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4:21 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Was It Just Too Hot On That Christmas Day For City College's Football Team?

The undefeated City College football team went to the Orange Bowl to play undefeated Miami Heat and got beat - but not by Miami High.

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Headlines
8:31 am
Fri December 20, 2013

No Criminal To Be Charges In Tyrone West Death and A Board Of Elections Decision On Fundraising

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein said there is not enough evidence to file criminal charges against police officers in the July death of Tyrone West. The State Board of Elections has issued an opinion that will affect many of the 2014 gubernatorial tickets. And much more.

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The Signal
4:56 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

The Signal: 12.20.13

On December 16th, The Stoop hosted an evening of live, holiday storytelling at Centerstage, and the theme of the night was:  “Thanks but no thanks:  stories about the delights and disasters of gifts.”  Kate Hanlon was one of the storytellers randomly chosen from the audience, and when she stepped into the spotlight, she told this tale.

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Headlines
8:27 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Speed Cameras, MD’s Online Health Insurance Exchange, A “Training Wage,” and Bloomberg Backs Frosh

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake with City Transportation Director William Johnson (in background) following the Board of Estimates vote to pay Brekford Corporation $600,000 to get out of a contract to operate speed and red light cameras. Officials said the settlement allows the city to move forward in picking a new vendor to operate the cameras which have been offline since April.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Baltimore has terminated its relationship with the company that ran its troubled speed and red light camera system. Rep. John Delaney renews his call for MD to switch to the federal health insurance exchange. A proposal for a “training wage,” NYC’s Bloomberg endorses Frosh’s AG bid, and more.

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Winner of 2014 duPont-Columbia Award
2:08 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Lines Between Us

Congratulations to WYPR’s "Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast" for winning a 2014 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award for The Lines Between Us.

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Headlines
8:48 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Mizeur Officially Enters Governor’s Race, Health Exchange News, The Minimum Wage, & Offshore Wind

Heather Mizeur
Credit mdfriendofhillary via flickr

Montgomery County Delegate Heather Mizeur has officially entered the 2014 governor’s race. Plus: health exchange news, the minimum wage, a new contract for Giant and Safeway workers, offshore wind, higher fines proposed for sewage spills, schools to close in Baltimore, and more.

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The Morning Economic Report
7:30 am
Wed December 18, 2013

The Morning Economic Report - 12/18/13

Cellar Notes
7:30 am
Wed December 18, 2013

12/18/13 - Christmas Gifts

Cost key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

Splurges:
Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Champagne $$$
Chalk Hill Chardonnay, Chalk Hill Appellation 2010 $$$
Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley $$$
Taylor-Fladgate "Vargellas" Vintage Port 2005 $$$

Good Value:
Chandon California Brut Classic Sparkling Wine $$
Fritz Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2010 $$
Hess "Aloni" Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley $$
Taylor-Fladgate Tawny Port $

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Humanities Connection
3:40 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Humanities Connection - Hallowed Beauty: Sacred Texts As Artifacts

Recently Stevenson University, with support from the Maryland Bible Society and the Maryland Humanities Council, opened “Hallowed Beauty” an exhibition on, lecture about, and bus tour of sacred texts in the region.

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The Checkup
8:10 am
Tue December 17, 2013

How Preventive Care is Changing Under the Affordable Care Act

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The Affordable Care Act requires that insurers provide 45 preventive services to patients free of charge.  What does this mean for the health of individual patients?  What it could mean for the future health of the U.S., as a society And how much is it all going to cost?

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