Regional Recap, October 7, 2009

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MD University System Formulating Porn Policy. The University System of Maryland is developing a policy on student displays of pornographic films. The policy is a response to a screening of a pornographic movie planned earlier this year at the University of Maryland, College Park, but it is facing some opposition.

Student Newspaper Editor Resigns After Controversial Column. The editor-in-chief of the Towson University student newspaper, The Towerlight, has resigned after a controversial column was published. A weekly column called “The Bed Post” featured a piece about a specific sex act.

Pedestrian Hit, Killed By Bus. Anne Arundel County police are investigating an deadly accident involving a bus in Glen Burnie. Detectives said Marlene Turnage, 58, of Millersville, may have suffered a medical emergency when she fell near a curb on Hospital Drive. A bus then hit her and left the scene. (See related story at Eye On Annapolis)

Ehrlich’s Actions Have Some Asking: Will He Run Again? Former Gov. Robert Ehrlich is raising money and calling for a change of leadership in Annapolis, which seems to have many asking the question — is he planning to run again for governor? Ehrlich, a Republican, seems to be framing taxes and business regulation as campaign issues. Ehrlich said he hasn’t decided, but there’s no question he’s ramping up political activity.

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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