Regional Recap, March 10, 2011

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Fire Damages Glen Burnie Home.  A 13-year-old girl is recovering at Harbor Hospital for smoke inhalation from a fire that broke out at her home Tuesday evening.Fire crews said the fire ignited at a home in the 100 block of Warfield Road in Glen Burnie just before 5 p.m.It took more than 50 firefighters less 20 minutes to gain control over the two-alarm fire, which significantly damaged the house.Firefighters said no one else was hurt.

Bill Giving Breaks To Illegal Immigrants’ Kids Detailed.  A fight is brewing in the state Senate chamber over legislation giving undocumented students a college tuition break.A compromise reached in committee offers students who are in Maryland illegally in-state tuition at the community college level first. The schools have open enrollment, so U.S. citizens would not be displaced.After completing two years of study, the students could transfer to a four-year institution and still get the in-state college tuition rate, according to the measure.”What we wanted to do is give this option to kids who have been playing by the rules, who are going to school and doing what they’re told, and who have good grades on their own merits. No one’s getting a free ride,” said Sen. Victor Ramirez, D-Prince George’s County.

Thousands To Protest Possible Education, Pension Cuts. As many as 10,000 state teachers, labor unions and community groups are organizing a march in Annapolis to send a message to lawmakers to spare schools and pensions from budget cuts.The Maryland State Education Association said the planned reductions will affect thousands of people across state.”We are going to put some of those human faces to this story and show the human impact to the changes, which are being contemplated in the General Assembly,” said MSEA spokesman David Helfman. The march will start at 6 p.m. Monday at Navy Stadium and head to Lawyer’s Mall.

Mikulski To Be Inducted Into Women’s Hall Of Fame. Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. The organization made the announcement Tuesday. Mikulski is one of 11 women who will be inducted Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Mikulski, a Democrat who became the longest-serving woman in the history of the U.S. Senate this year, is in her fifth term. Jazz singer Billie Holiday and Coretta Scott King, the wife of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., are among the 11 women who will be inducted.

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