Saturday, September 29, 2012
Baltimore County police identified Earl Badu as the man who jumped from I-695 Thursday.
Earl Badu, 33, a member of the University of Maryland’s 2002 basketball national championship team, has been indentified as the man who died Thursday after jumping from Interstate 695 into a construction area on Interstate 95 near Perry Hall. Baltimore County police identified Badu as the jumper in an email on Saturday. According to University of Maryland’s athletic site, Badu was a member of the school’s 2002 National Championship team after walking onto the squad in the fall of 1998. Badu, a graduate of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, died from his injuries at Bay View Medical Center. According to electronic court records, Badu, who listed a PO Box in Bethesda as his address, was convicted of passing a bad check on Sept. 21.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Dancing (and a little disarray) filled the University of Maryland's McKeldin Mall on Wednesday.
Update, Oct. 1: University of Maryland Libraries posted an extended version of its "Gangnam Style" video over the weekend, featuring a long choreographed sequence and culminating in footage from Friday's flash mob (see above). Original article: A University of Maryland "Gangnam Style" flash mob drew hundreds of people to McKeldin Mall Wednesday afternoon—but the end result was a bit more "mob" than the perfectly synchronized routine of K-pop fame. The event, coordinated by University of Maryland Libraries, aimed to have students perform the distinctive dance moves featured in the music video for Korean rapper PSY's hit single. Organizers collected thousands of fans on Facebook and distributed a tutorial for would-be mobbers. But when the …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Study shows that the oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay has declined 92 percent since 1980.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
By Greg Masters Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS — The Chesapeake Bay's oyster population has plummeted since the late 1960s, when Willy Dean, a Maryland waterman since the age of 17, would go hand tonging with his father and "load the boat with oysters." "The catch is way, way down from what it was back then," Dean said. The population is so low that several scientists recommended a complete halt on oyster harvesting in a study published in August by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. But a moratorium has not gained traction among watermen and state officials, who see the industry as an important tradition and a small but significant part of the state's economy. "People would have to get other jobs, leave the …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The Town of Chevy Chase Purple Line Mitigation Advisory Group discusses possible compromises, should the Purple Line come to pass, at its monthly meeting.
With the University of Maryland, College Park, supporting construction of the cross-county Purple Line in return for a reduced speed limit for Purple Line trolleys as they pass through the heart of the College Park campus, the Town of Chevy Chase Purple Line Mitigation Advisory Group is considering requesting a similar speed- and noise-reduction concession from the Maryland Transit Administration, the group says. The exact concessions made by the Maryland Transit Administration to the University of Maryland, College Park, are still unclear, however, and the group will be working over the summer to clarify the concessions to see if they may be relevant to the Town of Chevy Chase. The Purple Line Mitigation Advisory Group meets once a month…