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State Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday February 23, 2020 ( 39 items )  

'The People of Maryland Are Not Going to Stand for That': Gov. Hogan on the Proposed Largest Tax Increase In State History
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 21 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - "It Is A Tax on Working Families. It Is A Tax On Single Moms. ... On Daycare, On Barbers, On Dog Walkers, ON Landscapers." * * * ANNAPOLIS, MD--At a press conference today, Governor Hogan addressed a proposal by legislative leaders and committee chairs to impose the largest tax increase in state history, saying, "It's not ever going to happen while I'm governor, I can promise you." Here a  more

8 BCPS Students to Compete as Semifinalists in WJZ's Annual Black History Oratory Competition
TOWSON, Maryland, Feb. 22 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: Eight of the 17 semifinalists competing in WJZ's Annual Black History Oratory Competition are Baltimore County Public Schools students. Seven of the eight are Hereford High School students. The semifinalists from BCPS are: Dulaney High Jacob Margolis, Grade 11 Hereford High Colin Campbell, Grade 12 Andrew Dotterer, Grade 11 Lindsey Duquette, Grade12 Jack Kruger, Grade 12 Willow Powers, Grade  more

Baltimore County Public Schools: A New Process for Electing a Student Member of the Board of Education
TOWSON, Maryland, Feb. 18 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: * * * - Three candidates in running for March 12 student vote * * * Selecting a new student member for the Board of Education of Baltimore County this year will be different in more ways than one. Not only will all secondary students be invited to cast a ballot - a first for Baltimore County - but also for the first time, they will have three student candidates, instead of two, from which to choo  more

BGE Named Business Customer Champion in National Study of Utility Customer Engagement
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb. 20 -- Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., a subsidiary of Exelon, issued the following news release: BGE has been recognized for best in class business customer engagement in the leading study of utility industry brand health and business customer experience released by Escalent, a top human behavior and analytics firm. The study, Cogent Syndicated Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement(TM): Business, included BGE among 18 Utility Business Customer Champions--utiliti  more

Board of Education of Baltimore County to Meet on Tuesday, February 25, 2020
TOWSON, Maryland, Feb. 20 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: The Board of Education will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at its Greenwood Campus, 6901 N. Charles Street, Building E, Towson, Maryland 21204. The Board's regular open session will begin at approximately 5 p.m. The Board will then meet in closed session as permitted by law. The open session will reconvene at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend all open sessions. The sc  more

Celebrate Easter With an Eggstravagant Brunch in the Ballroom at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb. 20 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: This Easter, hop to it and join Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore for an all-inclusive buffet brunch of egg-centric delights on Sunday, April 12, 2020 in the Cobalt Ballroom overlooking the Inner Harbor. This popular event will feature more than 50 sweet and savoury items including crab eggs benedict, pancakes, roasted prime rib, honey glazed ham, salads, cheese and charcuterie, avocado toast, poached  more

Ciena Announces Internet Availability of 2020 Annual Meeting Proxy Materials
HANOVER, Maryland, Feb. 20 -- Ciena issued the following news release: Ciena(R) Corporation (NYSE: CIEN), a networking systems, services and software company, announced that proxy materials are now available for its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Gary B. Smith, President and CEO, and David M. Rothenstein, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, will facilitate the meeting. Event: 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholder  more

Ciena Unveils 5G Innovations to Fuel the Next Wave of Mobile Connectivity
HANOVER, Maryland, Feb. 20 -- Ciena issued the following news release: Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) added several new products and capabilities to its 5G Network Solutions aimed at reducing network complexity and fueling operators' migration from 4G to 5G - from radios to data centers and everything in between. Ciena's unique and open approach uses intelligent automation, next-generation routing platforms and advanced professional services to support the delivery of differentiated 5G services, such as eM  more

Ciena Upgrades EIG Submarine Cable System to Connect Businesses in Europe, the Middle East and India
HANOVER, Maryland, Feb. 18 -- Ciena issued the following news release on Feb. 17: The Europe India Gateway (EIG) submarine cable system has been upgraded to accelerate and strengthen connectivity between businesses in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and India. Using Ciena's (NYSE: CIEN) submarine network solution, the upgrade allows EIG to utilize flexible, express wavelengths, also known as optical bypass, to reduce operational costs as well as space and power requirements while improving reli  more

Delegate Jay Jalisi Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. 2020 Maryland House Delegate Jay Jalisi (district 10), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Con  more

Discovery Education: Jackson Charitable Foundation Announces 2019 Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! Contest Winner
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, Feb. 22 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: * * * - Olympic View Elementary School in Chula Vista, CA Receives $10,000 to Ignite Financial Literacy and $1,000 for Donation to Student-Selected Cause * * * Jackson Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit advancing financial knowledge on a national scale, announced Olympic View Elementary School in Chula Vista, California, as the winner of the 3rd annual Cha-Ching  more

EchoStar: ERT, Inc. With Hughes Selected by the National Weather Service to Expand Managed Network Services Across the U.S.
GERMANTOWN, Maryland, Feb. 20 -- EchoStar issued the following news release: ERT, Inc., one of NOAA's largest science and technology contractors, together with Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, announced their selection by the National Weather Service (NWS) to upgrade and expand managed satellite and wireless services at NWS locations in the contiguous United States, Hawaii, Alaska, and Pacific Region. ERT and subcontractor Hu  more

ERT, Inc. With Hughes Selected by The National Weather Service to Expand Managed Network Services Across the U.S.
GERMANTOWN, Maryland, Feb. 20 -- Hughes Network Systems issued the following news release: ERT, Inc., one of NOAA's largest science and technology contractors, together with Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, announced their selection by the National Weather Service (NWS) to upgrade and expand managed satellite and wireless services at NWS locations in the contiguous United States, Hawaii, Alaska, and Pacific Region. ERT and su  more

Indiana University: Conway Book Wins Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Award
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, Feb. 21 -- Indiana University's Media School issued the following news: Associate professor Mike Conway won the 2020 Library Of American Broadcasting Foundation Broadcast Historian Award for his recently published book. The book, "Contested Ground: 'The Tunnel' and the Struggle Over Television News in Cold War America (https://mediaschool.indiana.edu/news-events/news/item.html?n=conway-book-chronicles-berlin-wall-escapes-role-in-tv-journalisms-rise)," chronicles the role   more

Indiana University: Media School Sponsors Scripps Regional Spelling Bee
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, Feb. 21 -- Indiana University's Media School issued the following news: Students from South Central Indiana will participate in the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee, sponsored by The Media School, at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the Monroe County Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. Students through eighth grade who have won spelling bees at their schools in Brown, Greene, Monroe, Morgan and Owen counties will compete. The winner is awarded a trip to the Natio  more

Johns Hopkins University: Antidepressant Harms Baby Neurons in Lab-Grown 'Mini-Brains'
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb. 22 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release: * * * - Stem-Cell-Derived Model Of Developing Brain Could Allow Rapid Testing Of Drugs, Chemicals For Developmental Neurotoxicity * * * Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have demonstrated the use of stem-cell-derived "mini-brains" to detect harmful side effects of a common drug on the developing brain. Mini-brains ar  more

Lebau and Neuworth: District of Columbia Enacts New Paid Family Leave Law
TOWSON, Maryland, Feb. 21 -- Lebau and Neuworth, a law firm, issued the following news: On February 1, 2020, the District of Columbia (D.C.) Department of Employment Services released a new mandatory Paid Family Leave Employee Notice. The notice contains information regarding employee rights and paid-leave benefits provided by the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016. Under the new law, which goes into effect July 1, 2020, covered employees may take up to a maximum of eight (8) weeks of   more

Lockheed Martin Names New Senior Leader for Human Resources
BETHESDA, Maryland, Feb. 18 -- Lockheed Martin issued the following news release: Lockheed Martin's board of directors approved the appointment of Greg Karol as the senior vice president of Human Resources, effective March 2. He will also serve as a corporate officer and report directly to Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson. "Greg is a strong, multidisciplinary leader with proven experience leading human capital strategies in both manufacturing and services businesses,  more

Lt. Gov. Rutherford Honors Black History Month Leadership & Service Awards Recipients
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 19 -- Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford joined the Governor's Office on Service & Volunteerism to honor the award recipients of the Black History Month Leadership & Service Awards, in celebration of Black History Month. "I am pleased to recognize hard work and unwavering dedication from the best volunteers in the nation and seek with you to educate citizens about the significance of the African Ame  more

Marriott International Appoints Jim Scholefield Chief Information, Digital Officer
BETHESDA, Maryland, Feb. 19 -- Marriott International issued the following news: Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced the appointment of Jim Scholefield as Chief Information and Digital Officer (CIDO), effective February 24. In this role, Scholefield will be responsible for leading all aspects of the company's information technology and digital strategies. Scholefield will report to Stephanie Linnartz, Group President, Consumer Operations, Technology & Emerging Businesses. "Jim  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Joins Coalition Supporting Bipartisan Legislation Limiting Forum Shopping in Corporate Bankruptcy Filings
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb. 21 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release on Feb. 20: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a bipartisan coalition of 42 state and territory attorneys general in supporting H.R. 4421, the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation that will prevent a corporation from filing for bankruptcy in a District that it believes would be more favorable on issues to the debtor's advantage--a practice known as "foru  more

Maryland A.G.: Predatory Lender Offering 'Vehicle Title Pawns' Ordered to Pay More Than $2.2 Million to Maryland Consumers
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb. 22 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: * * * - Cash-N-Go and its Owner, Brent M. Jackson, Made Unlicensed, Usurious Loans Targeting Consumers in Financial Distress * * * Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced that his Consumer Protection Division has issued a Final Order against Cash-N- Go, Inc., Brent M. Jackson, and related businesses owned and operated by Jackson under the "Cash-N-Go" name for making unlicens  more

Massachusetts' Andover Public Schools Choose Discovery Education Experience to Support Innovative, Child-Centered Learning
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, Feb. 20 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: * * * - New Partnership Provides District Educators and Students Access to Award-Winning Digital Content That Supports Instruction Across All K-12 Curricular Areas- * * * Massachusetts' Andover Public Schools (APS) announce the selection of Discovery Education Experience to support innovative, child-centered learning in all K-12 classrooms districtwide. Created   more

Md. Department of Natural Resources: 2020 Maryland Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners Announced
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 22 -- The Maryland Department of Natural Resources issued the following news: The judging is complete for the annual fifth-grade Arbor Day poster contest sponsored by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Three schools in Maryland that are home to the top winners will benefit with tree plantings this spring. The poster contest is judged annually by a panel of forestry experts and special guest judge, Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan. Lola Lugard of Sykesville, C  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Judicial Appointments
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 18 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Fills Vacancies in Prince George's County District Court * * * Governor Larry Hogan announced he has made five judicial appointments to the Prince George's County District Court: Wennesa Bell Snoddy, John Anthony Bielec, Dolores Dorsainvil, LaKeecia Renee Allen, and Stacey Maria Cobb Smith. The governor made the appointments after interviewing nominees submitted by the Prince George's Cou  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Maryland's First Education Inspector General
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 18 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Richard P. Henry, Former Federal Law Enforcement Official, to Serve as Schools Watchdog; Administration Continues to Press For Accountability Measures to Ensure Better Results for Maryland's Students * * * Governor Larry Hogan announced the appointment of Richard P. Henry as Maryland's first Inspector General for Education. Mr. Henry, who has over 30 years of law enforcement experience at  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Appoints MDTA Police Chief Jerry Jones as Superintendent of Maryland State Police
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 19 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Col. William Pallozzi, Superintendent Since February 2015, to Retire; Lt. Col. Kevin Anderson to Become Head of MDTA Police * * * Governor Larry Hogan announced Maryland Transportation Authority Chief of Police Woodrow W. "Jerry" Jones III as his appointee for superintendent of the Maryland State Police. Colonel Jones will succeed Colonel William M. Pallozzi, who is retiring after more th  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Celebrates Groundbreaking for Lexington Market Redevelopment
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 18 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on Feb. 18: Governor Larry Hogan participated in a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of redevelopment of Baltimore's historic Lexington Market, the longest operating public market in America. The governor was joined by Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth C. Holt, Maryland Department of General Services Secretary Ellington Churchill, Jr., city officials,   more

Md. Gov. Hogan Hosts Therapy Dogs at State House in Support of Court Dog and Child Witness Programs
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 19 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on Feb. 18: * * * - Bipartisan Legislation Would Enable Therapy Dogs to Accompany Children Testifying in Maryland Courts * * * Governor Larry Hogan welcomed over a dozen therapy dogs and their handlers to the Maryland State House to express his strong support for bipartisan legislation to provide therapy dogs for children testifying in Maryland courts. They were joined by fellow advocates, along w  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Redesignates Violent Crime Bills as Emergency Legislation, Calls on Lawmakers to Take Immediate Action
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 21 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on Feb. 20: * * * - Marks Halfway Point of Legislative Session By Focusing on Number One Priority of Marylanders * * * At a press conference marking the halfway point of the legislative session, Governor Larry Hogan announced that he is redesignating his bills to combat the violent crime crisis in Baltimore City as emergency legislation so that they can be signed into law and take effect immediate  more

Miles & Stockbridge Principal Jim Dawson Elected Fellow of American College of Tax Counsel
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb. 19 -- Miles and Stockbridge, a law firm, issued the following news release: Congratulations to James W. Dawson, Jr., a principal in Miles & Stockbridge's Corporate, Securities & Tax Practice Group, on his election to the American College of Tax Counsel. Dawson is one of only 14 tax attorneys from across the country elected into the professional association by its Board of Regents in January. Dawson and the other members of the College, known as Fellows, were elected t  more

Miles & Stockbridge Principal Luisella McBride Chosen for Leadership Maryland Class of 2020
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb. 21 -- Miles and Stockbridge, a law firm, issued the following news release: Congratulations to Luisella P. McBride, a principal and co-leader of Miles & Stockbridge's Public Finance practice, on her selection for Leadership Maryland--a professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders. McBride is one of 52 individuals chosen for the 2020 Class. McBride and her cohorts will co  more

Morgan State University to Offer Three Degree Programs in Ghana Following Board Approval
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb. 10 -- Morgan State University issued the following news: * * * - Domestic Degree Programs Also See Expansion, with Proposed Addition of Master of Science in Advanced Computing and MHEC-Approved Bachelor of Science in Cloud Computing * * * Morgan State University (MSU) is slated to establish an international presence on the African continent by way of a new pilot program. During the recent public session of the MSU Board of Regents' winter quarterly meeting, the Bo  more

Perdue Farms Outpaces Industry in Raising Chickens With Outdoor Access, Expands Free-Range Offerings
SALISBURY, Maryland, Feb. 19 -- Perdue Farms issued the following news release: As part of the company's ongoing commitments to animal care, Perdue Farms is leading the industry in raising chickens with outdoor access and has recently expanded its free-range product offerings under its PERDUE(R) HARVESTLAND(R) label. Building on the company's leadership as the number-one producer of organic chicken in the country, Perdue achieved its goal to provide outdoor access in 25% of its chicken houses   more

Perdue, Maryland Food Bank Unveil Mobile Market
SALISBURY, Maryland, Feb. 21 -- Perdue Farms issued the following news release: * * * - To Celebrate Company's Centennial, Perdue Foundation and Perdue Family Gifts Fund New Vehicle To Help Feed Food-Insecure Individuals on Maryland's Eastern Shore * * * Perdue Farms and the Maryland Food Bank (MFB) unveiled a new state-of-the-art Mobile Market to support the food bank's efforts to distribute fresh, wholesome food on Maryland's Eastern Shore, where roughly 42,000 individuals are food insecur  more

Two Major Delmarva Power Projects Now Energized in Salisbury to Improve Service Reliability for Thousands in Wicomico County
SALISBURY, Maryland, Feb. 20 -- Delmarva Power issued the following news release: Delmarva Power is energizing two major substation projects in Salisbury, Md. this year, part of the company's ongoing efforts to deliver safe and reliable service for customers across the Eastern Shore. The new Beaglin substation and upgraded Fruitland substation will enhance electric service for more than 21,000 customers across Wicomico County. "To provide customers the safe and reliable service they expect, it  more

University System of Maryland Board of Regents Meets February 21
ADELPHI, Maryland, Feb. 20 -- The University System of Maryland issued the following news release: The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents will meet on Friday, February 21. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. and takes place in the University Center (Ballroom) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). The public session will be live streamed to the public. The USM website will be updated with the link to that live stream. The board will hear an educational forum, "A  more

University System of Maryland Issues Statement on Racist Graffiti Found at Salisbury University
ADELPHI, Maryland, Feb. 21 -- The University System of Maryland issued the following statement: Hate speech and harassment have absolutely no place in the University System of Maryland. They undermine the very goals of higher education and destroy the community of trust that students need to live and learn together. I know President Wight and his leadership team condemn this abhorrent act in the strongest terms and are cooperating fully with law enforcement. The Salisbury community has the U  more

WVU School of Dentistry Explores New Screening Method for Malignant Oral Cancer
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia, Feb. 21 -- The West Virginia University's Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center issued the following news: * * * - Goal to create new oral cancer screening resources for dentists * * * Seven clinicians from West Virginia and Maryland gathered at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry Feb. 14 to begin training for a research project focusing on a new method to screen for malignant oral cancer. Dr. Aaron Weinberg from Case Western Reserve School of Dental   more