Regional Recap, June 29, 2010

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Police Probe 2 Sexual Assaults, 1 Arrest. Police in Annapolis and Baltimore County are looking into two different sexual assaults that happened in the past week.Annapolis police said a 32-year-old man was charged in connection with the reported sexual assault of a woman. Angel Antonio Chavarria was charged with first- and second-degree rape, sex offense, assault, robbery and theft.A woman told investigators that she was leaving a friend’s house in Eastport at about 1 a.m. on June 21 when she was grabbed, thrown to the ground and sexually assaulted. She said she ran to a nearby home, where the residents called police.

17 Arrested At Phish Concert At Merriweather Post Pavilion In Columbia.  Police made 17 arrests at two Phish concerts at Merriweather Post Pavilion over the weekend.Investigators also seized $10,000 and three vehicles containing drugs, the Howard County Police Department said Monday.Police said they had additional personnel at the Phish concerts, which they said “have historically shown increased drug activity at the venue.”Marijuana, ecstasy and psilocybin mushrooms were seized by police, and seven people were cited for alcohol violations.

Program Teaches Students Tough Languages Like Arabic. A group of Maryland high school students is spending the summer learning to speak Arabic, Mandarin Chinese and Hindi as part of a national effort to help more Americans speak critically needed languages.The program is free and is being held at Howard Community College. It’s backed by the National Foreign Language Center and gives students hands-on world knowledge.

Cardin, Mikulski, VanHollen React To Sen. Byrd’s Death.  U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, Sen. Ben Cardin and Congressman Chris Van Hollen released statements Monday about the death of West Virginia Senator Robert C. Byrd. Said Mikulski, “Today is a sad day for America, for West Virginia and for the U.S. Senate. Senator Byrd was an icon who had five loves – for his country, for the Constitution, for the Senate, for the people of West Virginia and for his beloved wife Erma. Senator Byrd was a mentor and a teacher. I was the first democratic woman elected to the Senate in her own right. He took me under his wing and taught me the rules of the Senate. He knew the rules and he know how to rule.”

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