Regional Recap, September 24, 2009

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Regional News From WBAL-TVwbaltv

Annapolis Mayoral Candidate Drops Out Again. Former White House aide Zina Pierre is dropping out of the Annapolis mayor’s race again.

ACORN Sues Filmmakers, IRS Severs Ties With Group. ACORN has filed a lawsuit against the makers of a hidden-camera video that showed employees of its Baltimore office giving tax advice to a man posing as a pimp and a woman posing as a prostitute. The liberal activist group contends that the audio portion of the video was obtained illegally because Maryland requires two-party consent to create sound recordings.

Woman Charged With Kidnapping On Bus. Anne Arundel County police arrested a Jessup woman and charged her with kidnapping.The incident happened Tuesday afternoon near a school bus stop on Clark Road.Police said a woman and her 4-year-old son were waiting on the bus when 50-year-old Leslie Offut picked up the child and tried to walk away.

Bank Begins Foreclosure On First Mariner Tower. A French bank has begun foreclosure proceedings on 1st Mariner Tower at Canton Crossing.Paris-based Natixis SA told banker and developer Edwin F. Hale Sr. on Friday that an auction for the building and surrounding land is scheduled for Oct. 21 after a default on an $84 million loan, according to a notice of sale.

Slots Panel Approves Ocean Downs License. A Maryland panel voted unanimously to approve the state’s first slot machine license at an Eastern Shore horse racing track. The Slot Location Commission approved the license Wednesday after hearing about a positive background investigation by PricewaterhouseCoopers into the Ocean Downs track near Ocean City.”No derogatory information was located and there’s sufficient cash or c

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