolis identified individual legislators by name and listed transportation projects in their home jurisdictions he said will die if the bill is not repealed. He did not single out any individual legislator from Montgomery County.

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Down at the White House

12-01-2017 Hits:129 Editor's Notebook Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Down at the White House

I first visited the White House Press room during the Reagan administration. Larry Speakes stood behind the podium during press briefings, if memory serves.During that first visit I met a variety of D.C. reporting heavyweights. Sam Donaldson and Helen Thomas, were among the first I met and both later served as mentors.Helen, finding out my family lineage invited me to her house where she made me Kibbeh (The Lebanese dish I grew up making with raw beef – but she made with raw lamb).She also offered me unfiltered opinions on a variety of subjects including the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It was another two years before I revisited the press room – this time while I worked on a television investigative report about illegal immigrants and their use on the rich thoroughbred horse farms across the country.Three or four times during the Reagan administration and perhaps a dozen or so other...

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The radio alarm clock is on

05-01-2017 Hits:125 Editor's Notebook Mark Robinson - avatar Mark Robinson

The radio alarm clock is on

“That was your first mistake. You took your lucky break,” said Paul McCartney and broke it in two. I didn’t mean to do that, but the darn alarm clock kept going off and I was still tired. Okay, just kidding. “She’s waiting for me - yeah!” Actually few of us wake up to an AM/FM alarm clock anymore and rare is it, if you do, Paul McCartney or the Beatles will be playing.

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It is never too soon son

29-12-2016 Hits:212 Editor's Notebook Mark Robinson - avatar Mark Robinson

It is never too soon son

I have been to the mountain top and I have seen brothers and sisters! No, seriously, I spent the Christmas vacation with the family at a friend’s cabin in the Catskills at the top of a mountain where there was no internet and no cell service. The cabin had no satellite television and I spent four days completely disconnected from the rest of the world. Pure bliss. I came down from the mountain top expecting to hear more about Presidential politics and was happy that was not the case. But I did find George Michael, Carrie Fisher and Vera Rubin died.

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Sports

Griffin reflects on red-shirting and his days getting ready for college ball

Saint Peter’s redshirt junior guard Nick Griffin recently reflected on having to sit out the 2015-16 campaign after transferring from George Washington University. “It was tough,” said Griffin, a Rockville native and former All-Sentinel player from Magruder. “That year off helped me develop my game even more.”

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Center Stage: Getting on the “Hot Beat” at Smithsonian American Art

WASHINGTON — An exhibit of Gene Davis’ work “Hot Beat” is currently running at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. At “Hot Beat,” visitors can view Davis’ signature art, which is defined by his unprecedented use of multi-colored, rhythmic stripes. The title of Davis’ exhibit is also the namesake of one of his artworks. “Hot Beat”, like many of his other paintings, has a repeating motif of one color surrounded by colors that pop out and play with the notions of the viewer.

Center Stage: Mormon Temple site for spectacular “Festival of Lights”

KENSINGTON — The Washington, D.C., Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints held its annual “Festival of Lights” from Dec. 1 to Jan. 1. Each night, a different musical performance from different cultures was held at the Temple visitor center. The annual festival is very popular. According to Sister Fowler, the crowd can reach up to 10,000.

Seneca Creek offers New Year’s activities

SENECA CREEK — Seneca Creek State Park is opening the new year by holding several outdoor activities for people of all ages. Last weekend, the 13-mile park conducted its First Day Hike, a state park service that is organized by park rangers across the nation every year. “First Day Hike is all about getting outdoors and getting a fresh start on the New Year,” said Ranger Erik Ledbetter of the Maryland Park Service.

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