Regional Recap, September 29, 2009

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Regional News From WBAL-TVwbaltv

Annapolis Debates Cause Of Business Losses. There’s been a lot of turnover for a certain group of businesses in downtown Annapolis, and many are debating whether it’s a symptom of the greater economic problems or a challenge unique to that area. Business owner Karen Johnson said she walks around downtown Annapolis daily.She owns a coffee shop but said she has to pay a parking meter every two hours. She said she’s supposed to move it every two hours but is trying to get away with not doing it. (Note: see Eye On Annapolis’ photos of vacant storefronts posted yesterday)

MD Woman Dies After Tree Falls On Her. Montgomery County police said a Rockville woman was killed when a tree fell on her in her front yard. Diane Leech, 63, was doing yard work in front of her home on Oaktree Road in Rockville at about 5 p.m. Sunday when the tree fell.Police said her husband called 911 and that she was taken to a hospital, where she died.

5th Suspect Charged In Beating Of Man, 86. Cambridge police said a fifth person has been charged in the beating and robbery of an 86-year-old man. Lamont William Davis, 19, of Cambridge, was arrested Sunday and charged with robbery, burglary, assault and theft. He is being held on $200,000 bond. Milton Cromwell of Cambridge was working at the Cambridge Laundry on Washington Street early Sept. 20 when a group of men approached him and attacked him, police said.

Man Sentenced In Fatal Car-Into-Home Crash. A judge sentenced a Baltimore County man to 20 years in prison after he stole a truck and crashed it into a woman’s home, killing her. Aubrey Miller, 30, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Mary Sullivan, of Monkton, who was crushed to death in her first-floor bedroom along York Road in Monkton in the summer of 2008.

If you’re looking to buy a house in foreclosure but aren’t sure what’s on the market, a local Realtor has come up with a unique way to get customers to the product.

A foreclosure bus tour to be held Saturday morning in Howard County is giving prospective buyers a chance to see multiple homes to find good deals.Realtor Bob Lucido, who is hosting the event, said there’s never been a better time to buy a home, and because of the economy, the volume of foreclosed properties is high.

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John’s background is in the travel industry as a business owner, industry speaker, and travel writer. In terms of blogging and social media, he cut his teeth with MSNBC.com.

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