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  • Construction to start on Maryland's $2.4b Inter County Connector Toll Road this week

    10/15/2007 4:40:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 68+ views
    Toll Roads News ^ | October 14, 2007 | Toll Roads News
    Maryland State Highway Administrator (MdSHA) has given contractors the OK to start construction work on the first part of the 30km (18.8mi) long $2.4b InterCounty Connector (ICC) tollroad. The ICC is an east-west connector mainly located in Montgomery County about 10km (6 miles) north of the Beltway (I-495) and about 23km (14 miles) north of the White House. It goes from I-370 at present a short spur off I-270 near Gaithersburg at the western end in direction a bit south of east across upper Montgomery County to I-95 and US1 near Laurel in Prince Georges County. The route is already...
  • O’Malley: Global warming a threat

    09/28/2007 9:20:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 1,311+ views
    Baltimore Examiner ^ | September 27, 2007 | Kathleen Miller
    BALTIMORE - Gov. Martin O’Malley and Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine called on Congress Wednesday to pass legislation to control greenhouse gas emissions, arguing the health of the Chesapeake Bay is at stake. “We now know with certainty that human activities — including coastal development, the burning of fossil fuels and increasing greenhouse gas emissions — are contributing to both the causes and consequences of climate change,” O’Malley told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. But his testimony did not go over well with critics of the Intercounty Connector — an 18-mile toll road that would connect Montgomery and...
  • Montgomery County (Maryland) Parents Ask Court to Stop Gay Curriculum

    09/06/2007 5:18:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 33 replies · 657+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/6/07 | Hilary White
    ROCKVILLE, Maryland, September 6, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Three parents' groups have filed papers in Montgomery Circuit Court on Tuesday to request a halt to the planned start of a homosexual curriculum in county schools. Barring a court decision, the school board, after a lengthy battle, will implement a curriculum that will introduce children to the homosexual movement's political doctrines in the eighth and 10th-grade classrooms this fall. If it is allowed to go forward, the curriculum, that teaches homosexuality is caused by a specific "gay gene," will include a lesson titled, "Respect for Differences in Human Sexuality." It will...
  • Ilegal Immigration Rage -- Local and National Frustrations

    08/21/2007 7:45:13 AM PDT · by HoosierGirl25 · 22 replies · 928+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/21/2007 | Ericka Andersen
    After the immigration bill was killed, we let ourselves breathe a little easier. But just because that battle was conquered doesn't mean we don't have a long way to go. Last week's deportation of Elvira Arellano -- an illegal immigrant who'd been hiding out in a church for over a year -- has lifted the issue to the bubbling surface of controversy once again. My own Montgomery County is the center of a specific battle right now. An ID card is apparantly being issued by immigrant advocacy group CASA de Maryland. According to the Washington Examiner, the group has provided...
  • Maryland Schools to Teach that Sexual Deviance is Normal this Fall

    08/16/2007 4:36:39 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 186 replies · 2,525+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/16/07 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    ROCKVILLE, MD, August 16, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Barring a court overruling within the next few weeks, the Montgomery County School Board is scheduled to go ahead this fall and teach middle and high school students that various forms of sexual deviance are normal, the New York Times Reports.Parents & Friends of Gays & Ex-Gays (PFOX), Citizens for a Responsible Curriculum (CRC) and other pro-family groups have been battling the highly controversial material for years. Parents won a victory in 2004 when the courts granted a delay on the issue. After the Maryland State Board of Education (MSBE) approved the curriculum...
  • On Education: Lessons on Homosexuality Move Into the Classroom

    08/15/2007 3:02:25 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 35 replies · 1,414+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 15, 2007 | DIANA JEAN SCHEMO
    After five years, one legal defeat and a challenge on the way, Montgomery County, Md., is at the frontier of sex education in the United States. This fall, barring last-minute court action, the county will offer lessons on homosexuality in its 8th- and 10th-grade health education courses. To school officials, the lessons are a natural outgrowth of sex education and of teachings on tolerance and diversity...The lessons’ central message is respect and acceptance of the many permutations of sexual identity, both in others and in one’s self. School officials said they were not seeking to promote a political agenda, beyond...
  • Guatemalan arrested in crash (drunk illegal, hit-and-run, 2 Americans die)

    08/14/2007 7:19:46 PM PDT · by ruination · 39 replies · 1,095+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 14, 2007 | Michael Dresser
    A Guatemalan man who is in the United States illegally was arrested early Tuesday on hit-and-run charges after a traffic accident that killed two Baltimore-area men and injured three other highway construction workers on the side of U.S. 29 in Montgomery County, police said. The crash just over the Howard County line was the latest in a series of fatal traffic accidents involving illegal immigrant drivers in Maryland. It also added two names to the list of highway workers killed in on-the-job crashes recently. James Cronin, 37, of the 7200 block of Judy Road in Glen Burnie, was flown to...
  • County neutral on alien policies (Montgomery Co., MD)

    08/09/2007 11:38:24 AM PDT · by JZelle · 9 replies · 220+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 8-9-07 | Kristen Chick
    Montgomery County will not follow Prince William and Loudoun counties in denying public services to illegal aliens, but neither will the county enact any sanctuary policies, County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett said yesterday. "It's not something that would be on the agenda for Montgomery County," he said of policies such as prohibiting police in all cases from inquiring about immigration status or giving identification cards to undocumented residents. "I think it would add to the toxic debate we've had and I don't think that would be helpful at this point." Mr. Leggett, a Democrat, spoke at a forum in the...
  • Did Montco slaying victim have two wives?

    08/08/2007 9:50:09 AM PDT · by Think free or die · 6 replies · 347+ views
    Philly.com ^ | Posted on Tue, Aug. 07, 2007 | Emilie Lounsberry and Thomas Fitzgerald
    Myra Morton told police investigating her husband's shooting death early Sunday in Whitpain Township (Pennsylvania) that he had recently taken a second wife in Morocco and was to have traveled there that very day, according to court papers released yesterday. In documents that painted a sad portrait of their marriage, Myra Morton said her husband, Jereleigh Morton, had persuaded her to approve the marriage, as required by her Muslim religion. snip . . .
  • Maryland Faces Lawsuit as it Approves Schools Teaching Anal Sex, Trangenderism, as Normal

    08/01/2007 4:10:59 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 34 replies · 1,164+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/1/07 | LifeSiteNews
    ANNAPOLIS, August 1, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A public school district's program promoting anal sex, homosexuality, bisexuality, and transvestitism as normal sexual variations was recently approved by the Maryland State Board of Education despite strenuous opposition from several pro-family groups. Montgomery County Public School's controversial sexuality curriculum for eighth and tenth grade students is the result of pressure by homosexual advocacy groups. In response, the Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced today that it will assist the pro-family groups in their appeal of the Education Board's decision to the Montgomery County...
  • Sex-ed fliers cause ruckus

    07/17/2007 11:07:53 AM PDT · by JZelle · 27 replies · 1,136+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-17-07 | Kristen Chick
    Montgomery County public school employees censored and discriminated against a group opposed to the county's new sex-education curriculum, an Alliance Defense Fund attorney said yesterday in a letter to the county school board president. Teachers and a principal violated the First Amendment right of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays, known as PFOX, by encouraging students to throw away the group's literature, said Jeremy D. Tedesco, an attorney for the conservative legal group, which is often involved in issues of religious freedom. Teachers and the principal at Winston Churchill High School put the group's name on school trash cans...
  • Restaurateurs Arrested for Illegal Workers (Local PD Played Role In Wheaton, MD Fed Investigation)

    07/12/2007 8:55:52 PM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 205 replies · 3,515+ views
    Washington Compost ^ | Friday, July 13, 2007 | Ernesto Londoño and Mariana Minaya, Washington Post Staff Writers
    Francisco Carlos Solano... Inés Solano... Consuelo Solano... Juan Faustino Solano... were charged with employing and harboring illegal immigrants, money laundering and structuring deposits to avoid financial reporting requirements... Nine employees of their El Pollo Rico restaurant in Wheaton were taken into custody and will be placed in deportation proceedings...Federal agents say the Solanos deposited more than $6.6 million into a business account between June 2002 and September 2006 in increments of $7,000 to $9,000, which authorities say was done to avoid filing currency transaction reports that must be submitted with deposits that exceed $10,000....Federal agents seized more than $2 million...
  • Gay-Friendly Curriculum to go Ahead in Maryland Schools

    07/09/2007 8:25:41 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 18 replies · 920+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | July 9, 2007 | Hilary White
    ROCKVILLE, Maryland, July 9, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Maryland State Board of Education will not interfere with a local school board's efforts to insert curriculum material legitimizing homosexuality. The board agreed that while parents may have some say in what is taught to their children, that "right is not absolute. It must bend to the State's duty to educate its citizens." Parents in Montgomery County have been battling the school board on the insertion of homosexual material in schools for two and a half years. In November 2004 the parents won a delay in the courts after the Montgomery Board...
  • State's Right Supercedes Parent's Rights (Mandatory homosexual indoctrination)

    07/08/2007 10:39:01 AM PDT · by nancyvideo · 122 replies · 2,984+ views
    RightBias ^ | July 8, 2007 | American Family Association
    The Maryland State Board of Education has ruled that the right of the state supersedes the rights of parents in teaching children about homosexuality. The Board said the "right (of parents) is not absolute. It must bend to the State's duty to educate its citizens." The ruling means that the teaching of homosexuality as an accepted and approved lifestyle in Maryland public schools can move forward
  • Md. State Board Approves County's Sex-Ed Curriculum

    07/06/2007 11:23:07 AM PDT · by Sopater · 37 replies · 751+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, July 4, 2007 | Daniel de Vise
    The Maryland State Board of Education has ruled in favor of a sex-education curriculum adopted last month for use in Montgomery middle and high schools, finding nothing illegal in the new lessons on sexual orientation and condom use, school officials said yesterday. In a 17-page June 27 opinion, the state panel declined to "second guess the appropriateness" of the curriculum approved by the Montgomery County Board of Education. Instead, the state panel said it could reverse the county's action only if it violated the law. And after reviewing more than a dozen claims alleged by curriculum opponents, the state board...
  • What Will MoCo Ban Next? Skeeters? Wind Chimes? [Montgomery County Maryland Bans Trans Fats]

    05/16/2007 12:34:10 PM PDT · by freespirited · 7 replies · 396+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/16/07 | Marc Fisher
    Montgomery County, where only county-run stores can be trusted to sell liquor and where the county has tossed smokers out of bars and restaurants, is now the first county in the nation to ban trans fats. The county council voted yesterday to prohibit restaurants, bakeries and delis from using the unhealthful fats in their cooking and food preparation. Apparently oblivious to the fact that a trans fat ban in New York City is forcing some chefs there to abandon butter because it contains small amounts of natural trans fat, the nannies who run Montgomery County unanimously voted to take choices...
  • Most students present for sex-ed class (Mont.Co.MD)

    03/27/2007 11:38:41 AM PDT · by JZelle · 8 replies · 605+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3-27-07 | Kristen Chick
    Roughly 10 percent of Montgomery County students did not attend the school system's new sex-education classes that include lessons on homosexuality and condom use.Three lessons were taught last week for 10th-graders at Watkins Mill and Bethesda-Chevy Chase high schools. And two lessons were held for eighth-graders at Argyle and Julius West middle schools.Of the 488 students enrolled in the classes, 24 presented a parental-permission slip excusing them, and 17 failed to bring a permission slip allowing them to take the classes, said county schools spokesman Brian Edwards.
  • Board allows sex-ed classes

    03/08/2007 11:42:10 AM PST · by JZelle · 3 replies · 326+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3-8-07 | Aaron Groen
    The Maryland State Board of Education ruled yesterday that a sex-education curriculum in Montgomery County public schools that includes discussions on homosexuality and condom use can continue, denying a request by resident groups to stop the classes. Though the board denied the appeal from a coalition led by the Citizens for a Responsible Curriculum (CRC), members said they would hear the appeal this summer.
  • Arrest in racial slurs case (Dirty Dem trick exposed)

    01/20/2007 10:06:38 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 8 replies · 1,401+ views
    Times-Herald.com ^ | 1/20/07 | MARGARET GIBBONS
    COURTHOUSE - Democratic poll worker Jacqueline A. Kilroy, accused of lying to detectives when she claimed that she heard Republican state House candidate Jay R. Moyer make racial slurs against Democratic challenger Netta Young Hughes, is now in custody. And authorities now believe that the 41-year-old Kilroy was responsible for a second racial complaint filed in connection with that campaign. "We believe that Jacqueline Kilroy is responsible for the racial text messages," said county District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr. "Jay Moyer and his campaign workers had absolutely nothing to do with either incident," Castor emphasized. Authorities last Friday had...
  • Crabbs Branch is county pick for day-laborer center

    01/19/2007 4:53:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 357+ views
    The Gazette ^ | January 18, 2007 | Sebastian Montes
    A parcel in the County Service Park, a county-owned cluster of industrial facilities just south of Shady Grove Road, will be the site of a new employment center for day laborers, county officials announced Thursday. The center will be located on a half-acre parcel behind a Department of Liquor Control warehouse at 16640 Crabbs Branch Way. According to a statement from County Executive Isiah Leggett (D), the location is more than half a mile from the closest residential area. It is also about 700 yards from the nearest bus stop. The Shady Grove Metro station is a little more than...