Regional Recap, April 27, 2011

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Bullying, Class Size, Concern Anne Arundel Parents. The results of an education survey released Tuesday show that Anne Arundel County parents are most concerned about class sizes and bullying.About 4,000 parents filled out the surveys. For the most part, the school system got marks of excellent or good.Concerning class size, 60.4 percent of parents surveyed said classes were too large. Parent Eugenia Pessagno said she’s looking for relief from that.”There use to be about 15 kids in a class. Now, it’s more like 25 or 30 kids in a class,” she said.Tim Munniti, the head of the county’s teachers union, said he’s not counting on a quick fix.”I don’t believe there are any surprises. As you watch the budget, you have to figure out where the money is going to come from and, unfortunately, in many cases, the money is coming right out of the classroom,” he said.

5 Stabbings Keep Anne Arundel Police Busy.  Police in Anne Arundel County are investigating five stabbings that happened Sunday, three of which happened in Glen Burnie.Police said early Sunday morning, officers were called to the 400 block of Old Mill Road in Millersville to find a 32-year-old man who had been stabbed in the torso during a fight with three men. The man was taken to Shock Trauma for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.Police are still searching for the culprits, who were only described as black men wearing dark clothing.Around 2:30 a.m., police were called to the Marriott Hotel along Nursery Road in Linthicum for another stabbing.

Who Ya Gonna Call? Team Plans ‘Ghostbusters’ Night. If you’re a fan of minor league baseball and the “Ghostbusters” movies, there is an event scheduled just for you.The Bowie Baysox, the Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, have scheduled Ghostbusters Night for May 13 at Prince George’s Stadium.The team said it will “challenge the paranormal” during a night featuring ghostbusters running around the stadium, movie clips on the stadium video board, on-field promotions and postgame fireworks.”We have seen a number of unexpected events at the stadium,” said team promotions manager Chris Rogers. “Fielders missing balls that should be fielded for easy outs, balls flying out of the stadium that should stay in. We thought it was best to bring in the professional ghostbusters.”

Panel Seeking Requests For Baltimore Slots Parlor. A Maryland panel is moving forward in seeking new proposals from developers for a slot machine facility in Baltimore. The state commission that licenses slot machine facilities voted Tuesday to approve a new request for proposals. The commission also has been working with the city to understand what local officials’ minimum requirements will be to accept a proposal. Don Fry, the commission’s chairman, said a memorandum of understanding is scheduled to go before the city’s Board of Estimates on Wednesday.

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