Thursday, February 21, 2013
A proposed bill would establish that all breeds of dogs have potential to bite, according to Capital Gazette.
Maryland Sen. Brian Frosh (D-Montgomery County) is pushing a bill that would counteract an anti-pit bull court ruling, Capital Gazette reports. The House unanimously approved the bill, NBC4 reports. It heads to the Senate next. Senate Bill 160, and its House companion, Bill 78, would contradict a Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that pit bulls are "inherently dangerous." Frosh's bill changes establishes that all dog breeds are capable of biting, not just pit bulls. Owners of dogs who are accused of biting may provide proof in court that their dog doesn't usually bite, however, according to the Capital Gazette. The court ruling was spurred by Dominic Solesky, a 10-year-old Towson boy, who was attacked and critically injured by a pit bull …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Silver Spring women among first to marry.
The long-awaited enactment of Maryland’s Civil Marriage Protection Act on Jan. 1 saw a number of same-sex marriages across the state, including the union between two Silver Spring women. The wedding of Ruth Siegel and Nina Nethery was one of a number of same-sex ceremonies profiled in a recent Washington Post story about New Year’s Day weddings. The couple’s ceremony began virtually as soon as the law took effect, at 12:02 a.m., with each participant wearing a baseball cap that read either Bride One or Bride Two. Nethery explained the importance of marriage to her. “When we have an argument, I always think about splitting up and leaving. But I’ve been married before and I remember this phenomenon. It changes your perception on how you …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Welcome in 2013 at one of these great events.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012
From large-scale, themed, multi-room extravaganzas to more subdued music and art events, the Washington, DC area has a number of New Year’s Eve parties scheduled, with something to offer for everyone. If you like the more traditional big crowd, big event type celebration, “Big Night DC” at the Gaylord National Resort at the National Harbor may be the destination for you. With 15 themed party areas, five dance floors, more than a dozen bands and DJs, VIP rooms and a number of full and open bars, this six-hour party could see more than 7,000 attendees! Cost: Tickets are currently $149.99 per person for the main event, $199.99 for the VIP area and include drinks, food, a fun casino lounge—meaning no gambling—and music. Another event that is …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Vote was 5-3 among Germantown area senators, delegates
Upper Montgomery County lawmakers were split Wednesday on whether to put expanded gaming up for a referendum. Passed Wednesday morning by the Maryland Senate, the measure would leave it up to voters to approve the expansion of gaming to a sixth location, Towson Patch reports. Of the eight state senators and delegates representing districts 15 and 39 — whose boundary includes Germantown, and parts of Darnestown and North Potomac — five voted in favor of the referendum and while the other three cast opposing votes, according to an unofficial roll call. How they voted Yays Del. Kathleen M. Dumais, D-Dist. 15 Del. Brian J. Feldman, D. Dist. 15 Sen. Robert Garagiola, D-Dist. 15 Sen. Nancy King, D-Dist. 39 Del. Kirill Reznik, D-Dist. 39 Nays …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
A bill that would overturn the state's Court of Appeals decision declaring pit bulls "inherently dangerous" overcame its first hurdle Thursday by passing a Senate committee hearing 6-3