In Thursday's Extras, read about how state Del. Anthony G. Brown (D-Prince George's) stays in touch with family and constituents by writing witty and poignant e-mails from his deployment in the war zone in Iraq.
Anne Arundel: A foundation hopes to break ground in Annapolis this year for a state memorial to Maryland firefighters and other rescue workers who died in the line of duty.
Howard: Hundreds of teenagers and youngsters flock to B.Funk, the county's first hip-hop dance studio.
Montgomery: Some prominent residents' new property assessments.
Prince George's: The county hosts a panel in which a former car thief talks about how he stole vehicles.
Southern Maryland: Officials in Charles and St. Mary's counties discuss options in this year's military base closing review.