Two structurally deficient bridges slated for help

New Hampshire Sligo SHA filephotoThe Maryland State Highway Administration is planning to rehabilitate two structurally deficient bridges crossing Sligo Creek in Montgomery County. The bridge carrying New Hampshire Avenue is already in the demolition phase of rehabilitation, while the SHA is making plans to repair the Carroll Avenue Bridge next year in order to minimize traffic congestion.


Montgomery County looks to protect criminal past

job applicationROCKVILLE - Montgomery County is looking to ban the box. Not the cardboard kind to rival the 5 cent bag tax, but a ban on the box that asks convicted felons about their criminal pasts.

The county is looking to join ten states, Baltimore City and the District of Columbia in barring employers from asking applicants about their criminal histories on job applications.


Closure sought in decades-old case

KathyBeattyASPEN HILL - On July 24, 1975, 15-year-old Kathy Lynn Beatty was assaulted in the wooded area near the Aspen Hill K-Mart and 7-11. She was taken to the hospital but died as a result of her injuries on Aug. 5. Nearly 40 years later, a former classmate of Beatty’s believes that he is close to discovering the truth about that night’s tragic events.


Messitte bans use of "Redskins" name


redskins logoU.S. District Court Judge Peter J. Messitte banned the use of the name “Redskins” from his court on July 15 in a pretrial ruling brought by former New York Giants linebacker Barrett Green against the Washington team. His 21-page ruling deliberately excludes use of the controversial nickname, as evidenced by his one-paragraph footnote.

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