Regional Recap, August 10, 2010

| August 10, 2010 | 1 Comment

Family Mourns 7-Eleven Clerk, Shot, Killed.  A convenience store clerk was shot and killed Monday morning in Glen Burnie, according to investigators.Anne Arundel County police officers were called to the 7-Eleven on Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard at about 3:35 a.m.Youssef Kamal Erian Attia, 48, of Glen Burnie was found inside the store shot in the upper torso, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.A regular store customer who asked to remain anonymous told 11 News he found Attia after the shooting.

Registration Deadline Looms For MD Primary. The deadline to register to vote or change party affiliation in Maryland’s primary is closing in.The Maryland State Board of Elections reminded voters on Monday that the deadline is 9 p.m. on Aug. 24.That’s also the deadline for certain voters to request a polling place change for this election.Maryland’s primary is Sept. 14. The general election is Nov. 2.

Zoo Offering ‘Half Priced Tuesdays’ In August.  The hot summer days have people wanting to stay inside as much as possible, but the Maryland Zoo is giving folks an awfully good incentive to get out and get some fresh air.The record-breaking heat has taken its toll on zoo attendance, with officials saying that July attendance was down as many as 16,000 visitors.Now, the zoo is trying to make up for it. Even after 10 of its workers were killed in Afghanistan, a Christian charity said it won’t pull out of the embattled country.A Johns Hopkins Nursing School graduate was part of a medical team gunned down in Afghanistan by the Taliban last week.Officials said Glen Lapp, 40, of Lancaster County, Pa., was a volunteer for the Mennonite Central Committee.. Lapp was wrapping up a two-year commitment in Afghanistan as part of the International Assistance Mission when he was killed.The Taliban said it killed the group because the aid workers were converting Muslims to Christianity.

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