Regional Recap, Novembver 1, 2010

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U2 To Perform At M&T Bank Stadium.  U2 fans in Maryland will get their long-awaited opportunity to see the musical group next year.The band will perform at M&T Bank Stadium on June 22.”I am very excited about U2’s decision to play in Baltimore as part of their 360 World Tour,” said Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “I can’t wait to welcome the biggest rock band in the world to the home of America’s greatest football team, M&T Bank Stadium. It will be a ‘Beautiful Day’ for Baltimore.”

Unknown Substance Removed From BWI Cargo Hangar. Emergency crews at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport responded to a call Friday night for an unknown substance, officials said.BWI Airport fire and rescue units supported by Anne Arundel County fire crews were alerted to a report of an unknown substance on a parcel at cargo hangar E at about 7:50 p.m. Friday. There were no reports of anyone injured or sick.BWI Airport officials said a delivery truck was dropping off a load of parcels when cargo handlers noticed a powdery substance coming from one of the packages. The item was isolated far away from the terminals and was ultimately removed from the scene without incident. (Note: Eye On Annapolis first reported this 7:24pm on Friday evening)

Gubernatorial Candidates Court Last-Minute Votes. Maryland’s gubernatorial candidates spent the weekend working towards a big finish.Both Gov. Martin O’Malley and former Gov. Robert Ehrlich crisscrossed the state looking for last-minute votes.Recent polls gave O’Malley at least a 10-point lead, while Ehrlich said he was confident he would pull off an upset.”We feel Tuesday is going to be a big day for us,” he said.For the first time, early voting became an election factor. About 6 percent of the registered voters in Maryland cast their ballots early, and 64 percent of these voters were registered Democrats.

Steele Leads ‘Fire Pelosi’ Tour Into Maryland. Republican National Party Chairman Michael Steele wheeled his “Fire Pelosi” bus tour into Maryland Saturday.Steele, who has been campaigning for Republican candidates to win back the House in order to replace Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi, lent Republican candidates his support at a rally for Sen. Andrew Harris in Severna Park.Harris is running in a rematch against Democratic Rep. Frank Kratovil, who defeated Harris in a very close race in 2008.

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