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Penn National Gaming Buys Closed Rosecroft Raceway

Penn National Gaming Buys Closed Rosecroft Raceway

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. submitted the winning bid for the shuttered Rosecroft Raceway on Friday for about $10.25 million in cash, edging out Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos in a three-way bid.

Michael Lichtenstein, a Potomac lawyer whose office handled the auction, said the company would submit another $3 million for the Prince George's County harness racing track, if the Wyomissing, Penn.-based company gets a bond from the state.

Penn National co-owns Laurel Park, which is about 30 miles away from Rosecroft, and Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, racing's second leg of the Triple Crown. The company also owns the Hollywood Casino in Cecil County.

The sale must be approved by a bankruptcy judge. Lichtenstein said a hearing has been scheduled Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt before Judge Paul Mannes.

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: 

Police in Md. County Investigate Disruption of Emergency Communication

Police in Md. County Investigate Disruption of Emergency Communication

ROCKVILLE (AP)— Montgomery County Police are investigating a disruption to its emergency communications center’s wireless trunk lines during the snowstorm. 

Officers say about 11 p.m. Wednesday, the emergency center was notified by neighboring call centers that there were problems with calls being received from wireless phones.

Officials contacted the service provider, Verizon, and the problem was fixed in 15 minutes.

Police say Verizon did not notify them of the outage, which the company had promised to do.

A Verizon spokeswoman says it is investigated the incident.

Bono sings, fond memories flow at Shriver funeral

Bono sings, fond memories flow at Shriver funeral

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — His 19 grandchildren read short remembrances, U2 frontman Bono led mourners in singing "Forever Young" and fond memories and laughter filled a funeral service for R. Sargent Shriver, the 95-year-old statesman laid to rest this weekend.

Shriver, the Peace Corps' first director who also ran the 1960s War on Poverty and served as a running mate on an ill-fated Democratic presidential ticket, was buried Saturday evening in a Massachusetts cemetery just hours after his funeral in suburban Washington.

Shriver, who had Alzheimer's disease, died Tuesday in his native Maryland where a funeral Mass was held in Potomac.

At Shriver's service, mourners from Bono to Vice President Joe Biden to former President Bill Clinton paid tribute to the man affectionally known as "Sarge," talking of a life spent serving others.

Missing Man From Potomac Found

POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA) -- Police were looking for 85-year-old Gerard Zulli on Friday. He had been missing since 11:30 p.m. Thursday when he went to visit a relative at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.

Montgomery County Police located Mr. Gerard Zulli Friday evening safe and unharmed in Bethesda.

Montgomery County Police activated a silver alert through the Maryland State Police.

Gaps In DC, Md, And Va Sex Registries

Gaps In DC, Md, And Va Sex Registries

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- There's a big hole in the sex offender registries in DC, Maryland and Virginia -- and it could cost the jurisdictions a fortune.

Our three -- and many other states -- are failing to pass juveniles who commit serious sex crimes on to the adult sex offender registry. That could cost the jurisdictions millions of dollars in federal law enforcement grants.

After a registered sex offender allegedly abducted and killed 11 year old girl on the Eastern Shore, Maryland launched a major initiative to tighten it's laws.

Part of the governor's plan was to ensure that juveniles who committed serious and repeated sex offenses automatically ended up on sex offender registry when they became adults. But that clause was dropped from the final bill.

Shriver Funeral Set For Saturday

Shriver Funeral Set For Saturday

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) -- A funeral for R. Sargent Shriver is being held at a church in suburban Washington this weekend.

Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Potomac, Md., says the invitation-only Mass is set for Saturday, but the time has not yet been decided.

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend said Shriver will be buried in the same cemetery as his wife, Eunice, in Hyannis.

Shriver, who served as the director of the Peace Corps and leader of the war on poverty, died Tuesday after being hospitalized for several days in his native Maryland. He was 95 and had suffered from Alzheimer's disease.