Regional Recap, July 1, 2010

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Ehrlich Picks Mary Kane As Running Mate.  Bob Ehrlich has picked a Montgomery County attorney to be his running mate in the upcoming 2010 Maryland gubernatorial election.Mary Kane, who served as Secretary of State during Ehrlich’s first term as governor, will join the former governor on the Republican ticket.Ehrlich put the announcement out in a video taped message on the social media website Facebook at 10 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Opponents Of Casino At Arundel Mills Appeal Ruling. A Maryland Jockey Club attorney is appealing a court ruling that nixed a referendum on a proposed casino near Arundel Mills Mall.Alan Rifkin said he filed the appeal Tuesday, and he hopes the Court of Appeals will take the case.Earlier this month, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Silkworth ruled against a public vote on a disputed zoning ordinance that would allow slots near the mall.Silkworth’s ruling concluded that a local ordinance enacted to allow the casino is part of an appropriation package for maintaining state and local government. He decided that means it’s not subject to a referendum.

Baseball’s Back At Memorial Stadium. The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation broke ground for a youth development park where home plate once stood at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. This is the first of multiple parks that are planned for Baltimore City.The Ripken Foundation, in partnership with the Y of Central Maryland, raised $1.5 million for the project, which intends to serve as a model for other multi-purpose sports synthetic surface fields planned for Baltimore City, as well as other cities around the United States.

MTA Bus Hits Parked Cars, 4 Injured. Four people were injured and at least eight cars were damaged when a bus driver blacked out or fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into parked cars.The incident occurred at about 2:40 a.m. Wednesday on The Alameda near 33rd Street.Maryland Transit Administration spokesman Terry Owens said the bus hit a parked car and triggered a domino effect, damaging the vehicles.

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