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Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III Shares in Science Bowl Triumph

Upper Marlboro, MD - Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III recently showed his support of the Prince George’s County Public Middle School Science Bowl as a spectator during their intense competitions.


CityDance DREAM Program Performs On Big Stage

CityDance DREAM Program Performs On Big Stage

This past Tuesday, March 8, 144 students from the District and Prince George’s County, Maryland who participate in the D.C. CityDance DREAM after-school outreach program performed a six-minute dance routine at halftime of the Washington Wizards game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

CityDance, which was founded in 1996, is a professional dance company and a conservatory, training school that offers free community dance and literacy programs to children throughout the D.C. area, taught by CityDance Ensemble members.  Tuesday evening marked the sixth year that the DREAM program students have performed at the Verizon Center.

The after-school program combines dance lessons with reading and writing help, something that DREAM teacher Charonne Butler believes is incredibly beneficial to the students.

Prince George's County To Host "Gentle Giants" Adoption Event

This story comes to us from Carol Terry:

The Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources’ Animal Management Group (AMG) will celebrate March with a “Gentle Giants” Adoption Event at the Animal Services Facility in Upper Marlboro.  The event is part of AMG’s ongoing outreach efforts to find suitable permanent homes for the animals at the shelter.

During March, the adoption fees for all dogs over fifty pounds will be reduced by $80.  Anyone interested in adopting a “gentle giant” is encouraged to visit the Animal Services Facility and visit with the animals. 

Animals may also be viewed online at www.princegeorgespets4us.com.

Sen. Pinsky Pushes to Close Tax Loophole

Sen. Pinsky Pushes to Close Tax Loophole

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A group of Maryland lawmakers want to close a tax loophole for large businesses that operate in multiple states.

Sen. Paul Pinsky, a Prince George's County Democrat, said Tuesday that Maryland is still using a tax policy that favors large multistate corporations over small businesses in the state.

Currently, large corporations with businesses in Maryland can transfer profits earned in the state to out-of-state subsidiaries to avoid paying corporate income tax.

Twenty-three states have adopted combined reporting, including New York, California, Michigan, Illinois and Texas.

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

National Institutes of Health Co-Sponsors
National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Health
NIH Office of Science Education, and the National Human Genome Research Institute

On February 7th from 5:30pm-9pm, the Patriots Technology Training Center will host its 2nd annual Bio Medical Competition at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, in Bethesda MD  20894.  Their goal is to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields.  Please visit their website (www.patriots-ttc.org) to view the 2010 Bio-Medical Competition co-sponsored by The Library of Medicine.

Eight high school and one home school team will present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the medical careers listed below: 

Leslie Johnson Barred from Prince George's County Council Panel

Leslie Johnson Barred from Prince George's County Council Panel

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - The Prince George's County Council has barred newly elected member Leslie Johnson from serving on any committees while she is under federal investigation.

Council chair Ingrid Turner said Tuesday that the measure was taken "to avoid any appearance of impropriety."

Johnson will still be allowed to attend committee meetings and vote on bills. Council members say the county charter doesn't allow them to deny her all voting rights.

Johnson and her husband, former County Executive Jack Johnson, were arrested last month on charges including bribery, conspiracy and extortion involving real estate developers. Leslie Johnson was sworn into the city council Monday despite requests from five council members that she forgo the oath of office.

6th Grader Dies at Prince George's County School

6th Grader Dies at Prince George's County School

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — A Prince George's County elementary school is mourning the death of a sixth-grade student.

The acting principal at J. Frank Dent Elementary in Fort Washington issued a statement Monday, saying the student had died but that the death was not a result of any injury sustained at the school.

The student was not identified.

Prince George's County fire department spokesman Mark Brady says rescuers were dispatched to the school Monday morning after the student suffered some kind of medical emergency. Medics performed CPR and took the student to a hospital.

Grief counselors were called to the school.