Regional Recap, August 25, 2010

| August 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Former Employee Sues Anne Arundel Executive.  A former employee filed a gender discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit against Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold.Former press aide Karla Hamner said in one incident, Leopold grabbed her by the arms, twisted her around and yelled at her to keep her hair out of her face. She said she was transferred and then fired when she complained about the incident.

Woman, 91, Killed In Crofton Crash.  A 91-year-old woman died at a local hospital after a crash Monday afternoon.She was identified as Dorothy Amelia Boyd of Columbia. Her husband, Frank Elmer Boyd, 94, was listed in critical but stable condition.The two-car crash occurred at about 4:15 p.m. on Davidsonville Road. Dorothy Boyd was a passenger in the vehicle driven by her husband.

State AGs: Craigslist Should Drop Adult Services. Craigslist should remove its adult services section because the website cannot adequately block potentially illegal ads promoting prostitution and child trafficking, attorneys general in 17 states demanded Tuesday in a joint letter.Maryland is one of the states pushing for the change. “Only Craigslist has the power to stop these ads before they are even published,” said Kansas attorney general Steve Six in a statement Tuesday. “Sadly, they are completely unwilling to do so.” The joint letter acknowledged Craigslist faces the prospect of losing revenue if it were to remove the adult services section.

O’Malley, Ehrlich Camps Start Battle Over Empty Promises. The gubernatorial campaign heated up Tuesday as Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown questioned the integrity of Republican candidate Bob Ehrlich’s campaign promises, which caused Ehrlich’s campaign to fire back at the O’Malley administration.Brown blasted the former governor’s record and called his “sweet-sounding campaign promises” empty.

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