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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Recent Prince George's County News (22 Jul 2010)

Public Safety
2010 Election
  • Gazette: School system focus of election forum in Suitland; Candidates represent state delegate, county council, board. of education races http://bit.ly/aadFCf 
  • Gazette: How to rattle the establishment; Vote "yes" in November to authorize state const. convention (Allen Lichtman) http://bit.ly/c5LTfy
  • Gazette: Voting by robo-call; Please, don't call us, we'll call you! (Letter from Jerry Clark)  http://bit.ly/8Xz3B9
  • County Executive
    • Rushern Baker
      • Baker nonprofit late filing taxes for 2005, 2006, drew warnings; Candidate: Delay was due to institute's financial challenges (Gazette, Valentine, 22 Jul 2010)
    • Michael Jackson
      • rt @DCAbloob interview with Prince George's county exec candidate Michael Jackson aired earlier on NewsChannel 8, will repeat at 4 p.m. 
      • rt @News8NewsTalk PG Executive cand. Mike Jackson admits he has not had a single "issue" press conf since launching, but promises to do so. 
      • rt @News8NewsTalk Re botched Berwyn Hts. raid in '08, Jackson says he's apologized to Mayor whose dogs were killed (cont)
      • rt @News8NewsTalk PG Executive cand. Mike Jackson (cont) "and that's all he's going to get from me." 
      • rt @News8NewsTalk Also, Jackson dismisses criticism from PG Sheriff cand. Hylton that unserved warrants are up to 48,000, Says most not serious violations
    • Tony Knotts
      • Knotts: Lack of voter support was reason for bowing out of Prince George's executive race; District 8 councilman says decision came after analyzing chances of election success (Gazette, Valentine, 22 Jul 2010)
  • Sheriff
    • Daniel "Danny" Hall
      • Steadying the sheriff's office; -Hall offers realistic strategy to operations during tough economy (Gazette endorsement, 22 Jul 2010)
  • States Attorney
    • Angela Alsobrooks
      • Ready for court; Alsobrooks' prosecutorial and managerial skills make her right for state's attorney (Gazette endorsement, 22 Jul 2010)
    • Joseph L. Wright
      • rt @josephlwright I have sent more drug defendants to jail than all of my competitors. One thing I promise -- they all are getting out. 
  • County Council District 3
    • Al Whiting
      • Newcomer to run for District 3 County Council seat; Riverdale resident hopes to encourage business, improve schools (Gazette, Hill, 22 Jul 2010)
  • County Council District 8
  • County Council District 9
    • Henry White
      • County police officer seeking Dist. 9 council seat; White pledges to expand partnerships with community (Gazette, Tillman, 22 Jul 2010)
  • Board of Education District 6
    • Carolyn Boston
      • Former vice mayor runs for Prince George's school board; Boston, also a former parent liaison, plans to focus on parental involvement (Gazette, McKeever, 22 Jul 2010)
  • Board of Education District 8
  • General Assembly District 21
    • Bryan Walker
      • Libertarian files for delegate seat in Dist. 21; Candidate says smaller government could fix economy (Gazette, Moran, 22 Jul 2010)
  • General Assembly District 22
    • Republican candidates
      • Republicans Thomas Slezak, Amleset Kidane withdraw from Dist. 22 campaign; College Park, Hyattsville candidates cite personal reasons (Gazette, Hill, 22 Jul 2010)
  • General Assembly District 23B
    • Robin Breedon
      • Morgan State professor, former radio host Robin Breedon to run for delegate of District 23B; Bowie woman wants to bring change to Annapolis (Gazette, Terhune, 22 Jul 2010)
  • General Assembly District 24
    • Clayton Aarons
      • Attorney Aarons running for Dist. 24 House of Delegates seat; Aarons focuses on hospital system, education, crime (Gazette, Skalski, 22 Jul 2010)
  • General Assembly District 26
    • Albert Chatmon
      • Fort Washington resident Chatmon makes run for Senate District 26 seat; Chatmon to focus on unifying local, state leaders to improve schools, reduce crime (Gazette, Garner, 22 Jul 2010)
  • General Assembly District 27A
    • James Woods
      • Longtime county educator Woods running for Dist. 27A; Woods advocates for school-enrichment programs, Chesapeake Bay protections (Gazette, Tillman, 22 Jul 2010)
  • General Assembly District 47
    • Fred Price
      • Cheverly resident seeks District 47 delegate seat; jobs, education top agenda; Former councilman says jobs, education top agenda (Gazette, Leaderman, 22 Jul 2010)
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Other Politics
  • Gazette: Prince George's students make gains on state tests; Three Bowie schools enter school improvement status http://bit.ly/cURcX1
  • Gazette: Despite gains, PG schools remain state's lowest-rated system' All middle, 51 elem schools fail to meet ann...http://bit.ly/bbZiie 
  • Gazette: Nonprofit donates $45,000 to two Clinton schools (Stephen Decatur MS, Francis Evans ES) http://bit.ly/a4Mxr3
  • Gazette: County's first two-principals model begins at G. James Gholson Middle in Landover http://bit.ly/8Xz3B9
  • Gazette: Longtime educator named new principal of Croom Voc HS; Swift-Howard wants to expand job training in sci & tech http://bit.ly/cZHohu 
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  • Gazette: Residents speak out against proposed Buena Vista West development in Lanham http://bit.ly/bzgtyU 
  • Gazette: South county truckers strike in Fort Washington, allege discrimination; Group shuts down south county dumpsite http://bit.ly/awfEzd 
  • Gazette: Laurel Mall part of leasing, management deal; Move allows for flexibility when lender is identified http://bit.ly/c9V5zB 
  • Gazette: Famed Ledo restaurant to close Adelphi location on Sun; landmark leaves for College Park, will reopen in Aug http://bit.ly/a4wd4Q 
  • Gazette: Laurel introduces new development manual; Officials hope revision makes app. process smoother for developers http://bit.ly/cqOtsp 
  • rt @PGSentinel City of Greenbelt recognized for its Green Thumb http://shar.es/mPCSq 
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