Regional Recap, October 15, 2010

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O’Malley, Ehrlich Attach Each Others’ Credibility.  Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley and his Republican opponent, former Gov. Robert Ehrlich, took part Thursday in their second debate.The debate was held at the Washington Post building. It was organized by The Post and produced by WUSA-TV. It will be replayed at 7 p.m. Thursday on Maryland Public Television. Before the debate, the O’Malley campaign handed out its own version of a debate fact check.In the governor’s opening statement, O’Malley stressed that he has cut state spending each of the last four years, and “people have come to the center” to protect priorities.

3 Students Charged In Edgewood HS Fight. Three Edgewood High School students face serious charges following a fight on school grounds that left two girls splashed with bleach, said officials with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.HCSO Communications Officer Monica Worrell said the fight broke out when three girls approached two others in the school’s hallway before classes started early Tuesday.Worrell said police are still investigating what started the argument that ended with two girls being splashed with bleach in their faces.One of the victims, a 14-year-old, was brought to the hospital with a concussion and several other injuries, police said.

Candidate Close Up: Sen. Barbara Mikulski. Sen. Barbara Mikulski is considered “the dean of the women” in the U.S. Senate by many, and she’s currently fighting to win a fifth term in office.WBAL-TV 11 News reporter Kate Amara said she discovered that Mikulski, after serving for 24 years in the Senate, still has her finger on the pulse of what’s driving Maryland voters.The senator drives herself from Baltimore city to Capitol Hill every day and said she keeps herself entrenched in the normalcies of life.”They see me shopping at the outlets, in and out of the grocery store,” Mikulski said of the people for which she works. “I can just interact with my constituents without any inhibitions or over-rehearsing or choreographing.”

$200K Powerball Ticket Nears Claim Deadline.  There is a $200,000 Powerball ticket that is a few days away from going unclaimed. Maryland Lottery officials said Thursday that the winner in an April 21 drawing hasn’t come forward. The ticket was bought at Standard Deli & Grocery in Baltimore.Tickets have to be redeemed 182 days after the drawing, meaning the deadline is next week. The winning numbers for the April 21 drawing were 11-34-41-49-55, and the Powerball was 20.Lottery officials made mention of the soon-to-expire ticket Thursday on its Snapshots” blog.A $250,000 Mega Millions ticket purchased Aug. 27 at Royal Farms No. 112 in Baltimore and a $200,000 Powerball ticket bought July 14 at Belby Discount Beer & Wine in Rockville also haven’t been claimed.

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