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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

News Briefs (Tuesday)

(Posted 31 Jan 2006)
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  • Warrant issued for suspect in Good Hope Avenue Homicide.
  • . . . The Prince George’s County Police Department identified a suspect in connection with the January 29, 2006, homicide of 28-year old Andre Damon Williams, and obtained a warrant charging 32-year old Lamont Michael Brown, of Washington, D.C., with First Degree Murder. . . .
  • Murder Suspect Goes To Trial For Third Time; Suspect's First Two Trials Ended With Hung Juries .
    • nbc4.com, 30 Jan 2006.
    • Christopher Kargbo on trial for the July 2003 murder of Dr. Thomas Gay.
  • SB 390 - 31 Jan 2006
    • Prince George's County - School Board Districts - Composition
      • Text not yet available online
    • Senator Green
  • Pr. George's Schools Audit Is Finished Late.
  • Nearly four months late, Prince George's County Public Schools yesterday received a completed independent audit of the school system's financial statements for the fiscal year that ended in June.

    School board member Robert O. Duncan (Laurel), who heads the board's committee on finance, audit and budget, said auditor BDO Seidman had certified the school system's fiscal 2005 books.

    The audit, which was due Sept. 30, will be forwarded to state education officials. That will help Maryland's second-largest school system avoid state-imposed financial penalties. The previous year's audit was more than nine months late.
  • What does "At Large" mean?.
  • This map illustrates the Appointed "At-Large" membership of the
    Prince George's County Board of Education by nine council districts:
    • Four members live in District 6.
    • Two members live in District 4.
    • One member each lives in Districts 1, 3 and 8.
    • No members live in Districts 2, 5, 7 or 9.
    • No members live inside the Beltway.
Prince George's Hospital
  • Sources: Dimensions close to deal with UMd.
    • Washington Business Journal, 27 Jan 2006 (by Neil Adler, Staff Reporter).
    • msnbc.com, 29 Jan 2006 (by Neil Adler, Washington Business Journal).
    Dimensions Healthcare is in talks with the University of Maryland Medical System about a partnership that would provide much-needed life support to the ailing hospital company, which operates a handful of health care facilities in Prince George's County.

    Sources say a deal between Cheverly-based Dimensions and the University of Maryland is likely to be ironed out in the next few months, bringing more funding for capital improvements and new services at the hospitals. The funding would also restore operational stability and help staunch Dimensions' red ink.
  • Prince George's County judge retires.
  • James J. Lombardi, a 13th District Circuit Court judge for Prince George's County, has announced his retirement, leaving an empty seat to be replaced on appointment by Gov. Robert Ehrlich.

    Lombardi served as a judge since October 1997, and his position is to be filled by any judge or lawyer willing to answer to a personal data questionnaire and reply to a commission within the next 24 months.

    Deborah A. Unitus or Linda Etzold in the Administrative Office of the Courts are in charge of recruitment.
  • County Executive Nominates Veteran Planner As Park And Planning Chair.
  • . . . Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson today nominated Sam Parker to serve as chair of the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Parker has more than 25 years of planning experience. . . .

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