Regional Recap, October 29, 2010

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Police Probe Link Between Alleged Sign Stealer, Jockey Club. Anne Arundel County police are currently investigating a possible link between a man charged with stealing and destroying pro-slots campaign signs and the Maryland Jockey Club, which wants to open a slots parlor at Laurel Park.On Thursday, the Jockey Club and the No Slots at the Mall group said they don’t know anything about the defendant and said he has no ties to their campaign.But according to a law enforcement source, the arrest of David Corrigan does not mean the case is closed.

Report: Colleges Turning Out More Teachers. A recent report shows that Maryland colleges will turn out the highest number of school teachers in 15 years.Even so, there’s still a dire need for teachers who specialize in hard to fill subjects such as upper-level math, science and special education.Towson University education students said they’re eager to land teaching jobs.”I’ve always dreamed of being a teacher. It’s always been my passion to work with the kids,” said future teacher Brandie Monteith.

Univ. Of MD Medical School Gets $45M Research Donation. An Indiana couple is making a $45 million donation to the University of Maryland School of Medicine, which will use the money to establish a research center to study autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Ken and Shelia Cafferty, of Carmel, Ind., made the donation Thursday morning.They said Shelia Cafferty, a nurse, suffered for years with severe symptoms until Dr. Alessio Fasano, a celiac disease researcher, diagnosed her with gluten sensitivity.

Police: Bogus Cop Molested Teen Boy.  A Baltimore man is accused of impersonating a police officer in order to molest a 14-year-old boy.Mark Citro, 47, was charged Thursday with offenses including sexual abuse of a minor and sexual solicitation of a minor. Baltimore City police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Citro identified himself as a police officer about a year ago to gain the trust of a family and told them he was working on a task force to put child predators behind bars.

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