Thursday, October 18, 2012
How will you vote on the Congressional redistricting plan on Nov. 6?
In addition to more notable referendum questions such as same-sex marriage, DREAM Act and expanded gambling, Maryland voters will also be asked to decide the fate of the state's recently redrawn congressional districts. Earlier this week, Comptroller Peter Franchot announced he intends to vote against the maps and asked voters to do the same. The comptroller said the recent maps drawn by Gov. Martin O'Malley and approved by the General Assembly are unfair and make Maryland "the poster child for gerrymandering." A spokeswoman for the governor noted that the maps have survived a number of challenges in the courts and that the process used to create them is legally sound. Voters on Nov. 6 will be asked to vote for the referred law or against …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
A letter to the editor from Antonio Campbell, president of Marylanders for Coherent & Fair Representation.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Over a year ago, Marylanders for Coherent and Fair Representation was formed as a 501c4 non-partisan organization to begin a dialogue of how the Congressional Districts of the State of Maryland should be drawn. Last fall, through the federal court case, we argued that a 3rd Majority-minority coalition district of African-Americans and Latino voters should be created in the suburbs of the District of Columbia. Earlier this year, MCFR began the petition effort to place the map before the voters of Maryland. After four months, with a lot of hard work by hundreds of dedicated volunteers, we were successful turning in over 65,000 signatures in July. This past week, several Democratic elected officials including the Comptroller of the State of…
Friday, October 12, 2012
The Arundel Wildcats are the only undefeated team left in the county. They take on Broadneck this week.
High school football teams in Anne Arundel County will begin their seventh week of play on Friday night. Patch has rounded up the records and schedules for each team and produced some power rankings. Arundel now stands alone at the top. 1. Arundel (6-0): The Wildcats took down rival and defending state champ Old Mill last Friday, 66-34. This week Arundel will host Broadneck (5-1). Quarterback Jack Gordon was 20-30-1, with five touchdowns against the Patriots. Broadneck gave up 21 points last week to an inferior Annapolis team—expect Arundel to come out on top in this matchup. 2. Old Mill (5-1): After falling to Arundel last week, the Patriots head to Annapolis, who is winless this season. Quarterback Brady Ludwig threw for two touchdowns …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Brandon Davis and his mom, Edye Stewart, were at Oriole Park at Camden Yards Monday.
Brandon Davis decided he could do without some of his musical equipment. What he couldn't do without: experiencing an Orioles playoff game. So the Anne Arundel County native—a 2002 South River High School grad—hocked some of his personal items from his Miami residence in order to catch a flight and land a ticket to see the Orioles play in Game 2 of the American League Division Series Monday in Baltimore. Davis, 29, and his mother, Edye Stewart, sat about 10 rows off the field along the right field line as the Orioles defeated the Yankees, 3-2. See the video for more from Stewart and Davis. Davis is retired from the military. Monday was his first game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards since the 1997 season. The Orioles carried a similar …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The Orioles will host the Yankees Sunday and Monday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Nick Markakis stood perched, ready for takeoff atop the third base dugout railing Friday night in Texas . And when Nate McLouth made the game-ending catch in left field to clinch the American League Wildcard showdown for the Orioles, Markakis leapt with joy. Markakis was in a hoodie, sitting out with a broken thumb, watching from the top step of the dugout as the most visible cheerleader in the ballpark. Under his watch, the Orioles reached one goal Friday—earning a home postseason game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. That will happen on Sunday. But one goal remains, manager Buck Showalter said—staying active in the postseason long enough for Markakis, now a veteran leader in the clubhouse, to take part in the magical ride. Markakis' …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The county's top two teams, Arundel and Old Mill, are both undefeated and will face off this week in a game that could ultimately decide the county championship.
High school football teams in Anne Arundel County will begin their sixth week of play on Friday night. Patch has rounded up the records and schedules for each team and produced some power rankings. 1. Arundel (5-0): The Wildcats will take on Old Mill in a game that could decide the county championship Friday night. Both teams are undefeated, but the Patriots are the defending state champs and handed Arundel its only regular-season loss last year. This season, Arundel has two talented quarterbacks in Jack Gordon and Cooper Hibb who have been successfully sharing playing time. The Wildcats have put up a county-high 239 points this season. 1. Old Mill (5-0): As the Patriots take on Arundel, they will rely heavily on the run game. Aqeel …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
A tutorial on how to create real looking cuts and gashes for your halloween costumes.
Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I love making my own costumes and figuring out how I am going to do my makeup. Over the years—and especially while I was a college student on a budget— I've learned some tips and tricks for getting a big Halloween look without spending a lot of money. One Halloween staple is fake wounds and bloody gashes. Hollywood professionals use liquid latex or scar wax, but those can be pricey and hard to find. So here's a way that I've discovered to create those real looking cuts and gashes with items you probably having lying around your house or can find at Target. Here is what you will need: eyelash glue (for fake eyelashes), glue stick, foundation, makeup sponge, butter knife, cotton swabs and fake blood. 1…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Animal Control officers seized more than 40 animals from a Pasadena home. Is there a limit to how many animals a person should own?
This week, Animal Control officers in Anne Arundel County seized a large number of animals from a Pasadena home, after investigating reports that they were not well cared for. Pasadena Patch reported Tuesday officers found 40 live animals at a home on the 8000 block of Lockwood Road. Several other dead animals were also found, and a majority of the animals reportedly had no access to clean food or drinking water. Charges are pending against the homeowner. In this case, it appears that Animal Control expressed concern about the living conditions of the animals, as well as a potential for the spread of rabies. But is the sheer number of animals the root cause of the problem? Is there a point at which even responsible pet owners can no …
New analysis claims blinking is related to election success.
- Ben Gross
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Millions of people will have their television sets tuned to this evening’s presidential debate, hanging on every word spoken by President Barack Obama or challenger Mitt Romney, but maybe they should be paying closer attention to their eyes. According to Boston College psychophysiologist Joseph Tecce, with only one exception, the candidate who has blinked more during the debates has lost the election. (George W. Bush blinked more, but still beat Al Gore in 2000.) In a story first published on The Daily’s website, Tecce bases his claim on the relationship between eye movements and emotional state—that things like stress can cause a person to blink more often and that people see it as a sign of distress. Tecce believes that the audience may …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Like four years ago, the presidential candidates will likely have some verbal tricks up their sleeves. Who will win Wednesday's presidential debate? We want to know what Maryland thinks.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Remember Joe, the plumber? His story was a product of a presidential debate between candidates Barack Obama and John McCain four years ago. He turned out not to be a game changer for McCain, who raised Joe as an example of what McCain said were Obama's wealth-distribution economic proposals. But other historic debate moments have been seen as responsible for turning the tide for one presidential candidate or another. Just the fact of his appearance on live television was seen as disastrous for Richard Nixon in his debate opposite the telegenic John F. Kennedy in 1960. It took years for another candidate to get up the courage to go in front of a live audience of millions in a debate situation. That came when Gerald Ford faced Jimmy Carter…