Regional Recap, April 9, 2010

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Annapolis Seeks Line Of Credit To Meet Payroll. Annapolis Mayor Joshua Cohen said the city is arranging a line of credit with bankers to avoid a cash flow crunch and meet payroll and other expenses until property tax payments start arriving in October. Cohen said Thursday that the city is going through austere times but taxpayers should remain confident in the city’s overall financial strength.Cohen said in a statement that members of the City Council’s Finance Committee are sponsoring a resolution to authorize the credit line that will be introduced Monday and brought up for a vote April 26.

3 Killed In Arundel Crash. Three people were killed in a fiery crash Wednesday night in Anne Arundel County.The crash occurred just after 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Donaldson Avenue and Walnut Grove Road.Police said a truck driven by Jessica Ray, 26, crossed into an oncoming lane of traffic and collided with an SUV driven by Preston Matthews, 57.Matthews’ SUV was on fire when medics arrived at the scene.

Dillinger Getaway Car On Display At BWI. BWI Airport has teamed with the National Museum of Crime & Punishment to host one of the country’s most notorious historical artifacts — the getaway car owned by mastermind-bank robber John Dillinger.An airport spokesman said the 1933 Essex Terraplane is now on display in the Southwest Airlines Terminal A/B.”This infamous exhibit comes from one of Washington’s most entertaining and informative museums,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, executive director of the Maryland Aviation Administration.

Phew, O’s Avoid Sweep, Defeat Tampa Bay On Road.  Brian Matusz allowed two runs over five innings, Garrett Atkins had two RBIs and the Baltimore Orioles avoided a season-opening three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Thursday night.Matusz (1-0) overcame control problems to win his fifth straight decision, dating back to last season. The left-hander walked a career-high five, scattered two hits and struck out seven.Matt Wieters had a RBI single and Atkins drove in a pair of runs with a single during a four-run sixth that gave the Orioles a 5-2 advantage. Baltimore had loaded the bases with no outs on a single, hit by pitch and walk against Mike Ekstrom (0-1).

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