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Sunday, April 24, 2005

Calvert to Weigh Three More Options to Block, Curb Wal-Mart
By Amit R. Paley, Page SM01
    Calvert County officials have come up with three new strategies for blocking or limiting the size of a proposed Wal-Mart in Dunkirk that critics believe subverts the intent of county zoning regulations passed last summer.

Charles Seniors Gain Ally On Taxes
Commissioner Smith Pushes for a Break
By Joshua Partlow, Page SM01
    Charles County Commissioner Al Smith (R-Waldorf) said last week that he wants to provide a tax break to senior citizens and that he would consider reducing the county's property tax rate for all residents.

In La Plata, Little Time Left to Woo Voters
May 3 Ballot Includes 3 Candidates for Mayor, 3 for Ward 3 Council Seat
By Joshua Partlow, Page SM03
    The three remaining candidates in the race to succeed La Plata Mayor William F. Eckman entered the final stretch last week by knocking on doors and making promises about how they would improve the town.

Crime Briefs
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    Warning About Meth Labs
St. Mary's County Sheriff David D. Zylak (D) asked residents last week to be on the watch for signs of illegal activities connected to the methamphetamine trade.

No Charges for Woman Who Fatally Shot Intruder
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    No criminal charges will be filed against a Bryans Road woman who fatally shot a man who broke into her home and attacked her boyfriend this month, Charles County authorities said.

Letters To the Editor
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    Zoning Revision Is Vital
I share the hope that rampant growth has finally been brought under control as expressed by Greg Bowen, Calvert County director of planning and zoning, in the April 17 Washington Post Southern Maryland Extra. Indeed, the Dunkirk Area Concerned Citizens Association (DACCA) has advocated strong growth control measures for more than two decades. To have turned the corner by at last controlling growth would be worth celebrating. However, a little perspective and a dose of skepticism are in order.

THE WEEK THAT WAS
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    News of interest to Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties that appeared in the daily Post, April 17 to 23

SCHOOL MENUS
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    Calvert Elementary Schools
MONDAY
Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, apple juice, milk.

Projects Proposed
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    Note: The county planning office file number for each project is included.

Girls' Lacrosse Notebook
SMAC Foes Can't Seem To Contain Meerholz
Senior Standout Pacing Undefeated Calvert
By Andrew Levine, Page SM10
    There is little that can surprise Calvert's Ashlyn Meerholz at this stage in her career. From one game to the next, the senior attack knows she will face constant double teams and schemes designed specifically to stop her. The only thing is, none of that has made much of a difference.

Softball
Tough Schedule May Help Thomas Stone Turn a Corner
By Alan Goldenbach, Page SM10
    If Thomas Stone's softball team finishes the regular season strong and makes a nice postseason run, the Cougars will look back on this past week as their season's turning point.

Baseball
Dade Delivers for Northern When It Counts
Northern 6, Patuxent 5
By Alan Goldenbach, Page SM11
    Northern junior shortstop Devin Dade wasn't the most intimidating batter Patuxent could have faced in the bottom of the seventh inning of a tie game Thursday. With three hitless at-bats earlier in the game, Dade, the Patriots' No. 8 hitter, had five hits all season.

House Votes
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    For the Record
Here's how some major bills fared recently in Congress and how local congressional members voted, as provided by Thomas Voting Reports. NV means Not Voting.

Home Sales
Southern Md. Homes
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    The following home sales were recently recorded in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties and supplied to The Washington Post by Spatial Systems Associates Inc., the Maryland Office of Assessments and Taxation and the Maryland Office of Planning. To find sale and assessment records for homes in Southern Maryland and other Washington areas, visit www.washingtonpost.com/realestate.

Deaths
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    The following deaths were reported by funeral homes in Southern Maryland.

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    Tide Tables

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Volunteers
Southern Maryland Volunteers
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    The following organizations need volunteer help for a day, for a week or on a regular basis.

Births
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    BIRTHCARE AND
WOMEN'S HEALTH
MARCH 3
Davy James Hallihan, a son, to Tammy and Rick Hallihan of Great Mills.


Crime Watch

Crime Report
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    Calvert County
The following are among reports received recently by the Calvert County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police. Anyone with information about these crimes should call the Criminal Investigation Division, 410-535-2800 or 301-855-1194, or the Crime Solvers line, 410-535-2880. You can also call the Prince Frederick Barrack of the state police at 410-535-1400.


Home Sales

Home Sales
Southern Md. Homes
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    The following home sales were recently recorded in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties and supplied to The Washington Post by Spatial Systems Associates Inc., the Maryland Office of Assessments and Taxation and the Maryland Office of Planning. To find sale and assessment records for homes in Southern Maryland and other Washington areas, visit www.washingtonpost.com/realestate.


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