Regional Recap, October 28, 2010

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Leopold Uses 3 Taxpayer Funded Vehicles. The WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team is once again questioning perks afforded to an elected official — this time, the Anne Arundel County executive.According to County Executive John Leopold’s office, Leopold’s typical means of getting where he needs to be is via a county police officer who drives him in an SUV that’s technically attached to the Anne Arundel County Police Department but assigned to the use of the county executive.It’s one of three vehicles available for Leopold’s use at taxpayers’ expense, I-Team lead investigative reporter Jayne Miller said.

Edgewater Man Dies After Fall From Tree Stand. Natural Resources Police said an Edgewater hunter died after he apparently fell when a tree stand he was using broke.James Newberry, 75, was found dead at the base of a tree in Queen Anne’s County by a hunting companion on Friday morning.Police said a ladder-style tree stand was found broken and detached from the tree. Officials said Newberry was not wearing a safety harness.Police recommend wearing a safety restraint system while hunting from elevated stands.

ACLU Sues MD State Police Over Racial Slur. The ACLU of Maryland is suing the Maryland State Police, saying the agency should disclose how it disciplined a state trooper who uttered a racial slur in a voice mail message for a black woman.Last November, state police Sgt. John Maiello left Teleta Dashiell a voice mail and apparently thought he had hung up, but did not. He can be heard using the N-word.Dashiell filed a complaint, and state police told her that her complaint had been sustained.

Nuns Auctioning Off Rare Honus Wagner Baseball Card. Some nuns in Baltimore are making a splash in the sports-memorabilia world.They’re auctioning off a rare, century-old Honus Wagner baseball card. Click here to see a picture of a Wagner card. The card was left to the School Sisters of Notre Dame by the brother of a deceased nun. The man had owned the card since 1936, and it was stowed away in a safe-deposit box.It’s in poor condition, but any Wagner card from the T206 series, produced between 1909 and 1911, is highly prized by collectors. The card is expected to fetch between $150,000 and $200,000.

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